Olympic hero Andrew Willis visits Bracknell BeesBy Jonathan Low
October 05, 2012
Team GB and Bracknell swimmer Andrew Willis cheered on the Bracknell Bees ice hockey team when he visited The Hive.
The Olympic 200m breaststroke finalist was the club’s special guest for the evening and met the players before their home game against Guildford Flames on September 16.
Andrew, who is in the last year of his chemical engineering degree at the University of Bath, was also given a personalised Bees shirt.
Despite losing 6-3 to the Flames at The Hive the team put in an incredible performance in their away match against the team last Sunday, winning 6-5 win at the Spectrum (see page 34).
Andrew went back to Bracknell and Wokingham Swimming Club last month, where he is a member and his dad Nigel is head coach, to give a talk and provide a breaststroke masterclass to the club’s young members.
The 21-year-old rose to fame earlier this summer with his success in the Aquatics Centre during the Olympics.