Search

Hinch put through paces ahead of Hockey World Cup

PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 July 2018

Maddie Hinch was put through a bizarre training session ahead of this summer's Hockey World Cup (pic: Red Bull Content Pool)

Maddie Hinch was put through a bizarre training session ahead of this summer's Hockey World Cup (pic: Red Bull Content Pool)

Archant

England hockey keeper Maddie Hinch has been put through her paces ahead of this summer’s World Cup in London — albeit in fairly unusual circumstances.

Turning up for what she believed was a promotional shoot, the 29-year-old instead found herself tasked with protecting precious personal items, including her MBE and even her family.

After being greeted by a creepy voice – a cunning disguise for teammates Amy Tennant and Sabbie Heesh – Hinch is told she will undergo a series of challenges specifically designed to test different elements of her game such as her agility and reactivity like never before.

A creation of Red Bull Media House, Hinch faces balls flying at 90kph from a mere distance of eight metres in the first task to save her MBE certificate, sentimental kit and, most importantly, her treasured childhood doll.

The pressure continues for Hinch as she sprints to save her favourite dresses, including her MBE outfit, from balls shot two seconds apart along a runway, putting her fitness as well as her defensive skills in the spotlight.

In the final test, the 2016 Olympic gold medallist has to defend her best friend, dad and mum who are stood in a goal which increases in size by 50 per cent each round.

“I’ve never done anything like this before. The challenges were bizarre but actually tested similar movements I’d use in a game – so I had to be on point at all times.

“It’s been a great break from the normal drills - I couldn’t believe how Red Bull got so many of my friends and family to be in on it. I hope everyone enjoys the edit as much as I enjoyed filming it.”

*Follow Red Bull UK (@redbulluk) and Maddie Hinch (@maddiehinch) on Twitter. To see the full video, visit redbull.com/canshesaveit.

Latest Islington Sports News

13:00

Islington’s John Ryder faces the biggest night of his life at the Copper Box Arena on October 27.

08:00

New York Knicks Frank Ntilikina is excited about playing a match in London as it will give his family and friends a chance to watch him play.

Jack Wilshere has called on Arsenal to make Aaron Ramsey captain of the club rather than allow the Welsh international to leave on a free transfer.

Yesterday, 22:46

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been discussing various topics with Layth Yousif during his exclusive interview this week.

Yesterday, 16:00

Cumberland Netball Club maintained their winning form in Premier League 2 with a 48-41 success against The Downs.

Yesterday, 16:00

Teenager in squad alongside some of country’s brightest talents

Yesterday, 13:00

Boston Arms maintained their best start to a season with a 12-3 home mauling of British Legion.

Yesterday, 12:00

Round four to take place in London in December

PROMOTED CONTENT

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now