Olympic gold medallist Shona McCallin opens new hockey facilities at Norwich School

Olympic gold medalist and Great Britain Hockey Team member Shona McCallin at Norwich School's new ho

Olympic gold medalist and Great Britain Hockey Team member Shona McCallin at Norwich School's new hockey pitch.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Olympic gold medallist Shona McCallin visited Norwich School to meet pupils and open the new state-of-the-art hockey pitch located at Redmayne Fields.

Olympic gold medalist and Great Britain Hockey Team member Shona McCallin, left, at Norwich School's

Olympic gold medalist and Great Britain Hockey Team member Shona McCallin, left, at Norwich School's new hockey pitch. Pictured with students, left to right, Lauren Rowe, Ellyn Roberts and Fred Anthony.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The 24-year-old midfielder was part of the team led to glory by Norfolk-raised coach Danny Kerry in Rio in August, when goalkeeper Maddie Hinch was the hero in a shoot-out after a 3-3 draw with the Netherlands.

It was the first ever Olympic gold for the British women's hockey team, with McCallin bringing her medal along with her on Monday.

She started the day leading an assembly at Norwich Lower School talking about her journey to Rio, before spending time with the under-12, 13 and 14 hockey teams and running a coaching session.

Having worked with McCallin in the England Under-18 squad, the school's director of sport Joe Cowan said: 'It is so important that the pupils have the opportunity to meet people who have succeeded in their sport and to hear their journey.

Olympic gold medalist and Great Britain Hockey Team member Shona McCallin, second left, at Norwich S

Olympic gold medalist and Great Britain Hockey Team member Shona McCallin, second left, at Norwich School's new hockey pitch. Pictured with students, left to right, Lauren Rowe, Ellyn Roberts and Fred Anthony. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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'We are delighted that Shona could come and share her story and open the new hockey facility.'

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