Sam Quek

Hope and a Hockey Stick

Sam Quek

Publication date:
July 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
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Sam Quek is mainly known for her starring role in the 2016 Olympic gold medal winning hockey team. This was the first time a British ladies team had won gold, but what is much less known is that Sam’s rise to the top of her spot was far from easy.

Sam missed out on being part of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics but competed for England at the 2013 EuroHockey tournament and 2014 Commonwealth Games, which she won silver medals. She won the gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics after the GB hockey team beat the Netherlands on penalties.

How Sam overcame the bitter disappointment of being overlooked for the two previous Olympics and ensured that she wouldn’t miss out again are revealed here for the first time. She also tells of her tough childhood and her battle to reach the heights that she has.

She then went on to further fame by appearing in ‘I’m a Celebrity’ where she proved to be hugely popular with the viewing public, eventually finishing fourth.

Sam now presents a variety of sports for TV, including men and women’s football, NFL and hockey. She has been signed up to be the main presenter for the women’s World Hockey Championships in 2018, held in August.

She is hugely popular on social media with thousands of followers on twitter and instagram. Sam also has some very strong views on how women are portrayed in sport and their treatment by both coaches and the media. This is a hugely topical subject at the moment and promises to remain so for some time.