International Call Up for Jacob
Jacob Hammond is celebrating an international call up to the England Under 15 Ice hockey squad. Jacob a member of Billingham Stars Ice Hockey club and a pupil at St Michaels Catholic Academy in Billingham has come through a rigorous series of Ice hockey camps and trials to gain his place.
Netminder Jacob will travel to Turku in Finland in April where the England team will compete in an international Under 16 tournament. Fourteen-year-old Jacob who plays for Billingham Stars under 15 and under 18 team as well as the Northern Conference said “I am delighted to gain my first international call up, I have been working hard on all aspects of my game but in particular my fitness and I have been attending Tees Active Sports Academy strength and conditioning session since last July which has really helped me.”
Jacobs proud mum Julie said, “The process for selection started last July and has involved Jacob attending camps in Sheffield and Nottingham, with the squad has slowly been reduced throughout the year so we are delighted that Jacob has made the final cut.”
For further information on Tees Active Sports Academy contact Allan McDermott on (01642) 528772 or visit www.teesactive.co.uk.