• Fri. May 24th, 2024

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netball star proves to be on target

netballA YOUNG netball player is shooting to the top as she hones her skills in a fast-paced sport.

Barnard Castle School student Ella Bowen has just undergone regional trials and is awaiting news to see if she progresses further in her favourite sport.

The A team goal attack for Barnard Castle School also plays goal defence for Oaksway, one of the best clubs in the region.

The 14-year-old, of Durham City, plays for South Durham and Cleveland U16s and is a member of Northumbria’s Future Squad.

“I think the trials went well and our team won its matches,” said Ella, who plays four times a week.

“I love netball; it is fast and keeps you fit. I have made some great friends and one day would love to play for England.”

Ella, a Year 9 pupil, also plays golf with a handicap of 23, which she hopes to lower to 18 this year, and is a member of Durham City Club.

“With the golf the aim is to try and secure a place at an American university to develop my game and give me a chance of becoming a professional,” she said.

PE teacher Lesley Burgess said: “Ella is a real talent with both her netball and golf offering her incredible opportunities for the future.”

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