Jack Waller

Field Hockey

Jack Waller is an England and Great Britain Hockey athlete who represented Team GB at the Tokyo Olympic Games and is striving to perform at the Paris Olympic Games, 2024.

With maturity beyond his years, Jack has become a crucial component of the England and Great Britain teams since making his international debut in October 2018.

Just a few weeks later he helped England to a fourth-placed finish at the Men’s Hockey World Cup and has barely missed a game since. That led to him featuring at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and scoring his second international goal in the opening game against South Africa.

He has represented England at the Hockey World Cup in India (2023), at the European Championships (2019 & 2021) and Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist (2022)… his stellar career to date has therefor included 1 x Olympic Games, 2 x World Cups, 3 x European Championships and 1 x Commonwealth Games.

A versatile player capable of playing in defence or midfield, he is also a highly intelligent reader of the game and a natural leader too.

One of the first graduates of the GB Elite Development Programme (EDP), Jack also lists winning the 2018 BUCS Championship with Durham University – alongside fellow international Rhys Smith – as one of his proudest hockey achievements.

Most recently Jack won a silver medal after England reached the Euros 2023 final losing narrowly to eventual winners Netherlands.

Giving back is an important part of Jack’s purpose and alongside his hockey journey he hopes to make an impact beyond just playing.

He is the founder of Unlock Hockey, “formed to ‘unlock’ every young player’s potential and passion for the game I love and bring world class coaching to those who may not have the same access or hockey opportunities I was lucky enough to be afforded as a junior.” He has worked with Flyerz Hockey – in partnership with Access Sport – to provide hockey sessions for people with pan-disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing. And he has also been part of the Great Britain Hockey Diversity and Inclusion Working Group since 2020.

His ambitions do not lie solely in hockey and he hopes to one day use his transferable skills, experiences in elite sport and academic background in an enterprising way. He is very interested in the fields of asset & wealth management and law.

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