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GB hockey captain Hollie Pearne-Webb: ‘These things gel you, going through tougher times’ | Sport

Hollie Pearne-Webb

When Hollie Pearne-Webb was growing up, she had an indoor pastime that drove her mum potty. She had fallen hard for hockey from her very first session, as an eight-year-old, at the club near her Derbyshire home. Now she hated to be without a stick in her hand. “I was …

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Former England rugby captain: ‘I feel we are in the shadows of the men’ | Sport

Scotland battle England in the snow this month.

Even now there are days when Catherine Spencer looks back with a mixture of incredulity and anger. “I felt like a second-class citizen for most of my rugby life,” she says flatly, recalling her time as one of England’s most prominent women’s rugby players. “Even when I did interviews as …

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Former England captain Dave Watson has neurodegenerative disease | Sport

The former England captain Dave Watson has a neurodegenerative disease that was “most likely” brought on by head injuries and repeated heading of the ball during his playing days, his wife has said in a statement released to the PA news agency. Penny Watson says that the 73-year-old’s consultant thinks …

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