Bury St Edmunds hockey graduate represents Team GB at U21 level

PREPARED: Alex Blumfield first began training with the U21 development side in September 2016

Alex Blumfield, who started his hockey career with the Bury St Edmunds club, is involved in the U21 Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia.

Blumfield started to represent the club when they still played at Nowton Park but moved to play for Cambridge to hone his skills further as he developed into a regular player for the England youth set up.

Once selected for JRPC and England Hockey U16/18 squads he m

Having finished his A-levels at Culford, he has continued his studies at Nottingham Trent University and plays hockey at Beeston.

So far, Team GB have been doing very well at the competition. They started by beating Malaysia 1-0, before whitewashing the American team 11-0 with Blumfield scoring the final goal.

He used his favourite shot, the reverse stick, to produce a nice finish and round-off his team's scoring. They followed it up with a 4-2 win over Australia before beating Japan on Thursday, October 26.

The team went 1-0 down in the second quarter but responded valiantly as they eventually beat the side by two clear goals.

They will next face India on Saturday (9.05am) before the final takes place on Sunday (12.35pm). All they need to do to secure a place in the final is record a win or a draw against India.

But, if not, the match for third and fourth will take place at 10.05am, while the battle for fifth and sixth place will be first on the Sunday (7.35am).

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