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Olympic legend, Danson-Bennett joins Wimbledon

International field Hockey player Alex Danson-Bennett, MBE has joined the Women’s Elite Coaching Team at Wimbledon Hockey Club for the start of the 2020 2021 Season.

Olympic legend Danson-Bennett won Gold at the 2016 Olympics and Bronze at the 2012 Olympics and has been recognised as one of the best Hockey players in the world. This is a major win for Wimbledon Hockey Club, one of the most successful English Clubs, who’s men and women’s teams already have a number of Great Britain stars in their ranks.

Danson-Bennett will be bringing her wealth of hockey expertise to help the Ladies’ first team continue their forward momentum following their recent promotion to the top-flight premiership league.

Alex Danson-Bennett said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted to join Wimbledon Hockey Club at such a crucial time. Not only is the club one of the top performers, it is also extremely family oriented with a great community. I am excited to be back involved in hockey in a different capacity and cannot think of a better environment to start my coaching journey.’

Wimbledon Hockey Club Chairman Paul Knowles said: "Alex brings a phenomenal reputation as a world-class player, role model and leader.  We are looking forward to her help in supporting our women move to the next level as they join the top-flight clubs in the English Premiership.  We warmly welcome Alex to the team and can’t wait to share the next phase of Wimbledon’s journey together.”


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