SEVEN City of York Hockey Club juniors have attended National Age Group Squad trials.

Success in these trials is a key step in putting the youngsters on course for the England Hockey Player Pathway.

Yesterday was the final session of the five-day trial period.

City of York’s septet was composed of Kate Barker, Lucy Barker, Amy Birch, Jamie Clarke, Douglas Duffus-Hodson, Helena Freshwater and Cara Mackay.

Head coach Danny Ellwood said: “A huge well-done from the club and the best of luck to the juniors who have been successful in being nominated for the NAG trials.”

The Pathway is a broad development route. The website explains: “(It) provides an environment that helps junior players realise their potential, whether that means they are the best club player they can be, seek a lifelong commitment to the game through coaching or volunteering, or perhaps represent England or Great Britain at junior or senior level."