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Reach For The Sky – England Netball Ace Visits Local Primary School
Monday 16th May 2016 @ 17:05 by Mark Phillip
Denton & Audenshaw Sports

St John Fisher RC Primary School had a special visitor recently in the shape of current England International and Loughborough Lightning Netball Superleague player Ama Agbeze who called in to talk about her career to date.

Ama explained how she got started at age 10 in primary school in her home town of Birmingham.

She was then able to progress through ambition, dedication, sacrifice and no little talent to achieve her first England cap at the age of 18.

The message that she gave to the children was “To play sport for fun because it is good for you, keeps you fit and enables you to make friends throughout your life.”

Her parents had stressed to Ama at an early age not to neglect her schoolwork and this has proved to be very good advice as she is a trained lawyer and hopes to pursue a career in legal circles once her netball career ends.

At over 6 feet tall she is an ideal role model for the children to look up to in more ways than one and her inspirational speech really struck a chord with them in that with hard work and dedication, who knows how far you can go and what you can achieve.”