Hockey: Havant's Hill on the move

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The Independent Online
ROB HILL, the Somerset farmer, who scored six of Britain's 11 goals in their seven Olympic matches in Terrassa, and was heralded as one of the limited successes in the British squad, has decided to leave Havant, the club that did so much to establish his international reputation.

Next season, Hill, who surprisingly commented that Havant have nothing more to offer him, will play for Firebrands. Last season Firebrands finished 13th in the Pizza Express National League First Division; they are the club for whom Hill played indoors when he won his first England indoor cap in 1988.

Hill, who moved to Havant from Second Division Taunton Vale, has had two highly successful seasons with the Hampshire club, during which they have won two League titles. Havant have appointed David Faulkner, the former Great Britain captain, as player-coach and have strengthened their squad with the arrival of Matthew Cross from Bromley and Ian Patterson from relegated Bournemouth.

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