Alex Danson MBE
Olympic Gold Medalist – Ex GB & England Hockey Captain
Alex Danson MBE is one of the finest hockey players Britain has ever produced and one of the best players in the World today. At Rio 2016, Alex was a member of the GB women’s hockey team that made history by winning a Gold medal, the first time a GB women’s hockey team had ever become Olympic Champions. The Olympic final versus The Netherlands was watched live by over 9 million people on BBC TV.Speaker enquiry
Alex Danson MBE made her senior international debut at the age of just 16 whilst still at school, amassed over 300 caps for her country, and scored a record equalling 115 goals over an international career spanning 17 years.
Alex was shortlisted for the FIH World Player of the Year 4 times, she was Player of the Tournament at the 2015 European Championships, and was top scorer at both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In 2017 she was made captain of GB and England, before retiring in February 2020.