England men's national field hockey team

The England men's national field hockey team[2] competes in most major international tournaments except the Olympic Games. England's only appearance at the Olympics was at London 1908 when they won gold; since then English players have competed at the Olympics as part of the combined Great Britain national field hockey team.

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AssociationEngland Hockey
CoachDanny Kerry
Assistant coach(es)Kwan Browne
Jon Bleby
Tim Pitt
ManagerAndy Halliday
CaptainAdam Dixon
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 7 Steady (4 October 2020)[1]
Highest4 (2010–2013, November 2015 – June 2016)
Lowest11 (2005)
Olympic Games
Appearances1 (first in 1908)
Best result1st (1908)
World Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1973)
Best result2nd (1986)
EuroHockey Championships
Appearances18 (first in 1970)
Best result1st (2009)

England's best finish in the Hockey World Cup was as runners-up to champions Australia in 1986, which was also held in London. They won the bronze medal at the inaugural Commonwealth Games hockey tournament in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, as well as in 2014 in Glasgow.

Competitive recordEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
  1908 Final 1st 3 3 0 0 24 3 Squad
  1920
until now
Part of Great Britain
Total 1 title 1/1 3 3 0 0 24 3

World CupEdit

FIH World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
  1971 Did not participate
  1973 5th place game 6th 7 2 2 3 10 11 N/A
  1975 5th place game 6th 7 3 1 3 19 17
  1978 7th place game 7th 8 2 3 3 11 10
  1982 9th place game 9th 7 3 1 3 10 15
  1986 Final 2nd 7 5 0 2 13 8
  1990 5th place game 5th 7 4 1 2 12 7
  1994 5th place game 6th 7 3 2 2 7 5
  1998 5th place game 6th 7 3 0 4 18 21 Squad
  2002 7th place game 7th 9 5 0 4 19 11 Squad
  2006 5th place game 5th 7 4 0 3 15 13 Squad
  2010 3rd place game 4th 7 4 0 3 21 20 Squad
  2014 3rd place game 4th 7 3 1 3 8 12 Squad
  2018 3rd place game 4th 7 3 1 3 12 23 Squad
  2023 To be determined
Total Best: 2nd 13/14 94 44 12 38 175 173

European ChampionshipsEdit

EuroHockey Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
  1970 5th place game 6th 7 4 0 3 10 7
  1974 3rd place game 4th 7 5 0 2 12 10
  1978 3rd place game 3rd 7 5 1 1 19 7
  1983 5th place game 5th 7 3 2 2 20 10
  1987 Final 2nd 7 6 1 0 24 2
  1991 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 1 2 14 8
  1995 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 2 1 18 11
  1999 3rd place game 3rd 7 5 1 1 27 11
  2003 3rd place game 3rd 7 3 2 2 16 15
  2005 5th place game 6th 5 1 2 2 8 8
  2007 Relegation pool 5th 5 2 2 1 17 6
  2009 Final 1st 5 4 1 0 24 10
  2011 3rd place game 3rd 5 3 0 2 17 11
  2013 3rd place game 4th 5 1 1 3 10 12
  2015 3rd place game 4th 5 2 1 2 18 9
  2017 3rd place game 3rd 5 3 0 2 16 10
  2019 Relegation pool 5th 5 2 2 1 9 7
  2021 Qualified
Total 1 title 18/18 103 58 18 27 279 154

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Commonwealth Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
  1998 3rd place game 3rd 6 2 3 1 12 10
  2002 5th place game 5th 5 3 0 2 13 8
  2006 3rd place game 4th 6 3 0 3 14 14
  2010 3rd place game 4th 6 3 3 0 18 11
  2014 3rd place game 3rd 6 3 1 2 22 12
  2018 3rd place game 3rd 6 3 1 2 18 11
Total Best: 3rd 6/6 35 17 8 10 97 66

Defunct competitionsEdit

*Draws include matches decided on a penalty shoot-out.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

This is the squad of 18 players selected for the 2019 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship from 16 to 25 August 2019, in Antwerp, Belgium.[3]

Caps and goals (including appearances for Great Britain) updated after the match v Scotland. on 25 August 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK   George Pinner (1987-01-18) 18 January 1987 (age 33) 188 0   Old Georgians
2 1GK   Harry Gibson (1993-03-25) 25 March 1993 (age 27) 74 0   Surbiton

4 2DF   Ollie Willars (1990-06-25) 25 June 1990 (age 30) 134 3   Beeston
5 2DF   David Ames (Vice-captain) (1989-06-25) 25 June 1989 (age 31) 87 4   Holcombe
6 2DF   Henry Weir (1990-02-13) 13 February 1990 (age 30) 179 6   Wimbledon
11 2DF   Ian Sloan (1993-11-19) 19 November 1993 (age 26) 99 5   Wimbledon
18 2DF   Brendan Creed (1993-01-03) 3 January 1993 (age 27) 74 0   Surbiton
25 2DF   Jack Waller (1997-01-28) 28 January 1997 (age 23) 36 0   Wimbledon

7 3MF   Ashley Jackson (1987-08-27) 27 August 1987 (age 33) 246 136   Old Georgians
9 3MF   Harry Martin (1992-10-23) 23 October 1992 (age 27) 220 17   Hampstead & Westminster
16 3MF   Adam Dixon (Captain) (1986-09-11) 11 September 1986 (age 34) 263 19   Beeston
26 3MF   James Gall (1995-05-20) 20 May 1995 (age 25) 70 3   Surbiton
29 3MF   Tom Sorsby (1996-10-28) 28 October 1996 (age 23) 18 0   Surbiton
32 3MF   Zach Wallace (1999-09-29) 29 September 1999 (age 21) 37 5   Surbiton

10 4FW   Chris Griffiths (1990-09-03) 3 September 1990 (age 30) 98 22   East Grinstead
13 4FW   Sam Ward (1990-12-24) 24 December 1990 (age 29) 122 69   Old Georgians
15 4FW   Phil Roper (1992-01-24) 24 January 1992 (age 28) 136 33   Wimbledon
31 4FW   Will Calnan (1996-04-17) 17 April 1996 (age 24) 28 5   Hampstead & Westminster

Other players in Central Programme SquadEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club

3 2DF   Luke Taylor (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 26) 31 9   Surbiton
12 2DF   Mikey Hoare (1985-11-14) 14 November 1985 (age 34) 156 2   Wimbledon
14 2DF   Mark Gleghorne (1985-05-19) 19 May 1985 (age 35) 161 46   Holcombe
27 2DF   Liam SanfordINJ (1996-03-14) 14 March 1996 (age 24) 53 0   Old Georgians

22 3MF   David Condon (1991-07-06) 6 July 1991 (age 29) 176 26   East Grinstead
30 3MF   Rhys Smith (1997-03-13) 13 March 1997 (age 23) 11 0   Wimbledon

21 4FW   Liam Ansell (1993-11-12) 12 November 1993 (age 26) 39 10   East Grinstead

ResultsEdit

2018 Results and fixturesEdit

Test MatchEdit

16 October 2018 France  3–4  EnglandFrance
Report

2018 4 Nations Men's Tournament ValenciaEdit

29 October 2018 Match 1England  1–2  IrelandValencia, Spain
Report
30 October 2018 Match 2England  1–2  NetherlandsValencia, Spain
Report
1 November 2018 Match 3Spain  2–1  EnglandValencia, Spain
Report
3 November 2018 Semi-FinalSpain  3–0  EnglandValencia, Spain
Report
4 November 2018 3rd/4th PlaceEngland  2–2  IrelandValencia, Spain
Report

2018 Odisha Hockey World CupEdit

30 November 2018 Pool BEngland  2–2  ChinaBhubaneswar, India
Gleghorne   14'
Ansell   48'
Report Guo X.   5'
Du   59'
4 December 2018 Pool BEngland  0–3  AustraliaBhubaneswar, India
Report Whetton   47'
Govers   50'
Weyer   56'
7 December 2018 Pool BIreland  2–4  EnglandBhubaneswar, India
Cargo   35'
O'Donoghue   37'
Report Condon   15'
Ansell   37'
Gall   38'
Gleghorne   60+'
10 December 2018 CrossoverEngland  2–0  New ZealandBhubaneswar, India
Report
12 December 2018 Quarter-FinalArgentina  2–3  EnglandBhubaneswar, India
Report
15 December 2018 Semi-FinalEngland  0–6  BelgiumBhubaneswar, India
Report
16 December 2018 3rd/4th PlaceEngland  1–8  AustraliaBhubaneswar, India
Report

2019 Results and fixturesEdit

2019 4 Nations Invitational TournamentEdit

1 August 2019 Match 1England  3–3  IrelandBarcelona, Spain
Report
2 August 2019 Match 2Spain  4–2  EnglandBarcelona, Spain
Report
4 August 2019 Match 3England  3–3  MalaysiaBarcelona, Spain
Report

2019 Men's EuroHockey Nations ChampionshipEdit

17 August 2019 Pool AEngland  2-2  WalesAntwerp, Belgium
Report
18 August 2019 Pool AEngland  0-2  BelgiumAntwerp, Belgium
Report
20 August 2019 Pool ASpain  2-2  EnglandAntwerp, Belgium
Report
22 August 2019 Pool CEngland  2-1  IrelandAntwerp, Belgium
Report
24 August 2019 Pool CEngland  3-0  ScotlandAntwerp, Belgium
Report

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 4 October 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  2. ^ "England Hockey official website". Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  3. ^ "England squads named for upcoming EuroHockey Championships". www.englandhockey.co.uk. England Hockey. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.

External linksEdit