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England women lose to USA in Hockey World Cup

Kate Richardson-Walsh admits England paid the price for conceding two early goals against the USA in their Women’s Hockey World Cup opener on Su...

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Hockey star Kate Walsh named as member of the EOC AC

On the 5th October 2013 in Porec, Croatia, the election for the EOC Athlete Commission took place for the fourth time since the creation of the ...

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Shootout sees England women settle for EuroHockey silver

England women’s captain Kate Walsh admitted the joy of picking up EuroHockey silver will take some time to sink in after she was only able to fo...

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England's women seal final place with shoot-out win

England women’s head coach Jason Lee believes his side are well placed to win their first continental title for 22 years after they defeated Oly...

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Walsh delighted with European shutout against Spain

Captain Kate Walsh admits the clean sheet against Spain provides England with the perfect foundations on which to build their European Hockey Ch...

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 1 Bronze
Beijing 2008
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Sydney 2000
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

Kate Walsh was the most experienced member of the British women’s squad selected for London 2012 and captained the team at the Games.

Along with Helen Richardson she is one of two members of the women’s Olympic 16 to have competed at the Sydney Games in 2000 and then Beijing eight years later.

Walsh has almost 300 international appearances to her name and has been captain since 2003, leading England to a host of international medals including World Cup bronze in 2010.

During that World Cup, Walsh missed a penalty in the semi-final shoot-out with the Netherlands but recovered to help England beat Germany and finish third.

She gave up a career as a marketing executive for a sports clothing retailer to concentrate on hockey and was named as Great Britain Hockey’s Athlete of the Year in 2007.

In 2003 she was shortlisted for the World Player of the Year Award.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Walsh won a bronze medal as captain for the women's hockey team.