A PUPIL from a Bromsgrove school has been called up to play for a national netball league side and hopes it will act as platform to reaching her goal of representing England.
Alice Walters, a 17-year-old student at North Bromsgrove High School, has been chosen to play for West Midlands Warriors in the Netball Performance League (NPL), a competition which pits the country’s best youth players against each other.
She first played the sport aged eight at Meadows First School, Bromsgrove and now faces a busy few months as she will be training every Tuesday, while also facing lengthy journeys to as far as Surrey and Northumbria for away games.
Despite this, Walters is confident she can juggle her netball commitments alongside her A-Level maths, biology and PE studies.
“I’ve played netball for local clubs and also the country side but this is an exciting step up for me,” she said.
“I’m really looking forward to challenging myself against some of the country’s best teenage players.
“I love the sport and it would be a dream to play in the SuperLeague or even to represent England.”
Walters’ new team got off to the perfect start as the Warriors clinched a 53-38 victory over Welsh outfit Junior Dragons.
However, Walters was not in action and is awaiting to be selected for her debut.