EXCLUSIVE: Georgia rewarded with England call

Georgia Harrison (15) was selected to attend England Hockey's HiPAC (High Performance Assessment Camp).  Since returning from HiPAC, Georgia has moved hockey clubs to Leicester, playing for their Second XI in the Midlands Premier League, a step up from where she was playing at Peterborough.
Georgia Harrison (15) was selected to attend England Hockey's HiPAC (High Performance Assessment Camp). Since returning from HiPAC, Georgia has moved hockey clubs to Leicester, playing for their Second XI in the Midlands Premier League, a step up from where she was playing at Peterborough.
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Georgia Harrison has been selected for the England under 16 squad after successful trials at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

The Chatteris 15-year-old will train once a month with England and will be competing in the Four Nations Tournament at Easter.

Georgia, who attends King’s School, Peterborough, was a little surprised when she received her notice of selection for the 22-girl squad and said: “The trials were very competitive and though I thought I did well I was not sure if I would be picked, so it was fantastic to be chosen.”

Georgia’s parents Rob and Lindsey both play at Peterborough City although their games have been curtailed recently ferrying Georgia for games for her new club Leicester.

Lindsey said: “We are very proud of her and over the moon that she has been selected. She has sacrificed a lot and worked hard.”

Georgia, who plays centre midfield, began learning her hockey with the March Town club at the age of four before joining Peterborough four years later.

Georgia, who also plays tennis and netball, added: “With both my parents hockey players I always wanted to play and just love the sport. I never really thought that one day I would get into an England squad but as I got closer the more I wanted it.

“It has meant not going out partying on Fridays and making sacrifices, but it has all been worth it in the end. Now I cannot wait to join up.”