TALENTED young sportswoman Shona O’Dwyer has been selected for the England Hockey National Age Groups Academy (NAGS) as she continues to progress in the sport.
O’Dwyer, who has also represented Team Bath Futures at Netball, will now receive fortnightly training from the NAGS Academy and will attend five training camps at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre with the goal of competing in the National School Games in Manchester.
Although she has now left Lydiard Park Academy to attend the sixth form at Dauntseys School in West Lavington, O’Dwyer’s father Mark was quick to praise his daughter’s former teachers for helping her get so far in both her sports.
"They provided fantastic guidance and encouragement during her time at the school,” he said.
"Playing both sports meant that Shona had to manage her time extremely well and both teachers made sure she received the right kind of support which ensured she left with 14 A or A* GCSE’s with their guidance."