HOCKEY star Fiona Crackles will represent Great Britain at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after being selected by Team GB.

The former Queen Elizabeth School pupil was named in the 16-player Team GB Women’s squad on Thursday and is another milestone in the 21-year-old’s career.

Fiona, from Kirkby Lonsdale, had only made her senior debut for Great Britain seven months ago when she came on as a substitute against The Netherlands last November, but will now be jetting off to Japan ahead of next month’s games.

Head coach Mark Hager said: “For many of our Great Britain squad this has been a five-year journey in the making. Narrowing our squad down from 26 has been extremely difficult and highlighted the depth and talent we have. 

“I have been humbled by how our entire Great Britain squad has supported each other through the selection process. There is a lot of potential in this team and I am very excited to see what this group of not only talented athletes but exceptional people can bring in Tokyo.”