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About Beth Bingham
Welsh hockey player. Commonwealth athlete. First year sport and exercise science student studying at Loughborough University
Who are you?
My name is Beth Bingham and I am a Welsh hockey player and Commonwealth athlete. I am also a first year sport and exercise science student studying at Loughborough University.
I first got into hockey at the age of 9 after being asked along by a friend to a training session at my local club, Swansea Bay. At first I was reluctant to try this new sport, but instantly fell in love with the pace and skill of the game. Since then I have captained my club, my school and the Wales U16 and U18 hockey teams. Before heading to university I decided to take a gap year to concentrate on my training as part of the Wales senior squad.
What have you achieved?
Last year I received my first senior cap in February and was subsequently selected to compete in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in the summer. Competing in such a prestigious tournament in front of a sell out crowd was a completely new experience for myself and one that I will never forget. Post Commonwealth Games I was selected to train with the Great Britain U21 squad and was further invited to join the Great Britain development squad sessions which I attend around lectures in the weekdays.
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