Mark Pearn

Mark Pearn (born 21 March 1977 in Bristol, England) is a male retired English field hockey player.

Mark Pearn
Personal information
Born (1977-03-21) 21 March 1977 (age 43)
Bristol, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfield/Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991 - 1995 Gloucester City
1995 - 2004 Reading
2004 - 2005 Real Club de Polo de Barcelona
2005 - 2015 East Grinstead
2015 - 2016 Richmond
2016 - Present Surbiton
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 - 2012 England 157 (50)
1996 - 2012 Great Britain 89 (24)
Last updated on: 30 May 2015

Hockey careerEdit

Pearn was a member of the England and Great Britain squads, making his debut for England against the Netherlands in the 1995 Champions Trophy in Berlin. He scored his first international goal against India in the tournament to become the youngest player to score for England at just 18 years old.

He participated in two Summer Olympics in 2000 and 2004, as well as in the 1998 Men's Hockey World Cup, the 2002 Men's Hockey World Cup, the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the 2002 Commonwealth Games.[1][2]

Pearn was voted UK Player of the Year by members of the Hockey Writers’ Club twice, in 2000 and 2011.[3]

He initially retired in 2005 but returned to international hockey in 2011 at the age of 34 to challenge for a place in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Having played in the 2011 London Cup, the 2011 European Championship, 2011 Champions Trophy and 2012 London Olympics Test Event, he was not selected for the final Olympic squad and retired for the second time in 2012.[4]

Pearn has played club hockey for Gloucester City, Reading, Real Club de Polo de Barcelona, East Grinstead (player/coach) and Richmond (player/assistant coach).[5][6][7]

Pearn signed as the Head Coach of Surbiton men's first team in May 2016.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Mark Pearn". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Mark Pearn - GB Hockey". GreatBritainHockey.co.uk. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  3. ^ "HWC PLAYERS OF THE YEAR UNVEILED". HockeyWritersClub.com. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Mark Pearn announces his retirement from international hockey - Crawley News". ThisIsSussex.co.uk. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  5. ^ "EHL Statistics". FixturesLive.com. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Mark Pearn announces his retirement from international hockey - Crawley News". ThisIsSussex.co.uk. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Mark Pearn | Richmond Hockey Club | South West London's Premier Hockey Club". RichmondHockeyClub.com. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Surbiton Hockey Club, UK | Mark Pearn Named As Surbiton Men's Coach". SurbitonHC.com. Retrieved 1 June 2016.

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