Great Britain Hockey have announced the squad chosen for 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.
Joining the squad will be Wales players Owain Dolan-Gray, Ioan Wall, Ben Francis and Jacob Draper. Owain told us "I am over the moon and very excited for what is to come next. Great to see a large welsh contingent getting selected; it puts us in good stead for our upcoming tournaments".
Head of Performance for Hockey Wales, Dan Clements expressed his delight at the news “I'm really pleased to see the 4 players selected to the Elite Development Programme after the hard work they have not only put into the selection process but also for their continued drive to improve themselves and achieve their potential in the game. The programme will be fantastic for them going forward and we are looking forward to supporting them on the journey”
Read the full GB article here.