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james@helenrichardson-walsh.com
Goalkeeper Maddie Hinch stood redundant for much of England’s World Cup opener against India on Saturday, and although the hosts enjoyed the lion’s share of possession, circle entries and shots, they found themselves 1-0 down for nearly half the match. As time ticks away, a popular tactic to create a natural overload when trailing is...
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Children from local schools took part in a day of activities and healthy competition designed to deliver the sporting legacy promised by London 2012, inspired by Olympic hockey champion Helen Richardson-Walsh. Just over 800 youngsters descended on Westway Sports & Fitness Centre on Friday 15th September to participate in the day, which was organised by...
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Helen Richardson-Walsh will be part of the commentary team for the Rabo EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam. With many of the days sold out EuroHockey are delighted to announce that hockey fans who won’t make it to the amazing event in Amsterdam will be able to watch the games either on TV or online via their...
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Support From Your Teammates Or Colleagues Is So Important When Tackling Mental Health Issues  Helen for the Huffington Post When the GB women’s hockey team flew to Rio in July last year, our team culture was about to be tested in the extreme pressure of the Olympic cauldron. What followed was a perfect example of...
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View from the Boundary: Jonathan Agnew speaks to Helen Richardson-Walsh 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Helen Richardson-Walsh was Jonathan Agnew’s guest at lunch during the second day of the fourth test between England and South Africa at Old Trafford. Almost a year on from winning hockey gold in Rio, Helen talks to us about her memories of...
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Hockey’s golden couple fight off depression: Helen Richardson-Walsh on how wife Kate helped her beat mental health problems – The Telegraph Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh last summer became the first married couple to win gold together for Britain since sailors Cyril and Dorothy Wright in 1920, when the women’s hockey side emerged victorious after a...
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Helen was speaking on the Sportswomen show on Sky Sports News. Women’s sport is currently in the spotlight with Johanna Konta up to fourth in the world following her semi-final appearance at Wimbledon, the women’s cricket team are in the World Cup semi-final and the Lionesses are about to get their Euros campaign underway in the Netherlands....
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In a exclusive interview with The Times, Sarah Shephard talks to both Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh about coming out and their same-sex marriage. When nine million people in Britain ditch their usual Friday night television to watch a hockey match, you know something unusual is happening. It’s almost 12 months since Great Britain’s women’s team won...
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In the weeks and months following last summer’s gold medal success in Rio, much has been said about the planning, preparation and practising that goes in to such an achievement. Self-awareness psych sessions, ‘Thinking Thursdays’, negating expectations whilst highlighting ‘what-ifs’, peeing into a pot every morning and weighing your porridge, these factors, along with many...
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Girls should see sport as something for them Recently I read a BBC article stating that according to research, by the age of six, girls thought themselves as less innately talented than boys. Six! Just think about that for a moment. That’s crazy isn’t it? It’s so young. To think that the gradient on the...
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