Maddie Hinch

Madeleine Clare Hinch, MBE[1] (born 8 October 1988) is an English international field hockey player. She currently plays for England and Great Britain as a goalkeeper.[2]

Maddie Hinch
Personal information

(1988-10-08) 8 October 1988 (age 32)

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Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club SCHC
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008- England 88 (0)
2011– Great Britain 45 (0)

Maddie Hinch currently plays club hockey for Dutch club SCHC.

Hockey career

She began playing hockey after a schoolteacher spotted her catching and diving talents in a game of rounders. Initially she was not overly keen on playing in goal and suffered a number of rejections as a youngster,[3] but persevered and won a Youth Olympic Games medal. She made her full international debut in 2008,[4][5] but narrowly missed out on a place in the Great Britain squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics. She soon took over as number one choice and won the silver medal for England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.[6][7]

In 2015, she enjoyed a breakthrough year, saving a penalty to ensure England won the EuroHockey Championships in London, then being nominated for FIH Goalkeeper of the Year.[8]

In 2016, she played in her first Olympic games, surpassing 100 international appearances[9] during the Rio 2016 Olympics. She won an Olympic gold medal in Rio in 2016, saving all four penalties in the final shoot-out against The Netherlands. Her outstanding performance was widely credited in the media as the deciding factor in the game's outcome.[10]

Hinch has also played club hockey for Exmouth, Leicester and Holcombe.

In September 2018, she decided to step aside from the national team, expressing her will to get back in the near future.[11]

On 16 May 2019 it was announced that she had re-joined the England & GB Central Programme[12]


She has a degree in Sport & Exercise Science from Loughborough University.


  1. "New Year's Honours list 2017" (PDF). Government Digital Service. 30 December 2016. p. 65. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  2. "Maddie Hinch on why GB women can win hockey gold". BBC Sport. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. "Rio 2016 Olympics and playing it cool in front of Andy Murray – Maddie Hinch". BBC. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  4. "Maddie Hinch". England Hockey. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  5. "Maddie Hinch". GB Hockey. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  6. "Glasgow 2014 – Maddie Hinch Profile". Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  7. "BBC Sport – Maddie Hinch: England keeper determined to cement place". Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  8. "EuroHockey 2015: England beat Netherlands in penalty shootout". BBC. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  9. "England Hockey". 16 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  10. "'Mad Dog Hinch' and Team GB's hockey women finally beat the penalty hoodoo". The Telegraph. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.