Matthew Burns

Pupils to attend England Hockey Performance Centre

Current Sedbergh Prep School pupil, Tom Newman, and former Sedbergh Prep School (now current Sedbergh Senior School) pupil, James Corrigan, have been selected to attend the England Hockey Under-15 Performance Centre.

Following their outing at a recent assessment day, the pair will attend the training sessions at the performance centre in Fylde.

The England Hockey performance centres are strategically located across England to maximise opportunity and player development. Through this programme, England Hockey want to move talent development to a higher level.

Newman, in his last year at Sedbergh Prep School, will be one of the youngest to attend the performance centre training sessions. Director of Sport at Sedbergh Prep School, Mr Rupert Bunday, was delighted to hear the news.

This is a fantastic achievement for Tom and one that we at Sedbergh Prep School are incredibly proud of. We wish him the best of luck as he plays at performance centre level.” Said Mr Bunday.

When asked what he thinks it is that has made Newman excel this year, Mr Bunday was under no illusions. “This is down to the commitment that Tom has shown to his hockey – early morning sessions, games sessions and club training. He has worked hard on his individual skills, as well as his team play”.

Players at the performance centre will take part in 10 evening sessions, five day sessions and up to four competitions totalling an incredible 88 hours of coaching time.

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