FORMER Marlborough Hockey Club player Lewis Prosser will captain Wales at next month's Commonwealth Games

Former Dauntsey's pupil Prosser has won 120 caps for Wales and will be heading to his second Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast, which get under way on April 5.

Twice voted Wales' player of the year, Prosser started his hockey career as a junior at Marlborough, coached by his father David, himself an ex-Great Britain and Wales captain.

He went on to the University of Bath, competing at the Youth Olympics with Great Britain, won Fresher Athlete of the Year 2009 and won three league titles with Team Bath Buccaneers.

Professional stints in Spain and Belgium followed with Prosser now playing for Surbiton Hockey Club, who are currently top of England's Premier Division, having captained them to outdoor and indoor titles last season.

Prosser said: "I am so excited to be selected for my second Commonwealth Games.

"I am looking forward to going up against some of the top sides in the world.

Although we are the lowest-ranked side at the Games, we aren’t just going to make up the numbers.

"We want to show how we can play and hopefully cause some upsets along the way.''

“Wales will have tough opposition at the Games but we have greatly improved as a team in the last few years, climbing no fewer than eight places in the world rankings.''