Three of Stockport Grammar Junior School’s best Year 6 hockey players; Pippa Brown of Glossop, and Francessca Cooke & Sophie Douglas both of Stockport, have been selected for the prestigious Greater Manchester Under-12s Development Squad.
Speaking about the girls’ achievements, Junior School PE and Games teacher Mrs Claire Nicholls said:
“We congratulate the girls for their success in being selected. The process is a rigorous one consisting of a series of coaching sessions followed by two selection weekends, and it’s a great achievement to have gained a place on the Greater Manchester squad.”
Before the Christmas break, Francesca Cooke, along with fellow pupils Shivalika Takiar, Milly Cowell also attended the Greater Manchester Under-11s Hockey Development Course where, on the final day of their training, they were lucky enough to meet Team GB’s Olympic Bronze Medalist Nicola White.