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Captain Kate Richardson-Walsh 'proud' of team

Speaking after the game England Captain and Reading defender Kate Richardson-Walsh said, “Playing Argentina, in Argentina, has always been one of my favourite experiences across my career.

"The atmosphere is just amazing and I’m very proud that we were able to stand up to that pressure tonight, and still play our game with that amount of noise going on!

"Picking yourself up after a defeat like yesterday’s [3-0 against Australia], both emotionally and physically, is so tough, but I’m really proud of how the team played tonight. We are definitely learning and growing as a squad all the time.”

England hockey women bring home bronze

England celebrate winning bronze in the Argentina World League Final Credit: England Hockey

England women won bronze in the Hockey World League Final after beating hosts Argentina in a sensational penalty shoot-out.

Jason Lee's side won 4-2 on penalties after the game ended 1-1 at full-time.

Reading's Alex Danson, Helen Richardson-Walsh and Susie Gilbert all scored in the shoot-out.


England women "over the moon" to be in finals

England and Reading striker Alex Danson says the squad are "over the moon" to be in the finals of the EuroHockey Championships in Belgium.

They beat Olympic champions the Netherlands on penalties after the game finished in a 1-1 draw.

Alex and Helen Richardson, who also plays for Reading, both contributed to England’s tally to take the shoot-out 3-2.

Alex spoke to ITV Meridian's Mel Bloor from Belgium this morning.

England's women reach EuroHockey final

England's women are through to the EuroHockey final for the first time in 22 years after a penalty shoot-out victory over Holland in Belgium.

The semi-final finished 1-1 after 70 minutes and the teams were level at 2-2 after five penalties each with Maddie Hinch making three saves to take the shootout to sudden death.

Reading's Helen Richardson and Eva de Goede both saw their penalties saved but Alex Danson, who also plays for Reading, netted and a further save from Hinch saw England through.

England women lose out to Australia

England's players after finishing second in the final during the Investec World League, Chiswick Credit: Ady Kerry/PA Wire

England women, including Reading players Kate Walsh, Alex Danson, Sam Quek, Susie Gilbert and Susie Townsend, lost out to Australia in the final of the Investec World League in Chiswick on Sunday.

Unfortunately for England they came up against an Australian side in fantastic form and goals from Ashleigh Nelson, Kellie White and Emily Smith assured the Hockeyroos first place and a 3-0 victory.

Speaking after the game, Reading's Kate Walsh said “It’s never nice to lose a match, especially in a final, but hats off to Australia; I thought they played a fantastic tournament."

Reading hockey players selected for GB training

Great Britain and England captain Kate Walsh at the Olympic Test Event Credit: England Hockey

Jason Lee, Head Coach of the England and Great Britain women’s hockey team, has named 29 athletes in his squad as he prepares for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

After winning bronze at London 2012, Reading’s Kate Walsh, Alex Danson, Emily Maguire and Helen Richardson return to the side.

And with several other members of the squad announcing their retirement, Lee has called upon the experience of Reading’s Susie Gilbert and Sam Quek.

Captain Kate Walsh, said “It’s very exciting to restart the centralised training programme with a fresh coaching set-up and new faces in the squad.

"We’ve got a really good blend of youth and experience in the side and looking to the summer ahead, with the Investec World League and the European Championships, I can’t wait to see how the team gels and progresses.”