Jo decided to concentrate on hockey when she was 15 and four years later played in the Junior World Cup in Argentina. She made her senior International debut against South Africa the following year and later that season won a Silver medal in the Commonwealth Games.
Jo trained incredibly hard during her career and represented her country at every major tournament. She was a very skilful and versatile player, predominately playing inside forward and on the wing. She loved eliminating players and providing goal scoring opportunities for her teammates. Her desire to constantly improve and her mental toughness meant she was always one of the more effective players in the team.
Jo won several awards as a junior at club level and was awarded Suffolk Sports Personality of the year in 2008. She now focuses her energy on encouraging young players, improving them as individuals and providing them with new and exciting opportunities. She is passionate about her sport and now takes vicarious pleasure in both helping and inspiring others.
After a serious injury in 2008, Jo stopped playing for five years but has recently joined Cambridge City HC. She has thoroughly enjoyed playing competitive sport again, especially alongside some very talented junior players who will hopefully represent Great Britain in the future.
- 124 England and GB Caps
- 2 Commonwealth Games
- Commonwealth Silver and Bronze Medallist
- 1 World Cup
- 3 European Championships
- Double European Bronze Medallist
- National Cup Winner
- Indoor Club Finallist