Monday, June 27, 2022

Sam Ward

Sam Ward joins charity helping to make youth sport safer

Podium Analytics has continued to make inroads into highlighting injury in youth sport by signing up England hockey star Sam Ward as an athlete ambassador. Ward, a Hockey Paper columnist, will help charity Podium Analytics in designing solutions for young...

Sam Ward: How I played Tokyo Olympics with a broken hand

Not many people know it, but I played through the Olympics with a broken hand. On Oct 4 2020, Old Georgians were playing Hampstead and Westminster away in the England Hockey Premier Division. The score was 1-1, and a foul...

Why the old Sam Ward wouldn’t have got through the Covid bubbles

I spent almost three months in isolation during 2021. Pre-trip quarantine, actual quarantine, the tournament itself - where you are chaperoned to the gym, or to the pitch, and then back to the hockey hotel again - and then...

Announcing our 2022 columnists: Driving the world hockey agenda

The Hockey Paper is delighted to announce the most exciting line-up of columnists ever assembled by a hockey journal. Our unrivalled coverage will now be bolstered by a fresh selection of top coaches, players, umpires and journalists to add to...
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Hockey stick review: Brabo Sam Ward #13 100 

Brabo SW#13 ELB 100  Make: Brabo  Model: SW#13 100 (Sam Ward #13 100)  Shape: ELB (Extreme Low Bow)  Bow: Extreme Low – 24mm, 200mm from head  Carbon: 100% high modulus Carbon  Price: c. £200  Features:  The SW13 100 ELB Hockey Stick is designed in conjunction with GB Olympian Sam Ward. The SW13 has the features...

Sam Ward: I can inspire others to tell them hockey dream is never over

Great Britain Hockey double Olympian Sam Ward on idols, wearing a mask, how working in car industry prepared him for a sporting life and his philosophy after career-threatening eye injury Sean Kerly was the one I looked up to. I...

Great Britain men: Hockey’s dark horse of the Olympics?

In our Olympic hockey blogger series, Luke Russell reveals his love for the game and GB's chances in Tokyo What I love about the Olympics? Passion, hunger, desire. Three words that perfectly sum up why I love the Olympics so much....

Hockey tips from the top: Readiness, perspective and enjoyment

Sam Ward, George Pinner and Barry Middleton pass on some key advice in their positions Readiness in the circle There are a few things I've learned and one of them is readiness in the circle. If you're nice, low and balanced...

TikTok hails Sam Ward’s creativity as nation gets on board

Social media giant TikTok has hailed the exploits of the #IsolationGames, inspired by Sam Ward's brilliant and unrehearsed take on Olympic sports. Ward, 29, has been at the forefront of sporting lockdown since being forced into isolation thanks to his...

GB forward Sam Ward bravery hailed after club hockey comeback

Sam Ward’s bravery is “shining through” as the GB forward made his first steps back to competitive hockey with back-to-back games over the weekend. Ward scored an equalising penalty corner flick against Surbiton on Saturday in a 3-3 draw before...
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