Kate a former captain of GB and England Women’s Hockey Team. Kate holds a myriad of international titles, the most notable being an Olympic gold medal which she won at the 2016 Rio Olympic games. Kate is a very proactive supporter of Access Sport, regularly attending events including the AQAS annual dinner. Kate shares her experience through motivational speaking, centred around team-work, leadership and inclusion. Kate is currently an ambassador for Women’s Sport Trust where her efforts work towards creating visible, strong female role models.

Kate has been a keen supporter of the Ignite Programme’s work, to make hockey more inclusive through Flyerz hockey. In 2013 Kate, and wife Helen, attended the very first Flyerz Festival, where she travelled with the Flyerz team for the European ParaHockey Championships in Amsterdam, where they came away with the old! Helen, and wife, are very keen to provide a proactive hands-on approach to hockey, and in September they ran a Hockey workshop for youth in local areas. You can check out the video here:

It is an honour to be an Access Sport Ambassador and to be involved in Flyerz Hockey.

Kate Richardson-Walsh