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Multi-talented Lucia Kendall is a year 10 pupil at St Swithun’s School in Winchester who plays cricket for the U15 and U17 Hampshire cricket teams and was named in the England women’s winter training squad.

 

Last season she scored two centuries in the School Sport Magazine National Schools U15 Girls T20 Cricket Cup, including an incredible 192 in 20 overs against Parkstone Grammar.

 

Lucia also plays football for Southampton, attends the regional talent centre and represented England U15s against Sweden earlier this year.

 

Monday

 

I head to school for a full day of lessons. At lunch I fit in some time to do some homework. After school I go straight to cricket training at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. From 5-6.30pm, I have one-on-one wicket keeping and batting training followed by an hour of strength and conditioning.

 

Tuesday

 

I have another full day of lessons starting at 8.20am until 4.20pm. I attend school cricket pre-season training during lunch preparing for a tournament on Wednesday. After school, I go to Southampton Football Club for a psychology workshop from 5.30 – 6pm. This is followed by Southampton training from 6-8pm. After training I head home for some dinner and finish off some homework.

 

Wednesday

 

Today I have been excused from lessons to attend a school cricket tournament. We are playing In the Lady Taverners indoor tournament and win the tournament to qualify for the county final at the Ageas Bowl in a few weeks. After school I go straight to football for a strength and conditioning session in the gym from 5.30-6.30pm followed by football training.

 

Thursday

 

I am back for a full day of lessons and manage to fit in a session in the school gym with my friends. At 4.30pm, I go to the school football club followed by Southampton football training from 6-8pm.

 

Friday

 

I have a full day of lessons but no training after school so I find time to relax watching TV.

 

Saturday

 

Today I get the coach with the rest of the Southampton football team and travel to Birmingham Ladies FC to play against their U16 girls team. We win 3-2 and I get an assist for one of the goals. We travel back home to finish off some homework and relax.

 

Sunday

 

An early start today travelling to Loughborough University for an England squad training day camp. This includes psychology sessions, batting sessions as well as indoor game play.

 

 

 

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