Sunday, May 19, 2024

Sam Ward

Sam plays for England and Great Britain and Old Georgians in the English Premier Division.

Sam Ward on GB Hockey men: ‘There’s no blame culture on the pitch – it’s a special environment’

After the last two Olympic Qualifiers, the one that saw us to the Paris Olympics seemed like an absolute breeze. Playing in that team...

Aerial rule in hockey: Whistle inconsistencies are causing the confusion

The aerial rule is probably the toughest rule out there because a lot of it is interpretation -- it is so hard to have...

‘Ashley Jackson’s coaching qualities are already visible at Old Georgians’

Ashley Jackson is one of the best hockey players to ever play the sport -- and there isn’t any better person to appoint as...

Sam Ward: Why we shouldn’t get rid of penalty corner rule in hockey

There is always going to be some form of a danger element in our sport. We use a hard ball and it is just...

Sam Ward: A heck of a season in store for Men’s Premier Division

At the new domestic hockey season approaches, THP columnist Sam Ward runs the rule over his title contenders in the Men's Premier Division Surbiton The most...

Sam Ward: My top 3 players at the Women’s Hockey World Cup

The Women’s World Cup 2022 is under way and I’m finding myself gripped by the prospect of a thrilling tournament. The women’s game has never...

Sam Ward: We have a hell of a product in hockey, we just need better marketing

Last weekend we played again at Lee Valley for the first time with fans since my injury in November 2019. That’s 931 days. I...

Sam Ward: My appeal to the hockey community to #playitpink 

Our columnist explains why he’s launching a fundraising campaign for Against Breast Cancer and why he believes in always making the best of a...