12 May 1990|
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||61 kg (134 lb)|
|Current club||East Grinstead|
Bray lives in Claygate, Surrey but was born in France where her father worked as a marketing consultant. Back in England she played tennis and football at local clubs, representing Surrey at tennis aged 11. She gave up playing tennis and played football for Fulham Ladies, because she preferred a team sport. She was educated at Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston upon Thames joining Surbiton Hockey Club during her time at the school, initially playing for the colts aged 16, before progressing to the senior team.
Bray competed for England in the women's hockey tournament at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she won a silver medal, and was a member of the Investec sponsored winning team at the EuroHockey Championships in 2015.
In 2016, she competed for Team GB in the women's Olympic field hockey tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where Team GB won gold in the final against the Netherlands after a penalty shoot out.
On 4 February 2019, Bray announced her retirement from international hockey. During her international career she scored 44 goals and made 134 appearances for England and Great Britain.
Honours and achievementsEdit
- Gold medal in 2015 Women's EuroHockey Nations Championship
- Silver medal in Hockey at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
- Bronze medal in Hockey at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
- Bronze medal in 2017 Women's EuroHockey Nations Championship
- Investec Women's Hockey League Player of the Season 2018–2019
- Team England profile
- "Sophie Bray - GB Hockey". www.greatbritainhockey.co.uk. Archived from the original on 7 February 2019.
- Bray on the England Hockey website
- "Hockey, tennis, soccer, she's a star at them all". 8 February 2009.
- "Sophie Bray biography".
- "No. 61803". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2016. p. N16.
- "New Year's Honours list 2017" (PDF). Gov.uk. Government Digital Service. 30 December 2016. p. 48. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
- "Sophie Bray: Rio Olympic gold medallist retires from international hockey". BBC. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
- "Rio 2016 Olympics hockey results". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "EuroHockey Championships 2015: Results and tables". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "Glasgow 2014: Australia beat England in shootout to win gold". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "England lose tense women's hockey semi-final against New Zealand". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "Eurohockey 2017: men's and women's results & standings". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "Players and teams of the year voting results announced". englandhockey.co.uk. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
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- Sophie Bray at the International Hockey Federation
- Sophie Bray at Team GB
- Sophie Bray at Team England
- Sophie Bray at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
- Sophie Bray at Olympedia