Sean Kerly

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Sean Kerly
Personal information
Full name Sean Robin Kerly
Born (1960-01-29) 29 January 1960 (age 59)
Whitstable, Kent, England

Sean Robin Kerly MBE (born 29 January 1960) is an English former field hockey player.

He was a member of the gold winning Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. Four years earlier, at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, he secured the bronze medal with his team. Kerly scored the winning goal in the bronze medal match in LA against Australia (2-1), and a hat-trick in the semi final against the same opponent in 1988. He also participated in the 1986 World Cup in London, where England won silver.[1][2][3]

Kerly was born in Whitstable, and was educated at Chatham House Grammar School in Ramsgate. He has played club hockey for Canterbury, Southgate and Herne Bay.[4] He has also been involved in commentary for international hockey coverage on national television.[5][6]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Sean Kerly". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  2. ^ "London 2012 Olympics: Seoul Games golden boy Sean Kerly still loves a bit of stick after all these years - Telegraph". Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Remembering the boys of 86 - Sports Journalists' Association". 17 October 2006. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Club Info". Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Sean Kerly official website". Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  6. ^ "London 2012 - Where are they now? Hockey hero Sean Kerly - Yahoo! Eurosport". Retrieved 20 November 2014.

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