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Richard Mantell

Richard, from Bridgwater in Somerset, ws a reserve for London 2012, known as a ‘P’ accredited athlete. He has over 160 appearances and was part of the England team that won gold in the 2009 European Championships. Richard is one of two Mantell brothers who are part of the GB hockey set-up; his brother Simon missed out on selection following an injury at the Olympic Test Event. Richard memorably suffered a broken leg against Pakistan at the 2010 World Cup but returned to Delhi eight months later for the Commonwealth Games. He plays his club hockey for Reading who won the Men’s England Hockey League Championship this year. Richard is married to Jen and lives in Datchet. He is the sales and marketing manager for SSS, the adidas hockey distributors in the UK.

Nationality:
English
Date of birth:
17.08.1981
Position:
Defender
Twitter account:
@richm6
International Honours ShowHide
Appearances
2012 Indoor EuroHockey Nations Championship
2011 EuroHockey Championships
2011 Champions Trophy
2011 Indoor World Cup
2010 Indoor EuroHockey Nations Championship II
2010 World Cup
2010 Commonwealth Games
2009 EuroHockey Championships
2009 Champions Trophy
2008 Olympic Games
2007 Champions Trophy
2007 Champions Challenge I
2007 EuroHockey Championships
2006 World Cup
Medals
2011 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2010 Indoor EuroHockey Nations Championship II - Gold
2009 EuroHockey Championships - Gold
CAPS
HOME
115
GB
50
INDOOR
23
TOTAL
188
GOALS
HOME
49
GB
19
INDOOR
8
TOTAL
76
Get to know ShowHide
Squads:
Senior Men
Current club:
Reading
Shirt number:
6
International Debut:
10th February 2003
Most Memorable Acheivement:
Winning the Europeans in 2009 with England.
Motto:
You make your own luck.
Hometown:
Datchet, Berkshire
Primary School:
Nether Stowey Primary School, Somerset
Secondary School:
Millfield School, Somerset
Non-hockey hobbies:
Golf, DIY, catching up with family & friends.
My sporting idol is...:
Roger Federer
If I wasn't a hockey player I would be...:
better at golf!
I can't leave home without...:
my iphone.
Dream Car:
BMW M3 Coupe
Which stick do you use:
adidas TX24 Dualrod
Do you have any superstitions / rituals before matches:
No superstitions - just a routine which ensures that I'm ready to play.
Favourite meal to cook:
Lasagne (although I prefer eating to cooking).
Favourite pre-match meal::
Spagetti Bolognese - lot's of carbs and protein.
Top fitness tip:
Mix up your training so you're not always doing the same activity. This will help with your all round fitness.
Cardio or Weights:
Weights
Surf or Snow:
Surf
Attack or Defend:
Attack
Blonde or Brunette:
Brunette
Night In or Night Out:
Night Out
Richard Mantell
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