Ringmer teenager needs help to play for her country

RINGMER teenager Amy Mansbridge needs some help to make an international sporting dream come true.

She has been selected to play for the Great Britain senior ladies’ roller hockey team in the forthcoming World Championships that take place in Roccaraso, Italy, this July.

But 17-year-old Amy, who is studying at Sussex Downs College in Lewes, desperately needs sponsors to enable her to make the trip.

She said: “Whilst it is an honour playing for your country, I need financial help to make the trip. I need to raise £2,500 to help pay for flights, accommodation and food whilst representing Great Britain.

“Sussex Downs College has been very supportive but I would love to hear from local businesses and individuals who may be able to help me in my dream of representing my country.”

The championships are organised by the Federation Internationale De Roller Sports (FIRS) with teams from across the world attending including the USA, Canada, France and The Czech Republic. The Great Britain team is under the guidance of the British Inline Puck Hockey Association.

Amy is a previous Ringmer Community College student, who is now studying AS chemistry, biology, psychology, PE and sport academy netball.

Even training for the Great Britain team is a drain on resourses, as Amy has to travel to the Skate Centre in Sheffield to be with the team. Amy is a forward and proudly wears number 31 or 13 on her shirt.

Contact with Amy can be made through the Sussex Downs College communication team on 01273 402314.