Meet our sport scholar… Gabriella Marshall!

Last week, we were excited to hear that Gabby was named in the Manchester Thunder squad for the 2016 Vitality Superleague season, which starts in February 2016, after being involved with the NPL last year!

Gabby Marshall

Last season was a great one for Gabby, who went to Australia as part of England Netball’s U19 squad in July, before captaining the England U21 squad to unbeaten glory in Netball Europe in October!

Gabby also competes on a weekly basis with our MMU Netball team, who are so far unbeaten in the BUCS Northern 2A league, and she also devotes her time to helping students and staff get involved with sport through our Active Campus programme.

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Gabby competing as part of our MMU Netball 1st team

We caught up with Gabby about her season and her hopes for the future!

How did you get involved with your sport?

“I copied my older sister and was bribed to take part in a session in return for a large teddy bear.”

What are your notable achievements outside of sport?

“I was head girl at my high school!”

Why did you choose to study your course?

“I have a keen interest in the human body and I would love to have a career which enables me to help people.”

What are your future ambitions and aspirations?

“To be selected in the England U21 squad for the World Youth Championships in 2017.”

Who has had the biggest influence on your life?

“My parents.”

What is the best part about being a high performance athlete?

“The people that you meet.”

What advice would you give to a young athlete?

“Have fun – it’s easier to improve when you’re enjoying yourself”

To find out more about our sport scholars and our Sport Scholarship programme, visit our website, and to keep up-to-date with Gabby, follow her on Twitter

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