International Women’s Day: Are these the 5 greatest female athletes from Gloucestershire?

Gloucestershire has been responsible for producing some outstanding female athletes. Here are the five of the greatest to come out from the county.

Zara Tindall

As well as being the Queen’s eldest granddaughter, Tindall holds a few other titles.

Among her honours Tindall followed in the footsteps of her mother Princess Anne by winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2010. Tindall is also a part of the 2012 Olympics silver medal winning British Equestrian team. She has World Championship Gold medal to her name as well.

Tindall attended Beaudesert Park School in Stroud, Gloucestershire and her husband Mike Tindall was part of the 2003 World Cup winning England Rugby team and also played for Gloucester.

Vicky Holland

A Gloucestershire native, Holland won a Bronze medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016, becoming the first British female triathlete to win a medal at the Olympics. She has also won the World Triathlon Series five times.

Grace McCatty

A defender by trade, McCatty played for Bristol City from 2006-17 helping them to two FA Cup finals and also a Champions League quarter final.

Mel Nicholls

A wheelchair athlete, Nicholls won a silver medal at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships and competed in the Paralympics in 2012. She also won a silver medal and bronze medal at the 2014 European Championships.


Natasha Hunt

Hunt has represented England 41 times at international level currently plays for Gloucester-Hartpury. Her preferred position being a scrum-half, she was part of the England side that won the 2014 Rugby World Cup.

Some great names to choose from but who do you think is the greatest female athlete that Gloucestershire has produced?

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