Having been a follower of England/GB hockey for years so was very familiar with Sam's contributions to the team. This book gave great insight into the life of a GB hockey player, I had no idea how much behind the scenes work went in to getting the team to the point where the Ladies won their Gold Medal. It was a very interesting read for anyone interested in hockey. Sam did not hold back in this book, after reading it I feel like I know her and her opinions - which she does not shy away from sharing, which is refreshing for someone in the public eye. Great book and a great window into the GB hockey program and life after winning an Olympic Gold medal.
Superbly written autobiography. Sam’s passion, commitment and honesty comes shining through. Having seen many of the events it describes, it has her authentic voice throughout. Would recommend to anyone interested in finding out how you come through adversity to become a winner.
Great book really enjoyed. Takes you through Sam’s hockey career with a little about her personal life too. Even if not a hockey fan it’s an interesting overview of her drive and commitment to succeed.
A well written account of Sam Quek's pursuit of her Olympic dream. It made me laugh in parts and brought a tear to my eye in others. Above all her brutal honesty in showing the mental and physical pressures on elite atheletes is to be commended. An inspirational story.
Hello. In truth I haven't read this book yet, but it is ordered. It's always a good sign when newly released books go so quickly out of stock. Anyway, by writing this review I can say that I am **Number 1** on Sam Quek's list - to me, that's worth it. I will of course follow this review up with something more relevant in due course. But for now, I'm Sam's #1. YNWA
I've read a lot of sports autobiographies in my time but this is up there with the best. I couldnt put it down and I read it in one evening. Perfect for teachers, parents or aspiring hockey players or athletes alike. It's very honest and she tells you how it is. All the way from humble beginnings, to the pain of missing out on two Olympics to that golden final and the jungle. Hugely inspiring read, which I cannot recommend enough.