Netballer to represent England at World Series

Natalie Miller
Natalie Miller

A teaching assistant from Sussex has been selected to represent England at this summer’s indoor netball World Series.

Natalie Miller, from Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, will be part of the senior squad at the competition in New Zealand, from August 20-27. She will be joined by University of Worcester student Lucy Herdman who has been selected for the under 21 squad.

“I can’t wait until the day I am wearing my England dress in New Zealand,” said 25-year-old Natalie. “Hard work pays off and I hope I am proving to all the children I coach and to young athletes out there, that there are opportunities for female athletes to excel.”

Natalie graduated from the University of Worcester in 2012 with a degree in Sports Studies and Physical Education and now works as an Assistant Teacher and Sports Coach at Hurstpierpoint College in Sussex.

During her time at the University, played netball throughout and was 1st team captain.

“The University of Worcester prepared me for the training that is to come and I think it only shows how great the University is and how elite the netball is at Worcester to have produced two England netball players from their society,” she said.

The University’s 1st team last month beat Newcastle to gain promotion into the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) premier division, after also winning the BUCS National Trophy a month earlier. In addition, the University’s 2nd team were also League winners and cup finalists; the third team were League winners and semi-finalists in the cup, and the 4th team were second in the League and quarter-finalists.

Netball is the largest female sport club at the University, with four teams and levels of recreational, development and performance netball. There are also elite opportunities for students to play.

The University also has a track record of hosting national and international netball events including the Netball Super League Final and an England and South Africa International Fixture, at the University of Worcester Arena.

For information on courses at University of Worcester visit www.worcester.ac.uk or for application enquiries telephone 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk

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