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. Maddie’s career has not always been smooth sailing however, after a numerous set-backs at youth level and narrowly missing out on a place in the Great British Squad for the 2012 Olympic Games. Maddie graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Sport & Exercise Science and has since been voted world’s best female goalkeeper on three occasions as well has having accumulated over 150 caps for England and Great Britain. She currently splits her time between Tilburg, Holland where she's playing her club hockey and Maidenhead, UK when she's on international duty.
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. Having played for England during the 2018 World Cup, Maddie took a break from international hockey before returning later in 2019. She then played a crucial role in securing Great Britain's place at the 2020 Olympics before helping them secure bronze with a string of fine displays, most notably saving all four shootouts in the quarter-final against Spain.