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TCA students awarded by local hockey club

Three students at Thomas Clarkson Academy have picked up awards at Wisbech Hockey Club’s annual celebration ceremony.

The club, supported by outreach project Hockey Futures and England Hockey, has been working closely with the academy to increase participation in the sport and raise the profile of the game.

Following taster sessions in school, two students - Oliwia Bolka and Josh Watson in Year 11 - progressed to playing for the club. Their efforts led to them winning a handful of awards at the club’s recent celebration evening, with Sixth Former Ciaran Lowe also a recipient.

Josh scooped the men’s fourth team Player of the Season award, while Oliwia picked up the ladies’ third team Player of the Season award along with another award for top goal scorer in the ladies’ section. She was also voted Most Improved Young Player in the ladies’ section.

Ciaran was named Most Improved Young Player in the men’s section.

He has been playing hockey since primary school and was credited by the club with helping to build relationships with staff at TCA to ensure the outreach project got off the ground.

Josh and Oliwia (left) and Ciaran (right) with their respective awards.

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