Hatherley nets at Aussie Youth Olympic Festival

17 January 2013

University of Bath student and hockey player Sam Hatherley was on target for Great Britain in their opening game of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

The 18-year-old netted Britain’s sixth goal as Team GB ran out 7-3 winners over Malaysia on day one of the festival.

The team couldn’t produce a repeat performance against the host nation in their second fixture today though, going down 6-4.

Hatherley, an England under-18 international, is on the first year of a Sports Performance course at the University of Bath and plays in midfield for the University of Bath 1sts and also for Team Bath Buccaneers 1sts. He receives a Santander Sports Scholarship.

Mechanical Engineering student Kristian Callaghan just missed out on the medals in sixth place in the 10m air pistol today. Callaghan had the second highest score in the qualification round of the competition. He has two more events to compete in at the festival in Sydney.

Tomorrow (Friday) sees the first day of rhythmic gymnastics action at the festival.  Twelve-year-old Ralph Allen School pupil Tiola Gleeson is a member of the GB rhythmic team at the competition.

She has been coached in the lead up to the competition at the University of Bath by Sarah Binding, who also worked with the GB rhythmic group ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.

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