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Ben Fox, Ollie Drummond, and Lewis Wilcher

Ben Fox, Ollie Drummond, and Lewis Wilcher (pictured above- left to right)

Three scholars represent GB in the Sultan of Johor Cup

Three University of Exeter hockey players travelled to Malaysia this October to represent Great Britain U21’s in the Sultan of Johor Cup. The trio played against the likes of South Africa, Australia, and Japan over the course of the 8-day tournament.

Ben Fox, Ollie Drummond, and Lewis Wilcher (pictured above- left to right) helped the Great Britain squad finish 3rd, turning over Japan 3-1 in the bronze medal gameThe squad narrowly missed out on a place in the final after a last-minute equaliser from India in a 5 all draw in their last pool game.  

The trio saidThe Sultan of Johor Cup was a surreal experience and one we will never forget. We learnt numerous lessons both on and off the pitch playing against challenging international teams with contrasting styles of play. We are happy to be back in Exeter and hopefully be able to use this experience in our BUCS and Weekend Fixtures moving forward! 

University of ExeterHead of Hockey, Harry Jones added, “We are delighted to have three of our University players representing the Great Britain Elite Development Programme out in Malaysia. It is a real showcase of the talent these players have and also how much we have here at the University of Exeter. We currently have 18 players (Mens and Women) representing their different international programmes. It is great to have them back and wearing university colours again as well as imparting all they have learnt from their trip away to the other players in the squad. 

You can read more about GB's Sultan of Johor Cup matches here. Read more about our Performance Hockey Programme here.  

Date: 9 November 2022