David Faulkner (field hockey)

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David Faulkner
Personal information
Full name David Andrew Vincent Faulkner
Born (1962-09-10) 10 September 1962 (age 57)
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

David Andrew Vincent Faulkner (born 10 September 1962) is an English former field hockey player and current head of women's performance at The FA.

He was part of the Great Britain squad that won the gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. He also won silver with the England squad at the 1986 Hockey World Cup.[1][2]

Faulkner was born in Portsmouth, England. He was the sport's performance director, working with England Hockey and Great Britain Hockey. He has played club hockey for Havant Hockey Club.[3] His sons, Simon and Daniel, have both represented Great Britain and England at junior level and play club hockey in the Men's England Hockey League.

Faulkner joined The FA in April 2017 as head of women's performance having previously held the position of director of sport at Millfield School[4]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "David Faulkner". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Remembering the boys of 86 - Sports Journalists' Association". 17 October 2006. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Havant Hockey Club". Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  4. ^ "FA MAKES FOUR KEY WOMEN'S FOOTBALL APPOINTMENTS". TheFA.com. 13 March 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2019.

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