Year 7 and 8 girls from Cheltenham Prep were lucky enough to meet and be coached by four members of the Great Britain women’s hockey squad who won the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
As part of a day of specialist coaching, they spent the day at Millfield School moving around workshops led by Alex Danson, Hollie Webb, Shona McCallin and Ellie Hatton, as well as one of the England Men’s team and the ex-Scotland Men’s goal keeper. The morning was very skills-based while the afternoon had a more tactical focus. At the end of the day, the medalists stuck around to have pictures taken with our girls and sign hockey sticks and autographs.
It was a great day out. The Cheltenham Prep girls took a lot from the day and were inspired and motivated by the GB players. Hopefully what they learnt will shine through when the season gets fully underway.