Cadet Flight Sergeant Victoria Sherwin (aged 19) of 1936 NEWTON Squadron, recently represented not only her squadron, but the South and East Midlands Wing at Royal Air Force College Cranwell after succeeding at being selected for the wing team at trials held at RAF Wittering.
Hockey has been a long standing labour of love for CFS Sherwin as she as a great history of representation for the Wing dating back to 2006. Since then she has worn Wing Blues six times in two different positions, those being goal keeper 5 times and once as defender.
Victoria said “I remember being so nervous turning up for my first trials in 2006. I had been playing for my school and local club, but I was really worried that I would make the team.”
One thing that that Victoria has noticed and held dear through out her service with the wing team is the great team spirit and morale of the cadets from many different areas and back grounds but all members of the close knit wing team. “Since my first representation for the South and East Midlands Wing, I have been fortunate to have had many different team mates. The one thing that has remained the same is the camaraderie of the team.”
During her time on the wing cadet team, Victoria has been the proud recipient of 4 Gold medals and 2 Silver medals. With her great experience and proven sporting background in wing hockey, Victoria hopes to support the wing team next year as a staff member. Without doubt her professional out look and dedication shall be an added bonus to the wing team and her experiences extremely useful and developmental to new upcoming sports stars at Newton and the wider wing.
By Rob Phillips
WO and 1936 MCO