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Symmons inducted into Hall of Fame
29 Aug 2015 20:08
Ireland’s Nikki Symmons has been inducted into the European Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.
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Symmons was capped an incredible 208 times and scored 31 goals during her international career.
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She won her first senior cap in 2001 against Wales and was the first player to reach 200 international caps, a testament to her hard-work and dedication.
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The EHF Hall of Fame is a way of honouring and highlighting some of the most significant figures in European Hockey.
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The inaugural inductees into the EHF Hall of Fame are all International senior players, have all consistently displayed high levels of sportsmanship, and have had a deep and meaningful impact in hockey on and off the pitch.
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Symmons becomes one of only five members in the EHF Hall of Fame.
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Speaking about the honour, Symmons said: "I am extremely honoured to be inducted into the EuroHockey Hall of Fame. It is very exciting news for not only myself but my family, friends and Irish hockey.
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“While I am still in a transition stage from being an athlete this has given me a huge boost and confidence as I further my career into the business side of sport.
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“It shows that all the commitment and hard work over the years has paid off, continuing into my next career.
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“I am incredibly proud to be on this list of athletes following legends of the game Santi Frexa, Teun de Nooijer and Natasha Keller. I would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who has helped me through this journey not only in the most recent years but throughout my athletic career".
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