13 Sam Ward

Forward - Senior Men

Date of Birth
24 December 1990
Player Debut
16 October 2014
Old Georgians HC
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Player Bio

Player Caps - 165 (102 GB / 97 Eng)

Goals - 192 (80 GB / 112 Eng)

Sam Ward is a natural born goal scorer. His prowess in the circle saw him force his way into the international teams in 2014 and he has gone from strength to strength since.

A huge threat from both open play and penalty corners, Sam has established himself as one of the deadliest attackers in world hockey and nine times as he helped England to a bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

He suffered a serious eye injury during the 2019 FIH Olympic Qualifier against Malaysia that threatened to end his career but has come back stronger and hungrier than before. He finished as the joint-highest scorer with six goals at the 2021 EuroHockey Championships with England before adding five more to his name with GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Sam has gone onto represent GB and England at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, 2023 World Cup, 2023 EuroHockey Championships and a total of over 50 FIH Pro League appearances. 

Before becoming an international hockey player, Sam worked as a car salesman and now plies his trade domestically for Old Georgians, having previously featured for Leicester, Holcombe, Beeston and Loughborough Students.

Updated 9/2/2024

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