AS preparations for the new season continue with gusto at Alderley Edge Hockey Club, two players have gained international call-ups.

Women’s first team midfielder Caitlin Polley and goalkeeper Nat Stevens have been named as part of the England under 16s and under 18s training squads respectively.

“Huge congratulations go to both girls,” said club president Graham Bryant.

Polley added: “I feel very excited and proud to have been selected. I’d also like to say thank you to the club and coaches for all their help in helping me to get this far.”