Notes from the field
Hey my name is Kate Wright (Gillis) I have been playing on the Canadian senior team for the past 10 years. I played my first game in Vancouver against Chile in 2007 and I currently have 159 caps.
I picked up my first field hockey stick when I was in grade 9, at the age of 14 and I have never looked back. I joined the Canadian Program when I was 17 and I played my first game for Canada that year. I have been fortunate to compete in multiple major games including two Commonwealth games (2010 and 2014) and two Pan American games (2011 and 2015).
Ever since I was a little girl, I have played every sport under the sun, so my life outside of hockey has always been sports focused. I love playing ice hockey, travelling, and eating good food! Field hockey is such a big part of my life, allowing me to travel the world while I represent my country and play the sport I love. It also led me to meet some pretty amazing people, including my husband who played for the Canadian men’s team.