Young GB roller hockey star is flying off to Italy

ASTON teenager Nick Flint has been picked to play for England in the Roller Hockey European Championships in Italy. The 15 year old was selected following a five-day selection and training trip to Porto in Portugal. The squad played friendly matches again

ASTON teenager Nick Flint has been picked to play for England in the Roller Hockey European Championships in Italy.

The 15 year old was selected following a five-day selection and training trip to Porto in Portugal.

The squad played friendly matches against Portugal, the current European champions, and a number of local teams including the local senior team.

The team gained experience of playing together against continental opposition and setting England up for a good competition.

Roller Hockey is a game similar to field hockey but played on roller skates on an indoor rink.

The team, made up of 10 players from all over England, will travel to Bassano Del Grappa, Italy, this weekend to compete in the week-long under-17 European Championships.

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Nick trains at the North Herts Leisure Centre in Letchworth GC and plays in the Eastern Counties League at both under-17 and Division Two level.

He is the latest in a long line of Letchworth players who have represented their country.

* Letchworth Roller Hockey Club are looking for new players, both boys and girls aged seven years upwards, and adults.

The club trains at North Herts Leisure Centre in Letchworth GC on Wednesday evenings from 7-10pm.

As well as looking for new players, the club are looking for support from the local community/businesses to sponsor a kit.

If interested in playing or providing sponsorship, contact Paul Adams on 07974 880319 or email pauladams6@googlemail.com

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