Shower company Roman has donated over £3000 to support Thea Thompson, who has been selected to represent England U21 at indoor netball.
Thompson has been selected to represent England Netball NETs in 2016. England NETs is a modern, fast and furious form of netball, played inside high tension netted courts. It is very popular in New Zealand and was only introduced to England about 6 years ago.
Barbara Gubbins, Chief Executive of County Durham Community Foundation said: “It is very important that young, dedicated individuals from the local community can participate in sport at the highest level if they have the ability. The grant from the Roman Fund will allow Thea to progress within her sport and provide a platform for her to excel and represent her country. Without this support that might not have been possible.”
Thompson only started playing this version of netball at the start of 2016 and was selected as part of the elite players to represent England and to be part of the Under 21s squad travelling to the World Championships in New Zealand in August 2016.
David Osborne, managing director of Roman, said: “After hearing about Thea’s significant achievement and that the sport is completely self-funded, we wanted to donate to help support Thea and her team. We know that Thea will relish the unique opportunity to play for her country and everyone at Roman wish her and the England Netball Netts Team good luck.”