The Perse School

Thirteen players progess to Regional Level Hockey

Congratulations to all pupils who have been nominated to play at JDC, JAC and JRPC level.

Thirteen players have been selected to advance onto a JRPC (Junior Regional Performance Centre) pathway. In the Sixth Form, Laura Millichap and Lesley Arends have been selected for the girls U18 JRPC, with Hugo Batley and Jonathan Heybrock progressing to the boys senior JRPC.

Edward Bottomley (Year 11), Will Harris, Hugh Bishop and Adam Davis (all Year 9) have been selected for the boys camps at the lower age groups, while Rachael Harrison (Year 10), Imogen Wigdahl, Lauren Meakin, Emily Page-Blair (all Year 9) and Tess Howard (Year 8) have progressed to the girls JRPC centres.

A Junior Regional Performance Centre (JRPC) is a training centre for the U15, U16, U17 and U18 age groups, for which players are nominated by their coaches from the county Junior Academy Centres (JAC). After attending a JAC, a JRPC is the next step on the England Hockey Player Pathway that can ultimately lead to representing the country. This year, 23 Perse students represented Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Hertfordshire at JAC level, so to see 13 of these progree to the Regional phase is particularly pleasing.

JRPCs provide regular training sessions where players will receive high level coaching on the core skills of hockey from JRPC coaches, with additional input from the England Hockey Board's Centrally Contracted Coaches. JRPC activitiy includes a phase of six training sessions followed by two days of competition.

The combination of training and competition allows players to develop in a variety of situations. We look forward to supporting the progress of the successful thirteen and wish them all the very best for their JRPC experience.

 
 
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