Shona McCallin is a member of the Team GB Hockey Team, an Olympic Gold Medallist from Rio 2016 and has been awarded and MBE. Shona trains full-time with the English national team. She achieved her 50th combined international appearance for Great Britain and England during the Rio Olympic Final. The team created history and won Great Britain’s first ever Olympic Gold medal in women’s hockey.
McCallin is the first hockey player and Olympian to join the Perform Better Ambassador Programme, which was launched in the summer of 2018. The programme supports professional athletes with key equipment for training and recovery, in addition to flagship items for tournaments, tours and events.
As an ambassador for Perform Better Shona McCallin will engage with audiences about her elite training and the benefits of using the specialist Perform Better equipment, as well as attending key events, seminars and workshops in the industry with the Perform Better team.
Speaking of the announcement Shona McCallin said: “Olympic level hockey is all about the small margins whether that be technically, tactically, physically or mentally. With regards to physical performance and recovery, I’ve always been a strong believer small things and attention to detail make a big difference.
“Perform Better have helped me with this with the vast amount of recovery and training products they have available. A personal favourite of mine is the PB Mini Bands which I use almost daily pre-sessions to activate muscles and strengthen weaker muscles to help prevent injury. The staff behind the Perform Better brand are super friendly and knowledgeable and have really helped me get the best out of myself as an athlete.”
Perform Better Director, Mark Gladwin said: “Perform Better specialise in Elite Sport and who better to represent this than Shona McCallin, an Olympic Gold Medallist. We are privileged to work with Shona, and have enjoyed being part of her recovery in 2018, we hope Perform Better can assist Shona in achieving her PB in her career.
“Perform Better have identified women’s sport as a key area of growth over the coming years, and we are very keen to support female athletes in reaching the top of their game, Shona is an important part of this for us.”
Perform Better are the UK’s most innovative supplier of Performance Monitoring and Training Equipment specialising in meeting the needs of the Professional Sports, University and Schools markets in the UK and Europe.
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