Hockey Women’s World Cup 2018 – Can we win on home soil?

Forget football, tennis and cycling, this July is all about hockey and what will be the biggest women’s sport event in UK history.

From 21 July 2018 to 5 August 2018, the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup will take place at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London. The tournament will be the 14th edition of the Women’s Hockey World Cup with 16 nations descending upon London to battle it out to be champions. The event is forecast to be Britain’s most spectated women’s sport event in history with a global television audience of more than one billion.

After winning a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games, every England match in the World Cup is sold out and there is an onus on the tournament’s hosts to match or better their Commonwealth Games performance.

With all eyes on the prestigious Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London, we ask can Team England win on home soil?

One individual who thinks England can get on the podium at the Hockey World Cup is England Hockey forward Emily Defroand.

Talking to The Guardian, the 23-year-old hockey player said:

“I think we would be kidding ourselves if we didn’t think we could get on that podium. That’s what we focus on day in day out; to make sure we get these major medals. Over the last year we’ve come away with a European bronze, Commonwealth Game bronze so why not go a few better this summer with our home support behind us?”

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