Pearson to represent England this week

NATIONAL HONOUR: Ella Pearson
NATIONAL HONOUR: Ella Pearson
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Thomas Gainsborough School pupil Ella Pearson has been selected to compete in the England Under-15s basketball squad this week.

The Year Nine student found out she was successful in her trials last week and has travelled to Copenhagen to play in a tournament, which starts today and finishes on Sunday.

England take on Netherlands, Iceland and the hosts Denmark in the competition.

Pearson, who trains and plays for Ipswich Basketball in the regular season, has 
also represented the Suffolk Under-15s team and the under-14s and under-16s Thomas Gainsborough School teams.

Ross Myhill, head of P.E at the school, said: “It is a fantastic achievement for Ella, especially as she is in Year Nine and playing up an age group.

“I hope Ella’s achievements will drive other students to train and play hard and fulfil their potential.”

Pearson said: “I am very excited about going, playing and representing the country.”