George Pinner
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George Pinner

George Pinner
Personal information
Full name George Christopher Pinner
Born (1987-01-18) 18 January 1987 (age 34)
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Old Georgians
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000-2006 Ipswich
2006-2014 Beeston
2014-2019 Holcombe
2019-present Old Georgians
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009-present England & GB 195 (0)
Last updated on: 8 June 2021

George Christopher Pinner (born 18 January 1987) is an English field hockey player who plays as a goalkeeper for Old Georgians and the England and Great Britain national teams.

Personal life

In June 2012 he was one of seven GB hockey athletes to pose for the centerfold of Cosmopolitan magazine as part of a campaign to raise awareness of male cancers and the Everyman cancer charity. In 2017 Pinner married England hockey international Jo Hunter.[2]

Club career

Pinner plays club hockey in the Men's England Hockey League Premier Division for Old Georgians. He has also played club hockey for Ipswich, Beeston and Holcombe. [3] On 30 May 2019 it was announced that he was joining Old Georgians ahead of their first season in the Men's England Hockey League Premier Division. [4]

International career

He made his senior international debut in 2009 against the Netherlands and his tournament debut at the 2011 Champions Trophy. He was the reserve goalkeeper at the 2012 Olympic Games.[5] He won goalkeeper of the tournament at the 2016 Champions Trophy before heading off to Rio for his first Olympics as the first goalkeeper. On 28 May 2021, he was selected as the second goalkeeper in the England squad for the 2021 EuroHockey Championship.[6]

References

  1. ^ "PINNER George". www.worldcup2018.hockey. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/british-hockey-newlyweds-on-sticking-together-2csndmghv
  3. ^ http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/player.asp?itemid=457&itemTitle=George+Pinner&section=44
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/oldgeorgianshockey/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBVofCcMXktQyLdYS1-6Y8BkbIW3WAOj75Mmsg2YBqQMejSOzE7Bj69Lq-CCh9yaugotrCIRVxxHxqY
  5. ^ "Richard Mantell and George Pinner named as GB hockey reserves for Olympic Games". PUSH Hockey. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ "England Squads For 2021 EuroHockey Championships Announced". englandhockey.co.uk. England Hockey. 28 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.

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