A former pupil at Aberdare Girls School will play netball for Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games this month.
Chelsea Lewis, aged 20, of Aberdare, said the news of her selection was ‘amazing’. Her interest in netball began at school where she also played hockey and was involved in athletics.
She decided to pursue netball and recently spent time in New Zealand being mentored by Silver Ferns players. Chelsea has just finished the first year of her Sports Coaching degree at the University of South Wales, Newport.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Sport, Cllr Ann Crimmings, said: “It’s great news that Chelsea, who started playing netball at school in Aberdare, will now be representing her country in netball and I wish her all the best.
“I am hoping that lots of residents will be inspired to get more fit and active by the stories of the many athletes from Rhondda Cynon Taf who will be taking part in the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
“If you are inspired and don’t know where to start, then our Sport RCT team can point you in the right direction for clubs and activities and our leisure centres provide the perfect opportunity to get fit with a range of facilities and classes to suit everyone.”
To find out more please visit our Leisure and Sport RCT web pages