The 24-year-old Loughborough College student , who fulfilled her Olympic dream by being part of the bronze medal winning Team GB women’s hockey side, collected the keys to her room at the College’s new £1m Elite Athlete Performance Centre today and looked forward to a new start on the field with Leicester.
She said: “It does feel like a limbo period after London 2012 and, no, I didn’t want it to ever end. I was always going to come back to Loughborough College to complete the final year of my degree and I’ve now got a new role as a mentor in the house.
“Like all the other Team GB players, I’m taking as long as I feel right off the field before tackling the new season. It’ll probably before a few weeks yet before I play although the league season starts this weekend. I’m delighted to have joined Leicester who were second in the Premier Division last season and have a team packed with GB players including Chloe Rogers, Hannah McCleod, Anne Panter and Crista Cullen along with some leading juniors.
“One reason for the move is also geographical. I don’t want to travel too much this year before joining up with the international squad again in April. We have World Cup qualifiers in June but just now Rio seems too far away to really take on board.”
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