KING’S Ely are celebrating after senior student Rebecca Daniel played for the Under 16’s England Hockey team – and contributed to the team’s victory.

Rebecca, 16, from Gazeley near Newmarket, was previously selected for the England Saxon Tiger Squad for the Futures Cup but her impressive skills on the pitch then saw her being chosen for the England Age Group Squad of 26 players.

Over the Bank Holiday Weekend, Rebecca played for the England Hockey Under 16 team in matches against the Ulster Under 17’s. The matches were held at the Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre in Shropshire. England won all three games; 4-2, 5-0 and 1-0 – and Rebecca scored a superb solo goal in the second of the three matches.

Head of Hockey at King’s Ely Senior, Chanre Bond, said: “This is such a fantastic achievement for Rebecca! She absolutely loves the sport and has been rewarded for all the hard work she has put in throughout the past few years. I wish her all the best for the upcoming international matches.”

Director of Sport at King’s Ely Senior, Ben Edmondson, added: “Rebecca is an outstanding all round athlete who has achieved a great deal of success in all sports she has competed in. Her representation for England Hockey National Age Groups is the pinnacle of these achievements and is testament to the hard work and effort she puts into all that she does. We are extremely proud of her achievements.”

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