Team England hockey player Alex Danson-Bennett has announced her retirement from the sport today. The Gold Coast Bronze medallist represented Team England over four separate Commonwealth Games in Melbourne 2006, Delhi 2010, Glasgow 2014 and lastly in 2018 in Australia.

Alex announced, "After a long 18 months but a fabulous 18 years in the sport, it's the right time for me to retire.

"It's been the most incredible journey I could have asked for, but a lot has changed. My head injury has been life-changing, also in terms of my perspective and things that have happened within my family. Throughout my career I've been 100% immersed in being an athlete, but my priorities are different now. All of that means it's the right time.

She also was part of the Team GB squad which won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and retires as Great Britain’s and England’s all-time joint leading scorer with 115 goals.

Off the pitch, Alex was also a non-executive director on the board of Commonwealth Games England as an athlete representative and was awarded an MBE in 2016 for her services to Hockey.

Commonwealth Games England wishes to thank Alex for her fantastic support to Team England and the Commonwealth movement.