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Picked for Roses Squad

The chance to play for her country has moved a step closer as netballer Pippa Dixon learned she had been selected for England Netball’s Roses Academy. Sixth Former Pippa, who plays goal attack and goal shooter and is First Team Captain, has been a member of Saracens Mavericks for the past few years and joined the Roses’ Long Squad in December. Since attending a camp with the Academy, she learned she had been selected for the Roses Academy Squad. Taught at Gordon’s by Surrey Storm’s Nicole Humphrys and Leah Middleton, who play in the Vitality Netball Superleague, Pippa had plenty of preparation for her trials including skill sessions, strength and conditioning, technique and tactical work. Miss Humphrys said of her: “Pippa’s work ethic is second to none. I’ve seen first-hand how hard she works in her S&C and skill sessions. I’m just elated for Pippa as she thoroughly deserves this opportunity.”