Three girls from the Moreton Hall Lacrosse team have been selected to represent Wales at the U20's Championship.

The players, all students at Moreton Hall School in Oswestry, will join the 22-player squad to represent Wales at the 2024 World Lacrosse U20 Women’s Championship later this year.

The girls making the team are Wrexham-born Phoebe Jones, Lizzie Melia from Ruabon, and Hannah Legge, who is currently studying with a Lacrosse scholarship at university in the USA.

The championship is set to take place in Hong Kong in August from the 15-24.

Ms Jones and Ms Melia the selection news came at an intense time as they are both studying for their A Level and GCSE exams respectively.

This year has seen the pair help the Moreton Hall First Lacrosse team in securing the National Schools Lacrosse Championship for the first time, with Ms Jones also proudly named Most Valued Player.

Speaking about the news, Ms Jones said: "It is so exciting to be selected and I can’t wait to train with such a talented group of girls.

"It’s going to be a busy summer with time in Cardiff and Thailand before we head to Hong Kong.

"It feels like an amazing way to end my A Level year."

Her teammate, Ms Melia, also said: "I was in the middle of revising for my Maths GCSE when I heard.

"It was a welcome interruption but I didn’t let it stop my revision for too long!

"As one of the youngest on the squad, I feel really privileged to be selected to go to Hong Kong with such an amazing group of players.”

Moreton Hall Principal Michael Brewer shared his delight at the news as he said: "Upon joining the Moreton Hall community, I was keenly aware of the importance of Lacrosse to the school, what I understood less well - and have delighted in finding out - is the importance of our girls to Lacrosse, at County, National and now International level."

The Principal finished with a hopeful note for the future, saying: "Are there future 2028 Olympians in our midst?

"I wouldn’t rule that out."