European Championship & Commonwealth Games medallist, Sarah Evans, supports BRIT
We are delighted that Sarah is part of our BRIT Ambassador family to support and improve young adult mental health throughout the UK. Sarah has amassed 73 caps for England and 49 caps for Great Britain, during which time she has won bronze at both the European Championships and Commonwealth Games. She is the First Team Captain of Surbiton Hockey Club who have won the Women’s England Hockey League Premier Division title seven years in a row. In 2021, Sarah retired from International Hockey and has recently been selected to be part of the England Hockey Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group.
“I am delighted to be part of the BRIT Ambassador to support and improve young adult mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives, however I am mindful of the impact on so many young adults and students; particularly those with existing mental health challenges and those who feel isolated and vulnerable. Maintaining good mental health is vital for our wellbeing and The British Inspiration Trust’s annual BRIT Challenge is an inspiring opportunity for every UK university, college, specialist college and Students’ Union to embrace this feelgood February fundraiser, enters teams and encourage their students and staff to take part. It would be amazing if members of our Great Britain hockey family join me as BRIT Ambassadors and do all they can to promote the BRIT Challenge at universities and colleges of their choice, help destigmatise mental health and champion equality, diversity and inclusion. I also urge Olympians, Paralympians and elite athletes from all sports to unite with us in support of young adult mental health. By coming together, the UK-wide impact could be extraordinary and would benefit the lives of hundreds of thousands of students and young adults. I would be thrilled to support and encourage students and staff at the University of Birmingham as they take on the BRIT Challenge”. Sarah Evans Olympian, Great Britain & England Hockey player and European Championship & Commonwealth Games medallist
Sarah was educated at Kingston Grammar School and between 2009 and 2012, completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in History at the University of Birmingham. In addition to being the First Team Captain of Surbiton Hockey Club, who have won the Women’s England Hockey League Premier Division title seven years in a row, Sarah has coached Hockey to primary schools in Surbiton and Southwark, and managed the Surbiton Hockey Charity. The aim of the charity is to increase participation in Hockey; especially in schools who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to play. Sarah made her debut for England in 2013, a the Women’s Hockey Investec Cup. A year later, she made her senior international debut for Great Britain. In 2017, Sarah was influential in helping England secure bronze at the European Championships and bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She was one of the star performers at the 2018 Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup. Sarah has amassed 73 caps for England and 49 caps for Great Britain. In October 2021, after representing Great Britain for eight years, and at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Sarah retired from International Hockey. In November 2021, England Hockey announced that Sarah had been selected to be part of the England Hockey Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group. For more information about England Hockey, please visit their website. For more information about Great Britain Hockey, please visit their website. Sarah is also an Ambassador for Next Step Ready You can follow Sarah on Twitter and Instagram.