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Chris Ashcroft

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Chris Ashcroft
Personal information
Born (1960-07-20) 20 July 1960 (age 61)
Bebington, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1995 Neston
1995–1999 Cannock Hockey Club
1999–2004 Bowdon
2016-2017 Oxton Hockey Club
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980-2002 Wales 104

Chris Ashcroft is a Field Hockey goalkeeper who played for Wales National Mens' team between 1980 and 2002, winning 104 caps. He played in a record five European Nations Finals, with a best finishing position of 6th in 1999 in Padua Italy where he was also awarded the Best Goalkeeper Award. Chris also played in two Commonwealth Games tournaments, in Kuala Lumpur 1998 and Manchester 2002. He captained Neston Hockey Club in the National Hockey League Premier Division before moving to Cannock HC in 1995 where he won several National titles. He was voted UK Player of the Year in 1999, after which he moved to Bowdon HC in 2000, and was a player coach at Oxton HC in 2015 becoming the oldest National League player at age 56. Chris was also the most capped Cheshire County player and represented both English and British Universities.

Born on the Wirral near Chester, academically he gained a PhD in Chemistry from Manchester University in 1984, and worked in senior business positions for Pilkington, Cleanaway/Veolia, Chemicals Northwest, ALcontrol Laboratories, APEM and Grontmij before becoming Hockey Coach at King's School in Chester in 2013. He is married to wife Kerry and has two daughters Emma and Lucy.


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Category:1960 births Category:Living people Category:Male field hockey goalkeepers Category:Welsh male field hockey players Category:Men's England Hockey League players Category:Cannock Hockey Club players

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