Academy brings dividends for club

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Belper Hockey Club’s junior girls section has enjoyed a season of achievements.

Following a Sports Action Grant from Derbyshire County Council, Belper Junior Girls launched their academy in September, with the aim of helping the girls to achieve their full potential and increase the numbers getting through to county level and beyond.

The grant enabled the club to secure the services of former South Africa international player Wayne Madsen and the results speak for themselves.

The club congratulates Emily Bailey, Lucy Gale, Sarah Glenn, Kate Murfin, Helena Skinner, Niamh Cahill, Charlotte Gale, Nicola Hartley, Hannah Lighbody, Niamh Vallack and Elspeth Varley, who have all been selected to attend the Regional Performance Centre. Thanks also to the county council forsupport.