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Chloe Naomi Rogers (born 30 March 1985 in HarlowEssex) is an English field hockey player midfield and forward. She made her senior international debut for the England women's national field hockey team in October 2003 versus Japan at Chelmer Park, Chelmsford, Essex. She holds a World Cup bronze, a Champions Trophy silver and bronze along with two Commonwealth Games bronze medals as well as European Championship bronzes. She is also one of the leading indoor hockey players in the UK.


HockeyEdit

Chloe Rogers first started playing hockey in 1994 at Dunmow Hockey Club (now known as Phoenix Hockey Club) when the Dunmow Minis were first formed, She went on to play for other clubs in Essex including Dunmow HC, Braintree HC and Bishop's Stortford HC before spending 8 seasons with Chelmsford Hockey Club.

Chloe currently plays club hockey for Leicester ladies hockey club. She joined Leicester HC for the start of the 2008/09 season, however Chloe returned to Chelmsford for the 2008/09 indoor hockey season.

She was the England women's team's top goal scorer at the 2006 World Cup in Madrid, Spain, helping the team to finish seventh, and other international honours include a KT Cup gold medal and a Setanta Sports Trophy gold medal.

2006 also marked the first Commonwealth Games bronze medal win at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Chloe scored the opening goal in Chelmsford's 2-1 win over Canterbury in the final of the English indoor hockey championships in 2006. Chelmsford went to Hamburg, Germany in February 2007, to take part in the women's Eurohockey Indoor Club Champions Cup. They finished sixth overall in the competition, with Chloe scoring at least once in every Chelmsford match.

At Chelmsford she won a European outdoor silver medal and a European indoor bronze medal and under Karen Brown's coaching the side came runners up in the Premier League.

England women's national field hockey teamqualified for the Beijing Olympics at the Eurohockey Nations Championship staged at Belle Vue, in Manchester, during August 2007. Chloe was a part of the team that came 3rd and won a bronze medal, during the bronze medal match with Spain she received her 50th international cap for England.

Chloe has the nickname in the Chelmsford team of "Ginger", after the dancer, Ginger Rogers.

During the Summer of 2009 Chloe played in the Champions Trophy in Sydney, and won bronze in Amsterdam at the Eurohockey Nations Championship 2009 with England.

In September 2008 she moved to Leicester Hockey Club, and in September 2009 she spent a month playing for Bayleys Midlands as their visiting international in New Zealand's National Hockey League, and won a silver medal with Bayleys Midlands.

During December 2009, Chloe gained her first cap for the England Indoor Hockey Team, scoring the third goal of a 3-1 victory against Scotland at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. She was also vice-captain of the team.

Chloe is a part of Team Essex, run by Essex County Council, she helps to promote sport and well being in Essex through coaching sessions at local schools and by talking about her hockey playing.

Essex County Council are running a programme linking the Team Essex Ambassdor athletes with local artists. A multimedia piece of art was created by Colchester artist, Tim Skinner, using recordings he made of Chloe hitting a hockey ball.

Colchester-based artist Jacqueline Davies created 'It's My Bag' in 2012, using items from Chloe's life and playing career to produce a hockey stick bag. The artwork is currently touring Essex galleries and is at Saffron Walden Museum along with Chloe's playing kit from the Beijing Olympics.

In 2012, Leicester beat Reading to secure the Premier League title with Chloe sinking two penalty shuttles after the match went to a sudden death shootout.

Chloe writes a blog for the Team Essex project.

[edit]London Olympics 2012Edit

The squad selection for the Great Britain women's hockey team was announced on Friday, 18 May 2012. Chloe was included and is set to take part in her second Olympic Games.

[edit]Champions Trophy 2012Edit

The Great Britain team made the final of this elite competition and secured a silver medal, losing 1-0 to Argentina.

Chloe was presented with a silver plate to mark her 50th Great Britain cap before the match started.

[edit]Champions Trophy, World Cup and Commonwealth Games 2010Edit

Chloe was a part of the team that came third in the Champions Trophy staged in Nottingham, the best ever performance of an England women's hockey team in this annual competition. Along with the first ever women's hockey bronze medal for an England side at the World Cup in Rosario and another Commonwealth Games bronze in Delhi

[edit]Beijing Olympics 2008Edit

Great Britain finished 6th in the hockey tournament at the Beijing Olympics.

The result secured Champions Trophy hockey for 2009 in Sydney, Australia, and 2010 in Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Chloe played with the number 12 shirt and was yellow carded and sent to the sin bin during a pool game against Japan. GB eventually won the match 2-1.[

[edit]GolfEdit

Chloe has played golf from a young age and at the start of July 2007 won the BUSA Women's Individual Strokeplay Championship. As a result of this she led the BUSA Women's England team to victory in the Home Golf Internationals at the start of September.

This is in addition to her 2004 title of Essex Ladies Champion. In 2000, she was one of the youngest ever finalists in the Daily Telegraph Junior Golf Championship.

[edit]AwardsEdit

Chloe was the Essex Chronicle Sports Personality of the Year 2009 and was presented with the award at the County Ground in Chelmsford by Essex and former Zimbabwean cricketer, Grant Flower. The award was voted for by readers of the Essex Chronicle and Brentwood Gazette.

She has held the Marjorie Pollard Salver, presented by the Hockey Writers' Club of Great Britain in July 2008 during the Setanta Sports Trophy in Dublin.

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