Gold medal for Jon

DR JON Marshall (57) has just returned from Hong Kong where he won a gold medal for England in the international masters hockey tournament.

DR JON Marshall (57) has just returned from Hong Kong where he won a gold medal for England in the international masters hockey tournament.

Jon has been playing hockey for many years, particularly in the West Country (Taunton Vale and Weymouth). In his youth, was selected for Zambia Under-21s and played for two university sides,York and Cardiff and has been playing for Yatton since 1985.

He has been first team captain and chairman and also helped run junior hockey training for some years for the club, which amalgamated with Clevedon a few years ago and is now known as Somerset Gryphons. These latter clubs are local and minor league.

He has been representing west hockey at Over-50s and Over-55s for a few years and this year was selected for the England Vintage Masters (Over-55s) and played with them against Wales and Scotland in the home internationals in June and most recently in the international masters tournament in Hong Kong, where they beat the Aussies in their age group final on a golden goal 2-1, to collect a gold medal.


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He used to work at Long Ashton Research Station, University of Bristol, and represented Defra in the Civil Service hockey championship.

He now works from home as an academic editor and environmental consultant.

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