Team England’s double Commonwealth medallist Sophie Bray has announced her decision to retire from international.
The 28-year-old was part of England’s silver-medal winning team at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games before returning to claim bronze at the Gold Coast Games last year.
Since making her international debut in 2013, Bray accumulated 86 England caps, scoring 28 goals.
Bray was also part of the Great Britain team that won a historic Olympic gold medal in 2016, having won the European Championships a year earlier.
“After a very tough couple of months it is with great sadness that I have taken the difficult decision to step down from international hockey,” said Bray.
“It has been a huge honour to represent Great Britain and England and I will be forever grateful for all the incredible memories in an international shirt.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has supported and believed in me and made the amazing journey so special.
“I still have a lot to give the sport I love and I am looking forward to what the future holds.”
Nicknamed ‘the baby-faced assassin’, the East Grinstead forward lived up to her alias to become the tournament’s top scorer with five goals in six games at last year’s Commonwealth Games.