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Date: 2nd February 2018

A Newton Rigg Sport student has been selected to try out for the Men’s Under 23s England Field Lacrosse team as they prepare for the World Championships.

Following a trial, Morgan Tebb-Roger, aged 19, has been selected for the training squad. The England squad team will be chosen in April.

To add to Morgan’s successes, he has also been asked to attend the England Box Lacrosse trials for the Senior Men’s team. Morgan will try out on Sunday 18th February, as they prepare for the world championships in 2019. The Box Lacrosse Team will also be touring in April to Prague.

Graeme Thompson, Lecturer & Course Manager in Sport, said: “Morgan is an extremely hard-working and conscientious young man, both in his approach to his academic studies and lacrosse career, and we were delighted to hear of his success in being selected for trials with the England U23s and Box Lacrosse squads. Having discussed with Morgan his progress in lacrosse on a regular basis, it appears that the world is his oyster with regards to what he is capable of achieving in the sport, and hopefully these opportunities are the first steps in allowing him to realise his dreams”.

Morgan started playing Lacrosse at 16. He has managed to work his way up the teams in a short space of time, where he secured a spot with the Heaton Mersey first team, based in Manchester, who is the top ranked team in the Northern Premiership. Morgan currently travels every weekend to games, with some as far as Sheffield and Leeds.

On his achievements, Morgan said: “I am extremely pleased with how far I have come over the last 3 years; I can’t wait for the exciting things to come. Over the next few weeks I’ll be working on very skill specific training, including: handling, passing, shooting and facing off, which is my speciality!”

Morgan is extremely hopeful he will be selected for both teams and after completing College is looking to achieve a scholarship to travel to the United States of America and study for a further four years.

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