McCourt is off Down Under for World Cup

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Newmarket Hockey Club’s Martin McCourt is heading off to Australia after being selected to represent Scotland at the over-50s hockey World Cup.

Goalkeeper McCourt came out of retirement after a 15 year absence in January 2014, answering a call from Newmarket coach Nic Thorpe when the club suffered an injury to their first choice keeper and also lost their reserve custodian through work commitments.

Since his return, McCourt has helped Newmarket stabilise themselves in the league, with the first team finishing fourth in the last two seasons, while he has also represented his nation at the European Championships.

n Meanwhile, next season, the club will be adding to their number of teams with a third men’s team in the league.

The club will then have teams in divisions three, five and seven and will be able to offer a competitive level of hockey to those of all abilities.

This includes juniors making their way in the game or adults returning after a break similar to McCourt.

For more information, check the club’s website at