School of Dentistry student to face-off for Scotland

Ben Cosgrove set to win first competitive cap for national hockey team
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A fourth year BDS student at the University of Dundee has been selected to represent Scotland at the upcoming International Hockey Federation (FIH) World League matches in Belfast – one step away from the World Cup qualifiers.

Following his first cap in a friendly at the beginning of the year, Ben Cosgrove will now line up with his teammates against opponents from Russia, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Wales and Ireland – all competing for a spot in the sport’s biggest competition.

The World League matches will be held between 8-17 March, and will be shown live on television.               

Ben said:

“I‘ve really appreciated the support from the University to date, which has enabled and encouraged me to reach this pinnacle in my hockey career -- and I recognise that without this support I couldn’t have achieved such sporting success alongside my academic studies at the School of Dentistry”

“I am particularly excited by the opportunity to represent both Scotland and the University of Dundee at this tournament, as it is on my home pitch from when I was a child in Northern Ireland.”

“To play against old adversaries in a major televised tournament will be a very proud moment for both me and my family.”

Professor Mark Hector, Dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of Dundee, said:

“I’d like to congratulate Ben on this achievement. It is a real honour, and I hope he enjoys the tournament. Everyone at the School of Dentistry wishes him the best of luck."

For more information on the tournament, visit the FIH website.

For more information on sports at the University of Dundee, visit our Campus Life pages.

For more information on studying Dentistry at the University of Dundee, visit our course pages.

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