New coach for British U20

Former assistant Tommy Watkins to lead team

05.06.2015
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Tommy Watkins most recently worked as an assistant coach for the men’s national team at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group B. Photo: Colin Lawson

Former assistant Tommy Watkins to lead team Tommy Watkins has been named as head coach of Great Britain’s U20 national team. Watkins, who will continue in his roles as head coach of EPL side Telford Tigers and assistant coach of the men’s national team, steps up from his position of assistant coach of the U20s.

“I am so proud to be named as coach of GB Under-20s. I believe passionately about the young players in the game and this is a fantastic role for me. We have a great set of young GB players at the moment and I can’t wait to work with them again. Getting the gold medal with Pete Russell last season was fantastic and we can now build on that in Division IB,” Watkins said.

“It's going to be a tough challenge for everyone, it's a step up to a higher level. We will expect a lot from the players through their commitment, hard work and attention to detail. The journey begins now.”

– with files from Ice Hockey UK

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