Congratulations to Sixth Formers Alice, Ruby and Megan for their selection and progress with their DiSE.

The Diploma in Sporting Excellence is an exciting initiative that is offered to athletes aged 16-18 who have the potential to play at the top level to train in an elite environment, while continuing in full-time education.

The Diploma is delivered via six annual national training events which are supported by a variety of professionals in handball & sport science. Additional support will be delivered in conjunction with Great Britain Youth National training camps.

After a rigorous selection procedure, Alice, Ruby and Megan were selected by the England Handball Association and have already attended the first three training sessions at Stoke Mandeville.

The education programme examines:

* technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of handball

and areas such as:

* lifestyle management

* communication

* wider career management

* health and safety

They will :-

* develop handball skills to a high standard and understand how to apply technical and tactical skills

* better understand how to manage their career, lifestyle and mental attitude

* be able to apply what they learn to a wide range of careers, especially sports science and coaching

and have the potential opportunity of:

* full-time, discounted placements at the Handball Academy in Denmark (Former GB Training Academy).

* England and GB Representation

It also allows England Handball to measure how each athlete applies themselves to these areas.

Well done girls, and a huge thank you to your parents for all their support, alongside your coaching and support from Devon Handball Association, Bideford Blacks Handball Club and the sports department at Kingsley.