A week into the summer holiday, the following five Warminster pupils were selected for the England Hockey Performance Centre (Southampton) for the 2018-2019 cycle. The Performance Centres are the best of the best, with each centre consisting of 18-20 athletes. The athletes come together twice a month and train in a rigorous learning environment.

Congratulations to the athletes selected:

Anna Payne

Alice Thornton

Oliver Hall

The following two players were selected a year early, which is an even bigger achievement:

Samuel Bell

Oliver Nathan

Anna Payne was also selected for the England Hockey Futures Cup played in August. This is the next stage from Performance Centre and is made up of 4 teams from the whole country, with only 18 per team. They play to win a tournament but more importantly, compete to get into England. Anna was selected a year young for her Futures Cup team. 

From Anna’s successful Futures Cup, she has been selected and picked up for the England Hockey u16 girls National Age Group Squad (NAGS).

We wish all five pupils the best of luck at this elite level of Performance Sport.

Jeremy Evans, Head of Hockey