Panathlon Athlete Tom Green has met up with Hockey superstar Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE again, thanks to a kind invitation from Rishworth School. Tom was among a number of students from Brooksbank who spent a fantastic afternoon with the former England and GB Hockey Captain, at the school on Wednesday.
Kate and Tom first met at Brooksbank’s Sports Awards Evening which took place at The Venue, last July. Kate tweeted about her delight in meeting Tom again and couldn’t resist posting a selfie of them together.
Many readers will be aware that Tom is recovering well, following the amputation of his left leg in December. “I spotted a familiar face in the crowd of young people. Tom, who I met first a year ago @thebrooksbank is happier, healthier and stronger. It was lovely to catch up with him and hear all about how he’s been getting on.”
Kate, who is now an ambassador for sport, is the most capped female hockey player in her country’s history with a career lasting 17 years. She was Captain of the England and GB Hockey Team for 13 years. Kate made her international debut in 1999 and was awarded an OBE in 2017. During her amazing career, she received 375 international Caps, competed in 4 Olympic Games and won 19 medals. Students listened to Kate’s brilliant talk, enjoyed hearing about her amazing hockey experiences and were thrilled to meet her afterwards.