EVO would like to extend huge congratulations to two of our Sponsored players, Dave Goodfield and Jonty Griffiths. Following a lengthy trials and assessment process, both have been awarded contracts as professional athletes with Great Britain Hockey programme, announced today.
Dave Goodfield has been awarded a full-time contract with Great Britain Hockey and Jonty Griffiths a part-time contract, while he completes his University undergraduate studies at Loughborough University. Both players have coached numerous young players at EVO camps and events and are a fantastic part of the EVO family.
Great Britain Hockey has a full-time men's hockey programme with a squad of just 27 elite athletes. Contracts are renewed in 4 year hockey cycles, to coincide with the Olympic Games. Dave and Jonty's selection means that they have made their first steps on (hopefully!) a journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. There will be a long road ahead and doubtless ups and downs along the way, but we wish them well and will continue to support them on their hockey journeys.
Dave and Jonty join Alan Forsyth as EVO's third sponsored athlete in the Great Britain senior international hockey programme. You can read more about Dave, Jonty and all of EVO's sponsored players here