Mark Pearn

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Mark Pearn
Personal information
Born (1977-03-21) 21 March 1977 (age 40)
Bristol, England
Height 1.78
Playing position Midfield, Forward
National team
1995–2013
2000–2013
England
Great Britain
246 (74)
Last updated on: 30 May 2015

Mark Pearn (born 21 March 1977 in Bristol, England) is a retired English field hockey player.

Pearn was a member of the England and Great Britain squads, making his debut for England against the Netherlands in the 1995 Champions Trophy in Berlin. He scored his first international goal against India in the tournament to become the youngest player to score for England at just 18 years old.

He participated in two Summer Olympics in 2000 and 2004, as well as in the 1998 Men's Hockey World Cup, the 2002 Men's Hockey World Cup, the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the 2002 Commonwealth Games.[1][2]

Pearn was voted UK Player of the Year by members of the Hockey Writers’ Club twice, in 2000 and 2011.[3]

He retired in 2005, but returned to international hockey in 2011 at the age of 34 to challenge for a place in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Having played in the 2011 London Cup, the 2011 European Championship and 2011 Champions Trophy he was not selected and retired for the second time in 2013.[4]

Pearn has played club hockey for Gloucester City, Reading, Real Club de Polo de Barcelona, East Grinstead (player/coach) and Richmond (player/assistant coach).[5][6][7]

Pearn signed as the Head Coach of Surbiton men's first team in May 2016.[8]

He now teaches at Eagle house school in Berkshire as a mathematics teacher and coaches first team hockey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Pearn Bio, Stats, and Results - Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  2. ^ "Mark Pearn - GB Hockey". greatbritainhockey.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  3. ^ "HWC PLAYERS OF THE YEAR UNVEILED | Hockey Writers' Club". www.hockeywritersclub.com. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Mark Pearn announces his retirement from international hockey - Crawley News". thisissussex. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  5. ^ "EHL Statistics". Fixtureslive.com. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  6. ^ "Mark Pearn announces his retirement from international hockey - Crawley News". thisissussex. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  7. ^ "Mark Pearn | Richmond Hockey Club | South West London's Premier Hockey Club". www.richmondhockeyclub.com. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  8. ^ "Surbiton Hockey Club, UK | Mark Pearn Named As Surbiton Men's Coach". www.surbitonhc.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01.