Tess Howard

Tess Howard

Tess is a Great Britain and England U23 International Hockey Player.

Since beginning hockey at St Faith’s and leading the U11s to an unbeaten season with Mr Welch, her hockey journey has been accelerating further each year. Whilst at The Perse School, Tess became the youngest National League top goal scorer for the 2016 season with Cambridge City Hockey Club.

Her England Hockey journey started at U16 and since she has been an integral part of the U18 and U21 England and Great Britain teams, bringing creativity and fire to the game. Whilst at school, she captained the U18 England team and won European Championship Bronze medals at U18 and U21 level in consecutive years.

Tess is currently studying Geography at Durham University after achieving 3 A*s at A Level in Maths, Biology and Geography at The Perse School. She has had a successful debut season with the Durham University Women’s 1st XI, being voted their Most Valuable Player and top goal scorer.

The attacking midfielder is known for her work rate and flair on the hockey pitch. Tess is proud to have been nurtured by St Faith’s and said, “during matches Mr Welch would always call me the ‘machine’ – this has stuck with me as I would and will never give up! I’m very grateful for all the support from St Faith’s.”

Tess is currently part of the Great Britain U23 Elite Development Programme and was recently awarded ‘England Hockey’s Junior Performance Player of the Year’. When interviewed on this accolade she said, “I play because I love it. Hockey is one of my greatest passions and I’ll just go for it and see where it takes me. No-one ever regretted trying hard.”

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