Ice hockey star

A talented ice hockey player from Thame died on Monday night after injuring his neck in a fall from his bicycle.

Tragedy struck when England player Jack O'Donnell, who plays his club ice hockey for Swindon Wildcats Academy, died in hospital

following the accident in Thame Park last week.

The teenager, of Youens Drive, Thame, had just completed his GCSEs at Lord Williams's School. The Under 16s player made his England debut for his country when he was part of the Under 13s' 20-strong squad for

the 2007 Ice Hockey World Championships in Quebec.

Jack, who trained three times a week, won his place in the England squad after coming through a series of trials all over the country.

He started off his career playing for Oxford three years ago before joining Swindon - the elite team of UK ice hockey.

The promising player earned representative honours with the South-West

of England.

Although he would have still been tooyoung for the 2010 Vancouver Games, Jack had a long-term goal to compete in a future Winter Olympics.