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17 Leah Wilkinson

Defender - Senior Women

Nationality
Wales
Position
Defender
Date of Birth
03 December 1986
Player Debut
01 October 2019
Club
Surbiton HC
Age
34
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Wilkinson

Player Bio

Across a stellar international career, Leah has enjoyed plenty of highs for both Wales and Great Britain which culminated in her winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The defender proved age was no barrier, making her GB debut in October 2019 aged 32 and quickly establishing herself as one of the key members of the team in the run up to the Games in Japan.

A central figure for Wales since her debut in 2004, in 2019 Leah set a new record by becoming the most capped Welsh sporting athlete of all time having played 169 times for the country, with the previous record holder (fellow hockey player Paul Edwards) having made 157 appearances.

Captain of the team since 2017, Leah led Wales at the 2017 EuroHockey Championships II in Cardiff – narrowly missing out on promotion to the top tier – before helping them secure a famous 3-2 win over India at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Leah is also engaged to fellow Wales and Great Britain player Sarah Jones.

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Player Caps

Total Caps 190
GB Caps 21
Home Caps 169

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