Levitt nets 11 on international duty

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BRIDLINGTON’S Di Levitt has been on international duty yet again, representing England at home and abroad.

The Martongate School deputy headteacher said: “Unfortunately England Hockey have changed the selection criteria during the season. I was selected for a younger team and was then told we have to play within our age band.

“I am now playing for the over-55s even though I will not be 55 until the end of December.

“We played in the Home Internationals in Edinburgh last month. It is a new age group for the England Masters so it was the first time the team had played together.

“There wasn’t any opposition at that age so we played in the over 50 age group. We lost the first match 3-0 to Wales over 50s.

“The second match was against our England under 50s, the team I was originally selected for, and we lost 7-2.

“The final match of the weekend was against the hosts, Scotland over 50s, and we won 4-1, I scored a goal in that match.”

That was followed by an international tour in Holland earlier this month.

Levitt added: “We played two matches against Holland over 55s. On Saturday we played in 26 degree heat and won 14-0, and I scored six.

“The next day we played in torrential rain and a temperature of 16. We won 8-0 and I scored four.

“I am looking forward now to playing in a World Cup event in Canterbury in August inbetween the Olympics and Paralympics.”