PUPIL Emily Harris, from Lord Wandsworth College has achieved remarkable success at the recent Women’s World Ice Hockey Championships in Poland.
Emily, who turned 16 last month, was selected to play for Great Britain in 2017 and has since competed as part of the GB team playing against Denmark, China, Poland, Australia and France. In a game against Australia, Emily won 5-1 and although GB went on to lose against China, the young star was awarded player of the match.
After some tough competition from many of the other countries, the final game of the tournament was against Poland who managed to beat the GB team and Polish supporters made it very challenging by heckling the British side. However, by the end of the tournament the Great Britain ice hockey team had proved themselves to be fighters. Emily was named top goal scorer and overall top points scorer for the entire tournament.
Emily also plays ice hockey locally for the Bracknell Queen Bees and is keeping up her skills with Reading Hockey Club.
Lord Wandsworth head Adam Williams said: “We are hugely proud of Emily’s success, not only for representing the school so brilliantly but also her country at this high level.”