Renowned as the home of English hockey and based in London’s Olympic Park, the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre last summer played host to the world’s top hockey players as they battled for gold in the 2018 World Cup.
This February, Truro High’s under 16s will be following in their footsteps as they step out on to these world-class pitches with the UK Tier 3 title in their sights.
The team confirmed their place in the national finals when they were crowned South West Tier 3 Regional Champions last November.
They are currently busy in training as they prepare to represent Cornwall and the South West in this prestigious tournament.
The school’s Director of Sport, Ms Kat Barbery-Redd said “I am extremely proud of the achievements of all the girls both as a team and individually. They all work incredibly hard especially the huge number who attend many hours of training with local, regional and national teams on top of all the extra coaching sessions we offer at school.
“The experiences our players get from a range of top level coaches really help them refine their game and mentally prepare for hockey at the highest levels and it’s fantastic to see their hard work rewarded.”
There’s been no rest for many of the team’s players who also added another trophy to the school’s cabinet last week as they stormed to victory in the Indoor County Championships for the 6th year running.
Against tough competition from Truro School, the team put in an impeccable performance winning the county final with a resounding 9-2 victory.
The trophy is the latest addition to Truro High’s growing collection of hockey accolades which includes seven county and the Under 16 South West Tier 3 champion titles.
The Tier 3 Championships are open to ‘emerging school’ teams which do not frequently supply hockey players to regional and national squads.