Sophie Denham, Olivia Pearson and Kathryn Lennard
Four Richard Huish College sportswomen have been selected to represent England Colleges following several weeks of trials.
Kathryn Lennard, Sophie Denman and Olivia Pearson have all been selected for the England Colleges’ Hockey team following a successful final trial at Cannock at the end of November. The girls came through the Southern Trials, alongside three other Huish students (Oscar Smith – Men’s Hockey, Milly Price and Maya Cox) before heading onto the National Trials. The girls completed a day of trials before finding out they have been successful in getting into the twenty strong squad from across the country. The girls will now go forward to participate in several training camps before fixtures against England U16s, Scotland U18s and Wales U18s.
The fourth successful student, Lauren Knight, has been selected for England Colleges’ Netball side. Following the regional tournament in November, Lauren, alongside three other Huish students was selected to attend the National trial held in Nottingham. Following a tough two days Lauren was successfully accepted into the 20 strong England Colleges’ squad and will now go forward to a training camp in Sunderland before playing against Scotland U20s, Wales U18s, Northern Ireland U18s and Leeds Rhinos U18s.
Sport Development Manager, Connor Sidley-Adams said “This is a fantastic achievement for the girls and they are the latest generation of a long line of successful Huish athletes who have gone on to represent their country. We wish them all of the best and look forward to supporting them on their journey”.
If you are interested in following in the footsteps of these successful students Huish are running development days across their major sports (Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball and Hockey) on Tuesday 19th February 2019. For more information please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.