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Ashley Jackson (field hockey)

Ashley Steven Jackson (born 27 August 1987) is an English international field hockey player who plays as a midfielder for the England and Great Britain national team.

In June 2017, together with his brother, Wesley Jackson, he founded Jackson7 coaching.

Club career

He currently plays club hockey for Old Georgians'. Jackson has also played for East Grinstead. Holcombe, HGC in two spells in the Dutch League, as well as for Ranchi Rhinos in the Hockey India League. He started playing hockey for Tunbridge Wells Hockey Club whilst a schoolboy at Sutton Valence, Kent. In December 2014 Jackson began playing ice hockey for Invicta Dynamos, scoring a goal on his debut against London Raiders.

International career

Jackson made his full international debut for Great Britain in 2007 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy and for England in 2009 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy. He was named FIH Young Player of the year 2009 and is the first English player to receive this accolade. He was a member of the Great Britain squad that finished ninth at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and finishing 4th at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Jackson also played in the England squad that won Bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.