Okay, so this is my first blog, my past few months have been unbelieveably busy and I’ve only had this week off so I thought it would be important to start telling everyone about how my life has changed in the past 12 months.
So I made the Superleague Leeds Carnegie Team this season, at the age of 16 – this is something I will always remember, as I am one of the youngest players in the league. It has been an amazing opportunity for me, being able to have brilliant coaches, managers, physios, team players to help me continue to get better and become a much wiser player aswell as fitter, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my season with Leeds Carnegie, having my friends and family watch the games on the tele makes me happy, the first time I saw myself on the tele I laughed, but it’s amazing that Netball is getting the support to be televised and help increase participation in the sport throughout the country and globally.
The best thing about Superleague for me personally this season is getting Player of the Match against Celtic Dragons, I was so happy, and seeing the smile on my mother’s face when she found out was wonderful! I felt so proud. Having my interview on SkySports was fairly scary, but I enjoyed every minute of it.
So Leeds finished 5th, close to 4th place but just slipping out of the play-offs, which I was gutted about, but now we have a focus for next year, and Im thinking pre-season is going to be LOVELY.. not! Haha. I really want to make the play offs though next season, it would be amazing.
Moving on, England this year has been great, I made the U19 Short squad for the European Championships in December, they were held in England this year, so the family all came to support, they loved seeing me run on the court as the commentator called out my name. We won the championships again, the team was amazing, we worked hard, and we played hard.
We learnt a lot through the Championships and the team gelled and I feel as though we acheived not only a success, but a lot as players. Coming home from the tournament with another Gold medal, and my 2nd England cap was a great feeling. My medal sits on my fireplace, and every time I see it memories come rushing back to me of the amazing experience I lived out.
So this year has been wow! Throughout the tough times I’ve had, alongside studying for college exams and balancing friends, family, netball.. I’ve come out on top, and Ive realised I can do something when I put my mind to it! And everyone else can!
Life is good at the moment, I’m in the middle of my AS exams at the moment, so studies have been crazy! I hope my revision all pays off though, I really do!
Oh good news!! I’m going to Australia!! England are holding a tour and I got picked to go abroad to Australia to play against some top teams! I am working hard throughout this Summer to be amazingly fit and strong for the hard tour ahead!
I shall leave you now, I enjoyed sharing my season with you! And will report back about exams and the tour in a while!
Goodbyeee! Enjoy Summer! I will!!