Three University of Nottingham Hockey players have been selected to represent England ahead of the forthcoming Euro Hockey Indoor Championships.
First year Psychology student, Esme Burge, is set to make her senior international debut at the Women’s EuroHockey Indoor Championship II held in Brussels, Belgium from 19-21 January 2018.
Burge, a University of Nottingham Sport scholar, was thrilled to receive her first international call up. On hearing the news, she said “As an 18 year old, it is an amazing opportunity to play alongside and against full time senior athletes and the best players in the world. Having competed for England at u16, u18 and u21 level this next step will give me a great insight into senior competitions and build on my indoor experience.”
“I am hoping that this tournament will stand me in great stead for future selections and continue to motivate me to become a senior international in the future. “
“After the tournament I am looking forward to getting back into playing in BUCS for the University of Nottingham as we look to build on our previous success in 2018”
Fellow University of Nottingham Sport scholar and history student Tom Sorsby and Tom Pavis have also been selected to represent England in the Men’s EuroHockey Indoor Championship II to be held in Alanya, Turkey, from 10-15 January 2018.
Pavis was part of the England U18s’ squad that reached the semi-finals of the 2016 EuroHockey Youth Championships in a year that also saw him called up to Great Britain’s U21s squad.
The pair, who will earn their first senior caps at the tournament, are set to join a 10 man squad who will fly out to Turkey hoping to improve on England Hockey’s third place finish in Espinho, Portugal in 2016.
EuroHockey Indoor Championship Fixtures:
Women’s Indoor Championship II – Brussels (BEL) – 19-21 January 2018
Pool A Fixtures
19 Jan – 10:00 England vs Sweden
19 Jan – 17:10 England vs Austria
20 Jan – 10:10 Lithuania vs England
Men’s Indoor Championship II – Alanya (TUR) – 12-14 January 2018
Pool B Fixtures
12 Jan – 11:10 England vs Croatia
12 Jan – 17:10 England vs Sweden
13 Jan – 10:10 Italy vs England
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Posted on Monday 8th January 2018