Rhona Simpson – Former Scotland Hockey Captain & Commonwealth Games’ Board Member 2014
Rhona’s sporting career to date as a hockey player includes competing in two Olympic Games (Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000); three Commonwealth Games (Kuala Lumpur 1998, Manchester 2002 and Melbourne 2006) and two World Cups (Australia 1998 and Holland 2002).
She is Scotland’s most-capped hockey player and also Scotland’s top goalscorer. She has coached Scotland’s U18 and U21 National Teams and was part of the coaching team for the Great Britain Youth Olympic squad in 2009, which won gold at the Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney.
She was the athlete representative on the Glasgow Board for the Commonwealth Games 2014 and worked closely with the Board and fellow athletes to deliver the best possible Games and experience for each competing athlete. She is also only one of two Scottish Athlete Mentors for the Youth Sports’ Trust and travels around the UK delivering her sporting stories to young people.
In her professional life she is Director of Sport at a leading independent school in Glasgow and a teacher of Physical Education.