Celebrating Rosie’s Achievement
Earlier this we we posted about Rosie, who was trying to raise money for a new powerchair, enabling her to play at higher levels of powerchair football. We are so pleased Rosie was able to raise the money she needed to and had her call up to be part of the England Team!
Rosie got her call up on Monday, and has to spend a weekend in August at a training camp with the rest of the national team.
The news comes following a league and cup double with her London-based team, Aspire PFC, bringing home both the Premiership and FA Cup this season before heading to the Champions League in October.
At the moment Rosie is having to increase her training from the two hours a week she does at Watford with her team, to another six hours a week independently. However, it is really hard to find affordable space. It will only be Rosie training, and a hall at the UEA can cost between £50 and £100 for an hour, sadly Rosie just can’t afford that.
If the training camp, held on August 12 and 13 in Burton-on-Trent, is successful, Rosie could be on her way to America next year for the World Cup.
She got onto the radar of the England squad after being head-hunted by their scouts during a national weekend in Nottingham.
“I was ecstatic, and just couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I am now the only girl who has been picked for this year’s squad.”
“Without the new chair I wouldn’t have got the call-up,” she said. “It is only that I now have the skill and the equipment that I am able to fulfil my dreams.
At present America are the holders of the World Cup but England are second, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to take it from them. Best of luck Rosie, we will be looking out for some great results!
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