Search

Lowestoft students given top tips from hockey star Helen Richardson-Walsh

PUBLISHED: 10:02 31 October 2017

Olympic gold medalist hockey player, Helen Richardson-Walsh visits Hewett Academy for a sports day involving different schools from the region.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

Olympic gold medalist hockey player, Helen Richardson-Walsh visits Hewett Academy for a sports day involving different schools from the region. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Archant 2017

Young hockey players from a Lowestoft high school received some coaching from one of the British Olympic team’s star players.

Hockey players from Cromer Academy and East Point Academy (red), in Lowestoft, in action. Pictures: Courtesy of Inspiration Trust Hockey players from Cromer Academy and East Point Academy (red), in Lowestoft, in action. Pictures: Courtesy of Inspiration Trust

Helen Richardson-Walsh, who won gold with Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympics, shared her tips for sporting success with more than 100 students at an inter-school hockey tournament held at The Hewett Academy in Norwich.

Hockey players from East Point Academy (red) and The Hewett Academy. Pictures: Courtesy of Inspiration Trust Hockey players from East Point Academy (red) and The Hewett Academy. Pictures: Courtesy of Inspiration Trust

The students from East Point Academy in Lowestoft were joined by youngsters from Cromer Academy, The Hewett Academy, Jane Austen College, Notre Dame High School and Wayland Academy for the tournament.

Helen Richardson-Walsh visits a hockey tournament at The Hewett Academy. Pictures: Courtesy of Inspiration Trust Helen Richardson-Walsh visits a hockey tournament at The Hewett Academy. Pictures: Courtesy of Inspiration Trust

Helen said her team’s medal victory was “an amazing moment – we’d set our sights on a goal and achieved it as a team, which made it very special.”

She was visiting the schools tournament on behalf of England Hockey, the sport’s national governing body, which hopes to build on the British team’s success by encouraging more young people to play regularly and join their local clubs.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other news

The ambition to have 90 minute train times between Norwich and London is in doubt, it has been claimed.

The family of popular family and charity man David Woodruff who died earlier this year have thanked people for their support.

Yesterday, 16:00

A 14-year-old ballet dancer from Lowestoft is one step closer to achieving her dream of dancing professionally as she rehearses for her latest role.

Yesterday, 14:19

A celebration has been held to mark the opening of a new look pedestrian avenue that makes it way through a scenic setting in Beccles.

Most Read

Thu, 13:38

Horn Hill in Lowestoft was the worst street for reported crime in the whole of Waveney in the last year.

Read more
Suffolk Police

The ambition to have 90 minute train times between Norwich and London is in doubt, it has been claimed.

Read more
Network Rail
Yesterday, 16:00

A 14-year-old ballet dancer from Lowestoft is one step closer to achieving her dream of dancing professionally as she rehearses for her latest role.

Read more
Sir John Leman High School
Fri, 13:32

If you have a spare £2.5m one of Lowestoft’s most recognisable landmarks could be yours.

Read more
London
Fri, 15:43

The rail crossing at Victoria Road has broken for a third time in three days, causing more chaos for drivers in Lowestoft.

Read more
Twitter

Later in Life

cover

Click here to view
the Later in Life
supplement

View

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 9°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter