Rotherham boy represents Team GB at hockey Junior Olympics

by | 23 September 2017 | Community Focus, Rotherham, Sports Club

Rotherham’s Daniel Hollier had a busy and extremely exciting time representing Team GB at the AAU Junior Olympics held in Carolina.

We first featured 11-year-old Daniel’s story following his selection to represent Great Britain in the sport of inline hockey earlier this year

The team played in two tournaments, coming away with silver medals in both — a real credit to their country and a fantastic achievement for all involved.

His Dad, Wayne, said: “Daniel feels that whilst being nervous and upbeat in the very beginning, he grew more and more confident and learned so much through the experience that he can take forward in his everyday playing ability.
“The players in America are excellent and you can see they train a lot and very hard. He made friends with some fantastic kids out there and swapped several jerseys with his GB strips so will always have the keepsakes that he wants framed and hung in his bedroom. It is certainly an experience he will never forget.

“I am extremely proud Daniel and the rest of the U10s GB team for what they achieved especially in a major tournament like this. Emotions ran high at several times but it was certainly worth it in the end.”

Daniel moves up into U12s at Rotherham Blackhawk’s Juniors in September when the season starts so it’s back to ground level training and concentrating on success at club level for now but he hopes to be playing abroad at club level next summer.