London 2012: NI man Iain Lewers named in GB Olympics squad

Iain Lewers has been named in the Great Britain
Iain Lewers has been named in the Great Britain

Northern Ireland man Iain Lewers has been named in the Great Britain squad for the Olympics in London.

The 28-year-old's place in the 16-man panel was confirmed on Wednesday but former Instonians player Mark Gleghorne has not been included.

Lewers made more than 80 appearances for Ireland before being out of international hoockey for three years as he switched to the GB set-up.

Former Annadale star Lewers plays for the East Grinstead club in West Sussex.

Twelve of the Great Britain squad won gold for England at the 2009 European Championships.

Team GB finished fifth in the last Olympics in Beijing and are aiming to make the medal matches at the Riverbank Arena in 2012.

The hockey competition involves 12 countries divided into two pools of six, and the top two in each progress to the semi-finals, with the gold medal match taking place on 11 August.

GB squad: Nicholas Catlin (Reading), Jonathan Clarke (Reading), Matt Daly (Surbiton), James Fair (Cannock), Daniel Fox (Hampstead & Westminster), Ben Hawes (Wimbledon), Ashley Jackson (East Grinstead), Glenn Kirkham (East Grinstead), Iain Lewers (East Grinstead), Iain Mackay (Reading), Harry Martin (Old Loughtonians), Barry Middleton (East Grinstead, capt), Robert Moore (Surbiton), Richard Smith (Loughborough Students), James Tindall (Surbiton), Alastair Wilson (Beeston).

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