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18 Giselle Ansley

Defender - Senior Women

Date of Birth
31 March 1992
Player Debut
10 February 2014
Surbiton HC
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Player Bio

Player Caps - 221 (102 GB / 119 Eng)

Goals - 59 (23 GB / 36 Eng)

Since making her international debut in 2013, Giselle has become a key component in the backline for both the England and Great Britain teams.

The strong and powerful defender – who also possesses a wicked aerial – has already claimed an impressive array of silverware. This includes gold and bronze medals at the Olympics alongside winning the 2015 EuroHockey Championships and 2022 Commonwealth Games with England.

Giselle's time in Argentina for the 4th season of the FIH Pro League brought about her 200th combined cap for GB/Eng - a huge achievement that not many make.

Giselle was introduced to the sport from a pushchair, watching her mum playing back at home in Devon, and now has a pitch named after her at Plymouth Marjon HC, ensuring her legacy will live on in the area for a long time yet.

Away from the pitch, Giselle – who gained a Sport & Exercise Science degree from Loughborough University – is also a highly talented cricketer and loves to kayak whenever she gets the time. She is also a very keen baker and runs her own baking business while also making many birthday delicacies for the squad.

Updated 9/2/2024

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