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Olympian Attard retires from Hockeyroos

AAP logoAAP 4/11/2016

Teneal Attard has retired from the Australian women's hockey team after playing 221 matches for the Hockeyroos over a 12 year international career in the sport.

Attard made her debut for Australia in 2004 at the Champions Trophy in Argentina and went on to play for the Hockeyroos at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games.

Her final cap for Australia was in Perth against Great Britain in February.

"There have been many ups that I will remember forever but also some tough times along the way that definitely made me a better player on the field and a stronger person off," Attard, 31, said.

"I'm unsure that the time is ever right to call an end to something you love and want nothing more than to be a part of, but I feel like I have given all I can to hockey for now and feel it's time for me to take on new challenges in life and focus my energy on something else."

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