Surbiton's Twigg has an eye on English EuroHockey Championships glory (From Richmond and Twickenham Times)
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Surbiton's Twigg has an eye on English EuroHockey Championships glory
Surbiton Hockey Club’s Georgie Twigg wants to be the bride and not the bridesmaid again as England prepare for the EuroHockey Championships.
Since winning the title in 1991, the women’s national side have finished third on five occasions, and fourth twice.
At the World Hockey League semi-finals in June, England finished second to Australia, and Twigg was also on the fringes of glory at London 2012 with Team GB, coming away with a bronze medal.
But Twigg, alongside club-mates Sarah Haycroft, Giselle Ansley and Hollie Webb, said the national side is in a transitional stage, and the signs are good – for both club and country.
“We played very well in the World Hockey League – the win over Argentina was perhaps our best performance so far,” Twigg said.
"We came up short against Australia in the final, but overall it was a very encouraging tournament.
“We need to build on that, but we are still developing as a team and it is important to remember that.
“It would be nice to get over that final hurdle and win something. We’re getting stronger and stronger all the time, I have no doubt that will come.”
Surbiton now have four players in the national set up after Webb and Ansley joined the Sugden Road outfit.
It is another sign of the club’s growth, on the back of the men’s qualification for this season’s European Hockey League, and a flourishing juniors set-up.
“These are really exciting times for Surbiton, and it is a club I love playing for,” Twigg said.
“We have something like 900 juniors registered, which is remarkable. With the men in Europe, four of the ladies side playing internationally, it is a sign of where we are.
“The battle for the women to get into Europe this season is going to be exciting.”
At the EuroHockey Championships, being held in Belgium, England take on Spain (August 17), Germany (August 18) and Scotland (August 20).
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