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Netball star Sasha Corbin inspires Queenswood’s sportswomen

Thursday 17 September 2015

Sasha Corbin and Sue Mott with Queenswood's junior sportswomen September 2015

Queenswood’s budding sports stars had the chance to quiz an international athlete on Wednesday 16 September. Sasha Corbin, who plays netball for England and local club Mavericks, was joined on stage in the packed Clarissa Farr Theatre by sports journalist Sue Mott for an hour of questions and answers.

For elite sports scholars such as Hannah Williams, who recently achieved fourth place in the Women’s 400m at the Commonwealth Youth, and Maddy Wray, who plays hockey at international level, this was a superb opportunity to meet and talk with an inspirational woman at the very top of her game.

Sasha was quizzed on her training regime, her nutritional habits and her proudest moments as a sportswoman. She talked about the exotic destinations she has visited with the England Netball team, and described the immense commitment of playing a non-professional sport at international level. The girls had so many questions that the session ran over, and they were thrilled when Sasha agreed to posed for selfies on stage after the talk.

The event was the first in a BT Sport initiative entitled Action Woman into Schools, which ties in with the popular ‘This Girl Can’ campaign developed by Sport England.

Head of PE Mhairi Bullock was delighted with the success of the event: ‘Our girls proved to be great ambassadors for women in sport. They were really inspired, which was certainly the aim of the project, and I’m sure Sasha and Sue have gained many new followers!’