King's Ely student Rebecca Daniel has another string to add to her bow of sporting successes.
The talented Sixth Form student, 17, represented the Under 18’s National Hockey squad earlier this month and participated in a two-day training camp at the Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre.
Rebecca, who lives near Newmarket, was selected following her performances for the Saxon Tigers Under 17s team at the Futures Cup and the England Reds team at the UK School Games.
At the Futures Cup, Rebecca put in some fine displays in their matches against Mercian Lynx, Pennine Pumas and the Celtic Jaguars, with a resounding 9-1 victory over the latter side.
At the School Games, the England Reds won Silver. In their matches, they drew 2-2 with England Whites, lost 4-0 against Ulster, defeated England Blues 5-1 and in the Silver medal match, they defeated Scotland 3-0 with Rebecca scoring the opening goal.
The School Games, supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, was a major multi-sport event for the most talented young athletes from across the UK. More than 1,400 young sportsmen and women competed across 11 sports at Loughborough University, including Athletics, Cricket, Cycling, Canoeing, Netball, Rowing and more.
Head of Girls’ Games at King’s Ely Senior, Chanre Bond, said: “We are so proud of Rebecca’s latest Hockey success and wish her all the best for what promises to be a very busy and exciting season.”
As far as Rebecca’s sporting success is concerned, accolades include National Prep School Champion 800m (Years 7 and 8), Cambridgeshire Schools Cross Country Champion twice, Suffolk Cross Country Champion (three times qualifying her for the mini marathon), Anglian Cross Country Champion, English Schools Cross Country Championship (19th in a field of 350 and despite competing a year early!) and she plays National League Hockey for Cambridge City.
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