David Ames (field Hockey)
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David Ames Field Hockey

David Ames
Personal information
Full name David Vincent Leslie Ames
Born (1989-06-25) 25 June 1989 (age 32)
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa[1]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing position Midfield or Defender
Club information
Current club Oranje-Rood
Youth career
2001-2009 Cookstown High School
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
20xx-2010 Cookstown
2009 -> Ulster Elks
2010-2016 Beeston
2016-2019 Holcombe
2021-present Oranje-Rood
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008-2012 Ireland 64
2015-present England and GB 100 (4)
Teams coached
2010-2011 Repton School
2011-2012 Nottingham Trent University
2012-2015 University of Nottingham
Medal record
Representing  England
European Championships
Bronze medal - third place Team
Last updated on: 10 June 2021


David Vincent Leslie Ames (born 25 June 1989) is an Irish field hockey player, who plays as a midfielder or defender for Oranje-Rood and the England and Great Britain national teams.

He represented Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Olympics and was a member of the England team that won the bronze medal at the 2017 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship. He also represented England at the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup.

Club career

Cookstown High School

Ames attended Cookstown High School between 2001 and 2009.[2] Between 2007 and 2009 he captained the Cookstown High School team that won the All Ireland Schoolboys Hockey Championship and two successive Burney Cup/McCullough Cup doubles. In the 2007-08 Burney Cup final David Ames scored four goals as Cookstown High defeated the Royal and Prior School of Raphoe 6-3 after extra time.[3][4] In the 2008-09 McCullough Cup final David Ames scored twice as Cookstown High defeated Sullivan Upper School 3-0 in the final.[5] In the 2008-09 Burney Cup final Ames opened the scoring as Cookstown High defeated Banbridge Academy 4-3 in the final.[6][7]

Cookstown

In 2008-09 Ames was a member of the Cookstown team that played in the Irish Senior Cup final, losing 6-0 to Pembroke Wanderers.[8]

Ulster Elks

Ames played for Ulster Elks at intervarsity level, helping them win the 2009 Mauritius Cup.[9][10]

Beeston

Between 2010 and 2016 Ames played for Beeston in the Men's England Hockey League Premier Division. He also played for Beeston in the Euro Hockey League[11][12][13][14] In 2015-16 Ames was voted Player's Player of the Year in the Men's English Hockey League.[15]

Holcombe

Since December 2016 Ames has played in the Men's England Hockey League Premier Division for Holcombe.[11][12]

Oranje-Rood

In April 2021 he signed a 1 year contract at Dutch Hoofdklasse club Oranje-Rood for the 2021-22 season.[16]

International career

Ireland

Between 2008 and 2012, Ames made 64 senior international appearances for Ireland.[17][18] He was a member of the Ireland team that won the 2011 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge II.[19] He also represented Ireland at the 2009 Men's Hockey World Cup Qualifiers,[20] the 2011 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship[21][22][23] and at a 2012 Men's Field Hockey Olympic Qualifier.[24][25] In April 2012 Ames made his last appearance for Ireland in a 2-1 away win against Germany. Ames and Ian Sloan both scored for Ireland. In January 2013 Ames and Sloan announced that they were switching allegiances from Ireland to England/Great Britain. [26][27][28][18]

Great Britain

Having previously played for Ireland, Ames had to wait for three years before he was eligible to play for Great Britain. He eventually made his debut for Great Britain in April 2015 in a 3-2 win against Germany in an unofficial international.[29][30][31] He made his official debut for Great Britain on 14 May 2015, in a 1-1 draw against Argentina.[32][33][34] He subsequently represented Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1][35][36]

England

Ames has represented England at the 2015[36][37] and 2017 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championships,[36][38][39] and the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup.[40]

Source:[36][46]

Field hockey coach

In addition to playing the game, Ames has also worked as a field hockey coach. He was a coach at Repton School between 2010 and 2011. During the 2011-12 season he was the head coach of the Nottingham Trent University first team. Between 2011 and 2017 he was a junior coach at Beeston. Between 2012 and 2015 he was coach of the University of Nottingham first team and in 2015 guided them to an intervarsity title. Since 2012 Ames has worked for MT13, a field hockey coaching company, and since 2013 he has served as a field hockey development officer at Rugby School.[2][13][47]

Honours

Ireland
Beeston
Ulster Elks
  • Mauritius Cup
    • Winners: 2009: 1
Cookstown
Cookstown High School

References

  1. ^ a b c "David Ames". www.sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b "David Ames". www.linkedin.com. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Cookstown triumph in Burney final". news.bbc.co.uk. 12 March 2008. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Schoolboys' Cup kings". www.newsletter.co.uk. 12 March 2008. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Cookstown clinch McCullough Cup". news.bbc.co.uk. 10 December 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  6. ^ "Hat-trick hero Ian wins it for mum". www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  7. ^ "Cookstown retain Burney Cup crown". news.bbc.co.uk. 4 March 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  8. ^ "Pembroke hit Cookstown for six". www.hookhockey.com. 26 April 2009. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Hosts Elks hoping for Varsity double". www.hookhockey.com. 25 October 2009. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "Elks claim Intervarsity double". www.hookhockey.com. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ a b "David Ames joins Holcombe HC". hockeywrldnws.com. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ a b "David Ames joins Holcombe HC". www.holcombehc.org.uk. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Injured Beeston star Ames is looking on the bright side". www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Beeston supreme as they secure place in EHL KO16". www.englandhockey.co.uk. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Adult Honours and Awards". www.beestonhockeyclub.com. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ "HC Oranje-Rood Heren 1 haalt tweede Britse international". hoofdklassehockey.nl (in Dutch). 24 April 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  17. ^ "By the numbers - Ireland's Olympic return in stats". www.hookhockey.com. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Ireland pair Ames and Sloan make switch to England and GB". www.bbc.co.uk. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ a b "'Scratchy' Ireland hit USA for six in Lille". www.hookhockey.com. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 2018.
  20. ^ a b "Cockram's golden goal gives Ireland third place". www.hookhockey.com. 22 November 2009. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ a b "Ireland squads named for European C'ship". www.rte.ie. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 2018.
  22. ^ a b "Jermyn's strokes of genius earns rising Irish big win over France". www.hookhockey.com. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ a b "Ireland v France - Group B - GANT EuroHockey Nations Men's Championships 2011 Photos". www.sportsfile. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 2019.
  24. ^ a b "Ireland v Korea - Men's 2012 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Photos". www.sportsfile.com. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 2018.
  25. ^ a b "Ireland v Chile - Men's 2012 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Photos". www.sportsfile.com. 15 March 2012. Retrieved 2019.
  26. ^ "Cookstown pair hand Ireland German win". www.hookhockey.com. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 2019.
  27. ^ "Ames and Sloan confirm English intentions". www.hookhockey.com. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 2019.
  28. ^ "Jumping ship: 2 Irish hockey players declare for Great Britain". www.the42.ie. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 2019.
  29. ^ "Ireland pair David Ames and Ian Sloan still awaiting clearance to compete for Great Britain". www.telegraph.co.uk. 19 April 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  30. ^ "Ireland's David Ames set for Great Britain men's hockey debut against Germany in Nations Cup". www.telegraph.co.uk. 12 April 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  31. ^ "Irish women take on Italy; Sloan and Ames line out for GB". www.hookhockey.com. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  32. ^ "Great Britain's Ashley Jackson rescues draw with Argentina". www.bbc.co.uk. 14 May 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  33. ^ "England star Ashley Jackson backs David Ames for Great Britain squad". www.express.co.uk. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  34. ^ "Hockey World League: Irishman David Ames set for Great Britain tournament debut". www.telegraph.co.uk. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  35. ^ a b "Adult National and International Honours". www.beestonhockeyclub.com. Retrieved 2019.
  36. ^ a b c d e f g h "David Ames". www.teamgb.com. Retrieved 2019.
  37. ^ a b "Semi-Final Preview: David Ames". www.englandhockey.co.uk. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  38. ^ a b "Irish hopes dashed as third quarter turns the tide". www.hookhockey.com. 24 August 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  39. ^ a b "Deja vu and Dutch delight at the EuroHockey Championships". www.fih.ch. Retrieved 2017.
  40. ^ a b "Irish knock-out hopes brought to crushing end by England". www.hookhockey.com. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  41. ^ "Ireland defeat Chile in qualifier". news.bbc.co.uk. 15 November 2009. Retrieved 2019.
  42. ^ "Revington's Champions Challenge". www.olympics.ie. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 2019.
  43. ^ "Hockey World League: Great Britain men hold on for draw against Ireland in grudge clash". www.telegraph.co.uk. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  44. ^ "England 4 Malaysia 1: David Ames scores stunner to help book place in Hockey World League Final". www.telegraph.co.uk. 25 June 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  45. ^ "Dixon, Gleghorne and Ward selected for World League Final". www.beestonhockeyclub.com. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  46. ^ "David Ames". www.englandhockey.co.uk. Retrieved 2019.
  47. ^ "Our Coaching Team". mt13.co.uk. Retrieved 2019.

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