Life as a professional hockey player: From funding worries to having no pension, David Ames reveals all on the This is Moneyball podcast
This week sees the start of the European Men’s Hockey Championships and one man that will be there is GB vice-captain David Ames.
But it hasn’t all been smooth sailing, with David swapping Ireland for Team GB and having to wait three years to be able to do so.
He speaks to broadcaster Georgie Frost and assistant editor Lee Boyce and reveals all on his life as a pro-hockey player.
He candidly says he will stop playing after the Tokyo 2020 games, why funding worries are always on the back of players’ minds and why – aged 30 – he doesn’t have a pension.
GB Hockey itself was bankrupt at one point, but is on the up, fuelled by the women’s gold medal at Rio 2016 and the game having its highest ever participation numbers. So, what is next for the sport?
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