Tom Carson, from Wellington, gained his first international cap on his debut for the England Men’s Hockey team , in a three-match series against Belgium, in Antwerp.
Tom was a sports scholar at Exeter University, where he played in their men’s 1st team for 4 years. After graduating last summer, Tom moved to Reading, where he is currently employed by Fujitsu on their graduate training scheme. He plays for Reading Hockey Club, which is in the top league in the country and have recently qualified to play in the European Hockey League (EHL) again next season.
He is one of 32 players identified in the GB development squad for the Rio Olympics in 2016 and has been training regularly with the squad at the national sports centre at Bisham Abbey.
“This is a defining moment in my hockey career,” commented Tom. “The England team have further matches against Germany in the coming weeks, in preparation for the Hockey World League Semi-finals in Johor, Malaysia at the end of the month, so I am really looking forward to the challenge of those games,”.
Tom, a former pupil at Wellington School where his father is a housemaster, has been an avid hockey player all his life and captained the school XI.