Log in

Player Profile: Samantha Dempster

How did you get into Hockey?

I got into hockey when I was in primary school. It was the sport I was most interested in and one I really enjoyed. I joined my first club when I was about 7 and have stuck with hockey ever since.


What is your most memorable moment in hockey?

When we won our varsity hockey match two years in a row and having the pleasure to play! Also the team getting promoted to Prem was an amazing achievement as it was the highest Sussex womens hockey has been.


As a woman, what do you feel like you get from hockey?

I love how much of a team sport it is. I guess with any sport, its a great feeling to be able to work together to win and progress.


What would you say to a woman who was thinking about joining hockey?

Joining a team, especially at uni, was the best thing I could have done. Its a sport where you can pick up skills and develop them quickly, as well as meeting so many new people.


This week is "This Sussex Girl Can Week" where we are celebrating women in sports with a number of different events and activities on campus. To find out more, visit the Sussexsport website.


For more information about playing Hockey with the University of Sussex, visit their mini-site here. 


Contact us

Got a comment/criticism about anything discussed in this article? Let us know on our social media channels!




Related news

Sussex wins Varsity 2019

Wed 03 Apr 2019

Varsity returned this year, and after four weeks of fixtures we won the series 11 - 7.

The nominations for Sports Reps are open!

Fri 13 Apr 2018

Sports Reps is a student led committee that makes decisions on issues affecting sports clubs, allocation of funding, sports discipline and sports club trips & events. It's a great way to get more involved in the running of sport, and will provide you with transferable skills for the future.

Sussex Badminton reach National Cup Final

Wed 22 Mar 2017

Following a key victory in Sunday’s Varsity competition that helped Sussex establish an early lead over neighbours Brighton, Sussex Women’s Badminton were straight back on the court on Tuesday against national university league leaders Loughborough in their cup final, which sadly ended in defeat by the tiniest of margins.

Sussex Win Varsity 2017!

Mon 20 Mar 2017

An excellent Varsity performance from the Sussex teams saw them secure victory over Brighton in a win that sees us claim our fourth consecutive Varsity title!

Supported by the home crowd: Sussex recorded several big wins throughout to ensure we came out as victors at the end of the day.

Statement on Varsity disruption

Sun 19 Mar 2017

Disruption at today’s Varsity sports matches led to the curtailment of the men’s rugby match and the temporary closure of students’ union outlets.


This list is automatically generated

View all news »