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Kings of Anglia Issue 8 Magazine Offer

Olympic hockey star Kate Richardson-Walsh meets young players at Framlingham College

PUBLISHED: 14:52 25 October 2017 | UPDATED: 14:52 25 October 2017

Kate Richardson-Walsh coaching youngters at Framlingham College. Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Kate Richardson-Walsh coaching youngters at Framlingham College. Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

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Richardson-Walsh, who was England and GB captain for 13 years and has 375 caps to her name, met a talented group of 16 young JK Hockey players who won a competition through Pitchero.

Olympic champion Kate Richardson-Walsh with young hockey players at Framlingham College (L-R): Ollie Juszt, James Hunt, Max Hyde, Kate Richardson-Walsh, Ben Hunt, Johnny Taylor, Sam Wash. Picture: PAVEL KRICKAOlympic champion Kate Richardson-Walsh with young hockey players at Framlingham College (L-R): Ollie Juszt, James Hunt, Max Hyde, Kate Richardson-Walsh, Ben Hunt, Johnny Taylor, Sam Wash. Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

She spent over three hours working with the group as they explored counter attacking and how to receive the ball in order to go forwards as fast as possible – crucial skills for the modern, fast paced game.

Jamie Kingstone, head coach of JK Hockey, said: “It was inspiring to have such a decorated and well known hockey player such as Kate visit us but most importantly she had all the time in the world for the players.

“They left feeling like they got to know her and that is how you build the next generation of international players”.

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