The British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced today the 16 players who will represent Team GB in men’s hockey at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The men’s hockey squad has risen consistently up the world rankings since the Olympic Games were awarded to London back in 2005. At the time, they were ranked 11th in the world. Since then the players have demonstrated huge progress to reach their current world ranking of fourth.
At the last Olympics in Beijing Team GB narrowly missed out on a place in the semi finals and finished the tournament in fifth position. At London 2012 they will have their sights firmly fixed on reaching the medal matches at the Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park.
The selected athletes are: name (age; hometown; current club):
Nicholas Catlin (23; Marlow, Bucks; Reading)
Jonathan Clarke (31; Southend-on-Sea, Essex; Reading)
Matthew Daly (28; Surbiton, Greater London; Surbiton)
James Fair (31; Chester, Cheshire; Cannock)
Daniel Fox (29; Godalming, Surrey; Hampstead & Westminster)
Ben Hawes (31; Lewes, East Sussex; Wimbledon)
Ashley Jackson (24; Tunbridge Wells, Kent; East Grinstead)
Glenn Kirkham (29; Chelmsford; East Grinstead)
Iain Lewers (28; Belfast, Northern Ireland; East Grinstead)
Iain Mackay (27; Braintree, Essex; Reading)
Harry Martin (19; Ipswich, Suffolk; Old Loughtonians)
Barry Middleton (28; Doncaster, South Yorkshire; East Grinstead)
Robert Moore (31; Winchester, Hampshire; Surbiton)
Richard Smith (24; Portsmouth, Hampshire; Loughborough Students)
James Tindall (29; Virginia Water, Surrey; Surbiton)
Alastair Wilson (28; Sheffield, South Yorkshire; Beeston) Continue reading →