Team Bath Buccaneers hockey players Tim Nurse and Stuart Rushmere helped Great Britain men’s U21 squad secure their second Sultan of Johor Cup title following a series of superb performances in Malaysia.
Millfield School sixth-former Rushmere came off the bench and scored a crucial equaliser from a penalty corner – his second goal of the tournament – as GB came from behind to beat India 3-2 in Friday’s final group match.
That meant the two nations would meet again in the final on Saturday and the outcome was the same, with University of Bath Sports Performance student Nurse – supported by a King Scholarship – again impressing in defence as GB went one better than last year.
Both Nurse and Rushmere have been named in the GB Elite Development Programme (EDP) for the 2018-19 season.
Pictured: Stuart Rushmere (left) and Tim Nurse with the Sultan of Johor Cup.