GB Olympic gold medallist David Faulkner, seen here with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge ahead of the London 2012 Games.
GB Olympic gold medallist David Faulkner, seen here with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge ahead of the London 2012 Games.
(Photo: England Hockey Board)

25 years after winning Olympic hockey gold in Seoul, the Great Britain players of 1988 have reunited at a special gala dinner in London.

18 of the men from both the '88 gold medal winning team and the bronze medal winning team from 1984 were able to meet up in London for their 25th and 29th anniversaries. Although they didn't get to play any hockey at this year's reunion, many of the medal winning team-members still play an active role within the sport. For example, defender David Faulkner is the director of sport at Millfield School and team captain Richard Leman is the current the GB Hockey President.

Legendary striker Sean Kerly is still called on to give commentary for televised tournaments as well as playing for home club Canterbury, and ace winger Imran Sherwani can still be seen at Cannock where his sons play regularly. Two players from Ireland also made the trip into London from their home province of Ulster - Jimmy Kirkwood, also a former Ireland cricketer, and Stephen Martin, now the chief executive of the Olympic Council of Ireland.

You can read the full story by Mike Rowbottom at insidethegames.biz, as well as a full length interview with David Faulkner, who played left back during the Seoul Olympics and gives his rundown of the team's time at the games.

Source: England Hockey Board