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Thursday, 01 September 2011
Not only is Bolton School pupil Hannah Pike preparing to start
her A Levels in the Sixth Form, she is also is looking to establish
herself as an international Hockey star, having captained the
England Under 16 girls' national side.
Hannah was made captain for the Four Nations tournament against
hosts Spain, Holland and Germany at Easter. She then helped her
country to a 2-0 series victory against Scotland in Glasgow before
taking on Belgium in Canterbury and Germany at the National Sports
Centre at Lilleshall. Hannah was voted best overall player on and
off the pitch in the 2011 squad.
Hannah said: "The training you have to put in to compete at
this level is a big step up and has been incredibly hard but it's
definitely been worth it. I've been lucky enough to play in all the
series this year and the highlight was being made a captain at the
four nations in Valencia and in the series against Germany. The
U16s is the first age group that England play international hockey
so it's all about understanding what's expected at this level and
seeing what we have to do to match and beat the best teams like
Holland and Germany. It's something that I certainly want to be
part of and will be working hard when selection comes round for
U18s and U21s in future."
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