Netball: England call up for Leeds ace

Aneesah Kabba-Kamara.
Aneesah Kabba-Kamara.
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LEEDS netball ace Aneesah Kabba-Kamara will gain international honours after being selected to play for the England under-17s netball training squad.

A year 10 pupil from The Grammar School at Leeds, Kabba-Kamara, attended the England under-17s Easter camp at the Sheffield English Institute of Sport where the teenager underwent an intensive programme.

The Leeds ace will also attend the summer camp in Loughborough and following that has the chance to be selected to play for England at the Netball European championships in March 2012.

Kabba-Kamara also plays for the GSAL Under-15 team, which recently won the Independent Schools’ Championships and represented the school in the under-16s squad which came fifth in the National Schools finals earlier this year.

In addition, the Yorkshire ace was selected to play for the under-19s squad of the Netball Talent League at Leeds Carnegie and has played for them all season, helping them finish fourth.

The GSLA star plays both goal defence and wing defence with her ultimate ambition to represent the all-England squad, the teenager having been playing netball since she was three years old.

Cathryn Johnson, GSAL’s head of netball said: “Aneesah deserves all the success that she has achieved. She is talented and focused and she has worked hard to maximise her potential. She is a brilliant role model for the younger pupils.”