Hart­pury pair called up to Wales U21 squad

Gloucestershire Echo - - CRICKET -

HART­PURY Col­lege A-level stu­dents Nia Evans and Eleri Michael have been se­lected to play in a pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional net­ball tour­na­ment.

The duo have been named in the Wales squad for the Net­ball Europe Un­der-21 com­pe­ti­tion be­ing staged at the Univer­sity of Worces­ter on Oc­to­ber 4 to 6.

Evans, a mem­ber of the Net­ball Academy at Hart­pury, is study­ing A-lev­els in Bi­ol­ogy, Chem­istry and English Lan­guage, while for­mer stu­dent Michael took A-lev­els in Busi­ness Stud­ies, Eco­nom­ics and Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion.

Net­ball Academy Man­ager Holly Duer­den said: “We’re ab­so­lutely thrilled that Nia and Eleri have been se­lected.

“It’s a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for them both to show­case their tal­ents against many other promis­ing young net­ballers.

“I’m sure both girls are pro­vid­ing great in­spi­ra­tion to the cur­rent mem­bers of the Net­ball Academy at Hart­pury and help­ing to drive them on to be the best they can be.

“As Nia is still only 17, she should feel par­tic­u­larly proud about re­ceiv­ing a call-up to the Wales Un­der-21 squad, which is a credit to the com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion she is show­ing at Hart­pury along­side study­ing for her A-lev­els.

“We’re ab­so­lutely de­lighted that our fan­tas­tic re­la­tion­ship with Welsh Net­ball is blos­som­ing – long may it con­tinue.”

Wales be­gin their tour­na­ment against Scot­land on Fri­day Oc­to­ber 4, fol­lowed by matches against Eng­land on Oc­to­ber 5 and North­ern Ire­land on Oc­to­ber 6.

Wales Head of Per­for­mance Rachel Bay­ley added: “This is a very ex­cit­ing squad fea­tur­ing a great mix­ture of new and ex­pe­ri­enced age-group play­ers and we can’t wait to see them out on court in Worces­ter in a few weeks’ time.”

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