COLCHESTER'S Rochelle Gordon-Scott has been selected to compete in netball at the 2018 School Games.

The 15-year-old will take part in the national multi-sport event for the UK’s most talented school-age athletes at Loughborough University.

The Royal Hospital School student, will compete for the Mavericks squad at the Games, which run from August 30 to September 2.

Youth Sport Trust chief executive officer Ali Oliver said: “The School Games National Finals provide a great opportunity for talented young athletes like Rochelle.

“Competitors get a real taste of what it’s like to be part of a world-class sporting event at the amazing sporting venues of Loughborough University, and the event is a great way to see our future sporting champions in action today.”

More than 1,400 athletes will compete across 11 sports at the School Games, five of which include disability disciplines.

This year, the Games has introduced four new sports (canoeing and rowing, laser run, netball and triathlon).

The event will give many young people, across a variety of different sports, an experience of high-level competition in a multi-sport environment similar to an Olympic or Paralympic Games.

Gordon-Scott will be following in the footsteps of some of Britain’s biggest sporting stars who have competed at the event before going on to senior international success.

Previous competitors include Paralympic champions Hannah Cockroft, Ellie Simmonds and Jonnie Peacock, Olympic champion Adam Peaty, heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson and sprinter Adam Gemili.

Gordon-Scott will experience the excitement of competing at the highest level.

She will live in a dedicated Athletes’ Village on the Loughborough University campus, take part in an School Games ceremony and perform in front of huge crowds of spectators.

The 2018 School Games is supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England and Home Country Sports Councils and is delivered by the Youth Sport Trust.

Tickets for the event are available now, at