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Linda Skelton


Country: England
Elected: March 2021
Born: 1951 

Hockey Playing Career

  • Started playing and representing school in 1962 and at 15 joined Bridlington.Selected for North Yorkshire.
  • Over the years played club hockey for Bridlington, Scarborough, Hull East Riding, Gillingham,
    Epsom, Harrogate and now City of York (with various roles including Captain Treasurer).
  • Toured with Scarborough, Epsom, Harrogate Vets, City of York, LX Ladies.
  • Represented North Masters from 2011 (O50 – O65).
  • Played for England O60 in Lille, Home Internationals and World Cup at Rotterdam (2014).
  • Played for Alliance O60 in European Cup at Southgate (2015).
  • Formed LX Lionesses to participate in O60 TT at Canberra, Australia (2016).
  • Joined LX Ladies and played in Europeans O60 at Glasgow (2017).
  • Played for LX Ladies O65 in World Cup at Barcelona (2018) and European Cup at Brasschaat (2019).
  • Played for LX Ladies Inaugural O70 in Tilburg and Valencia (2022).
  • Played for LX Ladies O65 in World Cup at Cape Town (2022).

Hockey administration roles

  • Coached and umpired in schools 1994 – 2004 and club umpire from 2004.
  • Chair of City of York (2011 – 2019).
  • Founding member and Chair of LX Ladies from 2016.
  • Board Member of WGMA from 2021.

Other Interests

  • Treasurer of M500 Society (for Open University staff students) from 1983.
  • Volunteer Walking Leader for HF Holidays in UK from 2002 and Overseas from 2014.
  • Field Adviser for HF Holidays from 2012.
  • Walking, trekking, yoga, travelling.

Professional Life

Former banker, academic, lecturer and teacher of mathematics.