Georgie Twigg

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Georgie Twigg
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Personal information
Born (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 25)
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Playing position Midfielder
National team
2010 – present Great Britain
Last updated on: 1 February 2015

Georgina "Georgie" Twigg (born 21 November 1990) is a British field hockey player.[1]

Twigg has played for England and Great Britain since 2010. Unusually, in the summer of 2010, she took her first GB senior cap before she won her first England cap.

Since then, results have included

  • Bronze with England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, scoring the winning goal in the Bronze medal match,
  • Bronze medal with England at the 2010 Argentina World Cup,
  • Silver at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games,
  • Silver medal with Great Britain at the 2012 Champions Trophy in Argentina,
  • Bronze medal at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

She was named England Hockey's Young Performance Player of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013. She has played for Surbiton, Clifton, University of Bristol, Cannock and Lincoln.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Twigg is from Lincoln, and attended Repton School.[3]

She arrived Bristol University at the age of 17 in September 2008 to read law. While an undergraduate she played hockey for university and Clifton. After her result at the 2012 Olympics her home village post box was painted bronze; it was subsequently returned to its regular, red colour by the Royal Mail.[4]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GB Hockey Profile". Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "EHL Statistics". Fixtureslive.com. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "EHL Statistics". Fixtureslive.com. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "BBC News - Doddington postbox painted bronze by hockey fans". BBC. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.