HOCKEY: UU Jordanstown campus becomes base for Olympic teams

Dr Nigel Dobson, Head of Sports Services, with captains Megan Frazer for Ireland and Rocio Ybarra for Spain, and Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr Noreen McClelland. INLT 24-908-CON
Dr Nigel Dobson, Head of Sports Services, with captains Megan Frazer for Ireland and Rocio Ybarra for Spain, and Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr Noreen McClelland. INLT 24-908-CON

With just over 50 days until the Olympics in Rio, Ulster University has become a pre-Games training base for the Irish, Spanish and Canadian hockey teams who have been taking advantage of the superb sporting facilities at its Jordanstown campus.

The University, which this year celebrates 60 years of hockey at Jordanstown, welcomed the Spanish women’s team for a week-long training camp.

Ahead of the Games, the Canadian and Irish men’s hockey teams have also been staying and playing on campus as well as benefiting from the University’s fitness and recovery suites.