Mary Nevill (field hockey)

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Mary Nevill
Personal information
Full name Mary Elizabeth Nevill
Born (1961-03-12) 12 March 1961 (age 58)
Gawsworth, Cheshire, England

Mary Elizabeth Nevill OBE (born 12 March 1961 in Gawsworth, Cheshire, England) is a British former field hockey player.

Nevill captained the Great Britain squad that won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, she also competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[1]

Nevill has played club hockey for Leicester.

After her international career Nevill, as a senior lecturer at the Loughborough University, researched in the area of muscle metabolism during maximum sprint and intermittent exercise with a particular interest in the aetiology of fatigue, she also stayed actively involved in the sport of field hockey, and the former Great Britain women's captain for a while was coach to the England U21 Women's Squad. Besides that, Nevill was director of Institute of Youth Sport.

Nevill is currently Professor and Head of Department of Sport Science in the School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, England.

Nevill was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to Sport and Sports Science.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Mary Nevill". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 21 January 2015.

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