Susannah Townsend

Olympic Gold Medallist Hockey Player

Susannah Townsend

Field hockey player, Susannah Townsend MBE is best known for playing as a midfielder for Great Britain and England hockey. Also famed for Olympic hockey, Susannah is a committed and driven sportswoman with a passion to succeed.

Over the course of her career, Susannah has played 88 times for England and 58 times for Great Britain, earning herself quite the name in the world of hockey. Susannah made her international debut in 2008, claiming a spot on the central squad hopeful of appearing in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Unfortunately, Susannah was not selected for the games, however, she did become an integral player on both the England and Great Britain teams. Described as an agile and passionate player, Susannah has continually turned heads of fans during her impeccable performances. After showcasing her elite talent, Susannah was awarded Hockey Writers Club Women’s Player of the Year 2014.

After maintaining the highest standard of play, Susannah soon became a pivotal member of the England squad. Her efforts were rewarded in 2016, claiming a place on the England team at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This was an incredible experience for Susannah and resulted in a gold medal for the team. Now one of the most experienced players on the England team, Susannah is seen as one of the leaders of the squad and is truly a player to watch.

With over 10 years of experience in international hockey, Susannah has gained valuable qualities that will stay with her for life. In a sport which heavily depends on teamwork, Susannah regularly reflects on the importance of leadership and making sure that each person plays their own part in the team. She also often reflects on what it takes to play elite sports, with drive and determination being pivotal to success.

Susannah is a fierce competitor, and this is something that hockey truly demands. As an Olympic speaker, Susannah is able to deliver speeches on what it truly takes to be an elite sportswoman. Able to cover topics such as teamwork, leadership, overcoming adversity, maximising success and determination Susannah is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on your audience.

To book Susannah Townsend MBE for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact Champions Olympic Speakers using the contact details below.

When at corporate events Susannah is known to cover the following topics:

  • Maximising Success
  • Olympic Success
  • Olympic Hockey
  • Hockey
  • Teamwork & Leadership

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Over the course of her career, Susannah has made the following achievements:

  • Olympic gold medallist in team hockey
  • Commonwealth Games silver medallist in team hockey
  • Commonwealth Games bronze medallist in team hockey
  • European Championships gold medallist
  • European Championships bronze medallist
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