STEPHANIE Moss has earned a place on a British Athletics programme.

Achievements in the sport, which have highlighted potential to become a senior international, have led to the Wilmslow High School student being selected on the three-year Athletics Academy in Sporting Excellence.

The programme covers areas such as nutrition, psychology, clean athletics, as well as practical sessions for strength and conditioning and performance.

Moss, who competes with Sale Harriers, will receive medical and physiotherapy support too.

She is the current Cheshire and English schools 800m champion at under 17s level.

Further sporting success is being enjoyed at Wilmslow High School.

Ella Jones scored five goals and was named player of the tournament as Wilmslow finished runners-up in the Cheshire under 16s hockey tournament.

They defeated Sandbach and Alderley Edge, before narrowly losing 1-0 to Queens Chester in the final minute of the decider.

The under 16s girls' badminton team finished runners-up to the hosts in a tournament staged by Poynton High School, while the boys' under 14s side finished second in Wilmslow's tournament.

A fourth-place team finish was registered by intermediate cross country team Ben Hamilton-Ryan, James Doorbar, James Knockton and Oliver Brodie in the second round of the English Schools Athletics Association Cross Country Cup held at Chetwynd Deer Park in Newport, Shropshire.

On a mostly uphill course, the boys put in their best efforts.

An outstanding run by Hamilton-Ryan included making up about 10 places on the final lap to finish second.

James Doorbar ran a strong race to clinch 11th.

Wilmslow finished runners-up in the Under 13s East Cheshire Indoor Tournament.

After beating All Hallows and Fallibroome, and then losing to Poynton in the final, Olly James was named player of the tournament.