After studying at St Faith’s, where she started playing hockey, Tess joined The Perse in 2010. Whilst at The Perse, Tess became the youngest National League top goal scorer for the 2016 season with Cambridge City Hockey Club.
She started playing for England Hockey at U16, and has sincebeen an integral part of the U18 and U21 England and Great Britain teams. Whilst still at The Perse, Tess captained the U18 England team and won European Championship Bronze medals at U18 and U21 level in consecutive years.
After achieving 3 A*s at A Level, Tess is currently studying Geography at Durham University. She has had a successful debut season with the Durham University Women’s 1st XI, being voted their Most Valuable Player and top goal scorer.
As well as her success on the international scene, Tess was a key part of The Perse teams that reached the indoor and outdoor national hockey finals in 2017. Speaking at the time, Tess said “I can’t put into words how much The Perse has done for me, supporting me with technical stuff because the head coach of Cambridge City Ladies, Ross Hayward, was our coach at school as well.”
Tess is currently part of the Great Britain U23 Elite Development Programme and was recently awarded ‘England Hockey’s Junior Performance Player of the Year’. When interviewed on this accolade she said, “I play because I love it. Hockey is one of my greatest passions and I’ll just go for it and see where it takes me. No-one ever regretted trying hard.”