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West Buckland quintet selected for academy

14:47 30 June 2014

(L-R) Grace Wilton, Eluned Davies, Jess Thompson, Molly Down and Tiger-Lily Redmore

(L-R) Grace Wilton, Eluned Davies, Jess Thompson, Molly Down and Tiger-Lily Redmore

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Girls from years 7 and 8 take first step on England Netball’s player performance pathway

FIVE West Buckland School girls have been selected to join the U14 North Devon Netball Satellite Academy.

Year 8 pupils Jess Thompson, Molly Down and Eluned Davies along with year 7 pupils Tiger-Lily Redmore and Grace Wilton will take part in 15 academy training sessions from September.

The Satellite Academy is the first step on England Netball’s player performance pathway, a process for developing athletes with the attributes to attain excellence.

The Satellite Academy provides talented young athletes access to quality coaching, a structured technical training programme and an introduction to a basic fitness schedule.

The West Buckland pupils were selected after attending trials with other promising young netball players from across North Devon earlier in June.

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