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Cumbrian 17-year-old is World Netball Champion

Faye Bateson with her Gold medal at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School Credit: ITV Border

A 17-year-old netball player who plays for Westmorland Wanderers in Cumbria is back on home soil after becoming a World Champion in Australia.

Faye Bateson was part of the squad which took gold in the under-18 side at the Indoor Netball Age World series . She plays Nets, a new, faster and more high-intensity version of the traditional game. It's the first time an English squad has won gold in that catergory. They beat off compettition from New Zealand and South Africa, as well as hosts Australia

"We've previously won a silver but never before a gold so it's a really good achievement for England"

– Faye Bateson
Faye is back training with the Westmorland Wanderers Credit: ITV News Border

Fellow player Nicole Malloy has also been selected to train with the under-19 academy. Faye has played at county and at regional level and is now setting her sights on being picked for the under-21s squad.

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