On the 25th January, Darcy Bourne was awarded the 2016 Higgins Youth Girls U16 Award by the Hockey Writers’ Club at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in London. Previous winners of this prestigious award have gone on to represent GB at recent Olympic Games. Darcy was a member of Wellington’s U14 National Schools’ Championship winning team last year and will play in the Wellington U16 side in the National Finals later this term. She currently represents Surbiton Ladies 2nd XI and has recently been included in the 1st XI squad which play in the Premier League. This award is in recognition of Darcy’s undoubted skill and ability but also her outstanding attitude, willingness to learn, determination and teamwork.
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