Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Happy New Year for 2010

Happy New Year to all hockey players!

Chloe is off to Denmark for a couple of days in January with the England Indoor Hockey squard.

Then it's back for Leicester as part of their indoor team and looking to reach finals day at the end of January in Nottingham.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Newspaper article: Award a great honour

Chloe is featured in the current edition of the Essex Chronicle and Brentwood Gazette, as the search for a new Sports Personality of Year gets underway.

You can read a short interview with Chloe in the current newspaper.

Essex Chronicle

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Hockey Season Update

Hi All,

It has been a while since my last post and a lot has happened during that time on and off the hockey pitch. Where do I start......I suppose with the hockey!

The National Premier has started very well with my club side Leicester. We have managed to win all our matches so far, 8 straight victories and are currently ahead of Reading at the top of the table. We have two more matches this side of Christmas, then the indoor season starts and then the winter break before the outdoor league resumes in February. We have also made it to the quarter-finals of the cup competition.
One of my main reasons for joining Leicester was to win National titles and to play in the European Club hockey league, so hopefully we are heading in the right direction and I hope we can challenge strongly in the indoor league and make the finals night this year be held in Nottingham Trent Arena.

Since October we have started a Centralised Programme with the National squad which enables us to train as a GB squad most of the days of the week, every week and we hope this will improve our performances as a team at major tournaments in the lead-up to the London Olympic Games.
This has required many changes by individuals and it has shown how much commitment and dedication we put in, by all in the squad, in order to make the team for 2012 and for the team to perform to medal standards at the games.

Off the hockey pitch, I have been carrying out a number of Team Essex Ambassador duties across Essex.
One in particular was special for me returning to Chelmsford Hockey Club to help run a hockey master-class for youngsters from three schools in the Chelmsford area who have created a club-school link with the help of England Hockey. These coaching session hope to be continued each month at Chelmer Park and encourage young people to take up the sport and join the club to access more coaching on a regular basis.

With the winter months ahead I am looking forward to the indoor season approaching and can't wait to get inside to try some skills out. Always fun times indoors!

Thanks for reading and will keep you posted

Chloe 12

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Hockey Art!

Above: Tim Skinner and Chloe sit in one of the goals at Chelmer Park. Above: Tim and Chloe in front of the main stand at Chelmer Park.
Above: Chloe's Adidas hockey stick is wired for sound!
To see how Tim Skinner is getting on with the multimedia installation you can visit his website for updates:

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Essex Sports Awards 2009

Chloe was highly commend in the Sports Personality of the Year 2009 at the Essex Sports Awards 2009, organised by sportessex and broadcast live by BBC Essex from the Waterfront Place in Chelmsford.


BBC Essex: Karate instructor takes top award

Journey to the Podium

The sounds of Chloe's hockey stick have been recorded by Colchester-based artist, Tim Skinner, as part of a new arts project run by Essex County Council.

The 'Journey to the Podium' arts scheme will produce pieces of art around 9 different Essex athletes all potiential 2012 Olympic hopefuls.

Chloe met Tim at Chelmer Park for her recording, he is eventually going to produce a multimedia installation for display in the Gibberd Gallery in Harlow and at Colchester United's Community Stadium.

'Journey to the Podium' brings together sport and art, with Chloe running a hockey coaching day at Chelmer Park for students from three schools in Chelmsford on Friday, 7th November 2009.

Essex County Council contiue to support athletes like Chloe, through their Team Essex scheme and this arts project pairs the county's top sporting talent with up and coming artists.

For a preview of some of the work Tim is doing with Chloe check out his personal website below.

Tim Skinner - Multimedia Installation Artist

BBC Essex: Essex athletes in new art project

Essex Coutny Council: Journey to the Podium

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Silver in New Zealand

Midlands came seond in the National Hockey League following a golden goal in the final. They lost out to Central after extra time.

Match Report from Waikato Times

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

New Zealand Hockey

Check out the website below for details on the New Zealand National Hockey League...

Website of Midlands Hockey Teams in New Zealand

Champions Trophy 2009

Chloe takes on Australia's Fiona Boyce (August 2009)

Friday, 4 September 2009

Picture of Chloe @ Champions Trophy

Picture of Chloe playing in the England - Germany match, with Germany's Anke Kuhn, at the Samsung Champions Trophy 2009 ... (August 2009)

Read the report...

Essex County Council Film

Posted and made by Essex County Council as part of their Team Essex Ambassdors scheme, it features Chloe along with other leading athletes from the Essex.

Watch film here...

Report on England's Bronze Medal

Interesting website for female sport, Sportsister, report on the England sucess at the Eurohockey Nations Championship 2009 and mention's Chloe's goal in the bronze medal play-off.

Read report...

Bay of Plenty Times Report

Details of the National Hockey League in New Zealand, with Bayleys Midlands' star imports getting a mention!

Read the report...

Dunmow Broadcast Report

Report from the Dunmow Broadcast and the Saffron Walden Reporter by Gary Caffell, on the result of the Eurohockey Nations Championship and a few words on Chloe's trip to New Zealand.

Read the report here...

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Pictures from Amsterdam

Top: Chloe with Eurohockey Nations Championship bronze medal (Aug 2009)
Bottom: And with Dad, Barry, in Amsterdam (Aug 2009)

Monday, 31 August 2009

Chloe off to New Zealand

Chloe will be playing for the Bayleys Midlands team in New Zealand's National Hockey League during September.

Read story in the Waikato Times...

Saturday, 29 August 2009

England Women Win Bronze @ Euros

Chloe got the first goal in the play-off match for 3rd/4th place in the European Championships.

The 2-1 victory over Spain secured a Bronze medal for the ladies... Equal to their performance in 2007.

Read story on the BBC Hockey website

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Dunmow Broadcast Report

A newspaper interview and report with Chloe about England's chances at the European Championship in the Netherlands at the end of August.

Read the article...

Monday, 13 July 2009

Champions Trophy in Sydney

A 2-2 draw with the Netherlands and a 3-1 defeat to Germany, with Chloe bagging the only England goal against the Germans...

Check out Chloe's celebration in this excellent picture by Grant Treeby...

Chloe celebrates goal

Friday, 10 July 2009

BBC Essex Interview

Chloe talks to BBC Essex ahead of the Champions Trophy...

BBC Essex Interview

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Newspaper Interview

A very good article in the Dunmow Broadcast and Saffron Walden Reporter written by Gary Caffell.

Click here to read the article...

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Hockey Training Camp

Hockey In Motion will be holding a summer training camp with Chloe on 27th & 28th July 2009.

The camp will work on core skills and gameplay and is being held at the Altwood School, Maidenhead.

For more details and a booking form visit

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Matches in Prep for Champions Trophy

Hi All, 

I am currently in Frankfurt, Germany at present playing two test matches against them. Today we played them and won 3-2 with me managing to score along side Jo Ellis and Susie Gilbert. With this result we have a rematch tomorrow with another point to prove. 

Last weekend saw Spain travel to English lands for two test matches at Beeston, Nottingham. The first match resulted in a 1-1 draw with my Club team mate Katie Long scoring a super goal. The second match result went our way winning 3-1 with a much better team performance. 

We are currently preparing for the Champions Trophy, Sydney in July  where we will be competing against the top 6 teams in the World. Tough competition faces us being ranked 7th in the world but will be a good challenge and going forward to London 2012 where we would like to be one of the top teams it will be a good stepping stone. 

Keep watching for more updates on our travels as a team. 


Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Looking Forward to the Summer

Hi All,

Sorry its been a while since my last posting on here. Quite a lot has happened since I last wrote including the GB Super league in Cardiff and Cannock. I was part of the Pennine Pumas team who won the Women's tournament over four matches beating the Saxon Tigers in the Final.

Since the end of the club season the international programme has kicked in with heavy loads of training preparing for our two major tournaments in the summer, the Champions Trophy (Sydney) in July and European Cup (Amsterdam) in August. Both should be brilliant tournaments with ideal locations and tough opposition at both. The top six teams at the Champions Trophy and qualification for the World Cup at stake at the Euros - both will be hard work testing ourselves against the best in the world.

I have also had some fun days including a photo shoot in Cologne with Adidas, my new sponsor through to London 2012 (New pictures will be coming soon) and some school visits to Launch the Essex Leadership award in Chelmsford and I spoke at the Essex County Council 2012 Legacy Conference in Southend.
Until next time


Friday, 13 March 2009

Season Comes to an End (Almost)...

Well we are close to the end of the season for this year now. We have three league games left with Leicester and we are really pushing for the second spot in the league and the final European Qualification place. We are still confident but now rely on some of the other results from matches out of our hands, but will continue to push on and we will have to see what happens!

Last week I was lucky enough to be voted Essex Chronicle Sports Personality of the Year presented at the County Ground in Chelmsford, home to Essex County Cricket Club. The award was given to me by Grant Flower (Essex Cricket coach) .
Can I thank everyone who voted for me from the paper and say a big thank you to all the support people have provided over the years and especially in the lead up to the Beijing Olympics. Individually to my family, Chelmsford Hockey Club and the ladies of Braintree Golf Club.

Best Wishes
Chloe 12

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Chloe wins Essex Chronicle Sports Personality of the Year!

Pictures in the new edition of the Essex Chronicle, out today...

Chloe says: "It's nice that people who follow hockey have voted for me and I'd just like to say thank you to them.

It has been my dream to go to the Olympics since I was young and I saw Sally Gunnell winning."

The award was presented on Wednesday, 4th March 2009 at the County Ground in Chelmsford and Essex and former Zimbabwean cricketer, Grant Flower made the presentation of the trophy.

Above: Grant Flower and Chloe.

Above: Grant Flower makes the presentation to Chloe, with Gary Stubbings, Sports Editor of the Essex Chronicle.

Above: Chloe with Lucy Lawless. Lucy won the Young Sports Personality award, she plays netball, football, cricket, basketball and even takes part in athletics. Lucy won for her all-round achievements.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Coming up...

News on the Essex Chronicle Sports Awards will be appearing here and in the Essex Chronicle newspaper next week.

Newspaper Report

Match report on Leicester's 1-1 draw with Olton and West Warwickshire from the Leicester Mercury.

Hockey: Olton foil Leicester win bid

Item on Ebay

Bidding has ended, but if you email the seller you might be in luck!

You could own a very limited edition hockey stick!

Click here to view...

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Pictures of Poynton v Leicester

Chloe played in Leicester's 3-nil victory over Poynton on Saturday, 7th February in the Slazenger England Hockey Premier League.

Leicester move to third in the division.

John Coxon was at Belle Vue and has taken a stack of excellent photographs for purchase and viewing on his website.

There's some funky action shots of Chloe, well worth a look at !

John Coxon's website

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Double Votes!

Please note: this week in the Essex Chronicle, all votes count as 2 votes!!!!

So, if you're planning on voting you need to get your form back by Friday, 13th February 2009.

Chloe writes...

Hello All,

Well in to the New Year now and have since returned back to action for Leicester after our GB adventures in Spain at the start of January.

We got off to winning ways beating Canterbury 3-0 and puts us still in the chase to get a European qualification spot in the league (top 2) and we played some really good hockey as a team.

Training has been pretty full on the last few weeks and now starting to really get back into action with England training starting up soon again.

My aims for this year are to be apart of the squad for the Champions Trophy, Sydney in July and really push on and challenge for top two spots at the Europeans, Amsterdam in August with England.

At the start of January I was lucky enough to be nominated as a Team Essex Ambassador for the county and attend an evening function at the House of Lords in London it was also a nice occasion as my Parents and brother Ollie all attend and we had a nice evening out. Through this I hope to be able to inspire and pass on my experience in sport to younger people and encourage them to take up a sport especially with Essex hosting the mountain biking event at the London 2012 Olympics.

With Leicester we face Poynton on Saturday, if the weather allows us, having missed most of our outdoor training this week due to the snow. This is why I think we should play more indoor and have a longer indoor season due to the weather!!

Best Wishes

Chloe 12

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

West Bridgford Monarchs Hockey Club

Chloe presented West Bridgford Monarchs Hockey Club in Nottinghamshire with their Clubs First accreditation on a cold Sunday (1st Februrary 2009).

Pictures and information about the presentation are here on the club's website.

Clubs First is England Hockey's accreditation scheme for recognising a hockey club for providing a safe, effective and child friendly hockey environment.

Please post any comments below, especially if you went along to the presentation...

Friday, 23 January 2009

Vote for Chloe in Essex Chronicle Sports Awards !

If you happen to get the Essex Chronicle newspaper this week, then you'll have the chance to vote for the Sports Awards.

Chloe is up against five other people in 'Sports Person of the Year'.

More information can be found here...

If you've voted, please post a comment below...

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

GB in Spain

After the finish of the indoor hockey Premier League on Sunday, Chloe flew to Spain the following day for training matches with Great Britain.

GB lost 3-1 to Spain in the opening game.

More information can be found on the Great Britain Hockey website...

Second Weekend of Indoor Hockey

Wins against Liverpool Sefton (6-2), Clifton (3-2) and Aldridge, from near West Bromwich (7-1) left Chelmsford Ladies 5th and a point adrift of Bowdon Hightown. They'd lost 1-4 to Bowdon Hightown in their opening match of the weekend in Croydon. The results mean they haven't qualified for the NIA finals day in Birmingham.

Chloe played for Chelmsford in the number 9 shirt and scored plenty of goals.

Nick Robinson was taking pictures and many more of his shots of Chelmsford and other teams can be viewed here...

Here's a couple of Chloe in action...