Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Young hockey players excell themselves

Pembrokeshire's young hockey players have excelled themselves, with eleven being selected for the South West Regional Academy in Swansea which starts this month.

Nine girls were selected in new Performance Development Centre (PDC) competitions run by the Welsh Hockey Union (WHU).

They are U15s Charlotte Harries, Chloe Sinnott, Sarah Martin, Meg Evans and Hannah Lewis, and U17s Sophie Rees, Llawela Scale, Ceri Jenkins and Stacey John.

Goal keepers Angharad Jenkins and Zoe Daye have been invited to attend a goalkeeping selection day on 22nd November.

The venue for the U15 and U17 girls PDC competition was
Swansea, where more than 150 young players from Mid and South Wales PDCs took part.

The competitions followed weekly coaching sessions at Performance Development Centres across Wales, with expert coaching from a team of qualified and experienced coaches.

Two U17 boys were selected for the South West Academy directly from the PDC coaching sessions - Alex Alderwick and Steve Cristofana

The players were selected by Regional Academy Coaches and WHU selectors.

PDCs are a key part of the WHU's Player Pathway, located between club junior sections and Regional Academies. They are the primary route for players with potential to be selected into Regional Academies and Welsh National Age Group squads.


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