Ashley made his international debut in 2006 at the age of just 19 and has been a regular in both the England and Great Britain line ups since.  In 2009 he was awarded FIH World Young Player of the Year and he has twice been named to the FIH World All Stars Team.

In 2016 he was selected for his 3rd Olympics and just prior to the Games in Rio he won his 100th cap for Great Britain. He is his country’s all time top scorer and regarded by many as one of the best players in the world.


Date of birth: 27 August 1987

Borough/District:  Tonbridge and Malling

Club:  Holcombe

Career highlights

  • 2016: Represented Team GB at Rio 2016
  • 2014: Bronze medal in the World League Final
  • 2014: Selected for World Cup in the Hague
  • 2014: Bronze medal at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • 2014: Selected to represent England at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • 2012: Team finished in 4th place at London 2012
  • 2012: Selected for Olympics at London 2012
  • 2010: 4th place at the XIX Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, India
  • 2010: 4th place at the BDO World Cup held in Delhi, India
  • 2010: 2nd place at the ABN AMRO Champions Trophy held in Mönchengladbach, Germany
  • 2009: Named International Hockey Federation Young player of the Year; becoming the first English player to receive this accolade
  • 2009: Named Player of the Tournament at the EuroHockey Nations Champions held in Amsterdam, Holland
  • 2009: Gold medal at the European Championships held in Amsterdam, Holland
  • 2009: Hockey Writers Club Player of the year
  • 2009: World Hockey All Star team
  • 2008: Represented GB at the Beijing Olympic Games; achieving 5th place
  • 2007: Silver medal at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival
  • 2006: Senior England debut at the age of 19 against the Netherlands at Hilverson HC, Holland