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Tameside Players Selected for World Age Group Championships

Published: 22nd July 2019

Seven players have been selected from Tameside’s only Underwater Hockey club (UWH), Xarifa, to represent Team GB at the Underwater Hockey Age Group World Championships in Sheffield in August.

At the last competition in Hobart, Tasmania, the GB Under-19 Men’s team came home with silver medals. This year, 31 teams from 13 countries have entered in 4 categories; Under-19 and Under-24 Men’s & Women’s teams.

Team GB players are from clubs nationwide, from the Orkney Islands to Plymouth, and many places between. This year, Team GB are hoping to take advantage of playing at home.

The seven players from Tameside’s Xarifa club are:

The Championships will be streamed live via You Tube.

Phil Thompson, Under-24 Assistant Coach and father of Harry, said: “Many of the Under-24 Men’s team are Under-19 silver medallists from the last competition, so we’re expecting great things of them!”

For more information about Xarifa, visit their Facebook page here.

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