GSA teacher represents England at World Netball Championships

A GSA school teacher is representing England in the indoor netball world championships in South Africa this month.

Roger Marshall is deputy head at St Swithun School’s Junior School. He’s been preparing for months and is now in Johannesburg awaiting the start of the games.

As well as teaching netball at St Swithun’s, Roger also coaches his local netball team, Winchester Squall, which he established and which draws players from many schools in the Winchester area.

Indoor netball welcomes men playing in men-only or mixed teams and Roger has gained his place in the England mixed team following trials earlier this year. He said:

“At the grand old age of 41 I had thought my chance to represent my country on a big stage such as this had gone, but am over the moon to have been selected and to have one last stab at playing sport at international level”.

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