Anyone For Hockey With An Olympic Champion!

Anyone for hockey! Louth Academy students with GB Hockey Captain and Olympic Gold-medallist Kate Richardson-Walsh, who visited the Academy for a couple of hours to chat with students before handing out awards at the inaugural Louth Academy Presentation Evening at Louth Town Hall.

Hockey superstar Kate Richardson-Walsh visited the new Louth Academy Upper Campus and gave students a masterclass in hockey techniques.

The Olympic Hockey Champion, who was Captain of the GB team that won Gold in Rio in 2016, said: "The sports facilities the children have here at Louth Academy are simply amazing."

Kate signed autographs and chatted for a couple of hours with the students, who were all eager to meet the Olympic Champion.

Year 8 student Harvey Walker, who was one of many students who posed questions to Kate, said afterwards: "It was amazing meeting Kate. She was so nice. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity."

GB Hockey Captain Kate Richardson-Walsh delivers a masterclass to Louth and Alford Hockey Club players, who are all students at Louth Academy. They are Blake Billings, Alex Martin, Ellie Steele and Erin Ames. With them is Louth Hockey Club Coach and P.E. Teacher Amie Wright (left).

Louth Academy students in the brand new Fitness Suite at the Upper Campus with Olympic Champion Kate Richardson-Walsh, who brought along her Bronze and Gold Medals to show them. (Back row, l-r) Lilly Cron, Mollie Leggott, Abbi Coppock, Ebony Addison. (Front row, l-r) Ruby Fox and Scarlett Norman.

Kate Richardson-Walsh talks fitness with Louth Academy students in the gym at the Upper Campus.

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