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2 August 2017

Three pupils join U15 Regional Hockey Performance Centre a year early

A number of hockey players from King’s College and King’s Hall, (King’s Schools) have been selected for the England Hockey Performance Centre.

Milly Frankis, Eliza Chippendale, Abi White, Beth Barzotelli and Alec Sprague are already training within the Performance Centre and they will be joined by Martha Lawford, Ben Davies, James Rew, Lizzie Chetwode, Sam Cobb and Harry Blakey. The Taunton Performance Centre selects the best 18-20 players at Under 15 age group level from a significant number across the West. There are two performance centres in the region (Taunton and Bristol) and as Taunton is the most westerly of these, they cater for players from the whole of Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and much of Somerset. This year the numbers moving from JAC (Junior Academy Centres) to the performance centres have been reduced so that the programme is now focusing on fewer players of a higher standard.

Clare Hayes the Director of Hockey at King’s College said: “This is a huge achievement considering the now lower number of players being selected into the centres, especially as three pupils have achieved this level a year early.”

Martha, Ben and James are all from King's Hall School and have achieved the accolade a year early, which is a remarkable achievement.

Congratulations to all of the pupils.

From left: James Rew, Martha Lawford and Ben Davies

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