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Ashleigh Ball

London 2012 was Ashleigh‘s first Olympics. Having competed for England at under 16, 18 and 21 level, Ashleigh made her senior international debut during a test series against Germany shortly after the Beijing Olympic Games and has been a regular in the England and Great Britain team ever since. She graduated from Leeds University with a BSc in Medical Sciences before completing a Masters in nutrition at King’s College London. Originally from Brighton, Ashleigh grew up in Cheltenham and is one of a number of vegetarians among the GB women’s hockey squad. Ashleigh is a regular at her local dance club where she has been taking lessons since the start of the year.

Nationality:
English
Date of birth:
25.03.1986
Position:
Midfielder
Twitter account:
@ashleigh_ball22
International Honours ShowHide
Appearances
2014 World Cup
2013 World League Semi Final
2013 EuroHockey Championships
2013 World League Final
2012 Champions Trophy
2012 Olympic Games
2011 Champions Trophy
2011 EuroHockey Championships
2010 Champions Trophy
2010 World Cup
2010 Commonwealth Games
2010 Indoor EuroHockey Nations Championship III
2010 World Cup
2009 EuroHockey Championships
Medals
2013 EuroHockey Championships - Silver
2013 World League Final - Bronze
2012 Olympic Games - Bronze
2012 Champions Trophy - Silver
2011 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2010 Champions Trophy - Bronze
2010 Commonwealth Games - Bronze
2010 World Cup - Bronze
2010 Indoor EuroHockey Nations Championship III - Gold
2009 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
CAPS
ENG
79
GB
35
INDOOR
15
TOTAL
129
GOALS
ENG
3
GB
6
INDOOR
5
TOTAL
14
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Squads:
England & GB Senior Women
Current club:
Slough
Former club(s):
Bowdon Hightown, Bradford HC
School:
Great Walstead, West Sussex
Shirt number:
22
International Debut:
2nd October 2008
Most Memorable Acheivement:
England World Cup Bronze in 2010 and GB Champions Trophy Silver medals 2012
Motto:
Big results require big ambitions
Hometown:
Cheltenham
Non-hockey hobbies:
Eating out, Supporting Ealing RFC, Cooking, Shopping
My sporting idol is...:
Chrissie Wellington
If I wasn't a hockey player I would be...:
Working in healthcare/pharmaceuticals
I can't leave home without...:
Oyster card and lip balm
Favourite outfit:
Big knit cardy, skinny jeans and loads of accessories
Favourite shop:
Urban Outfitters
Which stick do you use:
Adidas X24 Super Light
Do you have any superstitions / rituals before matches:
If I straighten my hair for a game we will lose
Favourite meal to cook:
Vegetarian Shephards Pie
Favourite pre-match meal::
Porridge with nuts and greek yogurt
Top fitness tip:
Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do
Shoes or Handbags:
Handbags
Surf or Snow:
Snow
Attack or Defend:
Attack
Ice Cream or Chocolate:
Chocolate
Night In or Night Out:
Night Out
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