Hockey star of the future

Year 6 pupil, Millie J, has become one of the youngest ever hockey players to represent her county at the age of only 10.

Millie has played in Packwood’s Under 11 hockey squad since she was only eight years old and last year, aged just nine, she attended the Shropshire Hockey Junior Development Centre. She is the youngest Packwood player ever to have been offered this opportunity.

At the start of the current hockey season, Millie was delighted to be named ‘Player of the Tournament’ out of no fewer than 120 girls competing at the Malvern College Under 11 Hockey Festival. And now, still aged only ten, she has been selected for the Shropshire Under 13 hockey squad, making her one of the youngest ever to have represented her county. She has been elevated to the school second VII hockey team, more than holding her own against her 13-year-old teammates.

Head of PE at Packwood and school hockey coach, Mrs Parry, foresees a bright future, “Millie is a very talented hockey player with aspirations to one day play for England and Team GB. All the coaching staff at Packwood are delighted with her successes and are excited to see if she can realise her dreams. Hard work still lies ahead but Millie has a steely determination and a hunger to learn.”