Basketball: Daisy Farnon-Walsh selected in England under-15 girls’ team
PUBLISHED: 10:00 06 April 2018
Clapton Girls’ Academy pupil earns national recognition
Clapton Girls’ Academy student Daisy Farnon-Walsh has been selected for the England under-15 girls’ basketball squad.
Farnon-Walsh will join fellow Clapton student Jade Guidolin-Duncan, who is a member of the England under-16 girls’ basketball team, at the next Basketball England training camps in April and May.
The basketball programme at Clapton Girls’ Academy is delivered by sports-mentoring charity Greenhouse Sports and is funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.
Farnon-Walsh is a member of both the under-16 and under-14 basketball teams at Clapton Girls’ Academy.
The teams recently experienced success at the London Youth Games, with the under-16 team scooping gold and under-14 squad winning bronze.
The under-16 team will go on to represent London at the national finals, which will be held in Manchester in May.
Greenhouse Sports basketball coach Fionnuala Duhaney-Keown has been coaching at Clapton Girls Academy for five years.
“As a coach, it makes me so proud to watch young people excel,” said Duhaney-Keown.
“The skills they learn on the court can all be transferred off the court — hard work, patience, and dedication.”
London-based charity Greenhouse Sports places full-time coaches in schools, where they deliver inspirational extracurricular sports coaching and mentoring programmes.
Working in over 50 schools across the capital, the charity focuses predominantly on delivering programmes in areas of high deprivation.
Last year, Greenhouse Sports coaches delivered over 49,000 hours of coaching and mentoring to over 7,000 young people in 18 London boroughs.
Greenhouse Sports receives funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery, which is a charity lottery.
Players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes, while raising money for charities and good causes across Great Britain and globally.
A minimum of 30 per cent goes directly to charities and players have raised £212.8m.Visit postcodelottery.co.uk for more information.
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