A former King’s Lynn man is celebrating after coaching Great Britain’s women’s hockey team to glory at Rio.

In an historic win, the team, coached by Danny Kerry, bagged a first-ever Olympic gold medal in GB women’s hockey.

Mr Kerry’s brother Sean, chairman of the Pelicans Hockey Club in Lynn, spoke of the family’s elation at the success.

“We are so proud of him. We’re elated. It’s a huge reward for the hard work he and the girls had put into it.”

Earlier in the week, Mr Kerry said he had not yet spoken to his brother.

“Due to a media shut-down I have yet to speak to him and he is also exceptionally busy.

“But I know he will be emotional and over the moon. And then he will be creating a new team for Tokyo.”

The final saw a nail-biting finish which was won by the GB team on penalties against current world champions, a team from The Netherlands.

The brothers, who were raised in Lynn, went to North Wootton Primary School then the town’s King Edward VII Academy.

Danny went on to Loughborough University and now lives in London.

“Danny has always been very focused and diligent in his work,” said Mr Kerry.

“And this gold medal is crucial for the funding for the team.”