Vicky Lomas selected for North of England U21 Squad

Vicky Lomas has been selected for the North of England under-21 team even though she is still only 18. Vicky has enjoyed her hockey throughout the Girls’ Division and is currently in King’s sixth form. Vicky is studying A Levels in Geography, Psychology and Business Studies. She intends to take a year out to concentrate on further developing her skills and will be employed by King’s as the Girls’ Hockey coach during her gap year. Vicky hopes to go to Loughborough University to study Geography. Loughborough is one of the world’s top sporting universities. The emerging star has been ear marked for success from an early age. For the last three years, Vicky has been part of the National Hockey Association Elite Player Development Programme and a key member of the Cheshire side. An intelligent, play-making centre forward who creates as many goals as she scores, Victoria played a key role in Timperley Club coming fourth in the Northern Premiership this year and has also captained all Kings Girls’ hockey sides from Junior Division level up to the first XI.
Her ambition is to represent the full Great Britain team, but she said with typical modesty: “I don’t know if that is realistic, because it is an exceptional standard. However, it remains a long term ambition.” Vicky was selected for the Northern team as one of 16 successful candidates from over 100 candidates, flying through a rigorous trials programme.” King’s Girls’ Sports Coordinator Di Barker said: “Vicky is a hugely talented ball player and natural athlete who has been a joy to coach over many years at King’s. We are all looking forward to working with her as a staff member during her gap year and as she will make a wonderful contribution.”