Year 11 basketball superstar, Ellis Evans, was recently invited to trial for Basketball England. This was due to his recent progress within the sport, where he was scouted at a regional tournament.

The England trials took place in Manchester on the 21st and 22nd December and included over 50 participants. During the two-day programme, the young attendees were put through their paces in a variety of ways, including bio-metric testing, small sided drills and finally matches to determine who won a place in the England set up.

Unfortunately, Ellis suffered an injury on the 1st day, which prevented him from fully showcasing his ability within the sport, and he has vowed to return stronger next year to ensure he gains a place within the team.

Here at Culcheth High School we are proud of this efforts and hope he goes one better next time. Well done Ellis!