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Silver for dodgeball duo

Just Regional
Sep 13, 2016 2 mins read

Dodgeball players Lauren Hems and Holly Edmonds returned from the recent European Championships in Paris as part of the silver medal-winning England Lions Ladies team.

They previously represented their country in April at the World Cup.
Lauren and Holly were helped on their way to medal glory following a rigorous exercise programme set by England Dodgeball. North Norfolk District Council staff supported them and in collaboration with leisure operator Places for People offering free gym passes at Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre.
Becky Palmer Cabinet Member for Leisure said: “This is such a great result. North Norfolk District Council is incredibly proud of Lauren and Holly and the whole team. And we’re delighted to have been able to support Lauren and Holly’s training in the build-up to the European Championships in Paris, and for many tournaments and matches to come.”
The duo, who both live in Briston and learned the game during their time at Reepham High School and College. before they were signed up, they went through a physical assessment day and were given a rigorous exercise programme by England Dodgeball.
Before the event, Holly said: “This support is helping us achieve our dreams. Being able to challenge our bodies means we can take dodgeball to the next level; by getting stronger we can be the best we possibly can be.”
Stephen Mews, General Manager Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre, Sheringham said: “It’s fantastic we can support two local athletes. It is often difficult to get funding in sports and we are happy to support any local sporting talent.”
England manager Johnathan Rudland said: “It is vital for our players to have access to the best facilities to complete their strength and conditioning programme and it’s fantastic that North Norfolk District Council and People for Places have been able to support some of our team in such a way.
“Both Lauren and Holly have the potential to be a part of the England squad for many years ahead and this kind of support will help them progress as young athletes.”

You can follow England Lions Dodgeball on Facebook: www.facebook.com/englandlionsdodgeball/
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