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Oundle Pupil to Represent England at the Netball Europe Open Championships
27th September 2019

Oundle School is delighted to congratulate Upper Sixth Former and Head Girl Sienna Rushton as she is selected to represent England at the Netball Europe Open Championships.

Sienna will join eleven other athletes from 27 to 29 September at the Antrim Forum in Belfast which sees the England side face the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales on court. The England side will be led by England Netball Futures Head Coach Sam Bird, alongside Emily Perry as Assistant Coach.

Sienna commented, “I feel honoured to be able to represent the country at a senior level for a sport which I love. It goes without saying that I could not got this far without the help of the School, family and friends. What I really love is the camaraderie of being part of a team, especially amongst a bunch of such lovely and hardworking girls. Being at a full time boarding school can make training a challenge but the School has always made it as easy as possible. It is a dream come true.”

Head of Netball, Beverley Burnham commented “It is very rare for a Coach to meet an athlete and instantly know they will wear the Red Dress, however that is exactly how I felt when I met Sienna at just eleven years old. Sienna has a phenomenal work ethic which has been evident both on court and throughout her School career. She is an inspiration to others, not least the U14 Oundle School team which she helped through to the National Schools netball finals. I look forward to seeing Sienna in the England senior squad for many years to come.”

 

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