Lincoln student to represent GB at Winter Games

A Lincoln student is preparing for next month’s World University Winter Games after being selected to represent Great Britain’s Ice Hockey team.

Adam Long is a School Direct (Primary) PGCE student at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln. He will compete in the competition which begins on March 2 in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk.

It will be his second Winter Games after previously representing Great Britain at the competition when it was held in Kazakhstan.

The World University Games is an international sports and cultural event staged every two years in a different city. It is the largest university winter multi-sport competition in the world.

Adam said: “The atmosphere at the games is amazing, you’re surrounded by Olympians and using Olympic level facilities.

“The previous tournament in Kazakhstan was an amazing experience and I’m even more excited to head out to Russia, especially as my brother has now joined me on the team.”

Adam was introduced to ice hockey at aged 14. He currently plays for Manchester Storm balancing his ice hockey commitments with his PGCE course.

He added: “I’ve always been drawn to Special Educational Needs teaching and I’m really excited to specialise in that when I finish playing hockey.

“One of the great parts of the course is having so many opportunities to apply the skills I’m learning in lectures in real classroom environments and I’m hopeful I’ll get chances to experience more SEN work.”

The sports, including Adam’s participation in the Ice Hockey, can be followed here.