David Ames - Athlete - STX Field Hockey

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David Ames

#5 England / Great Britain Midfield
Hometown: Cookstown, Northern Ireland

Accolades

  • 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Named Vice-Captain Team GB and England in 2019
  • 2018 World Cup
  • European Championships 2011 2015 and 2017
  • 3x Premier League Champions with Beeston HC
  • England Senior International POTY 2015-2016
  • England Premier League POTY 2015-2016
Why I Use STX

STX  is an exciting and unique brand that produces high quality sticks in both design and detail. Playing with STX gives me the opportunity to work closely with the STX family in helping develop hockey sticks and other exciting projects . The ability to have a company that understands the players needs and communicates effectively together to make it a very positive partnership. I also have the chance to work closely together with STX to help grow and promote the brand both here in the UK and the United States and that is something I’m really excited at being apart of over the next number of years.

Q&A

Q. How old were you when you started playing?

A. 15, so quite late compared to most. I was a keen football (soccer) player before hockey!

Q. Who was your favorite athlete (any sport) growing up? 

A. David Beckham

Q. What was your Play Huge moment in your career?

A. Rio 2016 Olympics.

Q. What song is always one your pregame play list?

A. Kanye West - Power

Q. What's your favorite movie?

A. Batman - The Dark Knight

Q. What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself?

A. Enjoy the tough times. Keep pushing the boundaries to get better and always believe in your ability. 

Q. Who is the one person (past or present) with whom you'd like to have dinner? 

A. Kevin Hart. 

Q. What's the one thing you'd like to see changed in your sport?

A. Bigger goals so I can score!

Q. Who's your favourite teammate you've ever played with?

A. Oh, that's a tough one! I've been fortunate enough to play with some world class players over the years so it's hard to choose. I'll say my brother during our early school and club days because of the bond we have!

Q. Who is or was the most influential person in helping you on your way to become a professional athlete?

A. My mum. I wouldn't have the things or be the person I am without her. 

Q. Describe your playing style in three words. 

A. Passionate. Consistent. Determind

Q. What's your favorite exercise or drill to do while you're training and why? 

A. Shooting on the reverse stick! I've been doing it for as long as I can remember and have always found it to be my best skill. 

Q. What's your favorite pregame meal?

A. Cereal! I'm addicted to it, along with toast and honey. 

Q. Tell us your favorite motivational quote. 

A. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

Q. If you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be?

A. Hockey pitch built in South Beach, Miami. 

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