Ely student 'jubilant' after she's chosen to represent England Reds hockey team at 2018 School Games in Leicestershire
PUBLISHED: 11:21 10 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:21 10 August 2018
An Ely student has been chosen to represent the England Reds under 17s hockey team at the 2018 School Games held in Leicestershire.
Rebecca Daniel, a Sixth Form student at King’s Ely, says she is “jubilant” after being selected to take part in the event supported by National Lottery funding.
The event, delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a major multi-sport event for the most talented young athletes from across the UK.
Rebecca, who lives with her family near Newmarket, has been at King’s Ely since joining in Year 5. She will be competing against England White, England Blue, Wales, Ulster and Scotland.
Between August 30 and September 2, more than 1,400 young sportsmen and women will compete across 11 sports at Loughborough University, including Athletics, Cricket, Cycling, Canoeing, Netball, Rowing and more.
Jim Thompson, director of sport at King’s Ely, said: “I am delighted that Rebecca has been selected to represent the England Reds at the School Games.
Rebecca has put in a huge amount of hard work to be selected and I am sure she will enjoy the challenge of playing at a national level.”
Last year, Rebecca was selected to play for the Under 16’s England Hockey team, and then contributed to their victories.