A YOUNG hockey prodigy is ahead of the curve after being selected for a county team alongside players who are two years older than him.
Fin Calder, 11, has been selected for Warwickshire Hockey’s under-13 Academy squad after attending trials at the end of last year.
The Crescent School pupil said: “I am extremely proud and feel privileged to have been selected for the Warwickshire County Squad.”
He is now attending regular county training sessions and will be introduced to England Hockey’s Player Pathway, a development programme that helps junior players realise their potential.
Crescent’s headmaster Joe Thackway presented Fin with his county tie at a school assembly.
The school’s head of sport Matt Phillips said: “Securing a spot in the county line-up is no mean feat, but Fin has earned the honour a whole two years ahead of some of his peers.
“Fin has worked tirelessly at his school and club hockey and he is a key member of Crescent’s U11 boys hockey team.
“He is a talented player with excellent technical skills and that has clearly been recognised by the county selection team. This is a fantastic achievement and his success is thoroughly deserved.”