Georgie Twigg

Georgie Twigg
MBE
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Twigg in 2015
Personal information
Full name Georgina Sophie Twigg
Born (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 30)
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Surbiton
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2016 England & GB 249 (12)

Georgina Sophie Twigg MBE[1] (born 21 November 1990) is an English international field hockey player and an Olympic gold medalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Hockey Career

She plays club hockey in the Women's England Hockey League Premier Division for Surbiton. Twigg played as a midfielder for England and Great Britain from 2010 to 2016.

In that time, results have included:

She was named England Hockey's Young Performance Player of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013. She made her international debut at the 2010 Champions Trophy and was the youngest player in Great Britain's 2012 Olympic squad.[2] She has played for Surbiton, [[Clifton Robinsons Hockey Club|Clifton Robinsons], University of Bristol, Cannock and Lincoln.[4] She announced her official retirement from international hockey in July 2018.[2]

Personal life

Twigg is from Lincoln,[5] and attended Repton School.[6]

Since 2012 Twigg has been in a relationship with Iain Lewers, the England/Great Britain men's international.[7][8] In 2019 they became engaged. [9]

She arrived at Bristol University at the age of 17 in September 2008 to read law.[2] While an undergraduate she played hockey for university and Clifton. Because of her link to Bristol, she was one of the Olympic torchbearers when the torch was carried through Bristol.[2] Following the 2012 Summer Olympics, her home village post box was painted bronze; it was repainted the official red colour by the Royal Mail.[10]

Retirement

In 2016, she indefinitely suspended her international hockey career, citing her professional career as a trainee city lawyer.[8] She announced her official retirement in July 2018. [11]

References

  1. ^ "New Year's Honours list 2017" (PDF). Gov.uk. Government Digital Service. 30 December 2016. p. 88. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Georgie Twigg - England Hockey". www.englandhockey.co.uk. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Glasgow 2014 - Georgie Twigg Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  4. ^ "EHL Statistics". Fixtureslive.com. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  5. ^ "EHL Statistics". Fixtureslive.com. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.repton.org.uk/Old-Reptonians-Make-Golden-History-in-Rio
  7. ^ "Olympic hockey 2016: Team GB couple Iain Lewers and Georgie Twigg are serious about Rio". standard. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Law student Twigg hesitant over international hockey future". teamgb.com. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  9. ^ https://archive.eurohockey.org/2019/04/11/meet-georgie-twigg-surbiton-hc-2/
  10. ^ "BBC News — Doddington postbox painted bronze by hockey fans". BBC. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  11. ^ https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/sport/other-sport/golden-girl-georgie-twigg-announces-1852795

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