Oundle Netballer selected for England
27th May 2016

Oundle School’s, Sienna Rushton (14) has recently been selected for the England U17 National Netball Academy Performance Programme, following a screening at the Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

Sienna’s netball career outside of School is with her local club Turnford Netball Club who she has represented at regional and national clubs level at U12 and U14. This year their U14 squad have again qualified to represent their region in the National Clubs finals taking place in May 2016.

After joining Oundle in September 2015, Sport Scholar, Sienna was selected to represent Northamptonshire County Performance squad, moving up to East Midlands Regional Performance where with hard work and dedication she was nominated to England Netball National and was successful in being selected into the National Performance Programme. Sienna is currently attending training at Loughborough University with both East Midlands Regional Performance and England National U17 Performance Squad. During the summer of this year Sienna has some play days and summer camps to keep her busy.

Sienna, who started playing netball when she was just seven years old, commented, “I was overjoyed to be invited to the trials.  So many of the girls were playing extremely well and so many deserved a place. I am thrilled to have been selected and look forward to continuing my netball career.”

Oundle’s Head of Netball, Bev Burnham commented, “I was very excited to hear that Sienna was coming to Oundle giving me a chance to work with her and help her fulfil her dream of representing her country. She has a wonderful opportunity and is huge asset to Oundle School Netball Club”

Sienna’s School coach, Mrs Washington said, “Sienna is the most conscientious and critical player I have worked with here at Oundle - she puts a lot of pressure upon herself - 90% shooting stats are not good enough for her!”

At School, Sienna was part of the U14A team and with her help the team had a very successful season and managed to win all their games at the County finals and Regional finals meaning they qualified for the National Schools finals in March held in Brighton.

Bev added, “Unfortunately the team were unable to sustain their winning ways, but came away learning so much that the future is bright.”

Sienna will be representing the 1st Team here at Oundle next year bringing in height and experience along with very accurate shooting statistics and an enthusiastic attitude.

2017 Captain Isabel Myers (17) is very excited to have such a young and talented player within her squad.

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