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First Futures Cup Representation for SHS

futures cup stamford high school After working their way up the England Single System, Maeve Macdonald and Sophie Skelton have become the first Stamford High School students to play at the Futures Cup after being selected to play at the U18s Tournament over half term.

The England Single System opens up opportunities to girls and Stamford High School has been fortunate to have a large number of girls gaining nominations and selections into JDC, JAC and JRPC (county and regional levels). Maeve, Sophie and Charlie Crombie are all senior players who have reached top levels in their bid for England Representation.

The Futures Cup tournament includes four English teams made up of the best U18 girls across England. They are involved in matches which conclude with a final play offs.

Scotland and Wales also provide their top players making the English teams face competition of the very best. The England Hockey event provides the stage for girls to demonstrate their skills, team work and performance in front of England coaches and current GB hockey players.

Maeve and Sophie performed brilliantly and both walked away from their final match on the Saturday with a bronze medal. Both girls are valuable members of the SHS First XI squad who have reached Regional Finals.

Head of Girls Sport, Maria Higgins was thrilled for the girls, “We would like to congratulate both Sophie and Maeve on their amazing successes and to all of the SHS girls who are taking their own steps in reaching such levels on the single system. SHS sport is flourishing and the PE department are proud to be part of such an amazing journey. Many of the SHS girls are at the beginning of their hockey dreams and this just shows that with a bit of hard work, resilience and pure passion, anything can happen.”