Every year we are delighted to hear of pupils’ triumphs securing much-coveted places in the County Hockey squads. Earning representative honours is no mean feat. All those selected will have school and club commitments; they will have attended extra trials and training sessions before finally being chosen for the squad.
Those who win through participate in the England Hockey’s ‘Player Pathway’, a programme that provides Development Centres and Academy Centres as progressive staged steps to help all junior hockey players realise their potential.
Pictured in their Warwickshire shirts are just a few of this year’s successful contingent:
U14s Sophie Gray, Tilly Houghton, Grace Thomas, Evie Phillips, Lara Tripp-Smith and Molly Harper who recently represented Warwickshire against Northamptonshire.
U13s Georgia Dowling, Alice Whittaker and Jess Evans who played Shropshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire in the U13 County tournament.
Head of Girls’ Games, Jen Law, comments, "Princethorpe College pupils have a passion for hockey, they show great enthusiasm and excellent technical skills which is regularly recognised by the County selection teams. I am really pleased to have such a depth of talent to call on for the school’s fixture programme."
Congratulations to all who were selected this year. We look forward to watching their hockey journeys in the years to come.
Year 7 boys: Matthew Carr
Year 7 girls: Georgia Dowling, Rosie Reeve and Jemima Teeton
Year 8 boys: James Robinson, Will Antrobus and Tom Hollis
Year 8 girls: Jess Evans, Sophie Gray, Tilly Houghton and Alice Whittaker
Year 9 boys: Ben Hardy, Will Kay, Jamie Smith and Madoc Williams
Year 9 girls: Molly Harper, Evie Phillips, Jasmin Rose, Grace Thomas and Lara Tripp-Smith