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Helen Morgan (Grandon): Wales and GB International

The Hockey Family were saddened to hear that Welsh goalkeeper and Olympic bronze medal winner Helen Morgan (Grandon) passed away on the 19 November 2020 at the age of 54.

Helen was introduced to the game at 13 and she soon established herself as an exceptional goalkeeper who played her club hockey with Swansea Ladies. She went on to proudly represent Wales and “her prowess and unflappable nature” saw her become the only Welsh player selected for the 1992 Great Britain bronze medal winning side at the Barcelona Olympics.

Helen with her grandfather Don Perkins

Following her retirement from the game, Helen went on to inspire many young people through her coaching and stories of her many achievements.

Those that had the honour of knowing Helen say that she was an incredibly humble and kind person who was known for her smile and infectious laugh; a real character and a truly lovely individual who will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.

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