|29 Jan 2018|
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the appointment of OW Jon Wyatt as Sport and Development Director, who will take up his position in the FIH Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland in April.
The Olympian earned 195 caps for England and Great Britain during a successful career in which he captained both teams.
Jon participated in the Atlanta 1996 Olympics before captaining Great Britain at the Sydney 2000 Games. He also took part in two World Cups (Utrecht 1998 and Kuala Lumpur 2002), four Hockey Champions Trophies (Berlin 1995, Brisbane 1999, Amstelveen 2000 and Rotterdam 2001), two European Championships, winning a bronze medal on both occasions (Dublin 1995 and Padova 1999) and two Commonwealth Games, in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 where he won bronze, and in Manchester in 2002. At club level he also captained Reading Hockey Club to a European Club Champions Cup victory in 2003.
Speaking about his move to the FIH, Jon said: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to join the FIH at this incredibly exciting time for the sport. Not many people have the chance to combine their passion for the sport they love with the professional skills they have developed. I’m really looking forward to starting next year and helping grow hockey across the world at all levels.”