England call-up for talented volleyball player

Hayley Keveren
Hayley Keveren

A student from Vandyke Upper School student has been selected by England Volleyball to attend the National Talent Camp over the Christmas Holidays.

Hayley Keveren has been attending the County Young Coaches and Officials Academy for the past year, led by the School Sports Partnership.

The National Talent Camp, held at Loughborough University, is a unique four-day residential experience which brings together 350 of the most talented young athletes, coaches and officials from across England.

The camp sees 200 coaches, 100 athletes, and 50 officials come together to participate in a unique multi-sport, multi-role, three dimensional camp, to increase individual aspiration and ambition, and develop empathy. Through the camp, young people are stretched and challenged to be ambitious and achieve their sporting best in their chosen fields which include; Boccia, athletics, cycling, swimming, football and tennis as well as volleyball.

The young people attending were selected by their National Governing Body of Sport (NGB) because of the talent they have shown and their commitment to develop.

Throughout the camp, young people are actively encouraged to dream and be ambitious on where their talent can take them, develop a holistic view of their own performance and understand how they will deliver when they are back in the environment of their own sport.

Hayley said: “I’m thrilled that all my hard work has paid off! I love sport and I’m really looking forward to being part of such an exciting venture.”