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Alumna wins Gold at World Masters Hockey World Cup

Date Posted: Wednesday 02 November 2022

Nearly forty years after her first foray with a hockey stick on Lower Nightingale Pitch with Miss Harman Clarke & Mrs Goodliffe at Ashford School, Jo Thomspon (née Howard, Merchants, 1990) was selected in January 2022 to represent England Hockey in the Masters Women’s O50’s World Cup in Cape Town in October this year.

Jo earned her first 3 caps playing and winning in the 4 Nations tournament in Nottingham against Ireland, Scotland and Wales in June 2022.  

We are delighted to report that England Women’s O50’s came home World Champions. They were undefeated throughout the tournament! They beat Germany on penalties in the semi-final and took the victory after winning 2-0 to Argentina in the final.

You can watch all the matches, and the final in full on YouTube: 

Jo played as right and left mid-field, and now has 9 international caps, and 2 gold medals!

An absolutely inspiring achievement. Huge congratulations to Jo, and all the England team.