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Sally Walton

Before embarking on a career as an international hockey player, keen Chelsea supporter Sally Walton played football for Aston Villa Ladies. Having made her international debut in 2005, Sally, from Solihull, made her Olympic debut during London 2012. In recent years, she has been a regular member of the England and Great Britain squads that have won medals at every major championship. At the 2009 EuroHockey Nations Championships, she donned the goalkeeping pads – and made several key saves – in a match against the Netherlands after goalkeeper Beth Storry dislocated her shoulder with England’s reserve goalkeeper not listed among the substitutes. Sally was the 100th athlete to be selected to Team GB by the British Olympic Association for the London Olympic Games.

Nationality:
English
Date of birth:
10.06.1981
Position:
Defender
Twitter account:
@sallywalton23
International Honours ShowHide
Appearances
2014 World Cup
2013 World League Semi Final
2013 EuroHockey Championships
2013 World League Final
2012 Champions Trophy
2012 Olympic Games
2011 Champions Trophy
2011 EuroHockey Championships
2010 Champions Trophy
2010 World Cup
2010 Commonwealth Games
2010 Indoor EuroHockey Nations Championship III
2009 EuroHockey Championships
2009 Champions Trophy
2008 Indoor EuroHockey Nations Championship
2007 Champions Challenge I
2007 EuroHockey Championships
2006 World Cup
2005 EuroHockey Championships
2005 Champions Challenge I
Medals
2013 EuroHockey Championships - Silver
2013 World League Final - Bronze
2012 Olympic Games - Bronze
2012 Champions Trophy - Silver
2011 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2010 World Cup - Bronze
2010 Commonwealth Games - Bronze
2010 Champions Trophy - Bronze
2010 Indoor EuroHockey Nations Championship III - Gold
2009 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2007 Champions Challenge I - Bronze
2007 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2005 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
CAPS
HOME
116
GB
37
INDOOR
12
TOTAL
165
GOALS
HOME
8
GB
2
INDOOR
11
TOTAL
21
Get to know ShowHide
Squads:
Senior Women
Current club:
Bowdon Hightown
Former club(s):
Bowdon Hightown, Wakefield
School:
Greswold School, Bromsgrove School
Shirt number:
23
International Debut:
9th June 2005
Most Memorable Acheivement:
World Cup and Commonwealth Games Bronze 2010, Champions Trophy Silver 2012.
Motto:
If you fail to prepare, be prepared to fail.
Hometown:
Solihull
Non-hockey hobbies:
Playing Football, music, Chelsea FC, all things sporty, Crossfit, Shopping
My sporting idol is...:
Kelly Holmes
If I wasn't a hockey player I would be...:
Footballer
I can't leave home without...:
Bose noise cancelling headphones and music
Favourite outfit:
Anything All Saints
Favourite shop:
All Saints
My claim to fame is...:
Playing Football for Aston Villa LFC. Grandad played football for Wolves
Which stick do you use:
TK
Do you have any superstitions / rituals before matches:
Always put right shoe on first (I dont know if I just do this or if it's a superstition!)
Favourite meal to cook:
Chicken stuffed with cheese wrapped in parma ham
Favourite pre-match meal::
Rice pudding!
Top fitness tip:
Balance. Quality training, quality rest and recovery
Shoes or Handbags:
Shoes
Surf or Snow:
Surf
Attack or Defend:
Attack
Ice Cream or Chocolate:
Chocolate
Night In or Night Out:
Night Out
Sally Walton
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