Hollie, the Rio 2016 gold medalist Olympian, came back to her roots at Belper HC, on Sunday 18 September.

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She showed her medal to more than 100 junior players, tirelessly posed for countless photographs, answered lots of questions and encouraged them all to enjoy the game.

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“When I was eight, I saw a poster for Belper Hockey Club, came to the Meadows, picked up a stick from the side of the pitch and really enjoyed playing the game. My first medal was when we won the National under-11 competition.”

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Thank you Hollie, for taking time to share your story with the Belper youngsters.

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Read more about her visit in the Derby Telegraph

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