Richard Mantell made his Olympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The mens team won their fifth/sixth place classification match against Korea to place fifth in the tournament.
Richard scored five goals in total during the Beijing qualification tournament, including the second goal in the 2 – 0 victory over India in the final.
Richard, who made his international debut in 2003, was a member of England men’s hockey squad which won gold at the 2009 EuroHockey Championhips.
He was also a reserve for the Team GB Hockey squad at London 2012 as they lost their bronze medal match to Australia 3-1.