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Midlands players says first ever Olympics Gold will have huge impact on hockey

Athletes from the Midlands have helped Great Britain's hockey team to their first ever Olympic Gold medal after beating the Netherlands in Rio.

Keith Wilkinson has been speaking to players in Birmingham and Beeston where some of the team trained. They say the impact on the sport will be huge:


Team GB's women's hockey take Gold in Rio

Birmingham University's Lily Owsley (left) celebrates scoring her side's first goal of the game with teammate Sophie Bray Credit: PA

Team GB's women's hockey team are Olympic champions after taking gold in Rio.

Birmingham University's Lily Owsley opened the scoring, with Derbyshire's Hollie Webb also getting on the score-sheet as the game ended 3-3 in normal time.

So it came to a nail-biting shoot-out, where the Brits triumphed, 2-0 on penalties.

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