[tags=Sally Walton]




Before embarking on a career as an international hockey player, keen Chelsea supporter Sally Walton played football for Aston Villa Ladies. Having made her international debut in 2005, Sally, from Solihull, is set to make her Olympic debut in London. In recent years, she has been a regular member of the England and Great Britain squads that have won medals at every major championship. At the 2009 EuroHockey Nations Championships, she donned the goalkeeping pads – and made several key saves – in a match against the Netherlands after goalkeeper Beth Storry dislocated her shoulder with England’s reserve goalkeeper not listed among the substitutes. Sally was the 100th athlete to be selected to Team GB by the British Olympic Association for the London Olympic Games. With the rest of the hockey squad, she went on to win Bronze in London!