Kilgraston pupil selected for Scotland U18 Hockey Squad

Kilgraston pupil selected for Scotland U18 Hockey Squad

1 March 2022

A pupil from Kilgraston School in Perthshire has been selected to play for Scotland U18 Hockey squad.

Lexie MacMillan will part of a pool of players from whom the teams in international matches against England, Ireland, France, Czech Republic and Switzerland, later in the year, will be picked.

Although already in the U17 Aspiring Scottish Squad, Lexie had to go through a rigorous selection process to make the U18 Aspiring team: “I was part of the Dundee Devils regional team, where we were observed during matches and training.” Lexie continued: “From this procedure, we were chosen to take part in a training camp at Edinburgh’s Meadowmill and from there, the teams were selected.”

Helen Ferry, Head of PE at Kilgraston, said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to watch Lexie develop as a player, combining academic studies with a strict training schedule. Throughout the pandemic, she determinedly kept up her fitness, being match-fit as soon as circumstances allowed. We’re all very proud.”

On a sports scholarship at Kilgraston, giving her Hockey and Tennis Academy sessions, Lexie makes the most of the opportunities on offer: “Hockey training at School has been very beneficial and this, in combination with my training with Perthshire Ladies Club, has given me the best possible start in my hockey development. I’m very excited about the future.”

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