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Teenage Teesdale hockey star aims for Scotland honours
2:38pm Friday 1st November 2013 in News
A TEENAGE hockey starlet is hoping to secure national selection.
Isla Hewitson, from Copley, near Barnard Castle, has been included in the Scottish development squad at under-16 level.
The 14-year-old will attend an assessment day along with the other 23 squad members in Glasgow on November 17, from which the team will be picked.
Barnard Castle School pupil Isla is already captaining Durham City's under-18s and also plays for the ladies' first team.
Isla first picked up a hockey stick in Year 5 at school and joined Durham City in Year 6.
Isla has also been involved with the junior regional performance centre and said her ultimate ambition is to represent Great Britain.
Chris Gregory, head of hockey at Barnard Castle School, said: “Isla is an exciting talent. I am looking forward to what she can offer at senior level next year.”
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