Eng­land hockey coach suf­fers heart at­tack

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Eng­land women’s hockey coach Danny Kerry suf­fered a heart at­tack dur­ing the re­cent World League tour­na­ment in South Africa and will miss his team’s de­fence of the Euro­pean ti­tle next month. Kerry, who led Great Bri­tain’s women to gold medal glory at the 2016 Olympics, was ad­mit­ted to Mil­park Hos­pi­tal last week af­ter feel­ing un­well while at the World League semi-fi­nal in Jo­han­nes­burg. The 46-year-old is now re­turn­ing home but is not ex­pected to be back at work un­til Septem­ber, leav­ing as­sis­tant coach David Ralph in charge for the EuroHockey Cham­pi­onship in Am­s­ter­dam, which starts on Au­gust 18. “I would like to give my huge thanks and debt of grat­i­tude to Dr Ram­jee and the won­der­ful staff at Mil­park for the ex­cep­tional care I re­ceived whilst in hos­pi­tal,” Kerry said. “I would also like to con­vey how proud I am of how both play­ers and staff con­tin­ued through the tour­na­ment in such a pro­fes­sional man­ner, par­tic­u­larly dur­ing the Satur­day I was ad­mit­ted. “I look for­ward to some ex­tended time with my won­der­ful fam­ily and friends, to re­cov­er­ing, and to re­turn­ing to the role I love in due course.” — AFP

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