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Olympic and hockey star visits Luton!

4 months ago By James Wallis

Luton primary school, Denbigh, host England Hockey & GB star, Harry Martin.

Denbigh Primary School in Luton today welcomed England and GB player Harry Martin, along with 2 representatives from LTHC - Tricia Murphy and Bryn Owen.

A little bit about Harry

* Harry John Martin (born 23 October 1992) is a British field hockey player. In June 2017 he joined Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club. He had an exciting, successful season playing for HC Rotterdam in 2016-17 season. Prior to that he won the Premier League title in consecutive seasons with Beeston Hockey Club.

Martin made his senior GB debut, aged 17. He was the first player who has been involved in England Hockey’s Single System (long term athlete development pathway) to be selected for an Olympic Games.

He played in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, the 2011 & 2012 Champions Trophy. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed for Great Britain in the tournament. His cousin is Tom Schilling. His sister is also a England & GB International Hannah Martin (field hockey).

He was also shortlisted for the FIH World Young Player of the Year Award in 2012.

First of all, Harry demonstrated stick skills to the children, which left them cheering and clapping loudly, before telling them the story of his hockey life, which started when he was 9 years old.

The children then posed questions, most about playing hockey, what it was like at the Olympics etc, plus other questions such as "Are you famous?!" The Q & A session was followed by the children playing small sided hockey games, and Harry signing his autograph for most of the 120 children there! A busy afternoon for everyone, but really enjoyed by all the youngsters.

Follow Harry's road to 2020 Olympics

Facebook - HarryMartinHockey

Twitter - @HarryMartin_9


* source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Martin_(field_hockey)

Updated 13:45 - 29 Sep 2017 by James Wallis

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