T&T's Kwandwane Brown, Ayanna McClean and Reyah Richardson were prominently involved in a significant Commonwealth men's matchup between Great Britain and India, which took place as part of the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Hockey Pro League on May 27.
The esteemed FIH Hockey Pro League is a nine-month competition that brings together nine of the world's finest national women's and men's teams.
The Pro League competition returned to the esteemed Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London, England, for two consecutive weekends of outstanding hockey. The participating teams in this mini-tournament for the men's division included Great Britain (GB), Belgium, and India, while the women's division featured Great Britain, Belgium, and China.
In the match, Browne assumed the role of one of Great Britain's assistant coaches. His appointment to the coaching teams for England and the GB senior men's squad in September 2019 speaks to his expertise and reputation in the field. Brown continues to be one of T&T's prolific hockey figures and continues to make his mark in the international arena.
McClean, a member of the FIH's distinguished top umpiring panel, has officiated in prestigious events such as the Women's World Cup in 2022 and the 2021 Olympics. The Pro League's roster of umpires consists of only 24 male and 21 female officials worldwide. McClean's involvement as an on-field umpire in this match marked her second appearance in a men's Pro League match, further contributing to the ongoing equally amazing campaign in world hockey, which advocates for gender equality within the sport of hockey.
Richardson, who served as one of the two Match Managers for the two-weekend mini-tournament, assumed the role of Technical Official during the game. Her presence underscores her standing among the top ranks in world hockey, having also been part of the delegation at the Tokyo Olympics and the FIH Men's World Cup in 2018.
The thrilling match culminated in a 4-2 victory for Great Britain over India, placing the GB team at the pinnacle of the Pro League rankings while leaving India in the second position.