12 October 2020
Former Kilgraston pupil – who left the School in 2018 – and current Scotland internationalist, Emily Dark, has been invited to train with the senior GB women’s squad.
The 20-year-old, who combines her outstanding sporting achievement with studying Physics at St Andrews University, is currently progressing through hockey’s elite development programme (EDP).
“I am incredibly excited to get started, not only for high-quality hockey but to meet everyone too.” The young Scot continued: “This is a big opportunity for me to show what I can bring to the game, and I want to embrace it and have fun.”
Emily, who lives in Fife, was selected for the GB EDP programme in 2018, and the opportunity to train with the GB women’s team presents an excellent opportunity to develop, and impress, at the top level.
“It has been an ambition of mine to play for GB for so many years, so to be offered this opportunity to train with them for the next three weeks is unbelievable.”
Commenting on Emily’s achievement, Dorothy MacGinty, Head teacher of Kilgraston, said: “We have watched Emily’s progress through the ranks with great interest and enthusiasm,” she continued, “watching her move on to this next, very demanding, level of the game is hugely exciting for all the staff and pupils here at Kilgraston. We wish her every success with the future and will be following her progress very closely!”