It was with great pleasure we learned yesterday of ex-HHS student Sophie Ecclestone’s selection for the England cricket team to tour Australia this winter to play in the Women’s Ashes series.
This caps a remarkable rise to the top for Sophie, based on years of hard work and commitment to her sport.
PE teacher and cricket mentor to Sophie through her years at Helsby, Miss Clarke, commented:
“We are so proud of Sophie and her achievements. She has always been an excellent role model to her peers and the younger students in school, and this recent success helps to further support the notion that hard work and dedication brings success at all levels. We wish her luck for her trip to Australia and hope she returns with the Ashes in hand.”
Best of luck to Sophie and the rest of the squad – we will be following their progress with a keen interest!