CHURCHER’S College Year 12 student Jack Stubbings has successfully beaten stiff competition to be selected on to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) programme for hockey.
The AASE aims to build the England sports teams of the future.
Successful participants of the England Hockey programme will play for England at the UK School Games at Loughborough in August.
Stubbings (16) will attend four national camps as part of the programme and receive coaching and performance support, including nutrition, psychology and lifestyle advice as well as high quality technical and tactical coaching sessions with one-to-one support.
Stubbings will still be able to continue his academic studies while gaining additional hockey performance experience and qualifications – Certificate in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance and Certificate in Understanding Sports Performance.
“We are hugely excited for Jack and wish him all the best,” said Churcher’s College Head of Sixth Form William Baker.
“He’s made it through six selection processes to get to this stage, which is no mean feat.”