Croatia trip was a great challenge

Bridlingtons star hockey player Di Levitt, playing for the British and Irish Lionesses Masters against Slovenia
Bridlingtons star hockey player Di Levitt, playing for the British and Irish Lionesses Masters against Slovenia

Di Levitt’s latest exploits on the international hockey scene have seen her play alonsgide former Olympic medallists.

She was part of the British and Irish Lionesses Masters 40+ team, a group of players across the age groups from the home nations’ masters teams, who travelled to Zagreb in Croatia.

Bridlingtons star hockey player Di Levitt, playing for the British and Irish Lionesses Masters against Croatia

Bridlingtons star hockey player Di Levitt, playing for the British and Irish Lionesses Masters against Croatia

The deputy headteacher at Martongate School said the trip was a change from her usual duty with the England team.

She said: “It was a project to help others to raise the profile of the game. We took an under-18 team to play against their youngsters too.

“Amongst the team were ex-Olympic medallists and I was very proud and honoured to be asked to play in this project and be selected in a team with many younger players.

“The challenge of playing very young national sides is something I have not had the opportunity to do before. It is always good to challenge yourself.”

The Lionesses lost their first game to the Croatian national side 3-1 and Levitt picked up a torn ankle ligament.

She recovered to play in a 6-1 win against Slovenia the following day, and later that day, was involved as the British and Irish team took revenge over Croatia with a 7-4 success.