Sporting success for Shiplake pupils

Shiplake College are celebrating the achievements of two pupils, Abi and Henry, who have excelled in netball and swimming respectively. Abi has been selected to play for the U19 London Pulse Competition Squad and Henry came fourth in the English Nationals 200 breaststroke final.

Sporting success for Shiplake pupils
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Two pupils from Shiplake College have excelled in their respective sports recently.

Year 12 pupil Abi has been selected to play netball for the U19 London Pulse Competition Squad and Year 11 pupil Henry competed in the English Nationals swimming.

Abi said: "I am really thankful for this amazing opportunity to play for Pulse U19s.

"I only started netball three years ago and have been building and working on my goal ever since."

She continued: "I was scouted for Academy Netball from a masterclass in netball three years ago and I can't wait to see where else it takes me.

"I'm also looking forward to playing netball with all the girls here at Shiplake College this season within the Berkshire Netball League."

Meanwhile, Henry competed at the English Nationals 200 breaststroke at Ponds Forge over the summer, the first time he had achieved a national place and was seeded 16th for the event.

After an excellent performance, he made it into the finals for the fastest ten swimmers where he came fourth overall and set a new personal best time.

Across the UK, Henry came 25th for this event and is now aiming to race at the British Championships for 2023.

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