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Ballymena netball sensation selected for NI squad competing in European Championships


Ballymena teenager and local netball sensation

Rebekah Calderwood is celebrating after earning a well-deserved place in the Northern Ireland National short squad to compete at the European Championships.


Rebekah who is an integral part of the Seven Towers Netball Club, and a student at Ballymena Academy, was selected as part of the province's top 12 young stars to compete in the competition set to take place next month in Antrim.



Julie-Anne Cairns, coach at Seven Towers Netball Club, and NNI U17 Team Manager praised the Ahoghill teen's skill, commitment and hard work on the court. She said:


"Congratulations to our U19 #PowerTower Rebekah Calderwood who has made the top 12 players selected onto the Northern Ireland National short squad to compete at the European Championships.


"Rebekah has worked so hard to get here, training three times a week on court, undertaking her NNI S&C programme, taking part in several matches per week between school and club.



"Rebekah is an integral part of our U19 squad who sets the standard of what our players hope to achieve. She is a fantastic role model for all our young players in our Junior Club.


"Seven Towers Netball Club is very proud of Rebekah and we will be supporting her at the European Championships 2023."




Netball Northern Ireland are hosting the European Championship & Challenge this year at Antrim Forum between Thursday 23rd and Sunday 26th February.


The four day event will see 10 countries compete across the competitions. England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and UAE will compete in the Championship event, while Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland and Northern Ireland Development will take part in the Challenge section.


Information is available and tickets on sale now for all 20 matches. CLICK HERE

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