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London Olympics 2012

The Olympics

Nestled in 400 acres of Surrey’s best countryside enjoy the Olympics & Paralympics in style. Ideally located just 10 minutes from the M25 and 15 minutes from London Heathrow, Foxhills makes the most wonderful base for your Olympic adventure.

Whether you love athletics, swimming, sailing or cycling Foxhills is an ideal location. Only 75 minutes from the Olympic Park

Read about our athletes, future hopefuls or see our gallery below.

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Olympic Gallery

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Team GB

Foxhills are currently supporting local athletes fulfill their dreams for London 2012. Find out more and see what events we have coming up where you could meet Foxhills Team GB.

James Tindall - GB Hockey

James Tindall - London 2012 Team

28, has 55 GB caps, 19 goals and 126 England caps, 156 goals. Born in Virginia Water, he plays his club hockey at Surbiton. He competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The lead up to 2012 will be a busy one for James having already reached the semi finals of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi and looking forward to the European Championships next year. Being ranked at 5th in the world, the GB Hockey team are looking for medals and training hard.

James Tindall - Times Performance Player

The Times Men’s Performance Player of the Season James Tindall, GB, England and Surbiton

Forward James Tindall’s golden goal led England to the bronze medal at the 2011 EuroHockey Nations Championships in Monchengladbach last August. He was also a part of the GB side that competed at the 2011 Champions Trophy in Auckland. In May, the 29 year old Surbiton star appeared for Great Britain at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia before his tournament was cut short by an ankle injury. Tindall’s outstanding goal scoring record has seen him find the goal 77 times in 187 international appearances. In a departure from the ‘day job’, Tindall was one of seven GB stars to recently strip off for women’s magazine Cosmopolitan in an effort to raise awareness of men’s cancers.

Read about the GB Hockey Team here.

Hockey became his game at St George’s College, Weybridge before being selected for South England and then England. As member of the GB squad in Chile, James helped the team secure qualification for the Olympics scoring five goals along the way.

He has collected over 100 caps for England and over 35 caps for Great Britain. In 2006 James played at the World Cup and Commonwealth Games and was named the UK Hockey Writers Club Player of the Year.

Future Olympians

Harrison Gamble - GB Basketball
www.harrisongamble.com and follow him on twitter @harrisongamble

In his time with the Rockets, Harrison has developed his skills which has enabled him to play different positions as well as be a tough match up for any team. His ability to shoot the ball, score inside, and defend a variety of players has helped the club win a substantial amount of silverware over the past four seasons.

In speaking about his development over the last four years, Rockets Director of Coaching and mentor to Harrison, Matt Johnson said:

"When Harrison first came to us I could see the potential he had. He was big but his skill set was quite poor and over the time he has been here through our academy and Under 18s programs right through to Division One Men, he has really progressed these and has become an excellent all round player. He is now a prominent part of our club and program and I look forward to seeing him progress even further as he strives to be a professional basketball player."

Bio:

Born: April 10, 1992 Height: 6-9 / 2.07
Weight: 225lbs / 101kg
College: Reading College
(TVU Academy)
Nationality: British
Years Playing: 5
Current Club: Reading Rockets
(EBL Div1)
Position: Forward
Shirt No: 8

Johnathon Purssey – GB Judo & Commonwealth
Follow Johnathon on twitter @corejudocoach

"It has been a frustrating 18 months for me. After becoming British Champion in 2009, I enjoyed further success in 2010 winning both the English Open and Commonwealth Championships in Singapore. However, following a serious hip injury, I required a 9 hour operation to repair cartilage around my hip joint. This meant having to learn to walk again and a 6 month rehabilitation period. I received fantastic support and encouragement from Dean and all the gym staff to help me through this difficult period. Once fully fit, I spent 5 weeks intensive training in Japan and was ready to compete again. A week before my first European event I injured the same hip in training and spent a further 4 months out injured. The only upside was that I was able to focus on coaching and now teach Judo to more than 140 children, many of those practising at Foxhills. At the end of last year I was finally in condition to compete again, winning some domestic tournaments before winning the Trials to represent England at the 2012 Commonwealth Tournament in Cardiff, It was meant to be in Cape Town, but the climates are not that too dissimilar!!

A big thank you goes out to Dean Tooby for his Tuesday night circuits and words of support and my increased flexibility thanks to Kerry's power yoga classes. Michael Howell has proved invaluable in both treating my injuries and working one on one to develop a conditioning programme to strengthen my core and lower back.

I won the Gold medal at the Commonwealth Championships last week in Cardiff, defeating the Canadian in the final. It was the most rewarding victory of my career as there were times when I wondered If I would ever be able to compete at that level after so long out. Now I will compete in some European cups to try and force myself back into contention for the 2012 Olympics. It is not all bad news on that front, If I don't qualify for the u90kg spot on Team GB, the Purssey family will be represented by my big brother, Matthew- the Current GB number 1. Sadly there is only one spot per weight class so we will more than likely face one another at the British Open in April. I'd better get training.... I expect to see all you Foxhills members getting into the Post Christmas Olympic spirit and doing the same!"

Bio:

British Champion 2008/09
Commonwealth Champion 2010 and 2012
English Open Champion 2010
x 2 Junior British Champion
Height: 6 feet 3 inches
Weight: 90 kg
Hours training per week: 16-18
Favourite Film Recently: 'The Fighter'
Favourite Food in Bar xix: 'Parma Ham wrapped Chicken' yum!
Sporting Idols: Muhammad Ali
Football or Rugby: Rugby (To play and watch)
Best book I've Read recently: 'Bounce' By Matthew Syed


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