Form 7 student Matt to join GB Hockey's U23 Elite Development Programme

Form 7 student Matt to join GB Hockey’s U23 Elite Development Programme.

A talented hockey player from Oakham School has been selected to join GB Hockey's U23 Elite Development Programme. 

Matt is one of only two schoolboys from across the country to be picked, which is a fantastic achievement given this is a well-known training ground for future Olympic Squads. 

Matt will now be taking part in regular training and coaching sessions, as well as attending tournaments as part of the programme.  This is on top of his commitments at Oakham, where he is Captain of the 1st Team, who have just won the County Indoor Title as they prepare for the Regional Finals.

He joins his fellow teammate, OO Lucas Ward, who was also selected to play in this programme whilst at Oakham and is still a part of this elite scheme. 

"It's great to know that Matt and Lucas will be back playing together," says Director of Hockey, James Bateman. "They were a formidable team during their time at Oakham and now they are extending their skills even further on this Development Programme - hopefully all the way to the Olympics!"

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