A TEENAGE ice hockey player is swapping the rink for the catwalk, as she takes part in the heats for this year's Miss England. 

Kaiya Reid, 16, from Bracknell, will be competing in the semi-final heat for the coveted Miss England crown, and is one of 17 contestants. 

Those selected as the most charitable and most photogenic will receive a place in the Miss England semi-final at Kelham Hall in Nottinghamshire on July 3. 

Miss England national director, Angie Beasley, said: “The competition is much more than a physical beauty contest, the girls are encouraged to be charitable, sporty and an all round good role model and have the opportunity to show off any talents they may have."

The ultimate winner of the competition will spend a year raising awareness for various charities, as well as a host of prizes worth £25,000, these include a luxury holiday and a place in Miss World, a competition worth £72,000.