A LACROSSE teacher at an Oswestry school has been named as the coach for England under-19s' World Cup team.

Hollie Harrington, Head of First Team Lacrosse at Moreton Hall School, has now been named as one of the coaches who will lead England in the Under 19 World Cup Tournament this summer.

Hollie will be the coach for the midfield and centre draw, an area she specialises in having played centre for England in the World Cup eight years ago.

Multiple training games against university and club teams will take place in preparation for the tournament. In addition, the team will tour America, the birthplace of lacrosse, in April.

Hollie commented: “I am so excited about taking the girls on this journey.

“We have a fantastically talented squad who have made outstanding progress over the last four years. I am looking forward to watching them perform on the world stage.”

England World Cup Squad member Milly Home added: “Miss Harrington is such a great coach at the high-performance level.

“Her people skills, knowledge and love of the game are perfect for her new role as ‘World Cup Midfield Coach’.

“She is respected and adored by all the Under 19 England Squad players. Everyone was so happy when she was announced and knew she deserved it.”

The Lacrosse World Cup will take place from 1st to the 10th August in Peterborough, Canada.