Masterly Carter pulls on England shirt at 55
Friday 8th March 2013, 2:30PM GMT.
JAYNE CARTER admits she is ‘over the moon’ as she prepares to make her England Masters debut in France tomorrow.
The 55-year-old teacher has lived in Guernsey for the last 23 years and plays her local hockey for Amazons.
But the former Somerset, Norfolk and Wiltshire county player will now get the chance to represent her country at over-55s level, starting with a Four Nations tournament in Lille this weekend.
‘I talked about going for the initial trials several times, before Michelle Gilson encouraged me and accompanied me on the first trials for the West selection in Taunton,’ explained Carter, pictured.
‘It was daunting to start with as we had no idea of the ability and talent and I didn’t want to be out of my depth.’
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