Three Generations of Team South Africa Competed Together for Canterbury HC in England  

About a year ago, when LEAP Worldwide was taking form, Founder Ainsley McCallister got to chat with her then-teammates Jen Wilson, Dirkie Chamberlain, and Line Milan while they were all playing for Canterbury Hockey Club in England. This marked a unique roster, as Jen, Dirkie, and Line represent three generations of import players from South […]

Californian gets to Experience the World through hockey

Tyler Sundeen is an American hockey player from the Golden State of California. His home club is in Los Angeles with the Tigers, but he has spent a great deal of time playing abroad! His first LEAP was to London, England in 2013 where he played for Indian Gymkhana. Three years later, he made his […]

Much More Than Just Great Hockey in England for Aussie Ross Hall

For Australian player Ross Hall, hockey has been a significant part of life from the get-go, as he started playing when he was just three years old. By age 14, he was representing Western Australia out on the field. There, he played both indoor and outdoor hockey until he was 19. Ross had the chance […]

Looking Towards 2020 Olympics, International Athlete Recalls Playing Overseas

This past week, the LEAP team got to catch up with Anna Toman, an international hockey player hailing from Derby in the United Kingdom. Anna’s interest in hockey was sparked by her mom, who was a hockey player herself. After trying out and playing many sports, hockey was the one that stuck, and her obvious […]

Sport Can Take You All Over the World, as Many Times as You Like

Keep reading to meet Rory Kerr, a Scottish-born hockey player who has allowed his sport take him all over the world. From Scotland, to England, to Australia, and back, Rory has some great experience to share about competing overseas. Rory Kerr was born in Glasgow, Scotland, where he began playing hockey when he was 16 […]

American Athlete Finds the Challenge He’s Looking for in England

In the United States, hockey, or as they call it, field hockey, is predominantly considered a sport for girls and women. It is rare for high schools and colleges in the U.S. to have a men’s hockey team. This can be surprising, as hockey is such a popular sport for both men and women across […]

English Athlete Finds Home in the US at Northwestern

This week, LEAP Worldwide had the chance to have a Q&A session with Dominique Masters, an English-born hockey player who is currently a student-athlete at Northwestern University in the United States. Dominique has traveled all over the world to compete, and has some especially amazing insight on university-level recruitment and playing style in the US. Keep […]

Kim Leipers Hockey and Professional careers flourish abroad

Continue reading to hear how one English-born hockey player took the LEAP to Perth, Australia, and ended up bringing home a lot more than just a phenomenal athletic experience. Here is Kim Leiper’s story. Kim Leiper is a talented hockey player from the UK who has had the chance to travel around the world with […]

Player Spotlight: Aki Yamada

Continue reading to learn about the abroad experiences of one of our first LEAPers and Japanese athletes, Aki Yamada,  as she’s playing her last game in England this week before returning home! Aki Yamada hails from Japan, where she started playing hockey at age 12. She was one of the youngest players to represent Japan at […]

With Knowledge comes Responsibility

Read on to hear LEAP Worldwide’s Founder, Ainsley McCallister, talk about her personal experience and challenges she faced while playing hockey abroad in Perth, Australia! When I set off for my first season abroad, I headed to Nottingham, England. It was an amazing experience that made me realize just how far sport can take you […]