Matthew Burns

MOLLY MAKES IT INTO U18 COUNTY CUMBRIAN GOLD SQUAD FOR GOLF

Molly Davies (R), 15, has been selected for the U18 County Cumbrian Gold Squad and has aspirations of training with England in the future, following in her brother Archie’s (P) footsteps.

Molly started playing golf at the age of six, when her parents took up the sport, and she quickly found that she enjoyed it. She said: “It is a really good sport for socialising and I think it is growing in popularity with girls. Some, like me, are also motivated by the competitive side, but mostly I enjoy it because it leaves me feeling refreshed – I play Hockey and Netball for the School, and captain the Junior B Netball side.

What I like about Golf is that it’s a day out in the fresh air, where you can chat and think things through – it’s definitely not boring, as some people think! Once you get the bug, it’s hard to stop!”

Molly joined the school two years ago when her family relocated from Lincolnshire to Carlisle. She had previously played at Spalding Golf Club and played for Lincolnshire County. She now practises during Thursday afternoon activities time and attends Penrith Driving Range.

Hayley Christy, Housemistress of Robertson, said: “Molly has fully engaged with Sedbergh life. She is doing extremely well academically and her sporting performance has improved since joining the school across several areas, notably hockey, netball and running. We are thrilled that Molly has been selected for the U18 Cumbria gold squad and she has represented the school as the only girl in the school team. She has also been pulled into the U16 VII netball squad due to her commitment and improvement.”

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