Captaining Great Britain was a “real honour” says University of Bath hockey scholar Tim Nurse ahead of Madrid trip

02 June 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Tim Nurse says it was “an honour” to captain the Great Britain Hockey Men’s Development Squad in their three-match series against Germany.

The MJ Church Ambassador, who studies Sports Performance and is supported by a King Sporting Scholarship, wore the captain’s armband when the national U21 squads met in Germany last week.

The host nation won the matches 5-3, 1-0 and 4-0 but Nurse said both he and his team-mates could take plenty from the experience.

“It was a tough series against a very good team but lots of positive lessons were learnt before next week’s eight-nations tournament in Madrid,” said Nurse, who combines study with representing the University in BUCS competition and Team Bath Buccaneers in the England Hockey League.

“I was fortunate enough to be appointed captain for the test series which was a real honour and I loved every moment.”

The GB Elite Development Programme is part of a strategic objective during the Tokyo 2020 cycle to accelerate the development of future medal-winning Olympians.

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