Merseyside Women of the Year Awards 2017

Winners & Runners up

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Sam is an Olympic Medallist and plays as a defender for both the England and GB hockey teams. She won gold, playing a key role as part of the GB team at the 2016 Summer Olympics, who beat the Netherlands on a penalty shootout in the final.

While at the Rio Olympic Games, Sam won her 50th cap for Great Britain. She now has more than 125 combined caps for both England and GB. Sam was also part of the England team that won gold at the European Championships in August 2015 in London. Having won gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Sam received an MBE alongside her GB teammates in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List and also appeared on the popular I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here in the same year.