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Young Cambridge aces earn Great Britain Elite Development Programme squad places

Tess Howard is among those named in the GB EDP squad.
Tess Howard is among those named in the GB EDP squad.

Trio get places on GB programme

A trio of players with Cambridge City Hockey Club connections have been named in the Great Britain Elite Development Programme (EDP) squads for the 2018/19 season.

Tom Crowson, Megan Crowson and Tess Howard have all come through the youth set-up at City, and been selected on the scheme which is part of a strategic objective during the Tokyo 2020 cycle to accelerate the development of future medal-winning Olympians.

GB performance director Ed Barney said: “The evolution of GB EDP has been a significant strategic focus for us through the first two years of the cycle – I am delighted to see the manner in which it has progressed and the quality of player development that we have seen.

“It’s exciting and inspiring to see some of these players train, perform and compete on a equal footing when they spend time with the senior programme.”

Tom Crowson is currently studying and plays for Loughborough Students, while Howard is studying and playing for Durham University.

Megan Crowson has returned to play for City this season after completing her studies at Exeter University, and she was on target at the weekend as they beat Ipswich 3-0 in the Investec Women’s Hockey League, Conference East.

Helen Richardson-Walsh and Miriam Marti-Palet grabbed the other goals as they made it two wins out of two this season.


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