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Friday, 18 May 2012
Bolton School girl and International U18 Hockey player Hannah
Pike took part in a national charity event for Wellchild called
'The Big Dribble'.
The event, organised by England Hockey, involved a 100m obstacle
course which was set up in cities throughout the UK, from Edinburgh
to London. Hannah attended the Manchester leg of the tour in front
of the town hall in Albert Square. She even ended up being
interviewed for BBC Newsround as they turned up to film the event.
Hannah said: "It's been an amazing start to this international
season and I can't wait for the rest of it, but I will continue to
ensure it's not at the expense of my studies of course!"
This is the start of another summer of international hockey
for Hannah as she has been chosen for the England U18 girls. She
took part in a four nation's tournament in Hannover
at Easter, against the hockey power-houses of Holland,
Germany and Spain. Hannah said: "I played in the same
tournament last year for England U16's in Spain and have been
lucky enough to be selected for the U18's, a year early. The
standard is another step up and the training just seems to get
more intense but it's all great experience for me."
Hannah's next event was the 'School Games' in May, which
this year was held at the Olympic Park in London. She said:
"To get to see and use the venues and facilities that will
be used for the Olympics in only a few months time was
a fantastic experience. I'd seen pictures on the internet and
television but actually being there was amazing. It's a multi
sport event with 12 different sports including Hockey, of
course, athletics, cycling and this year, Wheelchair
basketball. We even got our own closing ceremony at the
Olympic park with Spellbound and Cover Drive performing live".
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