Category: England and GB

Bulldogs’ Abbie prepares to take big step towards Winter Olympics with GB

BRADFORD BULLDOGS’ Abigail Culshaw lines up for Great Britain to face Iceland in tonight’s Olympic Qualifiers aware of the role the club has played in helping her get there. It will be the 11th senior international appearance by the 23-year-old when she takes to the ice at Nottingham’s National Ice Centre in a game that…

Bulldogs’ head coach Andy Brown on recent GB training camps at Ice Sheffield

BULLDOGS’ head coach Andy Brown believes there is an abundance of young talent coming through in GB hockey – something made clear at a three-day camp held at Ice Sheffield last week. Andy was down there in his role as assistant coach for the GB under-18s, one of several national age-group teams taking part, with…

Bulldogs’ head coach Andy Brown moves on up to GB Under-18s

BULLDOGS’ head coach Andy Brown says he is delighted to move up to the position of assistant coach for Great Britain Under-18s.
The 42-year-old is one of two appointments to the team, with Richard Hartmann also being named as an assistant to head coach Sean Easton.

Bradford Bulldogs head coach, Andy Brown

Andy admitted he was saddened to move up from his role with the GB Under-16 team, while at the same time excited about the new challenges that now lie ahead of him in an environment he feels he will fit into well.

“I’m delighted to be asked to move up and assist with the Under-18s,” he said. “I know Sean well and feel our coaching styles complimented each other well when we worked together in the England programme. 

“I’m obviously sad to leave the Under-16s as I feel we had a strong coaching unit, but I know the structure we put in place will hugely benefit the next crop of young players to come through.” 
David Hand, chairman of the GB Programme Board, said: “We believe Sean, Richard and Andy will make a great coaching trio for the under-18s.
“Both Richard and Andy are already in the GB set-up and by moving them across to the Under-18s to work with Sean, we think we have a very strong trio of coaches.
“We have some fantastic talented youngsters and these three coaches are the right choice to take the programme forward.”

National Call Up

Six players from Bradford Bulldogs have been chosen to represent England. Two under-15 boys, Michael Colbourne and Dylan Harcourt, are joined in the club’s international representation by boys Gregor Mills (under-13s) and Logan Jean Jacques (under-14s) and girls Courtney Smith (under-14s) and Ishbel Wright (under-17s). The teams will visit the Slovakian capital of Bratislava in…