England Hockey


Prominent PlayersAshley Jackson, Barry Middleton, Richard Mantell, Harry Martin


The England men's national Field Hockey Team competes in almost all major international tournaments except the Olympics as the English players now compete at the Olympics as part of the combined Great Britain National Field Hockey Team.

England's best finish in the Hockey World Cup came in 1986 where they finished as the runners-up to champions Australia and the cup was held in London only. They won the bronze medal at the inaugural Commonwealth Games hockey tournament in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur which was repeated consecutively in 2014 at Glasgow and in 2018 at Gold Coast as well. Currently, the English team is placed at seventh position in the FIH Rankings, going into the 2018 World Cup.

They are also a consistent performer in EuroHockey Nations Championship where they have won a gold, a silver and seven bronze medals so far. They have also won a gold, silver and bronze in the six editions that have taken place of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup held so far.

Current Roster

These are the 20 players that are currently selected in the English team for the 2018 four Nations Men's Tournament Valencia which was scheduled from October to 4 November 2018.

PositionName of the PlayerDate of Birth
GKGeorge Pinner (Captain)18 January 1987
GKHarry Gibson25 March 1993
DFLuke Taylor15 September 1994
DFOllie Willars25 June 1990
DFHenry Weir13 February 1990
DFAdam Dixon11 September 1986
DFBrendon Creed3 January 1993
DFJack Waller28 January 1997
MFDavid Ames25 June 1989
MFHarry Martin23 October 1992
MFIan Sloan (Captain)19 November 1993
MFBarry Middleton12 January 1984
MFJames Ball20 May 1995
MFRhys Smith13 March 1997
FWChris Griffiths3 September 1990
FWMark Gleghorne19 May 1985
FWPhil Roper24 January 1992
FWDavid Goodfield (Captain)15 June 1993
FWZach Wallace29 September 1999

Other players in Central Programme Squad:

PositionName of the PlayerDate of Birth
DFMikey Hoare14 November 1985
DFLiam Sanford14 March 1996
DFJonty Griffiths10 January 1995
DFJames Albery2 October 1995
FWSam Ward24 December 1990
FWEd Horler22 September 1995
FWLiam Ansell12 November 1993
FWPeter Scott19 January 1997
FWWill Calnan17 April 1996

Support Staff

  1. Association: Hockey England
  2. Coach: Danny Kerry
  3. Assistant Coach(es): Russell Garcia
  4. Manager: Andy Halliday

Notable English Players

Ashley Jackson, Barry Middleton, Richard Mantell, Harry Martin, Iain Lewers, James Tindall, Simon Mantell, Glenn Kirkham, Michael Hoare, Russel Garcia, Nicholas Catlin etc.

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