Badminton pupil selected for U18s Netball Academy

A pupil at Badminton School has been selected to join the U18s Severn Stars Netball Super League Nova Academy based in Worcester. Jina will be able to train and play against some of the most talented netball players in the country.

Badminton pupil selected for U18s Netball Academy
Photo: Badminton School

A pupil at Badminton School has been selected to join the U18s Severn Stars Netball Super League Nova Academy based in Worcester.

Jina, a pupil in Year 8, will be able to train and play against some of the most talented netball players in the country.

It comes after the school's appearance on the television series Our Boarding School, which featured Jina during an episode where her skills on the court were noticed by a talent scout.

Jina said: "I am very proud of myself for getting into the Nova Academy because it has always been a dream and I am glad I achieved it at the age of 12.

"Playing with older players makes me nervous sometimes but they are really nice and caring.

"They are also extremely good which aspires me to train harder."

Miss Elsley, Assistant Director of Sport at Badminton, said: "I am so incredibly proud of Jina and what she has achieved.

"Not many people get the opportunity to experience playing at topflight level, so this next year will give Jina an insight into what it truly takes to play at elite level and whether it is something she wishes to pursue longer term.

"Jina has worked so hard, overcome so much adversity and shown so much courage to achieve what she has."