England: Alex Danson-Bennett MBE named President of England Hockey

With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Alex Danson-Benntt MBE has been announced as England Hockey’s new President and will help guide the sport with her unparalleled expertise, leadership and passion.

As one of the most decorated athletes in the history of British hockey, Alex Danson-Bennett’s impact on the sport is immeasurable. Her journey from grassroots to the international stage has inspired countless individuals and transformed the landscape of hockey in England and beyond.

Danson-Bennett’s exceptional achievements as a player include an Olympic gold medal at the Rio 2016 Games, where she played a pivotal role in securing victory for Team GB. Her leadership qualities were evident throughout her career, serving as captain of both the England and Great Britain women’s hockey teams.

In addition to her on-field prowess, Danson-Bennett’s commitment to the growth and development of hockey is unwavering. She has been an ambassador for the sport, tirelessly advocating for increased participation, accessibility, and inclusivity at all levels.

As President of England Hockey, Danson-Bennett will continue to champion these values while providing strategic direction and support to the organisation. Her vision for the future of hockey aligns with England Hockey’s mission to be more visible, relevant, and accessible.

Upon accepting the role, Danson-Bennett expressed her excitement and gratitude, stating: “It’s an absolute privilege to become the England Hockey President. Hockey has been a part of my DNA for as long as I can remember, and it has given me some of my greatest joys in life. I understand how important it is to influence at both national and international level and I hope to bring this to the role.

“I am deeply passionate about the opportunities it offers for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I look forward to working alongside the dedicated team at England Hockey to further enhance the game and its impact on communities across the country.”

England Hockey CEO, Nick Pink, also shared his enthusiasm for Danson-Bennett’s appointment, saying: “We are delighted to welcome Alex as our new President. Her wealth of experience, leadership qualities, and unwavering commitment to the sport make her the ideal candidate for this role.

“We are confident that under Alex’s guidance, England Hockey will continue to thrive and inspire future generations of players and fans.”

by England Hockeyl

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