Youth Olympic Selection
Thursday 13 Dec 2012
Four “young” Old Reptonians have been selected for the U21 GB Hockey squads to compete for Team GB at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney from 16-20 January 2013.
Jo Leigh(G), Shona McCallin(A), Will Byas(S) and Arjan Drayton-Chana(S) will be travelling to Australia early in the New Year to join approximately 1,700 athletes aged 13-20 from 30 nations who will be competing across 17 Olympic sports. The 120 squad of athletes from Team GB will compete in 11 of the sports: badminton, basketball, diving, golf, gymnastics, hockey, rowing, shooting, triathlon, weightlifting and wrestling.
The last time the hockey teams attended this Youth Olympic Festival was in 2009 when Charlotte Craddock (A), Georgie Twigg(F) and Susie Gilbert(F) won a gold medal by beating Australia in the final. We hope both teams do as well in 2013.