Chantelle chases dream af­ter trio of sport suc­cesses

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

A SPORTS MAD 12 year old is pur­su­ing her dreams af­ter be­ing picked to rep­re­sent her county three times.

Chantelle Car­roll, a year eight pupil at King’s School, has im­pressed teach­ers, friends and fam­ily with her nat­u­ral tal­ent for sport and ded­i­ca­tion to train­ing.

The young­ster, who is a club net­baller at Wilm­slow Light­ning where she trains each week, was ex­cited in Septem­ber to be picked to join the un­der 14s Cheshire County net­ball academy.

But it didn’t stop there, with Chantelle ex­celling in hockey too.

Chantelle, who lives with her mum Theresa in Bolling­ton, had never picked up a hockey stick be­fore she started at King’s School, but quickly took to the game.

In the months lead­ing up to Christ­mas Chantelle took part in tri­als to make it into the Cheshire County Hockey academy.

She had good news again when she was told that she had made the cut.

As well as this, Chantelle is a javelin thrower and rep­re­sented Cheshire last sea­son. She hopes to do so again this year.

Theresa said she is proud of her daugh­ter’s sport­ing achieve­ments.

She said: “Get­ting into the county academy for net­ball was a mas­sive achieve­ment for Chantelle as she was tri­alling against girls who were 12 months older than her.

“This didn’t af­fect Chantelle in any way, but made her more determined to make it into the squad.

“She was ec­static when she re­ceived an email telling her she’d made it into the Cheshire Hockey Academy.

“She is such a driven and con­fi­dent girl and is learn­ing about her sports all the time.

“She is al­ways watch­ing matches, find­ing out about net­ball and hockey skills and goes out prac­tis­ing at home un­til it goes dark.

“We have so much faith in her. She sleeps, eats and breathes sport and noth­ing can get in Chantelle’s way when she has her heart set on an achieve­ment.

“We will sup­port her all the way.”

The young­ster hopes to be picked to play sport for the coun­try one day, but knows she will have to pick which sport she wants to spe­cialise in.

Chantelle said: “love sport and am work­ing hard to rep­re­sent the North West.

“It’s my dream to play for Eng­land.”

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● Rainow Parish Coun­cil­lors Richard Bal­ment, ue Frith, Ca­role Har­vey, Pat Mel­lish and Kath Beswick with the Gold Car­diacS­mart Award

● Chantelle Car­roll has im­pressed teach­ers with er sport­ing prow­ess

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