Wisbech Grammar pupil Ross picked for European ice hockey camp

Ross Clarke
Ross Clarke

Wisbech Grammar School pupil, Ross Clarke, from Wisbech, has been selected to join the European Ice Hockey Development Camp in Nymburk, Czech Republic, in April.

The camp will consist of training sessions and matches to simulate a World Championship and kick starts the process of development and preparation for selection to the Great Britain teams.

The Year 10 pupil began his tough selection process in August 2016, with a three-day England U15 trial in Sheffield. This was followed by further trials during October and December 2016. The trials consisted of on and off-ice training, as well as fitness testing and challenge matches.

Ross’ selection to the final team ranks him amongst the top ten players in the country for his age and respective position.

In addition, Ross has been selected to represent the South East U15 Ice Hockey Team. Ross will accompany his team in Sheffield in May for the Junior Interconference Tournament, which is a national tournament over three days and a major competition in this country for Junior Ice Hockey.

A ‘Sports Challenge Afternoon’ is being held on Monday, March 27, at Wisbech Grammar School for current Year 5 pupils designed to give them the experience of Senior School Sport.

The afternoon is being hosted by director of sport, Mr Webb, and WGS specialist sports staff and coaches.

The event is open to Year 5 children who excel in sport and/or showing potential in this area. Both boys and girls are invited to take part and there will be different sessions throughout the afternoon including physical skills, movement skills and athletic ability.