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A previous student from Priory Community School Academy in Weston Super Mare has slowly been moving up the rank at Severn Stars. Chloe Carchrie got her first taste of netball in her last year of primary school, but really started being passionate about the sport during her first year at her secondary school (PCSA).

During her time at PCSA she competed in numerous competitions encouraging her to develop her netball skills and competitive edge. At age 13 Chloe was put forward to trial for Avon Satellite Netball Academy by her netball teacher Miss Delaney. Chloe was fortunate to be selected by the academy and was part of the satellite and county pathway for 3 years. In 2017 Chloe trialled and was selected for Severn Stars U17, playing with the team at the annual NPL tournament in Nottingham for 2 consecutive years. For the last 2 seasons Chloe has been a starting 7 player for Severn Stars U19s, representing the team during the NPL season and at the 2019 NPL tournament in Nottingham. Her training has required her to travel weekly to Worcester and Gloucester and to play in matches all across the country. She was Player of the season for Severn Stars for the 2018/19 season which is a great achievement.

At club level Chloe started out playing for Clevedon Royals within their Youth, Adult and Youth Regional teams. In 2016, she moved netball clubs and joined Crossbow’s Adult 1st team playing at Regional 2 level when she was aged 15. In 2018 Crossbow were promoted into Regional 1 enabling Chloe to gain more experience in higher level netball. Alongside playing club netball Chloe represented Weston College on a number of occasions and In the 2018/19 season the college team became division champions.

This year Chloe will be starting a Sports and Exercise Science Degree at Gloucester University, with the aim of becoming a PE teacher in the future. She has been offered a sports scholarship at university and will be playing in their netball team alongside playing for Worcester Reds who play in the Premier 2 division. In August 2019 Chloe was contacted by England Netball Roses academy after her performance at the 2019 NPL tournament and was invited to attend the England Roses Academy summer camp and trials. After a week of training and trials Chloe was selected for the 2019/20 England Roses U19 Academy and is looking forward to learning and developing with the squad over the coming year. With the ultimate aim to be selected to represent England at the U19s summer tour next year.

Good Luck Chloe and we can’t wait to see you perform over the season.

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