An Ellesmere College student has begun training with the England netball team after being picked to
join an elite camp.
Yr 12, is part of the England Roses Long Squad
and completed her first camp training session last month with a view to being selected for the
England Roses Academy.
has been playing netball since she was eight-years-old, also plays for
Manchester Thunder u21s Superleague netball squad.
She said: "I
really enjoy netball because I love the competitiveness and the feeling of
being part of a team. It motivates me more as well as a huge feeling of
accomplishment. It means a
lot to me to make the England Roses Long Squad because it's been a dream since
I first started playing netball and hopefully this opportunity can open some
new doors and possibly allow me to progress through the England Roses Academy."
original trials with England Netball, to play for the Vitality Roses, were due
to take place in December but were cancelled because of Coronavirus.
hasn't stopped her from progressing as Ella's aspirations are to play at the
highest level she can and she has continued training at home throughout the
She has also
had one to one training sessions via Zoom and ensured she kept her fitness
Charge of Netball at Ellesmere College, Tina Cox, said: "Ella has motivated
herself by always training at her maximum level. She is very
focused and self motivated and I would say she always gives 100% both in
training and on court."
wasn't able to make the final cut into the Short Squad but, as you can imagine,
the competition is fierce and to be selected for the Long Squad out of over 70
girls in the first place shows how talented Ella is. Ella likes
to be the best she can be and I am very proud of her for being named in the
information about netball at Ellesmere College visit: Ellesmere Netball
5th May 2021 Back to News