A Year 11 student at Ellesmere College, Harry Lloyd-Brown, who currently plays first and second team hockey at his club in Chester, has been selected to continue his goal keeping training with England Hockey, and will now train in their established U17 Performance Centre in Manchester even though he is still only 15 years old.
As part of England Hockey's 'Player Pathway' programme, Harry will now enter an environment that allows all young players to realise their potential through a vigorous programme of intense training and competition, coupled with the highest level of coaching for U17 players. Last year, the U17 team was unbeaten in all games, and conquered many other national teams of a higher age - a true testament to the Performance Centre's quality of training and competition.
Harry now aims to be selected for the Futures Cup squad for this summer, a competition which would place him against the best young players in the country, and would allow him to challenge a place in the U18 England Team at the end of the year!
Harry said: "I am more determined than ever to perform at my best, and I do as much as I can to be selected for the Pennine Puma's team. I am very thankful to Mr. Taylor and all the other coaches that have been pushing me through the training, and motivating me to be the best keeper I can be!"
Harry also belongs to Ellesmere's Sports Leaders programme, and helps coach the junior hockey players at the College by planning and preparing sessions, developing their communication skills and acting as a role model through the medium of sport. In addition, Harry has been finding the time to fit productive sessions in the gym and on the pitch in order to achieve his full potential!
For more information on our High-Performance Hockey Programme, please visit: Ellesmere Hockey HPHP
For more information on England Hockey's Player Pathway Programme, please visit: The Player Pathway
4th February 2020 Back to News