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Kirsty Mackay

GB Hockey Player

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Kirsty actually started with sport with football, playing at the Blackburn Centre of Excellence, and her P.E. teacher thought she’d be good in goal. One thing led to another and before she knew it Kirsty was goalkeeping for the England U16 squad at the age of 13, the youngest goalkeeper ever. This was even before she’d joined a hockey club, and after all these years she’s now captained England more times than she has caps.

Outside of playing for England, Kirsty’s got a degree in Sport and Excercise Science – currently studying for a masters in Sports and Exercise Physiology – and as a sporting champion she goes round schools and events to inspire people to engage in sport. As if that wasn’t enough sport, Kirsty’s also just set up her own coaching business – Mac 2 Sport.