King’s Ely’s Rebecca makes success stick

Sixth Form student, Rebecca Daniel, is "jubilant" after being chosen to represent England Reds at hockey in the 2018 School Games

King’s Ely sixth former, Rebecca Daniel, has been selected to play hockey for England Reds at the 2018 School Games.

The event, supported via National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a major multi-sport event for the most talented young athletes from across the UK.

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, and rowing.

Rebecca will be representing the England Red Under-17 hockey team and competing against England White, England Blue, Wales, Ulster and Scotland.

Director of Sport at King’s Ely, Jim Thompson, 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.”

Rebecca has also been selected for the Saxon Tigers Under-17 hockey team, and will be representing them in the Futures Cup, which takes place in St Albans towards the end of August.