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McCaw confirms ‘indefinite break’ from hockey

McCaw confirms ‘indefinite break’ from hockey

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<p>Gemma McCaw has confirmed an ‘indefinite break’ from international hockey to focus on her career</p>
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Former Vantage Black Sticks midfielder Gemma McCaw has confirmed an ‘indefinite break’ from international hockey to focus on her career.<br>
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McCaw, who is the third most capped women’s player with 246 tests, has not played for New Zealand since the Rio Olympic Games after taking time away from the National Squad.<br>
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“I’ve really enjoyed the last eight years and have loved playing for New Zealand but I have no plans to attempt a return to international hockey,” McCaw said.<br>
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“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my family, friends, my past teams and management, sponsors and everyone in the hockey community who has supported me.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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“I’m grateful for all the opportunities I have had and the people I have met along the way. I now look forward to focusing on my career.”<br>
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Vantage Black Sticks head coach Mark Hager wished McCaw all the best for her future endeavours and said the door was never shut if she decided to work on a return.<br>
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“Gemma is a very talented athlete and has been an important part of our team over a span of eight years, and has been a big factor in helping us improve on the world stage to where we are now.&nbsp;<br>
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“To have played so many games for her country certainly puts her among a select few of fantastic players. I thank her for her huge contributions to the team and the sport of hockey as a whole and wish her good luck as she shifts focus onto her career,” he said.<br>
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