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Olivia Grace Back

Sport:
Hockey
Level:
GO GOLD Athlete
NGB:
England Hockey
District:
Charnwood
School:
Ratcliffe College
Achievements from Application:
  • National Age Group Squad Under 17s
  • Part of successful under 16s club at Leicester Ladies making the indoor and outdoor national finals

This athlete also receives free leisure facility access from: Charnwood Borough Council & Fusion Lifestyle

Blog

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

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School Games 2017

What an amazing experience!! I was proud to be named captain of England Reds and to win Silver in the tournament, narrowly missing out on Gold down to goal difference!! Great to be top goal scorer of the competition too! Thank you to all sponsors for this fantastic opportunity.

11th Sep, 2017

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

School Games

Really excited to be representing England Reds at the 2017 School Games at Loughborough University next weekend.

28th Aug, 2017

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

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6 Nations

Just returned from Spain after competing in the 6 Nations tournament. What an incredible experience!

25th Jul, 2017

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

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England v Belgium

A great camp against Belgium and preparation for the 6 nations in Barcelona next week.

9th Jul, 2017

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

End of season awards

So happy to be the recipient of the following awards:
The Lesley Henderson award from Leicestershire hockey given to the highest performing athlete
Young player of the year from Leicester Hockey- so proud to have my name alongside Crista Cullen who won the award in 2003!
A huge thanks to Go Gold and all who have helped me during this particularly challenging year suffering an ankle injury right in the middle it it!! All came good in the end 😀 International duty now continues

7th Jun, 2017

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

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England U18's vs Wales

A great weekend at Bisham Abbey representing England U18's vs Wales. A series win and a goal scored:)

2nd May, 2017

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

Finally back!!!

So happy to be back to full fitness and play the final few fixtures for Leicester in the National Prem and to be named in the final England U18 squad for this year!!

3rd Apr, 2017

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

Back to training

After being out for 3 months with an ankle injury it's great to back training with Leicester and England. Feeling positive!!!

8th Mar, 2017

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

AASE Camp

Just enjoyed the first AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) camp at Lilleshall. Great to be back in the environment I love with like minded people. Rehab on ankle going well and hoping to be back playing soon.

31st Jan, 2017

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

England Under 18's

So happy to be named in the England U18's squad after Futures Cup and had a couple of great training sessions. Unfortunately missing a tour to Barcelona with Leicester and Super 6's due to an ankle injury. Working hard to be fit within next couple of weeks!

4th Jan, 2017

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

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Futures Cup

A great 3-0 win for Mercia Lynx today at Futures Cup!! Fantastic to get on the score sheet!! 🏑😃👍🏼

27th Oct, 2016

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

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National Premiership!!!!!!!!

After a great pre season I was so proud to be selected for Leicester's 1st team on Saurday for the first match of the season! We Drew 0-0 in a tough battle against Slough. Off to Bowdon this weekend! Living the dream!! #nationalprem

22nd Sep, 2016

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

U18's tour to Holland

Looking forward to going to Holland with Leicester U18's for a 3 match series!! Thanks Go Gold!! You have funded this ❤️

12th Aug, 2016

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

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Club national finals

An amazing weekend playing at the Olympic Park representing Leicester at the club nationals. It was also great that the Leicester boys had also qualified! They came 3rd and we came 5th! Awesome talent on show!!

5th Apr, 2016

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

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Team Leicestershire

A great night at the Leicester sports awards modelling the fantastic new Team Leicestershire kit!

20th Jan, 2016

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

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Leicester ladies firsts against Ghana

I was proud to be selected to play for Leicester Ladies first team against a touring Ghana team on Saturday! We lost 3-2 but it was a great experience. Loving hockey right now!!!

25th Aug, 2015

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

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Thank you Leicestershire Hockey

Thank you to Leicestershire hockey for awarding me the Lesley Henderson trophy for outstanding achievement. I feel really honoured to receive it!

15th Jul, 2015

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

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England u16's v Ulster u17's

I made my debut for England u16's today and we won 2-1!!! Amazing experience!

3rd May, 2015

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

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Update

England under 16's training is going well! Looking forward to our next match against Ireland at the beginning of May.

14th Apr, 2015

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

Go Gold presentation night

Thanks so much for The Chairmans Trophy nomination and for the ongoing support and funding. I'm off to Lilleshall tomorrow for the next England U16's camp.

16th Feb, 2015

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

Podium Award

Thanks GO GOLD for giving me a Podium award for 2015. I look forward to receiving it on 4th February. Hockey still going great! I am in the NAGS academy and currently in the under 16's NAGS training squad of 30.

12th Jan, 2015

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

Futures cup

I'm so excited!!! It was announced on the England hockey website on Friday that I have been selected for Futures Cup!!!

6th Oct, 2014

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

Thank you Go Gold!!!

Last week I attended the 'First steps to coaching' course. Thanks so much Go Gold for the opportunity!

19th Jul, 2014

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

Club Regional Finals

Our under 14's squad at Leicester Ladies were unlucky to finish 2nd in the regional finals a couple of weeks ago. We didn't lose a match but lost out on a trip to the national finals by a goal difference of 1. Gutted :(!

30th Apr, 2014

Olivia Grace Back

Olivia Grace Back

GO GOLD Athlete

Inter-county tournament

I enjoyed last weekends first county tournament of the season. We did well winning both matches against Warwickshire and Shropshire. I scored 3 goals including the winning goal against Warwickshire!!! Such a great feeling to be back playing for Leicestershire again. Thanks GO GOLD for my funding :)

17th Feb, 2014

Partners

  • Rutland County Council
    Safeguarding
    Sport England
    County Sport Network
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Loughborough University
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Equality Standard
    Age UK L&R
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Harborough District Council
    Leicester City Council
    QUEST
    Blaby District Council

Partners

  • Age UK L&R
    Equality Standard
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    County Sport Network
  • Blaby District Council
    Safeguarding
  • East Midlands Platform
    Loughborough University
  • British Heart Foundation
    QUEST
  • Melton Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Leicester City Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Sport England