Welsh hockey star Lucy is going places

PUBLISHED: 14:22 29 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:16 26 October 2009

Lucy Thayer in action

Lucy Thayer in action

IT has been another good month for Lucy Thayer after the Welwyn teenager was selected for the Welsh Under-16 squad for a three-day test series against Scotland. She received the news after returning from the England Hockey play-offs, and the series is due

IT has been another good month for Lucy Thayer after the Welwyn teenager was selected for the Welsh Under-16 squad for a three-day test series against Scotland.

She received the news after returning from the England Hockey play-offs, and the series is due to begin only a day after the youngster has completed her GCSE exams.

The 16-year-old from Mardley Avenue has had further success on several fronts.

Last month she captained Southgate Hockey Club's Under-16 team to victory in the Southern Counties U16 Premier League.

The London club beat Wycombe Rye 5-0 and a strong Surbiton team 6-2.

Playing alongside her in these matches was another local resident, Sophie Apps from Digswell.

It is the first time that Southgate have won the junior title and it was goals from Apps that put them swiftly into the lead in the final match against Surbiton.

Over the May Bank Holiday earlier this month Lucy, who attends St Francis College in Letchworth, travelled to the University of West of England as part of a 16-strong Southgate Ladies' first team squad to compete in the England Hockey play-offs.

This involved six teams competing against each other for two National League spots.

Southgate were successful and will play in the England Hockey East Conference League in September.

As the youngest member of the squad, it provided Lucy with great experience to see and play against teams who had won their regional divisions.

Recently selected into the Welsh international Under-16 squad, Lucy had played a central midfield role in a junior international tournament in Holland over Easter.

Things are certainly looking promising for the Welwyn hockey starlet.


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