Hockey’s national governing body has selected Barton Peveril PE student Luke Cornish for its Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence programme, part of a new talented athlete academy for Year 12 hockey players.
Led by the performance department at England Hockey, the academy aims to ensure that athletes of the future are supported, motivated and inspired to maximise their talent development and potential.
Luke received news of his latest accolade just days before his 17th birthday. He attended Cams Hill School before going on to take A Levels at Barton Peveril where he has brought the talent he displays at Fareham Hockey Club to the College’s first team. Currently Barton Peveril is top in the HCSA Mixed League and top of the Educational Boys League. The College will support Luke as he balances his studying commitments with national camp coaching and performance sessions including advice on nutrition, psychology and lifestyle.
Paul Yeates, hockey coach at Barton Peveril commented: “This is brilliant news for Luke and underlines our commitment to supporting and nurturing outstanding sporting talent at Barton Peveril.
“The academy programme counts Rebecca Adlington, Tom Daley and Jack Wilshere among its ambassadors. This is an astonishing opportunity to learn from their experiences and gain a true insight into what it takes to become an elite athlete.”