Three University of Bath students are preparing to compete at the inaugural World University Netball Championships in South Africa next week.
Kadeen Corbin, Yasmin Parsons and Mia Ritchie are members of the 12-strong Great Britain squad for the championships, which take place in Cape Town.
They have been finalising their preparations for the championships with the rest of the squad at the University of Bath this week.
Kadeen, Yasmin and Mia are Sports Performance students and were members of the University of Bath team that won the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championships this year for the first time for four years. They are also members of Team Bath’s 2012 Fiat Netball Superleague squad.
All three are receiving support from the Alumni Elite Athlete Fund, made possible by donations from University of Bath graduates, to help with the costs of competing at the championships. The trio also each receive a Trendell Scholarship.
Eight teams will contest the championships. Great Britain get their campaign underway with what is likely to be a tough fixture against Jamaica on Monday (2 July), followed by games against Namibia on Tuesday and Uganda on Wednesday.
The quarter-finals are on Thursday with the semis on Friday and the final on Saturday 7 July. The other teams contesting the championships are South Africa, USA, Ireland and Zimbabwe.
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