George Pinner

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George Pinner
Personal information
Born (1987-01-18) 18 January 1987 (age 32)
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Until 2006 Ipswich
2006 to 2014 Beeston
2014- Holcombe
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009- England & GB 168 (0)
Last updated on: 16 December 2018

George Pinner (born 18 January 1987) is an English international field hockey player who plays as a goalkeeper for England and Great Britain.

He plays club hockey in the Men's England Hockey League Premier Division for Holcombe.

On 24th May 2017, in a new captaincy structure, Pinner was named as one of a three-man captaincy group, for England and Great Britain.[1]

Pinner made his senior international debut in 2009 against Holland and Tournament debut at the 2011 Champions Trophy. He was the reserve goalkeeper at the 2012 Olympic Games.[2]

He has also played club hockey for Ipswich and Beeston.[3]

In June 2012 he was one of seven GB hockey athletes to pose for the centrefold of Cosmopolitan magazine as part of a campaign to raise awareness of male cancers and the Everyman cancer charity. He won goalkeeper of the tournament at the Hockey Champions Trophy in 2016 before heading off to Rio for his first Olympics as the No1.

In 2017 Pinner married England hockey international Jo Hunter.[4]


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  2. ^ "Richard Mantell and George Pinner named as GB hockey reserves for Olympic Games". PUSH Hockey. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
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