College student to play hockey for England

17 year old Nick Park from Caversham, Reading has been selected to represent England in the U18s hockey team. Nick who plays forward for Reading Hockey Club is currently in his first year of studying the Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences at The Henley College. We asked Nick how it felt to have been selected to play for England, he said: “getting the call up for the squad was great, I just missed out last year so I was pleased to have made the cut this time round”.

The U18s hockey team will line up for England against Holland in April and against Germany and Belgium later in the summer before the six nation tournament in July. We asked Nick how he was able to balance his studies alongside his training, he commented: “I balance my training with my BTEC by making the most of my time in college to do my work. This allows me to train freely once I have completed my coursework”.

If you would like to learn more about the sporting programmes on offer at The Henley College then please visit us on Thursday 30 March for our Information Evening. More information can be found at

Nick Park pictured in front
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