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Great Britain Men's Elite Development Programme squad announced

GB U21 Sultan of Johor 2017 national anthem
Great Britain Hockey is delighted to announce that it has chosen its Men’s GB Elite Development Programme (EDP) players after selecting the women’s squad last month.

The GB EDP has been launched as part of a strategic objective during the Tokyo 2020 cycle with the aim of developing medal winning Olympians of the future, with the selected athletes having shown their potential to achieve that during a comprehensive selection process.

A total of 35 players have been chosen for the Men’s GB EDP and, while the programme is not age categorized, it has been designed for athletes aged between 19-23.

Several members of the Great Britain U21 side that won silver at the Sultan of Johor Cup last month have been selected, including the team’s captain Jack Waller and top scorer Duncan Scott.

Scottish duo Cameron Golden and Callum Mackenzie have also been selected after starring in that tournament, as did Wales’ Jacob Draper and Ben Francis. They will be joined by their Welsh compatriots Owain Dolan Gray and Ioan Wall in the squad.

No fewer than seven Loughborough Students players have been named in a squad featuring talented players from university and club sides stretching the length and breadth of Great Britain.

The GB EDP will also see a revised coaching structure that will see world-class coaches leading the activity as well as spending time engaging and supporting the domestic and university game, with Jon Bleby announced as the Head Coach of the Men’s GB EDP.

The men will now attend various training camps and days at Bisham Abbey and Lilleshall as well as spending time at a Warm Weather Training camp in Lisbon in January. They are also likely to play a number of games in the build up to the U21 Junior World Cup in Belgium next July.

NAME

CLUB

Alex Blumfield

Beeston

Ben Boon

Reading

Jack Clee

Birmingham University

Tom Crowson

Loughborough Students

Owain Dolan Gray

Reading

Jacob Draper

Cardiff & Met

Arjan Drayton-Chana

Surbiton

Daniel Faulkner

East Grinstead

Ben Francis

Reading

Robbie Gleeson

Beeston

Cameron Golden

Grove Menzieshill

Gareth Griffiths

Beeston

Ronan Harvey-Kelly

Loughborough Students

Will Hewer

Loughborough Students

Evan Kimber

Loughborough Students

Rory McCallum (GK)

Sheffield Hallam

Callum Mackenzie

Grange

Tim Nurse

Bath Buccs

James Oates

Canterbury

Nick Page

Loughborough Students

Nick Park

Reading

Josh Pavis

Nottingham University

Oliver Payne (GK)

Durham University

Matthew Ramshaw

Loughborough Students

Toby Reynolds-Cotterill (GK)

Loughborough Students

Duncan Scott

Exeter University

Rhys Smith

Durham University

Tom Sorsby

Nottingham University

James Sutcliffe

Brooklands MU

Jack Turner

Durham University

Ioan Wall

Cardiff & Met

Jack Waller

Durham University

Zach Wallace

Surbiton

Lucas Ward

Beeston

Eddie Way

Birmingham University


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