GB great to coach new girls sport programme

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Slam dunk! Myerscough College has scored another winner after netting Olympian Julie Page to run a new girls’ programme at the basketball academy.

The former Great Britain Women’s captain will take the lead in the establishment of the new project, set to launch in September.

I’m really excited to see our young British talent up close and for them and their families to experience the incredible environment Myerscough can provide

Julie is a vastly experienced player in the women’s game and was part of the Team GB squad which competed in the London 2012 Olympics.

It will be launched at an open event at the Bilsborrow campus next week.

Julie said: “I’m looking forward to passing on more than 15 years of playing experience to the next generation. To be able to have access to the professional environment at Myerscough College is huge for the development of the girls and is something I would have benefitted from massively in my early years.’’

“I’m really excited to see our young British talent up close and for them and their families to experience the incredible environment Myerscough can provide”.

Since it opened in 2013 the academy has proved a big hit .

Head of Academy Neal Hopkins said: “It’s fantastic we’ve got Julie on board and that we have such a big name within Women’s Basketball to pass on her knowledge and experience of the game.

“Our students receive high quality coaching every day - from both a team and individual perspective - and have access to our state of the art strength and conditioning facilities.”

The Academy’s open afternoon and evening will be held on Monday October 26, between 5pm and 9pm.