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Emily Defroand and Tess Howard: Making the most of 2020

Will Moulton hosts the latest episode of SportSpiel with GB Hockey stars Emily Defroand and Tess Howard.

Like many athletes both Emily and Tess were gearing up towards Tokyo 2020, along with the rest of the GB Hockey team – a competition that would be the pinnacle of their careers.

Of course, the global pandemic had other ideas with the Olympic Games postponed until next year.

But rather than let that delay disillusion them, the GB squad have turned that into a huge positive. It means they will have another year to prepare to fight for a medal at consecutive Games.

On this episode both Emily and Tess explain how they have used the time to educate themselves on social injustices and explore other passions outside of the playing field.

Both of them are part of the Women’s Sport Trust’s #UNLOCKED campaign and they have also each launched exciting individual projects – Tess’ Freesolo Hockey, and Emily’s popular Cuppa N Natter podcast.


Interview: Will Moulton

Image credits: With thanks to GB Hockey

All music in this episode is courtesy of Otis McDonald

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