26 James Gall

Midfielder - Senior Men

Date of Birth
20 May 1995
Player Debut
29 April 2017
Surbiton HC
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Player Bio

Player Caps - 126 (58 GB / 68 Eng)

Goals - 10 (2 GB / 8 Eng)

Since being called up to the senior programme in January 2017, James has become a key component of the midfield for both England and Great Britain.

In his first tournament he helped the latter win their first Sultan Azlan Shah gold medal before also winning bronze with England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and playing at the 2018 World Cup.

He has barely missed a game for Great Britain too, appearing in the 2019 and 2020/21 FIH Hockey Pro League before making his Olympic debut in Tokyo.

James featured twice in the 2022/23 FIH Pro League for GB and represented England at the 2023 EuroHockey Championships.

His recent GB appearances include four matches at the 2023/24 FIH Pro League and qualifying GB for Paris 2024.

It could have been so much different for James though, having fractured his skull and spine in a freak accident back in 2015. However, he has fought back superbly to become one of the most reliable and gritty players in the team with a long international future ahead of him.

Updated 9/2/2024

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