Family’s hockey tradition continues

A year 13 pupil from Wellington School looks set to follow his three brothers to national hockey success

The youngest of four brothers from Wellington School is following the family footsteps towards England representation. George Carson in year 13 has been selected for the u18 boys’ West of England hockey team (known as the Wessex Leopards) to play in England Hockey’s Futures Cup. Teams from the four English regions play in a round robin tournament at Cannock Hockey Club in the hope of impressing the England u18 selectors.

George currently plays for Taunton Vale men’s first XI at weekends and is looking forward to the opportunity to play in front of selectors.

His eldest brother Tom Carson is in the GB hockey squad and played for England in the World Cup last May, as well as having appeared on Dragons’ Den with his “onesie” range Young Ones. His other brothers James and Ed, meanwhile, have both played at national level. James, who plays for Cardiff Met men’s hockey first XI, has been invited to train with the Wales u21 team after Christmas.

“We are particularly pleased for him as his three brothers were also fortunate to have represented the west in this national tournament in their age group when they were at school,” remarked his father Andrew Carson, who is a housemaster at Wellington School. “Although there is friendly rivalry between them, they are delighted that he has been selected.”


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