Full Name
Alex Danson-Bennett MBE
Job Title
Olympic Gold Medallist – Ex GB & England Hockey Captain
Alex Danson-Bennett MBE is one of the finest hockey players Britain has ever produced and one of the best players of all time. At Rio 2016 Alex was a member of the GB women’s hockey team that made history by winning a Gold medal, the first time a GB women’s hockey team had ever become Olympic Champions. The Olympic final versus The Netherlands was watched live by over 9 million people on BBC TV.

She made her senior international debut at the age of just 16 whilst still at school, amassed over 300 caps for her country, and scored a record equalling 115 goals over an international career spanning 17 years.

Alex was shortlisted for the FIH World Player of the Year 4 times, was Player of the Tournament at the 2015 European Championships, and was top scorer at both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In 2017 she was made captain of GB and England, before retiring from professional hockey in February 2020, after suffering a brain injury whilst on holiday in September 2019.

Alex now spends her timing working with organisations on high performance, as well as running her own hockey academy, and coaching Wimbledon Hockey Club.

She is a highly articulate and confident speaker that has the ability to tailor her experiences as an athlete to whichever audience she is with.

Achievements (Major Tournaments)

Olympic Games: Rio 2016 (Gold), London 2012 (Bronze), Beijing 2008
Commonwealth Games: 2018 (Bronze), 2014 (Silver), 2010 (Bronze), 2006 (Bronze)
European Nations Cup: 2017 (Bronze), 2015 (Gold), 2013 (Silver), 2011 (Bronze), 2009 (Bronze), 2007 (Bronze) and 2005 (Bronze)
World Cup: 2010 (Bronze)
Alex Danson-Bennett MBE