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Rupert Shipperley - Hockey

Rupert Shipperley head and shoulders

Name: Rupert Shipperley            
Born: Cwmbran, Wales
School(s): St Edward's School Oxford,King's College School (Teacher)
Club(s): Whitchurch, Cardiff & Met, Surbiton, Hampstead & Westminster
Position: Midfielder / Forward
Other Sports: Rugby
Olympic Experience: Debut
Other Honours: Wales (75 caps), Great Britain (12 caps)

Rupert made a goal-scoring debut for Great Britain against Australia in 2020 and will get to experience his first Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. 

Like his compatriot, Leah Wilkinson, Rupert was a teacher. He taught Geography at King’s College School in Wimbledon before entering the full-time programme with Great Britain.

What club did Rupert start hockey at?

After taking hockey more seriously at Cardiff University, Rupert’s first club was Whitchurch. He was introduced to hockey by his former school teacher, Zak Jones who capped Rupert for Wales and just now happens to be Assistant Coach for Great Britain Hockey.

One thing you didn’t know about Rupert Shipperley

His sporting career could look a lot different as Rupert grew up playing rugby before an injury forced him to focus more on his hockey. A worthwhile decision considering hockey is in the blood with his older sister Zoe also previously representing Great Britain and the nation the other side of Offa’s Dyke – England!

What dates will Rupert be competing at Tokyo 2020?

Saturday, July 24 - vs South Africa (10.30 BST)
Monday, July 26 - vs Canada (01.30)
Tuesday, July 27 - vs Germany (02:00)
Thursday, July 29 - vs Netherlands (2:00)
Friday, July 30 - vs Belgium (11:00)

Tuesday, August 3 - Semi-finals (02:30/11:00)
Thursday, August 5 - Bronze Medal Match (02:30)
Thursday, August 5 - Gold Medal Match (11:00)