Lower sixth student Abbey Calvert is certainly making a splash! She’s been selected to join the Great Britain Under 19 Ladies team for the Underwater Hockey World Championships in August.
This is a fantastic opportunity for Abbey, who will travel to Sheffield with her 11 teammates to play against countries such as New Zealand and Australia. This will be the 18th year for the annual tournament, which will attract players from across the world. You can find out more on the Team GBUWH Facebook page.
Abbey is very proud to have been selected. She has worked extremely hard and is now facing the final hurdle: fundraising to pay for her uniform, accommodation, travel and kit.
As Abbey says, ‘The sport is not centrally funded, so all athletes have to raise their own funds. I’m hoping my family, friends and peers will be kind enough to help me play for my country.’
Here at Notre Dame, we wish Abbey the best of luck with her training and fundraising. We’ll be keeping our fingers very firmly crossed for her in August.
You can donate and find out more on Abbey’s Just Giving page.