Underwater Hockey success for RGF grantee, Alyssa Oates

Grant awarded on 4th August 2019


During 2019 Alyssa has competed at the European Underwater Hockey Championships as a member of the elite ladies’ team, winning a Silver medal. At the World Age Group Underwater Hockey Championships in Sheffield, Alyssa captained the U24 ladies’ team and was also the flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Alyssa’s team finished fourth, but along the way they beat the eventual champions, New Zealand! Earlier in the year Alyssa was nominated for the Amateur Sports Personality of the Year at the Devon and Cornwall Sports Awards. Alyssa is currently training hard and hopes to compete at several domestic competitions over the next six months and will trial for the elite ladies’ team that will compete at the 2020 World Underwater Hockey Championships in Australia.

Your support has made a difference…

Alyssa said: “I would like to thank the Rob George Foundation for supporting my sporting journey throughout 2019.”

Well done, Alyssa – on top of all your success over the last year, you have also provided one of the coolest photos of a grantee wearing a RGF t-shirt that we’ve ever seen!

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