Olivia W has been selected to take part in a very competitive England netball “talent and performance” academy for the U19 team.

The academy provides year-round training for talented netball players, aiming to offer opportunities to play with those of a similar standard. The academy is managed by England Netball.

Olivia, who is in Year 11, said: “Having the opportunity to train with and be mentored by England coaches will be a unique and rewarding experience.”

Following her trials she hopes to be recognised by team scouts and reach England or Netball Super League level.

By student reporter Emilia A