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Paige fulfils international dream
1:00pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in Sport
BRIDGWATER College student Paige Pople has fulfilled her dream of representing England in the under 18s World Indoor Netball Association (WINA) Tri Nations Tournament, held in South Africa earlier in the month.
Paige, who studies the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science, and is part of both the Trampolining and Netball Sports Academy at the College, played the two week tour tournament against South Africa and Australia.
Paige spent three days training and six days playing in the tournament, and came away with team bronze, with Australia taking gold, and South Africa silver.
Paige, 17, from Bridgwater said: “It was an amazing experience, where I not only got to improve my game but make new friends and experience a different culture. The proudest moment of the trip was standing before the crowd singing the National Anthem.
“I would like to thank everyone who supported me with donations and preparation for the Tri Nations tournament, allowing me this memorable experience.”
Nyree Madge, Netball Academy Director said, “This was a fantastic experience for Paige and I'm extremely proud of her performance. The technical level of international netball in this age group is incredibly high and it was a once in a lifetime opportunity for her.”