The LHC U17s (and coaches) representing Durham (blue) and Yorkshire (Yellow)

And there’s always one who misses the photo call

Fifteen LHC U17s represented the Durham and Yorkshire Performance Centres at the England Hockey Performance Centre Challenge Cup (PCCC) at the end of July.

The PCCC brings the curtain down on what is currently known as the Player Pathway. PCCC provides valuable competition exposure and experiences, enabling the further development of players in the performance foundation phase of the Player Pathway. 

PCCC, by its scale, is an ambitious proposition bringing together a total of 1152 players for competition exposure in a strong peer v peer environment, testing players against their peers from across the whole country, giving the players participating a tournament and environment which provides an inclusive opportunity for players to be considered for England Age Group activity. In addition to the England Age group coaches, a team of England Hockey-appointed scouts will be observing match play activity and speaking with Performance Centre coaches to get insight on the players who are not only performing currently but also have the potential to thrive in performance sport environments.