Cranleighans continue to make hockey impact

This hockey season has seen many OCs continuing to develop their hockey careers.

In the recent international match between England and Belgium at Lee Valley celebrating the 1988 Olympic Gold medal winners, James Gall (who now has 35 England and GB caps) was joined by Will Calnan for his first cap with both of them performing excellently in a 2-1 win for GB.

A few Saturdays ago East Grinstead played Surbiton in a men’s and women’s Premier League double-header. This year’s leavers Pippa Lock and Amy Thompson lined up against Izzy Petter with Millie Regan being reserve keeper for East Grinstead. The men’s game then had Ali Clift up against Jonny Gall and Rory Calnan and Harry Gough with James Gall resting prior to the upcoming World Cup in India. Taylor Seager-Green, who was reserve for Surbiton that day, has also played in the first team. Megan Batchelor is also a regular for Bowdon in the Women’s Premier League while she’s at university.

James Gall and Calnan have central England contracts, Petter and Thompson are now in the GB Development programme and Pippa Lock is in the Under-21 squad.

Richard Organ, Cranleigh’s director of hockey, commented “We really enjoy seeing these athletes achieving so much and are very proud of what they did for Cranleigh and their continuing development.”