Irish Coaches with Banbridge Academy pupil and Ulster Player Adam McKee

Mark was congratulated on his appointment by Headmaster Mr Robin McLoughlin at the Banbridge Academy Mental for Hockey event.  This was an opportunity for boys aged 11-19 to hear about positive mental attitude from past pupil Matthew Bell – who gave a heartfelt message of hope and determination. 

Mark was presented with an Academy plaque in recognition of his National role – first former pupil of the school to hold a professional National Coaching post – another first for Academy Hockey and showing the importance of developing local talent from an early age.

We wish Mark the very best in what will be an exciting time for him on the World Hockey stage.

Left Mr John Clarke ex Irish Senior Men’s Coach with former International player Mr Mark Tumilty – recently appointed Irish Hockey Senior Men’s Coach.