A future in sport – team GB contender Isabel
Sporting success is alive and well in GSA schools as these students demonstrate.
Cheshire pupil Isabel Evans (The Queen’s School, Chester) achieved an A and two Bs in her A levels despite a packed schedule as a Taekwondo contender for Team GB, training with the Ady Jones Academy in Wrexham. Isabel now has a place to study Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity at Durham University. However, if she is successful in the imminent Team GB trials (19 August) she must decide whether or not to defer her place in order to train with the GB squad. Isabel, who follows in the footsteps of former Queen’s School pupil, Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle, said:
“I’m really excited for the future and looking forward to studying at Durham. My short term focus is on the trials next week through which I hope to achieve my dream of a full-time lottery funded place on Team GB.”
England table tennis player Maria Tsaptsinos attends The Abbey School in Reading. She has gained an A* and two A grades and is off to Nottingham University where she will study Geography and continue training with the England team.
Olivia Noble (Sheffield High School GDST) has used her prolific sporting ability to obtain three scholarship offers from US universities.She has accepted a place at California State University, Fresno.
Olivia, who has A levels in physical education, German and biology, has made the most of every opportunity that Sheffield High School has given her, and looks forward to doing the same in sunny California. She competed to the highest level in school athletics, badminton, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis, achieving city, county and regional titles as well as national success. Olivia played a large part in taking her school’s badminton, netball, tennis and rounders teams to national finals during five of her seven years at the school.