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Archbishop Sancroft High School PE teacher and Harleston Magpies player Lucy Field called up to England Masters Over-35s squad for European Championships

Harleston Magpies’ Lucy Field has received a late call-up to represent the England Masters Over-35s at the European Championships, which get under way early next week.

The Express reported back in December 2018 that the Archbishop Sancroft High School PE teacher had been selected as part of an England training squad, having successfully come through a trial process.

Field later learned that she would be a non-travelling reserve for the Euros in The Netherlands, but an injury to a team-mate has seen her promoted into the full squad.

Lucy Field with pupils from Archbishop Sancroft High School (13992628)
Lucy Field with pupils from Archbishop Sancroft High School (13992628)

“It was very tough to continue to commit, having initially been told I would not travel, as training camps have taken place regularly all over the country,” said Field.

“But my commitment to the fitness programme and continued development meant I was selected, which is one of the proudest moments in my sporting career. I cannot wait to play and represent my country.”

Meanwhile, the head of Harleston-based Archbishop Sancroft High School, Rob Connelly, said: “We are incredibly proud of Lucy and her achievements.

“Her level of commitment and dedication in all aspects of her work is clearly reflected on the hockey field and we are so delighted that this has been recognised by the England team. We wish her every success and will be following the teams progress with real interest.”

England’s first game will take place on Tuesday against their Welsh counterparts.

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