YOUTH: Amber aiming for national glory

SETTING HER SIGHTS: Amber Davies

SETTING HER SIGHTS: Amber Davies

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AMBER Davies is set to star for Wessex VC in the second round of the Under-16 Girls’ National Cup.

The matches will take place at the David English Centre in Bournemouth on January 18 when the Dorset-based outfit will face Ashcombe, Richmond A and Academy of Beach Sports for a place in the next stage.

The group is expected to be hotly contested with the top two going through to the last eight.

Wessex received a bye into the second round this season based on the success they enjoyed as an under-15s side last year.

Not only did they finish runners-up in their age group in 2013, but they also reached the semi-finals of the under-16s section with many of the same girls.

Davies, who attends All Saints School in Weymouth, is one of several talented players in the squad who is showing fantastic potential.

A Wessex spokesman said: “Amber trains twice a week, in Poole with the Wessex squad and in Bournemouth with the LeAF Elite Athlete Academy.

“She also trains monthly with the South West of England Under-16 girls’ squad with a view to selection for the SW England girls’ team for the Inter Regional competition.

“Eventual progression into the England South Under-16 girls’ team to compete in the UK School Games in Manchester in September is her goal this season.

“This season, the Wessex Under-16 girls have competed in the SW Ladies Volleyball League to gain match experience so that they can improve on last year’s success.

“Amber is one of the team’s middle hitters/blockers and was nominated Wessex’s Most Valuable Player for her performance against Royal Wootton Bassett in December of last year.

“The team will also turn out the Sunday following the National Cup matches to play against Exeter University and Royal Wootton Bassett in the SW League.”

To find out more about Wessex VC visit wessexvolleyball.com

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