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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Felixstowe hockey talent Wash picked for England

PUBLISHED: 11:55 01 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:35 02 November 2018

Felixstowe's Sam Wash is the first hockey player from Felixstowe to be picked for England. Picture: HELEN RUDD

Felixstowe's Sam Wash is the first hockey player from Felixstowe to be picked for England. Picture: HELEN RUDD

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A Felixstowe teenager is celebrating becoming the first hockey player from the town to be picked for England.

Sam Wash, 15, a student at Felixstowe Academy who plays for the town’s hockey club, has been called up for the national under 16 squad.

Sam said: “I am still in shock at the thought of being selected to play for England. I am very proud to be able to represent my club and my town and I am so thankful for all of the support I’ve had to get here, from my parents and teachers to my coaches and my sponsors.

“I can’t wait for my England kit to arrive and see it is real!”

Andrew Rowdon from the Rotary Club of Felixstowe, who sponsor Sam, added: We are thrilled to be able to support Sam realising his dream to represent England.

“He has achieved so much for his 15 years – and more than any other player in Felixstowe’s history.”

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town.

Teenager Jack Lankester hopes to be involved with the Ipswich Town first team for the remainder of the season but would be prepared to spend time out on loan if it aides his development.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has been impressing the players with his skills on the training pitch. STUART WATSON looks back on his playing career.

Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite in the betting as his former club Shrewsbury search for a new manager.

Former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Shane Supple has announced his retirement from football for a second time, due to a persistent hip injury.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features David Johnson signing for Town and Sir Bobby Robson’s testimonial match at Portman Road

Former Ipswich Town loanee Richie Wellens has been appointed Swindon Town manager, naming Noel Hunt as his assistant.

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