WALTON Sally < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 10 Jun 1981 in Southport, ENG
Height1.80 m
Weight 68 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Solihull, ENG
Occupation Athlete, Coach
Languages English
Higher education Sport Studies - Liverpool John Moores University: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She first played hockey at age 10 at the Arden Hockey Club in England.
Why this sport? She got injured while playing football and took up hockey because her mother's friend suggested she may be good at it.
Club / Team Wakefield Hockey Club: England
Name of coach Jason Lee [national]
Coach from which country? Great Britain
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Goalkeeper
Handedness Left
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for England
Location South Africa
General Interest
Nicknames One Trap (greatbritainhockey.co.uk, 12 Sep 2007)
Hobbies Football, music, sports. (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jun 2013)
Most influential person in career Her grandfather, and her parents. (Athlete, 03 Jul 2011, 24 Jul 2009)
Hero / Idol British middle-distance runner Kelly Holmes. (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jun 2013)
Injuries She damaged ankle ligaments at the 2013 EuroHockey Championships in Boom, Belgium. (wakefieldexpress.co.uk, 16 Nov 2013)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She always puts her right shoe on first. (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jun 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If you fail to prepare, be prepared to fail." (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jun 2013)
Other sports She played football for Aston Villa Ladies in the Women's Premier League. "For a while I played both sports. But then I got injured and when I was fit again I just concentrated on hockey and stuck with it ever since." (eurohockeymanchester2007.com, 12 Sep 2007)
Famous relatives Her grandfather played football for Wolverhampton Wanderers in England. (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jun 2013)
Other information CLUB RESPONSIBILITY
She is player-coach of her club Wakefield Ladies. (wakefieldexpress.co.uk, 16 Nov 2013)

PLAYING IN GOAL
She was forced to play in goal in a match against the Netherlands at the 2009 EuroHockey Championships, when regular England goalkeeper Beth Storry dislocated her shoulder midway through the game. (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jun 2013)

DROPPED FROM ENGLAND TEAM
She was dropped from the England squad for friendlies against the Netherlands in 2006 after playing for her club Bowdon Hightown against medical advice, which contravened her Great Britain contract. (Manchester Evening News, 21 Aug 2007)