Fourth Former Joshua Stewart is set to make an impact on the hockey pitch as he has been selected for the U15 England Hockey Centre Programme (East).

The offer came shortly after Joshua attended pre-trials at Old Loughtonians earlier this summer. Joshua and just one other player were the only two out-field players selected from Bedfordshire, which is a tremendous achievement considering the East region takes in a pool of players from seven counties.

Joshua will start the programme at the end of this month and will train at Northwood most Monday evenings, with the programme culminating in potential selection for the Futures Cup, seen as the pinnacle of a player’s pathway to the England squad.

Director of Hockey, Mr Sam Mee, told us, “This is an excellent opportunity for Joshua to train and play with the best players from the East region. Joshua worked extremely hard during the first stages of selection and now he has his rewards for that. He knows that this is hopefully just a step along the way to achieving big things on a hockey pitch over the next few years.”

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