Chelsie gets international call

MK Roos
MK Roos

Korfball star Chelsie Browne is celebrating after she got an international call-up to represent England U19s next season.

The 18-year-old from Monkston, who is about to begin a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University, came through a rigorous trial and assessment phase earlier in the summer to secure her place in the team.

The selection is her second for the national side, having already represented England at Under-16 level.

“The trial was a one-day session where we were tested on our skills, fitness and general game play,” explained Chelsie, who has been playing korfball in Milton Keynes for five years.

“Then we had to play in two tournaments: the National Youth Day in Cambridge and an inter-area competition in Kent, and impress the selectors there.”

Chelsie now faces the prospect of competing in a range of competitions for England both at home and abroad in the coming months.

This could include the Under-19 World Cup, which will be staged in the Dutch town of Leeuwarden next March.

Meanwhile, MK Roos claimed the inaugural Milton Keynes Korfball Summer League title with an impressive 16-6 win over Rogues/Colossus in the final at Emerson Valley.

Roos had already finished top of the league stage of the outdoor tournament, and took an early lead.

Thanks to some tight defending, Roos took a 9-3 advantage into the half-time break.

As as the RC side tired in the second half, Roos took full advantage and extended their lead to double figures to lift the Summer League title.