DANIEL FOX has been given another chance to secure Olympic glory following his selection for Team GB’s Men’s hockey team travelling to Rio 2016.
The 33-year-old former Callowbrook First School pupil was chosen for the 16-strong squad and is one of four surviving members from the team which missed out on a medal at London 2012.
Captain Barry Middleton, Ian Lewers and Harry Martin keep their place while ten new faces are set to make their first Olympic appearance.
Dan, who plays his trade for Holcombe in the National Premier Division, made his national debut in 2009 and has notched up numerous caps for his country, making his Olympic debut at London 2012 and scoring in the opening game against Argentina.
The defender most recently guided England to bronze medals in the 2014 World League Final and Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as well securing the silver medal at the 2010 Champions Trophy in Monchengladbach, Germany.
Mark England, Team GB’s Chef de Mission, said: “It’s great to qualify athletes in the team sports, and a tremendous spirit exists across hockey, which has developed and grown during this four year cycle.
“I’m sure this will stand them in good stead this summer and I’m confident that on their day they can match any team in the world.”
Sally Munday, chief operating officer for Great Britain Hockey, added: “I would like to congratulate all of our athletes who are on their way to Rio for this summer’s Olympic Games.
“Our central programme is exceptionally competitive and I know how hard they have all worked to be selected.
“Their ambitions certainly do not end here, and I would like to wish them the very best of luck this summer.
“I would also like to record my thanks to those who narrowly missed out – as a team sport building team unity whilst vying for selection is a challenge and the professionalism of all the players in the GB programme is exceptional.”
The full Men’s hockey team is as follows: David Ames, Alastair Brogdon, Nicholas Catlin, David Condon, Adam Dixon, Daniel Fox, Mark Gleghorne, Michael Hoare, Ashley Jackson, Iain Lewers, Harry Martin, Barry Middleton, George Pinner, Ian Sloan, Samuel Ward and William Weir.