King’s Ely students qualify for advanced sporting excellence programme

Rebecca Daniel (left) and Holly Lancaster (right)

Rebecca Daniel (left) and Holly Lancaster (right) - Credit: Archant

Two sixth form students from King’s Ely have been accepted for a renowned sporting excellence programme.

Holly Lancaster will undertake her Level 3 Diploma through British Rowing

Holly Lancaster will undertake her Level 3 Diploma through British Rowing - Credit: Archant

Holly Lancaster and Rebecca Daniel, both 16, have qualified for the Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence Programme in their respective sports.

Holly, from Ely, will undertake her Level 3 diploma through British Rowing, while Rebecca, from Gazeley, near Newmarket, will complete her course with England Hockey.

Rebecca Daniel will complete her course through England Hockey.

Rebecca Daniel will complete her course through England Hockey. - Credit: Archant

Rebecca plays National League hockey for Cambridge City alongside Helen Richardson-Walsh, Olympic gold medallist, and hit the headlines this year after being selected to play for the Under 16s England Hockey team.

Holly has had a number of rowing successes recently. She and another King’s Ely rower, Rebecca Garrett, were crowned British champions at the prestigious British Junior Rowing Championships 2017.


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Holly and Rebecca will have the chance to attend national training camps and work alongside other aspiring athletes and national coaching staff.

A King’s Ely spokesman said: “The diploma is a sports qualification designed to meet the needs of young athletes who have the realistic potential to achieve excellence in their sport and who are seeking to perform at the highest level.”

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