Olympic gold medalist, Maddie Hinch, has become an Ambassador for Right To Play.

Maddie has over 150 caps for England and Great Britain, and has won numerous Goalkeeper of the Tournament Awards, including FIH Female Goalkeeper of the Year three years in a row (2016, 2017 and 2018).

Maddie has a degree in Sport & Exercise Science from Loughborough University. She continues to play a pivotal role in international tournaments, including England's gold medal triumph at the EuroHockey Championships 2015 and Rio 2016, where she saved all four penalties to claim the historic gold for GB and Olympic Champion status. She is currently training with Team GB for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Maddie is an advocate of women’s rights and is lending her voice to raise awareness of the plight of vulnerable girls around the world. The launch of the partnership coincides with International Women’s Day on 8 March.

Maddie Hinch states: “Sport continues to have a huge impact on my life and I feel passionately that the power of sport and play can be tools to change children's lives for the better.

I’m really excited to be on board and I can't wait to get stuck in to help continue with their inspiring work.”

“I’m pleased to welcome Maddie as our latest Ambassador, says Nimtaz-Tanya Noordin, Senior Communications Manager, Right To Play UK.

As an athlete and a champion, Maddie understands the positive impact sport and play has on young lives, and how it builds the critical life skills children need in order to take those important first steps out of poverty. Maddie is a role model and is passionate about giving children a better chance in life. She will be a fantastic advocate of our work and we look forward to working with Maddie to make a difference to children's lives."

Maddie will play a key part in the Right To Play’s 20th Anniversary campaign this year and will use her growing profile to help raise awareness and vital funds for the charity.

Maddie joins a leading group of Right To Play Ambassadors who embody the best values of sport and help raise awareness and funds for the children in Right To Play programmes across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.