AKS Year 12 pupil Mollie M is celebrating after being selected to play for the 2018 England U18 Hockey Squad. Mollie had her first taste of international hockey playing for England U16 last season and she was keen to continue up the England Hockey Player pathway this year with her ultimate goal selection for the senior side.
Having been selected as Captain of the regional Pennine Pumas U18 side Mollie impressed in the prestigious Futures Cup Tournament last August with her strong defending and positive forward play and so gained selection for the large England U18 training group for 2018/19.
As a member of the training group she has taken part in a number of training camps all over the UK and has just been named as a member of 26 player squad who will pull on an England U18 shirt this year. As one of the youngest members of the squad she is obviously showing her huge potential and will hope to take to the pitch in test matches against opposition from Ulster, Holland and Belgium as well as the finale of the European Championships in July.
Mollie is also a key member of the AKS 1stXI where she leads by example with both her superb skills and workrate and now plays her club hockey in the National League North Conference with local club Fylde H.C.
Everyone at AKS congratulates Mollie on this tremendous achievement and wish her well in the coming matches.