Alex Pendle - England hockey
Alex Pendle (Year 11) played his first England U16 hockey match against Holland as part of a training and competition weekend at Lilleshall over the Easter Weekend. It was a gruelling 4-day event and included 3 competitive matches against the Dutch.
The newly formed U16 England team were unable to win any matches against the more experienced Dutch team who play together on a regular basis but it was an amazing introduction to international hockey and Alex scored both a penalty flick and a goal in open play.
Alex’s next tournament is against Ulster U17 over the first May Bank Holiday weekend before the final team selection is made for the tournaments in Belgium and Germany and the Six Nations finale in July.