Sporting scholar Tim Nurse helps GB Hockey U21s enjoy strong finish to Invitational Tournament in Madrid

16 June 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Tim Nurse helped Great Britain Hockey U21 men to a fifth-placed finish at the 8-Nations Invitational Tournament in Madrid, Spain.

It was a tough start to the competition for GB as they lost their three Pool A matches against Belgium (5-2), Austria (1-0) and eventual winners Germany (7-1).

However, their fortunes improved in the ranking phase and following a goalless draw against the Netherlands, GB went on to win 3-2 in a penalty shootout before a 2-1 victory over India clinched fifth place overall.

“This was a very enjoyable tournament where lots of improvements were made over the week building towards the Europeans,” said MJ Church Ambassador Nurse, who studies Sports Performance and is supported by a King Sporting Scholarship.

The 2019 EuroHockey Junior Championships are taking place in Valencia, Spain from July 13-21.

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