Spotlight on Sport: Hattie

In this edition of our Spotlight on Sport series, we hear about Hattie’s journey in the world of Hockey

Hattie’s hockey has been excellent this season – and she has shown great progression at her club, Northampton, and for the county, where she has represented Northants at U15 level, playing up an age group.

Hattie was invited to go to the England Hockey Performance Centre training at Rugby School earlier in the season which was intense, but ultimately has helped her game and confidence. She is a fixture in the Senior Ladies 3’s side at Northampton and has been invited to train with the Ladies 2’s squad recently – and has made her debut for the L2 side also, of which she was very proud! For context, it’s quite rare for 13 year olds to be exposed to that level of hockey but she is in a group of 3 or 4 girls who have been identified by the coaches to ‘step up’.

Earlier in March, Hattie was selected by the Northants County Tennis coaches to represent them at a weekend-long U18 tournament, staying away at a hotel with the team in Shrewsbury. A great opportunity for her and she really enjoyed playing with the older girls. Northants won the tournament, defeating Cumbria, Shropshire, and Channel Islands, where Hattie won all of her singles matches dropping just 4 games, and won one of her two doubles matches!

She has continued to train and play over the winter too, both with the County U14 side and also for her club at Northants County Lawn Tennis Club with some of the senior ladies, and has a current national ranking of 84, which is exceptional.


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