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England Roses netball team visit Barking school ahead of Malawi match

PUBLISHED: 17:01 21 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:15 21 November 2017

England Roses netball team train at Barking Abbey School. Picture: Stuart Cohen

England Roses netball team train at Barking Abbey School. Picture: Stuart Cohen

Stuart Cohen

England Roses netball team went back to school in Barking ahead of their international series against Malawi.

Barking Abbey School hosted the squad’s final training session before the opening match at the Copper Box Arena on Friday.

Yesterday the team received an enthusiastic welcome from pupils at the Sandringham Road, Barking school, with youngsters thrilled to glimpse former student Kadeen Corbin and her teammates in action.

“This is always a good opportunity for the BA girls to watch elite athletes at work,” said a spokesman for the school.

The secondary school’s netball academy has produced its fair share of aspiring athletes in recent years, including two current members of the England under-19 team and one under-17 in the national academy.

England are set to play three matches against Malawi as preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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