• Phil Packer

European Championship & Commonwealth Games medallist, Sarah Evans, joins the BRIT Ambassador family

We are delighted that Sarah has joined our BRIT Ambassador family. Sarah has amassed 68 caps for England and 45 caps for Great Britain, during which time she has won bronze at both the European Championships and Commonwealth Games. She is the First Team Captain of Surbiton Hockey Club who have won the Women’s England Hockey League Premier Division title seven years in a row.

Sarah Evans - Great Britain and England Hockey Player and European and Commonwealth medallist

“I am delighted to be joining the BRIT Ambassador to support and improve young adult mental health. With COVID-19 affecting all of our lives, this is such an important time to support the many young adults and students with existing mental health challenges or those who feel isolated and vulnerable.


Maintaining good mental health is vital for our wellbeing and The British Inspiration Trust’s BRIT 2021 Challenge is an inspiring opportunity to help support and improve young adult mental health and fitness throughout the UK. I hope every UK university, college and student union enters teams in the BRIT 2021 Challenge and encourages their students and staff to take part; at home or on campus.

It would be amazing if members of our Great Britain hockey family join me as BRIT Ambassadors and do all they can to champion the BRIT 2021 Challenge by encouraging university and college teams to take on the challenge. I also urge Olympians, Paralympians and athletes from all sports to unite with us in support of young adult mental health. By coming together, the UK-wide impact could be extraordinary and would benefit the lives of hundreds of thousands of students and young adults.

I would be thrilled to support students and staff at the University of Birmingham as they take on the BRIT 2021 Challenge”.


Sarah was educated at Kingston Grammar School and between 2009 and 2012, completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in History at the University of Birmingham. In addition to being the First Team Captain of Surbiton Hockey Club, who have won the Women’s England Hockey League Premier Division title seven years in a row, Sarah has coached Hockey to primary schools in Surbiton and Southwark, and managed the Surbiton Hockey Charity. The aim of the charity is to increase participation in Hockey; especially in schools who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to play. Sarah made her debut for England in 2013, a the Women’s Hockey Investec Cup. A year later, she made her senior international debut for Great Britain. In 2017, Sarah was influential in helping England secure bronze at the European Championships and bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She was one of the star performers at the 2018 Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup. Sarah has amassed 68 caps for England and 45 caps for Great Britain. She is currently training with the Great Britain squad as they prepare for the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo. For more information about England Hockey, please visit their website. For more information about Great Britain Hockey, please visit their website. Sarah is also an Ambassador for Next Step Ready.