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.

England
AssociationEngland Hockey
CoachDanny Kerry
Assistant coach(es)Kwan Browne
Zak Jones
ManagerAndy Halliday
CaptainAdam Dixon
Most capsBarry Middleton (432)
Top scorerAshley Jackson (137)
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 6 (30 June 2021)[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 record


Summer Olympics

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
1908 Final1st3300243Squad
1920
until now
Part of Great Britain
Total1 title1/13300243

World Cup

FIH World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
1971 Did not participate
1973 5th place game6th72231011N/A
1975 5th place game6th73131917
1978 7th place game7th82331110
1982 9th place game9th73131015
1986 Final2nd7502138
1990 5th place game5th7412127
1994 5th place game6th732275
1998 5th place game6th73041821Squad
2002 7th place game7th95041911Squad
2006 5th place game5th74031513Squad
2010 3rd place game4th74032120Squad
2014 3rd place game4th7313812Squad
2018 3rd place game4th73131223Squad
2023 Qualified
TotalBest: 2nd14/1594441238175173

European Championships

EuroHockey Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
1970 5th place game6th7403107
1974 3rd place game4th75021210
1978 3rd place game3rd7511197
1983 5th place game5th73222010
1987 Final2nd7610242
1991 3rd place game3rd7412148
1995 3rd place game3rd74211811
1999 3rd place game3rd75112711
2003 3rd place game3rd73221615
2005 5th place game6th512288
2007 Relegation pool5th5221176
2009 Final1st54102410
2011 3rd place game3rd53021711
2013 3rd place game4th51131012
2015 3rd place game4th5212189
2017 3rd place game3rd53021610
2019 Relegation pool5th522197
2021 3rd place game4th5302149
2023 Qualified
Total1 title19/19108601929293164

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
1998 3rd place game3rd62311210
2002 5th place game5th5302138
2006 3rd place game4th63031414
2010 3rd place game4th63301811
2014 3rd place game3rd63122212
2018 3rd place game3rd63121811
TotalBest: 3rd6/635178109766

Defunct competitions

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

Players


Current squad

The following 18 players (plus 2 travelling reserves) were selected for the 2021 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship from 4 to 13 June 2021, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.[3]

Caps and goals (for both England and Great Britain) are current as of 12 June 2021, after the match v Belgium.'

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK George Pinner (1987-01-18) 18 January 1987 (age 34) 195 0 Old Georgians
20 1GK Ollie Payne (1999-04-06) 6 April 1999 (age 22) 11 0 Holcombe

5 2DF David Ames (Vice-captain) (1989-06-25) 25 June 1989 (age 32) 101 4 Oranje-Rood
6 2DF Henry Weir RESERVE (1990-02-13) 13 February 1990 (age 31) 185 6 Wimbledon
16 2DF Adam Dixon (Captain) (1986-09-11) 11 September 1986 (age 34) 284 22 Beeston
18 2DF Brendan Creed (1993-01-03) 3 January 1993 (age 28) 87 1 Beerschot
25 2DF Jack Waller (1997-01-28) 28 January 1997 (age 24) 55 1 Gantoise
27 2DF Liam Sanford (1996-03-14) 14 March 1996 (age 25) 69 0 Old Georgians

9 3MF Harry Martin (1992-10-23) 23 October 1992 (age 28) 238 18 Rotterdam
11 3MF Ian Sloan (1993-11-19) 19 November 1993 (age 27) 112 5 Wimbledon
19 3MF David Goodfield (1993-06-15) 15 June 1993 (age 28) 60 10 Surbiton
22 3MF David CondonRESERVE (1991-07-06) 6 July 1991 (age 30) 181 27 Wimbledon
26 3MF James Gall (1995-05-20) 20 May 1995 (age 26) 88 5 Surbiton
29 3MF Tom Sorsby (1996-10-28) 28 October 1996 (age 24) 39 0 Surbiton
32 3MF Zach Wallace (1999-09-29) 29 September 1999 (age 21) 55 8 HGC

10 4FW Chris Griffiths (1990-09-03) 3 September 1990 (age 30) 112 26 Old Georgians
13 4FW Sam Ward (1990-12-24) 24 December 1990 (age 30) 135 78 Old Georgians
15 4FW Phil Roper (1992-01-24) 24 January 1992 (age 29) 155 38 Oranje-Rood
21 4FW Liam Ansell (1993-11-12) 12 November 1993 (age 27) 54 17 Wimbledon
31 4FW Will Calnan (1996-04-17) 17 April 1996 (age 25) 43 5 Hampstead & Westminster

Fixtures and results


2021 Fixtures and results

2021 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship
5 June 2021 Pool A England  5-0  Russia Amstelveen, Netherlands
Report
6 June 2021 Pool A England  2-1  Belgium Amstelveen, Netherlands
Report
8 June 2021 Pool A Spain  2-3  England Amstelveen, Netherlands
Report
10 June 2021 Semi-Final England  2-3  Germany Amstelveen, Netherlands
Report
12 June 2021 3rd/4th place England  2-3  Belgium Amstelveen, Netherlands
Report

See also


References