Sport Alex Danson named Great Britain and England women's hockey captain

15:20  08 november  2017
15:20  08 november  2017 Source:   Press Association

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Alex Danson is named England women ' s captain for this summer's major international hockey events, including the EuroHockey Championships. Alex Danson won gold with Great Britain at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Alex Danson has been named Great Britain and England captain: England Women v Netherlands Women - Investec International - Lee Valley Hockey Centre © PA ARCHIVE IMAGES England Women v Netherlands Women - Investec International - Lee Valley Hockey Centre

Olympic gold medallist Alex Danson has been named permanent Great Britain and England captain after being voted in by her team-mates.

The 32-year-old took over the role on a temporary basis in the summer but has now been confirmed in the position for this month's World League Finals, the Commonwealth Games in April and the Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup in London next summer.

"It's a huge honour to have that mandate from the staff and players," said Danson, who has scored 105 goals in 286 combined international appearances.

"To hear that from players, it's the only place I hear their feedback and it's important. It felt very, very special."

Fellow Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallists Hollie Pearne-Webb and Laura Unsworth have been appointed vice-captains.

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