Phillip Ball - Athlete - STX Field Hockey

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Phillip Ball

#17 London Wayfarers M1s Coach
Hometown: London, England


  • Men's 1s Coach for London Wayfarers Hockey Club
  • Played in English Premier League for the Wimbledon Hockey Club
  • Trains with the England and Great Britain development squad
  • Won the national league in Germany with HLC Rott Weiss Munich
  • Played abroad in Australia for the Footscray Bulldogs
Why I Use STX

STX supports my career and supports the growth of hockey internationally


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

A. Michael Jordan

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

A. Winning the league with Wimbledon in 2016.

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

A. "Underdog" by Kasabian

Q. What’s your favorite movie?

A. Bad Boys

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

A. Keep listening to coaches, follow the best for your career and make choices which help your own hockey development!

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

A. Winston Churchill. He was the leader of England during a very tough time, he was the leader of people and had to make some of the hardest decisions someone has ever had to make. He was a winner in a very different context to sport, he had his faults but he also would have some great stories and beliefs. 

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

A. More points for field goals versus corners. Field goals are harder to complete than short corners. More complex skill is needed. 

Q. Who’s your favorite teammate you’ve ever played with?

A. Ian Sloane (Wimbledon midfielder). Ian is a very complete player for someone at a young age. He plays a vital role in Wimbledon's team and has completed two national titles. He is the central midfield player that runs the game, passing, creating, and also doesn't lack the defensive duties. 

Q. Describe your playing style in three words.

A. Aggressive, positive, strong

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

A. Shooting within nine yards of the goal. Not hitting! Flicking and pushing - it's more often in games and too much time is spent hitting, which isn't always needed.

Q. What’s your favorite pre-game meal?

A. Pasta and some sort of veggie. 

Q. Tell us your favorite motivational quote.

A. Don't hate the player, hate the game. Talent wins games, teamwork wins championships.

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

A. Germany again or Holland.

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