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Ex-Romford junior Sylvester gets GB call

PUBLISHED: 11:30 14 October 2016

Abbie Sylvester has been called into the GB women's squad for their Olympic qualifiers in Kazakhstan

Abbie Sylvester has been called into the GB women's squad for their Olympic qualifiers in Kazakhstan

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Teenager picked for senior women’s squad

Former Romford junior Abbie Sylvester has been celebrating after being called into the Great Britain women’s squad for their Olympic qualifying tournament next month.

It is the first time the 16-year-old Sylvester has been picked for the senior side, who play in Kazakhstan from November 1-7, and mum Jo said: “This is a huge achievement for Abbie and shows just how much her hard work has paid off.

“She is the youngest and there is a huge amount of talent across the country. She is a good all-round player, playing defence for the under-18 boys and as a utility player in women’s hockey.”

Sylvester, who plays for the Bracknell Queen Bees, as well as the Chelmsford Warriors and Chelmsford under-18s, of which she is captain, has been picked as a forward for the tournament.

The youngster netted twice as the GB under-18s beat Spain 4-2 at a friendly tournament in Budapest last week, where she also received the player of the match award against Poland.

A young squad travelled to the event in Hungary to gain experience for their World Championship campaign in Poland in January.

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