12-year-old Emma, from Penzance, impressed the national assessors and coaches at the UK Festival of Hockey leading to her claiming one of the sought-after spots to represent her country with the under 14 squad.
She joins her twin sisters Katie and Lucy who received the England call-up last January and currently play for the UK Lions under 16 squad.
36 out of nearly 150 of the country’s top sportswomen were selected from regional teams to play for the under 14 squad.
Even more impressive, most players in the team are in the year above Emma.
Emma said “I couldn’t believe it when the coaches told me, I started crying. I’m a bit nervous about being one of the youngest players on the team but so excited for all the trips away.”
Emma will play her first matches with the team in Malaga this Friday ahead of an indoor tournament on New Year’s Eve at the Olympic Park in London.
Over the next twelve months she will compete in tournaments in Eindhoven and Belfast. Katie and Lucy will also be representing their country in Belfast next summer.
Delighted mum Vicki said: “Its fantastic news and we are incredibly proud. They are definitely going to be busy over the next year!”
All three sisters train with Penzance Hockey Club every week alongside their school and national hockey commitments. To facilitate this rigorous schedule, they spend at least 6 hours on the pitch every week.
It’s an exciting for the twins who have also just made it to the national finals of the Tier 3 Championships with the school’s under 16 hockey team. The trophy is the latest addition to Truro High’s growing collection of hockey accolades which also includes seven hockey county champion titles.