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Abertay student selected for Scotland squad

Gavin Byers

Gavin Byers, an Abertay student and member of the University’s Elite Athlete Development Programme, has been selected to play Hockey for Scotland in New Zealand in a crucial World Cup Qualifier. 

Gavin, 20, already has 20 caps and is part of a 17-man squad heading to New Zealand tomorrow (31st October) for a three week programme which includes fixtures against China, New Zealand, Austria, Malaysia and Wales. 

The winner of the qualifying tournament will go through to the Hockey World Cup which will be held in Delhi in March next year.  The winning team will be competing alongside powerhouses Australia, Germany and the Netherlands and host nation India. 

Stay in touch with the Sports Office to hear more of Gavin’s adventures and those of his fellow Abertay Elite Athletes.  For more information please contact the Sports Development Officer on (01382) 308954 or

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