It’s been an outstanding few weeks for Oakham’s Hockey players – at both an international and club level.
“To have so many of our players making their international debut is a testimony to the exceptional high quality of Hockey at Oakham,” says Director of Hockey, James Bateman.
Alice, who made her debut in the England U21 squad, scored her first goal for the team whilst playing and beating the USA in a series of matches.
Maddie also made her debut, in the England U18s against Holland and subsequently playing against Wales. Ali played alongside Maddie, making her debut in the England U18 team against the Welsh U21 team.
“Alice has previously played for the U18 team, and both Maddie and Ali have played for England U16, so it’s great to see them all step up to the next level of the game,” continues James.
Matt and Lucas both played in the England U18 matches against Wales U21s and Holland. Matt scored an impressive nine goals in the games against Wales, and another four against Holland.
At a club level, Oakham’s players concluded their seasons, with Lucas playing in the U18 National Cup Final with Beeston. Abi, Amy, Alice and Maddie combined forces in the Beeston U18 National Cup Final against Reading, which they won (thanks in part to Alice’s goal!)
Meanwhile, Old Oakhamian Kathryn Lane(13) has been busy training with England Hockey for the World League, which takes place in London this summer.
“It’s fantastic to see so many players representing their club and country,” concludes James. “They are in the early stages of following in the footsteps of Old Oakhamian Hockey player Crista Cullen, who won both Bronze and Gold Olympic medals.”