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England call-up for Rebecca

King’s Ely Sixth Form student Rebecca Daniel has been selected to represent England Reds at the 2018 School Games.

Rebecca Daniel (3559142)
Rebecca Daniel (3559142)

The event, which gets under way on August 30 and runs until September 2 at Loughborough University, will see more than 1,400 young sportsmen and women compete in numerous sports, including athletics, cricket, cycling, canoeing, netball and rowing.

For Gazeley resident Daniel, she will be turning for England Reds Under-17 hockey team in encounters 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.”

And in further good news for Daniel, she 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.

In the competition she will play against the other three English regions: the Wessex Leopards, Mercian Lynx and Pennine Pumas, as well as the Caledonian Cougars and Celtic Jaguars.

Daniel, who plays club hockey for Cambridge City alongside Olympic gold medalist Helen Richardson-Walsh, has also won a host of other sporting accolades, many coming at county and national level in cross country.