Swindon Wildcat Academy Player Success

The Swindon Wildcat Academy celebrates player success!

SWIHA is very proud of all of its players. The following players have achieved international recognition in 2017 and we believe this is the tip of the iceberg for future years – several Academy players are currently taking part in England Development training who are not mentioned in this release and we wish them all the best in this. Due to the quality and depth of the coaching at the club and the strength and ethos of the organisational structure – everyone involved in running the club believes there is a very bright future on the horizon.


We are especially proud that so many home-grown players who started their Ice Hockey Journey’s at the club are now receiving international recognition.


SWIHA would like to congratulate them and also wish them all the best for the journey.


Great Britain U16

Reed Sayers – has been chosen to represent GB U16 – highly talented Reed has been a member of the Academy since he was 7 and has previously represented England at U15, U14 and U13 level. Reed plays for the U18 Cougars in the Academy and is a very hard working and talented player.


Great Britain U18 Women

Jessica Sprules represented GB U18 Women with distinction in Poland in January 2017  winning MOM in her first game Versus Italy – Jessica is a member of the U18 Lions and U16 Top Kittens at the Academy and has made remarkable progress over the years.


Great Britain U16 Women

Amelia Mcginlay (NM) has been chosen to represent GB U16 Women and will be icing for them in their 1st game of the year on the 24th February 2017 – Amelia plays for the U15 Leopards and U16 Top Kittens at the Academy and her call up is just reward for the years of dedication and hard work she has put in.


Katie Reid has been chosen to represent GB U16 Women and will be icing for them in their 1st game of the year on the 24th February 2017. Katie plays for the U18 Lions and U16 Top Kittens at the Academy and her call up is just reward for the years of the dedication and hard work she has put in.


Annabelle Cuss has been chosen to participate in the IIHF Girls Global games on February the 18th – and is part of the GB u16 Squad ready for team selection in 2017. Annabelle plays for the U18 Lions and the U16 Top Kittens at the Academy and started her Ice hockey journey in the clubs in house program so she is to be much admired for her progress.


Annabelle and Katie also formed part of the GB U18 Women’s squad for the January 2017 World Championships with Annabelle icing for the U18 GB Women Team last October in Poland.


England U15

Brett Massey – has been named as Reserve NM – this is only Brett’s second full season in Ice Hockey so this is a huge achievement. Brett has previously represented Great Britain at in line Hockey travelling to Las Vegas for the AAU in line Olympics returning with a silver and bronze. Brett plays for the U15 Leopards and U18 Lions at the Academy.


England U13

The highly talented U13 Pumas have three players selected for the U13 team –


Oli Endicott – Puma Captain has been a member of the Academy for many years this is a great reward not only for his talent but for giving 100% in every training session and game


Aiden McGurk – Puma’s free scoring forward who has made huge progress over the last couple of season’s and this recognition is a reward for all of his hard work and progress and talent


Josh Shaw – Puma’s youngest player to be selected, as a year 1 this selection is a huge achievement and reward for all of this hard work and talent.


All of the Puma’s travel to the Czech Republic in April.


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