New Zealand competition for netball star Sienna

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A netballer from Oundle School has been selected to go on tour with the England U19 Netball team to face New Zealand.

Sienna Rushton, 15, will be part of the team competing in the 2017 Netball NZ U19 Championships at the ASB Sports Centre, Wellington from July 10 to 13.

Back in March, Sienna was capped three times as a member of the U17 England National Squad at the Netball Europe Championships, held in Belfast.

Sienna‘s netball career outside of School is with her local club Turnford Netball Club. She has represented them at U12, U14 and U16 Regional and National Club level and she is currently playing for their Senior Squad in the England Netball Premier League Division 1.

Since joining Oundle in September 2015 as a Sports Scholar, Sienna has also been selected to represent East Midlands Regional Performance Squad and Netball Super League team Wasps at U21 level.

Sienna has had to work extremely hard both with coaches and on her own and is supported by Oundle’s head of netball, Bev Burnham, with every aspect of her netball training.

Bev Burnham said: “Sienna is a fantastic role model to young netball players both in and out of School.

“She has a positive work ethic which she should be proud of.”