Junior Stars selected for Wales National Age Groups

Cardiff & Met continues to play a pivotal role in supporting Welsh
Junior talent towards international representation.

Throughout February half-term, Wales U16 & U18 Boys and
Girls attended training camps at the National Hockey Centre, Cardiff, vying for
selection ahead of Easter Test matches against Scotland.

Following three days of intense training a number of Cardiff
& Met HC players were successful in gaining selection for the test series
to be held at Glasgow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games Hockey venue.

Mari Paulson, Tegan Waters and Sophie Sedgebeer will
represent Wales U16, while Lilly Roberts, Nell Butler, Beth Wood, Katie Mulroy
and Louise Loughlin have been selected to represent at U18 level. All players
have played instrumental roles in the success of the Cardiff & Met HC
Ladies teams this season, playing throughout the 1st, 2nd
and 3rd teams, all of whom are in contention for league titles and
promotion places in the South Wales Womens Hockey League. All players also form
part of Cardiff & Met U18’s who are currently in the semi-final of the U18
knock-out competition.

Rhys Bradshaw, Rhys Payne, Will Riley, Rory Calderwood, Fergus
Stevens and Jet Treasure-Jeffreys will form a core component of the Wales U18
Boys team who will compete alongside the girl’s teams in Scotland. Rhys
Bradshaw and Will Riley have secured regular spot’s in Cardiff’s National
League squad and will benefit from their recent tournament experiences at
Cardiff’s European Indoor outing in Czech Republic. Rhys Payne, Rory
Calderwood, Fergus Stevens and Jet Treasure-Jeffreys continue to benefit from
inclusion in Cardiff’s performance training squad and will no doubt be in
contention for national league spots in the near future.

Test matches take place on Friday 30th, Saturday
31st March and Sunday 1st April @ Glasgow National Hockey

We wish all players the very best of luck and look forward
to following their domestic and international progress.

Photos by Irfon Bennett (@beefybennett)

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