17 October 2022
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The sporting talents of Bishop’s Stortford College hockey players have been nationally recognised, with two pupils, Millie A and Rori F, selected to join the England Hockey Talent Academy Programme.
Local pupils, Millie (Lower Sixth) and Rori (Upper Fifth) will shortly be joining the Talent Academy, which was set up by England Hockey and provides young, high-performance hockey players with training, coaching and competition, supporting their development towards performing at the highest possible.
Other local Bishop’s Stortford College pupils to have their sporting talents recognised at a national level are Ollie F (Upper Fifth), who has made it through to the second phase of the England U16 Boys selection process, plus Malli C and Zoe B (both Lower Fifth), who have been selected to the England Hockey development assessment group.
Commenting on their achievements, Head of Hockey at Bishop’s Stortford College and 1st XI Bishop’s Stortford Hockey Club (BSHC) Ladies coach, Nick Prowse said, “Hockey is a core sport for girls and boys at Bishop’s Stortford College, with all pupils benefiting from coaching and skills development throughout the academic year. As well as playing for College teams, many of our current pupils and alumni also represent BSHC, including Rori, who made her National League debut for BSHC 1st XI last Saturday against Chelmsford.”.
Prowse continues, “It is great to see the link between the College and BSHC continue to grow and provide a clear pathway for the younger players to reach their potential. I would like to congratulate all the pupils at the College who have made fantastic strides with their hockey and are also representing the club”.