Monday, June 27, 2022

Can European club hockey experience give Great Britain best of both worlds? 

“It’s a fantastic challenge and it forces you to be better.” Ross Bone speaks to some of the GB stars playing in Europe and asks whether this is a positive for the national team.

Once the dust settled on Great Britain’s prolonged Tokyo Olympic cycle, attention immediately turned towards the club season. Many of Great Britain’s Olympic stars from both men’s and women’s squads had decided to leave behind the English League and take their chance to play in Europe’s top leagues. Players headed to the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, in particular. 

Whilst this undoubtedly meant that the English leagues would suffer with a number of the top stars no longer on show each week, personally I’m a huge fan of our athletes doing this.

A quick scan of the players competing in the Dutch league is enough to excite any hockey fan.

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