Further Personal Information
||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
|Name of coach
||Brett Garrard [club], GBR; Danny Kerry [national], GBR
|Preferred position / style / stance / technique
||Twiggy (greatbritainhockey.co.uk, 02 Aug 2014)
||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)
||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)
||To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. (georgietwigg.com, 18 Apr 2016)
||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)
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)
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)
She represented England at U16, U18 and U21 levels before making her first senior appearance. (georgietwigg.com, 18 Apr 2016)