BARRY Middleton is embarking upon the biggest 12 months of his illustrious hockey career.
The former Hall Cross School pupil has seen it all at domestic and international level - but even he confesses that the London 2012 Olympics will be a completely different ball game!
What better place to win your first Olympic gold medal?
Paul Goodwin met up with Middleton at his former stomping ground, Doncaster Hockey Club.
*Read the full Barry Middleton interview - the latest in our Free Press Focus features - in this week’s paper.