Georgie Twigg

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Georgie Twigg
MBE
Eurohockey 2015- England v Germany (20926138332).jpg
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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  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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