With the Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley getting ever closer, media interest is building as Surbiton Ladies’ international players look forward to the tournament on home turf.

Emily Defroand tells Paul MacInnes of the Guardian about her weekly training schedule; explains how it feels to play at a Commonwealth Games; reveals her greatest inspiration and states with confidence that “England can get on the podium at the Hockey World Cup.”

The interview can be read at the Guardian website