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Maddie began her relationship with hockey at school after a PE teacher saw her dramatic ducking and diving whilst fielding a game of rounders. She started her professional career at Exmouth HC, and from there worked her way up to an international debut in 2008 and a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Maddie’s career has not always been smooth sailing however, after a few set-backs at youth level and narrowly missing out on a place in the Great British Squad for the Olympic Games on home turf in 2012.

"I won't be beaten"

Maddie is now the current World Number One female goalkeeper and has over 100 caps for England and Great Britain. Maddie has a degree in Sport & Exercise Science from Loughborough University and currently plays for Dutch side Stichtsche, based in Utrecht.

Maddie is at the top of her game and has won numerous Goalkeeper of the Tournament Awards, as well as FIH Female Goalkeeper of the Year in 2016, after three previous nominations. Maddie continues to play a pivotal role in international tournaments, including England's gold medal triumph at the EuroHockey Championships 2015 and Rio 2016, where she saved all four penalties to claim the historic gold for GB and Olympic Champion status.

"It's
just
hard
work,
grit
and
determination"

@mummy_of_4_ Nice to meet you

07:05 PM

19 Oct 2019

looking the business guys @BBPrepSport https://t.co/lAmLkzUTcw

12:02 PM

15 Oct 2019

#mondaymotivation Back to work with the boss Less than 3 weeks to go #olympicqualifiers #roadtotokyo @GBHockey https://t.co/BR7ubheXjK

06:35 AM

14 Oct 2019

#WorldMentalHealthDay its ok to not be ok but the is 2 talk! #mentalhealth has played a big part in my careerit can be tough, real tough, but theres no shame. Ever. Im not alone & neither are you! Today we continue the conversation to help #raiseawareness #WMHD2019 https://t.co/DONKnu7tMO

04:25 PM

10 Oct 2019

My competitive side sometimes just takes over Despite my dismal display on the netball court I enjoyed being down at St. Edwards Catholic this week talking all things @teamupengland & how we grow womens and girls sports @EnglandHockey https://t.co/MhV3TKAMO6

05:09 PM

9 Oct 2019

10:18 PM

8 Oct 2019

Wow thank you Lara Super sweet of you :) Keep working hard girl and hopefully see you again next year! #futurestar https://t.co/CHVFKONML6

10:18 PM

8 Oct 2019

Thanks guys.... just a 10 year difference in celebrations between my teammate and I!! Happy 21st @Lizzie_Neal https://t.co/pTbr7PAb8x

09:05 AM

8 Oct 2019

Thanks Guys Challenge accepted@KCTSport https://t.co/cZVRxoVCjz

06:28 PM

5 Oct 2019