Kate Richardson-Walsh

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Kate Richardson-Walsh
Kate Richardson-Walsh (Kathrin Louise Richardson-Walsh, née Walsh, born 1980) is captain of the England and Great Britain hockey teams.

She was born in Withington, Manchester. She plays for Reading Hockey Club, and has represented her country many times. In the London 2012 Olympic Games she was hit by a stick in the team's opening match against Japan and suffered a broken jaw, but after missing two matches she returned to play in Great Britain's penultimate group game against China.

In 2013 she had a civil partnership with fellow hockey player Helen Richardson and both changed their last name to Richardson-Walsh.[1] The couple were listed at number 82 in the Pink List 2013. The citation said:

"Just over a year after they helped Great Britain win its first Olympic women’s hockey medal in 20 years, team captain Kate Walsh and midfielder Helen Richardson got married in September. Maidenhead-based Richardson is studying psychology and Walsh was voted onto the European Athletes’ Commission earlier this month."[2]

References

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  1. http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/readings-olympic-hockey-stars-helen-5836145 David Wright, "Reading's Olympic hockey stars Helen Richardson and Kate Walsh to marry" Get Reading 4 September 2013
  2. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/the-independent-on-sundays-pink-list-2013-8876183.html