Sam Quek (Kindle)
Hope and a Hockey Stick
As seen on Good Morning Britain, 25th July 2018
She rose to prominence as one of the Team GB women’s hockey team that made history by winning Olympic gold in Rio in 2016. But Sam Quek’s path to glory was far from easy.
Overcoming adversity from a young age, she dreamed of competing for her country in the Olympic arena – yet saw those dreams nearly crushed when she narrowly missed out on selection for Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.
Hitting rock bottom and contemplating quitting the sport she loved, she battled back to defy the odds and become part of a success story that captivated millions of TV viewers who were on the edge of their seats as Great Britain overcame arch rivals Netherlands in a thrilling final.
Since then Sam has faced her fears on I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here and has branched out from hockey, proving herself to be a popular and authoritative voice on a range of sports from men and women's football to NFL.
Outspoken, courageous and funny, Sam gives readers a unique insight into what it takes to become an elite sportsperson as she charts her remarkable journey from humble beginnings in Liverpool to Olympic gold.
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***** Highly recommended - One of the Best Sports Autobiographies I've Ever ReadAmazon Review
I've read a lot of sports autobiographies in my time but this is up there with the best... Hugely inspiring read, which I cannot recommend enough.
***** 5 Gold Stars for Sam QuekAmazon Review
This book gave great insight into the life of a GB hockey player, I had no idea how much behind the scenes work went in to getting the team to the point where the Ladies won their Gold Medal... Great book and a great window into the GB hockey program and life after winning an Olympic Gold medal.
As featured inThe Bookseller, 6th April 2018