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England Hockey and Lacrosse selection for girls

14-year-old pupils, Eva and Alice, 15-year-old Emily and 16-year-old Kieze have been headhunted by team selectors to join junior development programmes with both England Hockey and English Lacrosse.


Eva, who loves sport, has secured a place with the England Hockey Performance Centre in their U15 team. One of around 60 girls selected from across the South West, Eva will attend monthly training sessions with the rest of her new team in Southampton. Both Emily and Alice have secured a place in England Hockey’s Junior Academy Centre.

All the girls have also been selected to join the English Lacrosse Talent Pathway; they will attend intensive weekend training camps at various times throughout the year. At the camps they fine tune their lacrosse technique and will also undertake fitness and core strength training.

Speaking about the selection process, the girls said: “We are really happy to be selected out of everyone who took part in the process. All the other girls were really good so we’re very pleased!”

Head of Girls’ Games at Rendcomb College, Sarah Bell said: “Eva, Alice, Emily and Kieze work so hard and are very talented so I am delighted that they have got this opportunity. We are all incredibly proud and look forward to supporting them all the way.”

Eva and Alice
Eva and Alice


Pupil Emily playing hockey