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14 September 2010 | PR 10/134
Loughborough students help England win bronze at Hockey World Cup
Laura Unsworth: back row, third from right
Katie Long: back row, second from left
Hannah Macleod: front row, centre
Kerry Williams: back row, far right
Nicola White: back row, centre.
(Image: Grant Treeby Images/EHB)
Past and present Loughborough students have helped to secure the first ever World Cup medal for the England women’s hockey team.
Current Loughborough students Laura Unsworth and Nicola White, along with graduates Katie Long, Hannah Macleod and Kerry Williams, all played their part as England recorded their best-ever World Cup result.
England beat Germany 2-0 to claim bronze at the BDO FIH World Cup in Rosario, Argentina. Alex Danson gave England the lead just before the half hour before she set up Helen Richardson to make it 2-0 moments later.
It is the second bronze medal England have won this year, after finishing third at the Women’s Champions Trophy in Nottingham in July.
Jerome Goudie, Women’s Hockey Coach at Loughborough University, said:
“This is a fantastic achievement for the England squad, who have moved into a centralised programme at Bisham Abbey, and are progressing well towards London 2012.
“It is a delight for Loughborough University to have so many involved in the set-up and contributing towards England’s success at an international level.”
The England squad are now looking forward to competing at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which are being held in Delhi and start on 3rd October.
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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.
It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2010 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.
Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.
It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.