Lincolnshire celebrations planned for county gold medallists

The county council plans to celebrate the success of the Lincolnshire players in the women’s Olympic hockey team, most likely in Lincoln.

Last Friday, Team GB women’s hockey team won Olympic gold after a dramatic penalty score against the Netherland,

Lincolnshire athletes Georgie Twigg, Hannah Macleod, Crista Cullen and Shona McCallin were key to the success of the team.

Proud Lincolnshire hockey stars: Crista Cullen, Georgie Twigg, Shona McCallin and Hannah Macleod. Photo: Team GB

Proud Lincolnshire hockey stars: Crista Cullen, Georgie Twigg, Shona McCallin and Hannah Macleod. Photo: Team GB

Council leader Martin Hill said: “We’re very proud of the fantastic achievements of the women’s hockey team, who showed great team spirit and a dogged refusal to be beaten.

“We would love to celebrate the four Lincolnshire players with an event where they can share their achievements with the public,” he said.

He will be talking to colleagues in the districts to find a suitable location and to see if all players are available to come back and celebrate at the same time.

Our readers were also proud of the teams success.

Danny Brown from Lincoln, said: “Perhaps the city council should look for these ladies when looking for someone to turn on the Christmas Lights this year.”

While new hockey fan, Steph Newborn, said: “First hockey game we’ve ever watched and really enjoyed it! Well done ladies, what a fantastic achievement! X”