The Easter holidays saw Evie Smith (Third Form) play for the England Hockey U16 squad in the Five Nations against The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Ireland.
The first international match for this season’s U16 Girls’ squad saw the team lose to an established Dutch team 7-0. However, the girls bounced back with a 3-0 win against Ireland. Sunday saw a great battle with the German team, with the girls narrowly losing 1-2. Finally, the fourth game saw them playing Belgium and coming away with a 0-2 loss.
Lisa Letchford, U16 England Girls Head Coach, said “We are happy with our performance and growth over the long weekend. This opportunity has allowed us to appreciate the gap between domestic and international Hockey that can only be learnt through experience. This will give us a springboard for this summer’s series. We have shown we can compete on the international stage against strong opposition, but now we need to learn how to consistently perform at this level.”
Participating in the Five Nations was an amazing opportunity for Evie and we are incredibly proud.