Alex Danson

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Alex Danson
MBE
World Hockey League Semi Final 2013 (9170464955).jpg
Alex Danson in 2013
Personal information
Nationality British
Born (1985-05-21) 21 May 1985 (age 31)
Southampton, Hampshire, England
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport
Country  Great Britain
 England
Sport Field hockey

Alexandra Mary L. Danson, MBE (born 21 May 1985) is an English field hockey forward.

Background[edit]

Danson has been a member of the England and Great Britain women's field hockey team since making her England debut in October 2001 against Germany.

Danson won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games and a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games.[1][2]

Danson has played club hockey for Reading Hockey Club, Klein Zwitserland, Trojans and Alton. She attended the independent Yateley Manor Prep School and then Roman Catholic Farnborough Hill School.

Danson was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to hockey.[3]

Honours and awards[edit]

Honours[edit]

Country
  • London Cup Winner (1): 2012[4]
  • London Cup Third-place (1): 2011[5]
Reading Hockey Club
  • EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy Winners (1): 2013[6][7]
  • EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy Runners-up (1): 2014[8]
  • English League Winners (2): 2010–11,[9] 2012–13;[10] Runners-up (1): 2011–12[11]
  • English Indoor Championship Winners (2): 2012–13,[12] 2013–14;[13] Runners-up (2): 2010–11,[14] 2011–12[15]
  • English League (regular season) Winners (1): 2011–12[16]
  • English Indoor League (regular season) Third-place (1): 2013–14[17]

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alex Danson Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  2. ^ Alex Danson profile GB Hockey. Retrieved 04-06-2014.
  3. ^ "(Supplement) no. 61803". The London Gazette. 31 December 2016. p. N17. 
  4. ^ Passing The Test Reading Hockey Club. 07-05-2012. Retrieved 03-06-2014.
  5. ^ London Cup 2011 Field Hockey TV. 16-10-2011. Retrieved 03-06-2014.
  6. ^ Ladies 1s off to Europe Reading Hockey Club. 16-05-2013. Retrieved 03-06-2014.
  7. ^ Treble-tastic! Reading Hockey Club. 24-05-2013. Retrieved 03-06-2014.
  8. ^ "Reading women promoted to EuroHockey top flight". EH. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Watch highlights of this weekend's championships". EH. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "Reading crowned Investec Champions". EH. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Investec Finals Weekend - Day Two". EH. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "Reading crowned Maxifuel Super Sixes Champions". EH. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Reading crowned Maxinutrition Hockey5s Champs". EH. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Super Sixes Finals 2011". EH. 30 January 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "Leicester Ladies crowned Maxifuel Super Sixes Finals Champions". EH. 29 January 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Reading seal Slough's fate". EH. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  17. ^ "Bowdon take top spot from Slough in women's Premier Division". EH. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "Richardson and Danson World All Stars". EH. 23 December 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  19. ^ Great week continues for Alex Get Record. 12-01-2012. Retrieved 22-10-2013.
  20. ^ "Danson, Pearn are Hockey Writers' Players of the Year". EH. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  21. ^ a b c Double Award for Alex Danson Get Reading. 20-04-2012. Retrieved 03-06-2012.
  22. ^ "Captains pick up Player of the Year Awards". EH. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  23. ^ Reading Players Honoured Reading HC. 25-01-2013. Retrieved 03-06-2014.
  24. ^ a b c "Hockey Stars 2015 Player of the Year nominees". FIH. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  25. ^ a b "Davis Cup's team title as athletes are on track". SJA. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  26. ^ "Lewers and Hinch scoop Hockey Writers' Prizes". EH. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 

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