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Levelling the playing field

DANIELLE MUSTARDE CHATS TO HOCKEY CHAMPION SALLY WALTON AND FINDS OUT IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET OUT ON THE FIELD

SALLY WALTON

It’s been five years since Sally Walton won a bronze medal as part of Great Britain’s women’s hockey team, but she’s not hung up her stick just yet. DIVA spoke to her about what’s she’s been up to since retiring, and how she’s encouraging people of all ages to get into the sport.

DIVA: Thanks for chatting Sally. First off, do you still play?

SALLY WALTON: I’m still playing sport, just not at an international level anymore. What’s great about sports people is we don’t just retire and disappear, we keep going and try and drive other people into the sport. In my case, I’m now a coach at a local club.

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