As a former Team GB hockey player, Alex has won numerous Commonwealth, Euro, World and Olympic medals, the most notable being a gold medal won at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In addition to her medals, she has also won several honours and rewards, the most recent in 2015 when she was voted 4th in the Sports Journalist’s association’s ‘Sportswoman of the Year’. Alex also acts as a Senior Athlete Mentor as part of the Youth Sport Trust. In 2017, Alex set up the Alex Danson Hockey Academy to engage with children between 7-11 and use of passion for Hockey to inspire new generations of athletes.