Oakhamian wins Hockey Writers' Club Award
Congratulations to Form 7 student Matt who has won the U18 Hockey Writers’ Club national youth award, sponsored by Higgins Group.
Voted for by Hockey Journalists, this prestigious award recognises players who have performed well over the year. It also takes into consideration their contribution to hockey through their character and involvement. Past winners include GB Olympians Ashley Jackson and Maddie Hinch.
Presentations will take place at the annual awards lunch on 20 January 2018 at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge.
Charles Randall, chairman of the Hockey Writers Club said, ‘We would like to congratulate Matthew for winning the 18-group category ahead of some very strong candidates. The judges noted that, as an established National League player, he went out of his way to inspire younger students in what is clearly a good hockey environment. Matthew is a credit to the coaching staff and to the school. Well done.’
Matt has also recently been selected to join GB Hockey’s U23 Elite Development Programme.