Sunday, 16 September 2018
Ali Meeke - World Cup Final 2018
We were assailed by a sea of green support, with surging cries and cheers that took my breath away. We ran by flames leaping high into the air, but nothing could compare to the warmth of support that came washing over us from the crowd. An then the anthem - reverberating around the stadium - an experience that neither hockey, nor any sport had ever had before... Our anthem being played at a World Cup Final. Similar large events happen for rugby, for football, but this time it was our turn, the turn of women's hockey, it was our turn, our day. Overwhelmed by emotion, no tears fell, for we had done it - this was the final and we would savour it forever.
Memories of the Greatest Day