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Sam Quek

Introduced to hockey at school, Sam's early talent led to her PE teacher encouraging her to join a club, which turned out to be the Mini Panthers in Wirral. Chester HC was Sam's first club as a junior starting in the fourth team before quickly gaining recognition and playing first team hockey for Chester in the National league.  During her final season at Chester she was encouraged to train with Bowdon HighTown ladies. 

After enjoying playing (and winning) with her friends there, staying with hockey was a done deal, getting onto the centralised training squad and gaining her first international cap against Argentina back in 2008.

This was during her studies for a Sport & Excercise Science degree, but it clearly didn't hold her back and she graduated in 2010.

A tough tackling defender with a reputation for turning it on in the big games, Quek has a European gold medal in the trophy cabinet and after her first Olympics this summer in Rio she added another gold medal to keep it company.

When not playing hockey, Sam's either coaching, spending time with friends and family - or appearing on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!


Sam's England teammates will be appearing in London in 2017 in the Investec London Cup, then in the Women's Hockey World Cup in 2018 - sign up here to get the latest info! http://eng.hockey/QuekWorldCup2018

Nationality:
English
Date of birth:
18.10.1988
Position:
Defender
Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/SamanthaQuek13/
Twitter account:
@SamanthaQuek
International Honours ShowHide
Appearances
2016 Champions Trophy
2016 Olympic Games
2015 EuroHockey Championships
2015 World League Final
2015 World League Final
2014 World Cup
2014 Commonwealth Games
2014 Champions Trophy
2013 World League Semi Final
2013 EuroHockey Championships
2013 World League Final
2012 Indoor EuroHockey Nations Championship
2011 Champions Trophy
Medals
2016 Olympic Games - Gold
2015 EuroHockey Championships - Gold
2014 Commonwealth Games - Silver
2013 EuroHockey Championships - Silver
2013 EuroHockey Championships - Silver
2013 EuroHockey Championships - Silver
2013 World League Final - Bronze
2012 Champions Trophy - Silver
CAPS
HOME
62
GB
52
INDOOR
14
TOTAL
128
GOALS
HOME
2
GB
-
INDOOR
4
TOTAL
6
Get to know ShowHide
Squads:
Senior Women
Current club:
Holcombe
Former club(s):
Bowdon Hightown, Reading
School:
Birkenhead High (Wirral)
Shirt number:
13
International Debut:
2nd October 2008
Hometown:
Wirral
Which stick do you use:
Gryphon
Sam Quek GB

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