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Wells Cathedral School pupil selected for England Hockey U18’s

Wells Cathedral School Upper Sixth pupil, Oskar Edwards, has been selected into the U18 England Hockey Squad.

Oskar competed for the Bristol Performance Centre against 17 other Performance Centres from around the country in the Challenge Cup.

Each squad consisted of 18 boys, and the Cup’s most promising players were chosen to attend a series of England U18 assessment camps. Oskar impressed the selectors at his assessments and secured a place in the final 26 man squad for the 2022-2023 season.

James Mayes, the School’s Head of Hockey, spoke about Oskar’s achievement: “Oskar’s selection for the final England U18 boys squad is testament to the hard work that he has put in both on and off the pitch. On the pitch Oskar has worked hard in his 1-1 sessions and is dedicated to becoming the best player he can be. Off the pitch Oskar prepares himself physically to be an international youth player with countless hours spent in the gym. I am very proud of Oskar and look forward to seeing him put on the England shirt again in what should be an exciting year for him!”

Tom Webley, the School’s Head of Sport, said: “Getting selected for the England U18s is an extraordinary achievement by Oskar. We’re extremely proud of him and are excited to see him play in the first international match.”