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Olympic Hockey Player Alex Danson Visits LWC

We were lucky enough to have Olympic hockey player, Alex Danson, with us yesterday.  Alex coached at Lord Wandsworth College between 2006 and 2008 and we were delighted to welcome her back.  She has been a member of the England and Great Britain’s women’s field hockey team since her debut in 2001, winning a bronze medal at London 2012 and gold at Rio 2016.

Alex did a hockey masterclass with some of our junior pupils, spoke to the whole school about her experiences in Rio and answered questions about what it takes to be an Olympic athlete.  Her message was powerful and related to all walks of life, not just sport – have a vision and ambition, strive for your goals, never give up even when you feel low. What an inspirational lady!