Ross Gilham-Jones

Hockey


Key Achievements

  • Captaining Harvey Grammar School to 2nd place in the Frank Mason Tournament- highest ever position for the school
  • Captaining England’s U18s to silver in the Home Nations (Cork)
  • Captaining England’s U18s in a three match test series in Krefeld, Germany
  • Promotion to the Premier League with Canterbury
  • Scoring seven goals in the East Conference for Canterbury
  • Winning the Futures Cup (regional tournament) with the Saxon Tigers as Vice Captain
  • Canterbury Christ Church University top goal scorer (2010/11 and 2012/13)
  • England U21 selection (March 2011)
  • Top goal scorer at European Championships, Den Bosch, 4 goals in 5 games (August 2012)
  • Runner up of the Senior Sports Performer of the Year at The Canterbury and District Sports Awards
  • Great Britain U21 selection (December 2012)
  • Vice Captain of the Great Britain U21 at the Youth Olympics (Jan 2013)
  • Winning a silver medal at the Youth Olympics (Jan 2013)
  • Top goal scorer at the Youth Olympics, Sydney (5 goals in 4 games- Jan 2013)
  • Great Britain Seniors selection (Feb 2013)
  • Sportsman of the Year at Canterbury Christ University (March 2013)
  • Scoring a hat-trick in fifth game for YMCC (May 2015)

Future Goals

  • Win FIH player of the year
  • Top goalscorer in the English/Australian Premier League
  • Win the Premier League
  • Play in the EHL
  • Great Britain Seniors, Tokyo Olympic Games (2020)

Profile

Age: 23

Having a mini hockey stick given to me by my dad on the day I was born, it’s safe to say I was always going to be involved with the sport. Currently playing for YMCC in the Australian Premier League, I am striving to be the best player I can be; scoring a hat trick in my fifth game was certainly one of my favourite career moments.

Having won a silver medal at the Youth Olympics back in 2013 and been selected for the Senior Great Britain programme in the build up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games,  I unfortunately sustained multiple shoulder and hand injuries, forcing me to take time out from the sport. Three operations later and a whole year out from the sport, I started playing and coaching at Old Bordenians Hockey Club. This has been pivotal in helping me re-gain my confidence and strive to be the best.

The time out gave my body time to recover and allowed me to set up LEAP Hockey.

Learn, Enjoy, Achieve and Progress

LEAP Hockey is a coaching establishment that will look to increase participation within the sport and provide players with a solid stepping stone to reach the next level.

The LEAP team consists of current international players, training at the elite level. With their knowledge of the game and enthusiasm to succeed, they will individually coach and assess you to achieving your goals.

LEAP will be running various academies in October for children of all ages and abilities to Learn, Enjoy, Achieve and Progress, so watch this space.

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