GB honours for city skaters

Six Sheffield skater hockey players have got that golden glow after helping Great Britain achieve their ultimate dream.

Hallamshire Hornets’ Richie Walsh, who skippered the side, netminder Alex Birch and forwards Alex Pearman and Matt Vinney were joined by Nathan Finney and Danny Hutchinson from the Norton Club in the iiHF Inline Hockey World Championships in the Czech Republic.

All played their part as Great Britain beat Hungary 3-2 in the Division One final - Finney scored their second goal - to strike gold and gain promotion to the Elite Premier Division for the first time.

Hornets club spokesman Brian Pashley said: “It’s a fantastic achievement .”