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KES selected to be England Hockey Performance Centre

The School is delighted to announce that King Edward’s has been selected to host a performance centre for England hockey commencing in January 2017. This centre represents the regional level of the performance pathway and is aimed at developing outstanding players aged 14-17 who have the ability and ambition to challenge for national selection. The coaching programme will deliver frequent high quality coaching and challenge the players through ‘best v best’ competition.

This appointment as a host performance centre recognises the outstanding quality of facilities available at Wellington Sports Ground and reinforces the excellent reputation of hockey at King Edward’s both within the local community and beyond. Six current KES students (Harry Croft-Baker, Euan Etheridge, Rory Penrose, Stella Bendoni, Tom Croft-Baker and James Harden) have been selected to attend the centre.

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