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Dartford school student selected to train with England golf squad

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 November 2018

Gabrielle Shacklady’s recent golfing success at county level saw her chosen for the squad. Picture: Cleverbox

Gabrielle Shacklady’s recent golfing success at county level saw her chosen for the squad. Picture: Cleverbox

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A 14-year-old Wilmington Grammar School for Girls student has been selected to train with the England Women’s Golf Squad to represent the SW region next summer.

Gabrielle Shacklady’s recent golfing success at county level saw her chosen for the squad, and she will be training with the team over the winter.

Gabrielle currently plays with the Surrey Girls Junior Team and recently helped them lift the County Trophy, achieving a hole in one on the way.

Gabrielle has been playing golf since she could stand and initially became interested in the game when she used to accompany her father to his matches.

She practices for 45 minutes every morning at Chelsfield Lakes Golf Club as well as at weekends for as long as the light holds.

Gabrielle regularly plays both the male and female members of the club and golf teams.

WGSG acting head of PE Laura Iles said: “We couldn’t be more pleased for Gabrielle, she is a lovely young lady who puts 100pc into all that she does.

“We are proud of all of our students’ sporting successes - we have many students who take part in sporting activities and competitions out of school hours and feel the benefits and enjoyment that participation in sport can bring.”

“Gabrielle is a model student, and a joy to have in school,” said headteacher Sue Hunt.

“We are exceptionally proud of her golfing achievements and enjoy sharing her success with the wider school community.”

Gabrielle said: “I am passionate about playing golf and am working hard on the golf course and at school to achieve my dream of securing a scholarship in the USA and to become the best in the world!”

Parsons Lane School WGSG is committed to encouraging its students to take part in sport and supports organisations that promote involvement, such as This Girl Can.

The #ThisGirlCan campaign is a celebration of active women, which is developed by Sport England and aims to overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from joining in.

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