TWIGG Georgie < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 21 Nov 1990 in Lincoln, ENG
Height1.60 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence London, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Law - Bristol University: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing hockey at age seven in Lincoln, England.
Why this sport? She played lots of sports when she was younger, but liked hockey because it was a fast-paced team sport.
Club / Team Surbiton: England
Name of coach Brett Garrard [club], GBR; Danny Kerry [national], GBR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Midfielder
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for England
Tournament Champions Trophy
Location Nottingham, ENG
General Interest
Nicknames Twiggy (greatbritainhockey.co.uk, 02 Aug 2014)
Hobbies Shopping, spending time with friends, tennis, swimming. (greatbritainhockey.co.uk, 02 Aug 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (Instagram profile, 26 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career England hockey player Martin Jones. (lincolnshiresport.com, 09 May 2012; mylittleblackbook.co.uk, 06 Oct 2014)
Hero / Idol England rugby union player Jonny Wilkinson. (greatbritainhockey.co.uk, 02 Aug 2014)
Injuries In February 2014 she broke her thumb at a training camp in San Diego, CA, United States of America. (georgietwigg.com, 26 Feb 2014)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She speaks to her father on the phone, wears lucky clothes and does her hair and make up before each match. (greatbritainhockey.co.uk, 02 Aug 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Winning means you are willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else." [Vince Lombardi] (greatbritainhockey.co.uk, 02 Aug 2014)
Awards and honours She was named as England Hockey's Young Player of the Year in four consecutive occasions from 2010 to 2013. (georgietwigg.com, 26 Feb 2014)
Ambitions To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. (georgietwigg.com, 18 Apr 2016)
Other information CAREER ON HOLD
She graduated from Bristol University in 2012 and completed her Legal Practice Course [LPC] in 2013, but she has delayed starting a training contract with a law firm while she continues her international career. (georgietwigg.com, 18 Apr 2016; Linkedin profile, 09 May 2016)

TORCH
She carried the Olympic torch through Bristol as it made its way around Great Britain ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. "It really was a special moment and I still feel very privileged to have been a part of it. I've still got my torch and it will always bring back memories of a brilliant year." (prettyathletic.com, 18 Mar 2016; georgietwigg.com, 18 Apr 2016)

BILL
In the lead-up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, she received a 1,500 GBP council tax bill from Bristol City Council, after she opted to spread the final year of her law degree at Bristol University over two years. She made the decision to allow a fuller training schedule with the Great Britain team, but with reduced attendance she was reclassified as a part-time student and lost her exemption from council tax. Her parents wrote to the council explaining the circumstances but were told that an exception could not be made, prompting her father Robert to call the council 'completely unsupportive and unreasonable'. (dailymail.co.uk, 23 Jun 2012)

EARLY DAYS
She represented England at U16, U18 and U21 levels before making her first senior appearance. (georgietwigg.com, 18 Apr 2016)