International Hockey caps for Isaac

23rd April 2013


Chatham and Clarendon Grammar school sixth form student Isaac  O’Connor won his first international Hockey cap in Spain. Travelling to Valencia with the Under 18 England hockey team, Isaac played in a  4 way tournament between England, Spain, Germany and Holland. Despite playing well together for the first time as a team, England just could not match the level of play from the other teams, but for Isaac the experience, “was just overwhelming” and he “was really proud to walk out in front of a crowd representing my country.”

Isaac plays for Canterbury hockey club and his journey to international success started in November 2012. After many weeks of attending selection camps he was told that he had been selected to play for England Under 18’s Hockey team.  Since November he has travelled up to the National Sports Centre many times to train with the England squad. 

Looking ahead, Isaac next matches will be in the summer with a trip to Belgium for a training camp/tournament and then the season will end in Vienna where he hopes to play at the European Championships.


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