Two sisters from Spalding Hockey Club have been selected for the England Hockey Performance Centre’s regional training sessions.
Georgina Maplethorpe (16) and Charlotte (14) – who both play in the club’s first team – are improving their skills as well as learning about other key aspects such as nutrition.
This is Charlotte’s first year with the under-15s but Georgina has worked her way up to the under-17s in her fourth season as part of the Performance Centre.
Charlotte said: “It’s a great experience this year and we learn new things from the top coaches.”
Georgina has also been selected for the advanced apprenticeship at Lilleshall – the only Lincolnshire girl to be chosen.
She added: “We learn a lot and the hard work is paying off.
“The next level will be the Futures Cup in smaller groups where you represent your region.
“Potentially, I could go on to the Sainsbury’s School Games in August from the apprenticeship.
“I want to go as far as I can and continue to enjoy it.”