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Leah Wilkinson - Hockey

Hockey player Leah Wilkinson poses with stick

Name: Leah Wilkinson   
Born: Burton-on-Trent, England
School(s): Ewell Castle School (Teacher)
Club(s): Belper Hockey Club, Sutton Coldfield Hockey Club, Holcombe Hockey Club, Reading, Loughborough, Clifton
Position: Defender
Other Sports: 
Olympic Experience: Debut
Other Honours: Wales’ most capped sportsperson (169 caps), Wales’ Hockey captain (2017 – present), Great Britain (13 caps)

With bundles of experience which includes three Commonwealth Games, 169 caps for Wales and captaining her country, 34-year-old Leah Wilkinson will make her Olympic debut when she represents Team GB in Tokyo this summer.

There’ll be a very familiar face alongside Leah in the team as she will be joined by her partner and fellow Welsh player, Sarah Jones. 

What club did Leah start hockey at?

Leah started playing hockey for Belper Hockey Club in Derbyshire where she lived with her family, who hail from Swansea.

One thing you didn’t know about Leah Wilkinson

When not playing hockey, Leah is a history teacher and Head of Year 10 at Ewell Castle School. She will be hoping to make some history of her own and inspire her pupils by emulating the Rio 2016 Gold medal success of Team GB’s hockey team in Japan.

What dates will Leah be competing at Tokyo 2020?

Sunday, July 25 - vs Germany (01.30 BST)
Monday, July 26 - vs South Africa (10.30)
Wednesday, July 28 - vs India (02:00)
Thursday, July 29 - vs Netherlands (11:00)
Saturday, July 31 - vs Ireland (10.30)

Wednesday, August 4 - Semi Finals (02:30/10:00)
Friday, August 6 - Bronze Medal Match (02:30)
Friday, August 6 - Gold Medal Match (11:00)