Former field hockey player, Defender for England and Team GB, Olympic gold medallist and Team Captain on Question of Sport
Sam Quek is a retired English professional field hockey player, who represented Great Britain at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Sam started playing hockey when she was at school, part of the team that won the Girls Under 18s Four Nations Invitational Tournament and the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival. Whilst studying at university, Sam earned her first cap for England, playing against Argentina in 2007. Despite not being selected to represent England at the 2012 Olympic Games, Sam played for England at the 2013 Women’s EuroHockey Nations Championships and the 2014 Women’s Hockey World Cup.
Since then, Sam has represented her country at various other events, having claimed a European Champion title at the 2015 European Championships. Now retired from professional hockey, Sam has turned her attention to media appearances, having appeared on For What It’s Worth and I’m a Celeb. She has also appeared on Play to the Whistle, Pointless Celebrities, Who Want’s To Be a Millionaire? and Morning Live. She has also recently become a Team Captain on A Question of Sport, sharing her knowledge of elite sports.
Having made history as part of the team that won the first-ever women’s hockey Olympic medal, Sam is now a popular choice as a speaker for International Women’s Day. Breaking glass ceilings and signifying her talent in a male-dominated sport, Sam is a role model for budding sportswomen across the globe. If you are looking for an inspirational sportswoman to speak this International Women’s Day, hire Sam Quek today.