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Martha Taylor and Rhys Bradshaw playing for EUHC

Martha Taylor and Rhys Bradshaw playing for EUHC

Hockey World Cup selection success for 3 current students

Hockey is in the spotlight this month at Exeter, with 3 current students being selected to be part of their countrys World Cup campaign. All three players are within Exeter's high performance programme, as well as playing BUCS matches each week.

Junior World Cup Selection

England’s squad for the Junior Women’s World Cup, taking place in South Africa between 5-16 December, has been announced. Among those selected are current University of Exeter 1st XI players, Martha Taylor and Ella Burnley.

On selection. Martha said "I’m really happy to have been selected for the upcoming Junior World Cup. It will be an amazing opportunity to travel out to South Africa and play against some of the best U21 teams in the world, including countries that we have never played before."

Ella also was elated: "I’m really happy to have been selected for the World Cup squad. I can’t wait to get out to South Africa and compete for a medal against some of the best u21 teams in the world."

England will be hoping to improve on previous results at the tournament, finishing fourth in 2009 and 2013 and 7th in 2016 They’ve been drawn in a group alongside Belgium, Canada and Uruguay. To stay updated with fixtures and to follow our students, head over to the England Hockey website.

History for Wales Hockey

Wales men's squad made history by qualifying for their first-ever World Cup. Among those involved was 1st XI vice-captain Rhys Bradshaw. The penultimate game against Ireland was tough, it went to penalty shuffles with Wales clinching the victory to send them to the 2023 World Cup. Already qualified, they had one last game to play to prove their worth, which ended with a 2-1 victory over France.

To read more about the historic win on the Wales Hockey website.

Date: 11 November 2021