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Hockey Player Joins U18 National Squad

Hockey player Max Turner, a Year 13 student at Bolton School Boys’ Division, has been selected for England Hockey’s U18 National Age Group Squad.

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Max Turner
Max Turner

29th September 2021 — The group of sixty-one young players was selected following the School Games and Futures Cup. Performances at these two tournaments allowed the England Age Group coaches to identify players to go forward for future observation and assessment.

Max will now work with the Age Group Squad through further training, with the aim of making it into the final training squad later in the year.

He has previously played for Bolton Hockey Club on the 2nd XI, where he earned the Players’ Player Award in the summer of 2020. He moved last season to Brooklands Manchester University Hockey Club to try and achieve a higher playing standard, and since then has jumped up two levels. Through the England Hockey Single System, he has attended the Junior Development Centre, Junior Academy Centre and Performance Centre before being selected for the Pennine Pumas, which represent the best of the North Performance Centres.

His sister Erin, who is in Year 10 at Bolton School Girls’ Division, and older brother Ben Turner (Bolton School Boys’ Division Class of 2020) are also hockey players.

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Max Turner in his hockey goalkeeper kit

Bolton School Boys' Division (Boys 7-18) is a day school in Greater Manchester.

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