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Nick Parkes Retires From International Hockey


10th October 2019

By Colin Pike

Surbiton's Nick Parkes has announced his retirement from international hockey after winning 100 caps for Scotland.

Parkes played in the Commonwealth Games on home turf in Scotland in 2014 and on the Gold Coast in 2018 and won his 100th cap during the EuroHockey Championships in Antwerp.

Parkes played his first tournament for Scotland in St. Germain at the World League 2 in 2013.

Parkes said, "It was the right time to go but I miss it already. You really don't know what it all means until it's gone. But it's the right decision, I just got married and I'm not getting any younger and also reaching 100 caps on my last game made it a good time to call it a day."

Scotland Men's Head Coach, Derek Forsyth said, "Nick Parkes has been a stalwart of the team over the past decade between U21s and seniors, he's always been committed to the programme and playing for Scotland. He's been a great servant to the team and to Scottish Hockey, and has always been a fantastic asset through his work rate and intelligence. He'll be missed: he's a top guy and I wish him well for the future."