The Hockey Writers’ Club recently announced the Higgins Group Youth and Junior UK  Players of the Year for 2015, with Cranleigh’s CharlotteCharlotte_Calnan_England_Hockey_15250 Calnan taking the award for the U18 Youth Girls.   Presentations  will  be  made at  the  Annual Awards Presentation Lunch on Wednesday 20th  January 2016  at  the  Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge.

Mr Richard Higgins, Chairman of the  Higgins Group  plc, will  make the presentations and Leandro Negre, President of the world  body, the FIH, will also be in attendance at the function. The judging panel could find very little between the nominations and were very impressed with the high quality of the players on show at the clubs, the schools championships at Lee Valley and the Futures Cup at Cannock where potential winners were seen playing.

Charlotte is in the upper sixth  and  has  had  a consistent  career  so  far; she  was  selected  for  the England U-21 squad last November and she has been a double winner with the Surbiton club for two years running, having won the Investec Premier Division and the Investec  England Hockey National  Cup. She also won an U-18s bronze medal with England in the European Championships at Santander in August last year.

Harry Gough (UVth) completed a fine Cranleigh showing by being awarded 3rd place in the Boys’ U16 category.