Teenager Katherine Rednall aims to land place in England senior squad

Katherine Rednall

Katherine Rednall - Credit: Archant

Katherine Rednall is ready to seize the moment as she attempts to make the full England women’s team at the tender age of 17.

The Stowmarket High School sixth-former attends trials for the national side on September 21, in Leamington Spa, with selection possibly paving the way to such outdoor tournaments as the 2018 Commonwealth Games and future world championships.

“It is brilliant to have been selected and I’m really pleased,” said Rednall, whose dad John has been a full England international for 26 years.

“I have got to play well at the trials but I am quite excited and I’ve nothing to lose

“This is my first trial so there is no pressure on me to retain my place, I am just going for one of the spots up for grabs.”

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Several members of the women’s squad are afforded automatic selection and Rednall, who lives at Baylham, explained she would be up against some familiar faces as she chases a prized place for next year’s international series in Jersey.

“A lot of the girls I play with in the England Under-25s team are going to be at the senior trials and it is a big thing to represent both teams,” said Rednall, who won last year’s ladies’ Champion of Champions title.

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“We will be trialling in rinks and I have got to try and out-bowl those who are with me.

“If I was to be selected I would be the youngest player by two or three years and it would provide some brilliant opportunities to be selected for such events as the Commonwealth Games and world championships.”

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