One of the region's Olympic heroes has announced her retirement.
Cambridgeshire's Hannah Macleod, who took gold with the Team GB hockey squad in Rio, has decided to quit the sport at the age of 32.
Macleod, who made 153 international appearances, said she was now looking forward to joining friends in the pub and her coaching role with the England U21 squad.
Ipswich and Chelmsford among those hoping to feed off recent international successes
Bronze medal-winning GB hockey player Hannah Macleod has made her first public appearance since her medal went missing last week.
The performances of Team GB's hockey men and women mean interest in hockey is rising.
With the Team GB men's hockey team due to play in the Olympic semi-finals against the Netherlands, interest in the sport is booming.
If you want to find out about how to take part in the sport go to the Great Britain Hockey website.
We're 15 days away from the opening ceremony for London 2012 and by this time next week many of the region's competitors will have arrived at the Olympic village.
Team GB's hockey squads feature several players from the region and were the latest to pass through the preparation camp.
Four hockey players from our region have been selected to represent Team GB in womens' hockey at the London Olympics