Kirkcaldy hockey teen returns from Junior Olympics with medals

Reece Dickson with Junior Olympics medals
Reece Dickson with Junior Olympics medals

Kirkcaldy teenager Reece Dickson has retuned from the Inline Hockey AAU Junior Olympics in Las Vegas with an impressive haul of medals.

Reece and his Great Britain team mates won the bronze medal in the international tournament, beating Team USA West All Stars in the bronze medal game.

They also picked up the silver medal after losing out to Silicone Valley Quakes in the final of the AA Tier 2 competition at the Junior Olympics.

A proud Reece said: “Winning the medals has really put the icing on the cake for what has been an amazing experience for me.

“The level of hockey played by the Americans and Canadians was great to watch, but really tough to play against.

“I learned a lot from playing in the Junior Olympics, the different systems and styles of the other hockey teams and the fantastic sportsmanship shown by all players and teams.”

Back in March this year, the Fife Free Press helped to launch a fundraising campaign to get Reece, a pupil at Balwearie High School, to the Junior Olympics and with the generosity and support of local businesses, friends and family, Reece raised the money to make his Team GB dream come true.

Since returning from Vegas, Reece has helped his local roller hockey team, The Grizzlies, to win the Under 12s Scottish League, Canada Cup and Scottish Play-offs treble and has now been made captain of Murrayfield Juniors Under 14s Ice Hockey Team, rounding off a fantastic summer for the youngster.