A Year 9 student from Bedford Modern School (BMS) has been selected for the U15 Girls England Hockey Performance Centre.
Sophia Warren attended trials earlier this summer and was selected from a pool of players from across the seven counties of the East Anglia region.
As well as playing at school, Sophia also plays for Leighton Buzzard Hockey Club, the last two years at Cambridge City Hockey Club and has represented Bedfordshire County for the last three seasons.
Sophia’s parents said: “We are extremely proud of Sophia’s achievement. We are very aware that the journey will, no doubt, have some bumps on the way but Sophia has worked extremely hard over the years and now has her rewards for that.”
Head of Girls’ Sport at BMS, Miss Woodgate, added, “It is very exciting to hear of Sophia’s recent success in gaining a place at one of the prestigious England Hockey Performance Centres.
“She is a passionate and dedicated hockey player who is fully deserving of this opportunity. Sophia always attends training with enthusiasm and a hunger to learn and develop. We look forward to supporting Sophia as she continues on her hockey journey.”
Sophia will start the programme this month, training twice a week in Northwood. The next step is selection for the Futures Cup tournament where players are chosen for the national squads.
We wish her the best of luck.