Former Ladies 1st XI player, Courtney Schonell, has been selected in the Top 40 Hockeyroos squad in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.

The talented Australian forward joined Beeston for the second half of the 2019/2020 season scoring crucial goals as the season drew to its conclusion including a goal against Clifton Robinsons on her debut for the club.

Courtney also played a pivotal role in recent cup success scoring three goals against the University of Nottingham on route to the England Hockey Championship final where Beeston secured the first national cup title for the ladies section in the clubs history.

This is fantastic news for a very talented and committed athlete who, despite a relatively short spell with the club, played a huge role and is fondly remembered.

“I’m so grateful to have been given the opportunity to be selected in the squad and to show what I am capable of. Playing for Beeston pushed me to keep working hard and to never give up. Playing overseas exposed me to a completely different hockey and social environment and was a new and exciting challenge for my pathway to where I want to be and to where I am today.

This new experience playing at a top level against some of the best players, really helped advance not only my hockey skill but also my hockey knowledge and this was only possible through playing overseas and playing for Beeston. I am very excited for the next few months and for what the future holds.”

From everyone at Beeston Hockey Club, we would like to wish Courtney well and we will be supporting you from sunny Nottingham.