Swindon netballer joins England team for World Cup in South Africa

By Claire Dukes - 24 January 2019

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20-year-old Abby Miles has been selected for England's U21 squad in the World Indoor Netball Championships.

Abby Miles will be joining the England Netball Nets U21 team this August as they play for the Indoor Netball World Cup in South Africa.

The official team for the England Netball Nets was announced earlier this week. The 20-year-old, from West Swindon, was selected for the squad after a series of open events where more than 200 players trialled out for the team. She will be one of 23 players flying to South Africa later this year.

Abby is gunning for gold this August following on from the team's last two World Championship wins. She said: "It’s an honour to be selected to represent my country as my chosen sport.

"NETS is an exciting version of netball because it’s fast pace and the ball never goes out of play. The girls I train with are all talented and a great group to try and achieve gold at the Indoor Netball World Cup.

"I’d love to also be given the opportunity to lead the U21 as a captain or vice too."

In order to join her team in South Africa, Abby will need to cover the cost of her flights and accomodation. To try and make her dream a reality she is looking for sponsorship for the World Champions.

For further information about how to sponsor Abby visit www.gofundme.com

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