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Netball girls hope for an England call

PUBLISHED: 10:42 12 March 2009 | UPDATED: 12:40 11 August 2010

NET GAINS: Kirsty Fletcher and Rochelle Rhodes

NET GAINS: Kirsty Fletcher and Rochelle Rhodes

TWO Year 11 girls from Robert Clack School have been nominated by the London and South Region to try out for the England netball squad. Kirsty Fletcher and Rochelle Rhodes (pictured) will be battling for a place in the under-17 and under-19 teams respec

TWO Year 11 girls from Robert Clack School have been nominated by the London and South Region to try out for the England netball squad.

Kirsty Fletcher and Rochelle Rhodes (pictured) will be battling for a place in the under-17 and under-19 teams respectively.

Both girls have shown incredible commitment to the Regional Talent Development Programme and have flourished. Because of their marked progress and improvement, they have been considered by netball experts in the region to have the potential to be part of the national squad.

The under-17 trials are on March 15 and the under-19 trials are on April 6, and both will take place at Loughborough University.

"Around 35 girls have been selected from nine regions throughout the UK, so for Kirsty and Rochelle to have been recognised for their skills is a tremendous achievement," said Katy Georgallides, a PE teacher at Robert Clack.

"I have had the pleasure of coaching the girls for five years and their talent is obvious. As well as being sporting ambassadors for the school, they have invested their own time in the sport and are now reaping the rewards.

"In addition to the national trials Kirsty and Rochelle are also part of Robert Clack's under-16 squad which will be battling it out in the National Schools' Finals in Northamptonshire on Saturday March 21st. We wish them all every success.


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