Midfield maestro Helen is one of the most experienced members of the GB women’s team. Having started her international career in 1999 at the age of 17, she became the youngest ever woman to represent GB hockey at an Olympics in Sydney the following year, and has gone on to compete at four Olympic Games. As part of the senior leadership group she played a central role in propelling the women’s game to victory on the world stage in Rio 2016.
As she stepped on to the podium alongside her team mate and wife, GB captain Kate Richardson-Walsh, they also entered Olympic history as the first same sex married couple to win an Olympic medal playing for the same team.
You were brilliant and very inspirational. The timing was just right and the positive message on your ‘vision’ was great – I have thought of it often!! Your pitch was just right, being for students and parents and your visual displays were great.
Helen was FANTASTIC! We’re really happy with how the day went, and over the moon with Helen’s involvement.
A huge thank you for your contribution to our Inspiring Girls International Women’s Day Conference last week. We have had absolutely amazing feedback from the schools and I know that you have inspired many of the girls to think about their own futures and what they can achieve.
Helen is an inspiring speaker and shares her story with integrity and humour. She is intelligent and engages the audience with her honest insights into resilience and how she returned to the team following a period of serious injury. Her reflections of her leadership role, working with the team to set the right behaviour is extremely inspiring and motivating.
Helen was fantastic! Really added value to the event for both children and adults. She was brilliant from start to finish and would definitely book her again.
Helen was an absolute delight! Nothing was too much trouble and she smiled through the many, many photographs we took. The school, the children, the hockey club and Persimmon were all delighted with how it all went. I’m sure if the opportunity arises, we’d love to work with Helen again – as a sporting ambassadors for young people I don’t think you could get much better.
Yesterday went brilliantly. Helen was a star and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves!
She was fantastic, she was engaged with the event MC, the staff, family and children on site for the entire duration of her time with us. It was a real pleasure to meet her.