What Katy did next

Astley High School pupils Ryan Wood, Jack Maughan, Dean Logan and Dan Arrowsmith with International rugby player Katy Storie. They are holding the medals Katy has won so far.
Astley High School pupils Ryan Wood, Jack Maughan, Dean Logan and Dan Arrowsmith with International rugby player Katy Storie. They are holding the medals Katy has won so far.
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ENGLAND women’s rugby union player Katy Storie has been sharing the secrets of her sporting success with youngsters in Seaton Delaval.

The 32-year-old met Astley High School’s pupils to tell them how she made it to the top of her sport.

Katy, capped 24 times for the senior England team, said: “The motivational talk went down very well.

“The students were particularly interested in hearing how sport changed my life when I was their age.

“I’m looking forward to visiting again next month to help the girls’ rugby team prepare for their defence of the county championship title.”

Katy visited the school in her role as Athlete Mentor for Sky Sports Living for Sport, an initiative which is being delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust to harness the power of sport and encourage 11 to 16-year-olds to be the best they can be in all areas of their lives.

Chris Lamb, head of PE, said: “I thought that Katy was an excellent speaker and I know that the students were inspired by her.

“It’s great that we’re able to welcome an Athlete Mentor to Astley and I’m certain that our involvement with Sky Sports Living for Sport will produce great results.”