August 28, 2012 11.45 am This story is over 116 months old

Olympic bronze winner in Lincoln hockey session

Street games: Bronze medal-winning Olympia helps inspires Lincoln youngsters through sport.

Olympic inspiration: Bronze medal winner Georgie Twigg, Matt Ingram from Off The Bench and Team GB hockey player Iain Lewers

A bronze medal-winning Olympian attended a Street Hockey session in Lincoln on August 27.

Georgie Twigg, who was a key part of Team GB’s Women’s Hockey team at London 2012, showed off her medal, signed hockey sticks and played games alongside young people.

The 21-year-old midfielder came with Team GB hockey player Iain Lewers, who finished fourth with the men’s team, to the session at Sincil Bank Stadium.

A postbox in Georgie’s home village Doddington, near Lincoln, was painted bronze in honour of her Olympic medal success, before the Royal Mail repainted it red.

“The postbox was amazing. After the Royal Mail repainted it the village threw me a party and they presented me with a bronze postbox of my own,” said Georgie.

“It’s been a little bit of a whirlwind since the Olympics. It’s been surreal but nice. Getting invited to events like this is really exciting.”

The sessions from Off The Bench, funded by the Sportivate programme, are held every Monday to help empower young people through sport.

“I hope the Olympics has inspired people to get out there and play sports. It’s great that we can come out and support the good work of clubs like this,” said Georgie.

“More people know about Hockey now and the Olympics has raised the profile of our sport.”