Council Congratulates Local Ice Hockey Star on GB University Selection
January 11, 2017
The Chairman of the Leisure & Community Development Committee, Councillor Tim Morrow was delighted to congratulate local ice hockey star, Jamie Scott, on being selected to play for the Great Britain Men’s University Ice Hockey Team.
Dundonald born and former Junior Belfast Giant, Jamie was selected from almost 100 eligible and exceptionally talented players. He will play a pivotal role within the 22-man squad at the 28th Winter Universiade, a multi-sport winter event, in Kazakhastan later this month.
Delighted with Jamie’s representative success, Councillor Tim Morrow said: “It gives me great pleasure to take this opportunity to congratulate Jamie on being selected to play for the Great Britain Men’s University Ice Hockey Team. This is a tremendous achievement and one in which he should be very proud of.
“No matter what sport you play, to represent your country on the world stage is the ultimate goal and the pinnacle of any sporting career. For Jamie to achieve this so early in his career is admirable and I have no doubt that with the drive, focus and commitment he has already displayed, his sporting success will continue.
“I would like to wish Jamie and his team every success at the 28th Winter Universiade in Kazakhastan and I hope they enjoy the experience and come back with gold!”
The event, which has been described as ‘only second to the Olympic Games’, will see student athletes from 55 countries compete in ten events from 29th January to 8th February. Jamie and his team will compete against some of the best ice hockey teams in the world and will face extremely tough opposition in the first round against Canada, USA and Slovakia.