WESPA’s first ever scholarship awarded to “Thomas Russell” back in April 2015 has certainly helped develop one of the finest young GB & England Hockey stars! WESPA’s potentially first Olympic medal is now certainly on the radar along with another young female athlete who was also selected in the first WESPA Podium Squad back in 2015.
👏 Congratulations to Brooklands 1st team player Tom Russell who has been named in @GBHockey EDP squad.
Tom is currently in Malaysia representing GB in the Sultan of Johor Cup.
Speaking about the announcement, Heather Williams – the Head of Elite Talent Development at GB Hockey – said: “My congratulations to all the players who have been selected to the 2018/19 squads. While not age categorised, the EDP has been designed for athletes aged between 19-23 who may have the potential to become Olympic medallists. A thorough and comprehensive selection process has recently taken place.