Ipswich hockey duo George Pinner and Harry Martin picked for Commonwealth Games

George Pinner will be a key player for England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Picture: GRANT TREEB

George Pinner will be a key player for England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Picture: GRANT TREEBY - Credit: Grant Treeby

Suffolk hockey stars George Pinner and Harry Martin will be going for gold with England at the Commonwealth Games in Australia next month.

Harry Martin celebrates scoring for Great Britain. Picture: PA SPORT

Harry Martin celebrates scoring for Great Britain. Picture: PA SPORT - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

The Olympians are both included in the 18-man squad which will head to the Gold Coast having won silver at the recent Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia.

The duo both won bronze with England at the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow back in 2014.

England will face Malaysia, Pakistan, Wales and India in pool B with the top two sides qualifying for the semi-finals with the men’s final taking place on April 14.

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Head coach Bobby Crutchley said: “We couldn’t be more excited for the Commonwealth Games in Australia. As a squad we have been training very hard and very well.


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“We start with a tough opening match against Malaysia and we are very much focused on that and making the semi-finals and ultimately looking to win a medal.”

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