Ava Mann Handball
Ava is pupil at Trinity Catholic School in Aspley Nottingham has just competed as part of the England Handball Under 16 National squad in an international tournament in Viborg, Denmark. She is the first girl from Nottingham to do this and despite their hard work, the girls were knocked out at the quarter finals stage.
She has represented her school, Nottingham, the County, and is the only girl from Nottingham to be part of the England Handball regional academy and National Academy. She has also played for Notts County Football Club in a Premier League for Sports tournament and attended the U18 Team GB handball trials late last year.
Ava is a dedicated member of Nottingham Handball Club and has also agreed to pass on some of her knowledge to a local Beavers group enabling them to earn their sports badge. She continues to visit the group with a hope to inspire the beavers to take up this sport.
Thanks to the kindness of friends and family, Ava visited Poland this summer to train to learn more about handball and to develop her skills in the sport