Cambridge hockey player to represent England at 2022 Commonwealth Games

A Cambridge hockey player will represent the England team at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Tess Howard was selected in an 18-person team.

The former Cambridge City Hockey Club member has made a comeback after she was due to represent the British team at the Tokyo Olympics last year. However, she was forced to withdraw due to an ACL injury.

The team has been confirmed for two more major events this summer. This includes the FIH Women’s World Cup of Hockey in the Netherlands and Spain as well as the EuroHockey Championship qualifiers in Durham.

Read more: Commonwealth Games News

Tess said: “It gives me the creeps! Competing in front of a home crowd, after the last two years and everything everyone in this country has been through, it’s going to be amazing.

“Having the support around us, friends, family and the support of the crowd, it’s going to be super inspiring to run on the pitch and see the flags flying – it’s going to be something very special.”

Commonwealth Games hockey will take place from July 30 to August 7. To see the full England women’s squad visit the website here.

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