Law Student plays in European Netball Championships
Ciara Crosbie, a second year LLB Law with French Law student, was selected to represent Northern Ireland’s Senior Netball team at the European Championships, held in Belfast on 13 – 17 May.
Ciara has played for Northern Ireland in the European Championships at various levels but this is her first time competing in the Senior Championships.
“It was a great experience for me,” said Ciara. “I trialled for the team about 2 months ago. Since then I have been training for the competition!”
This year Ciara has been coaching teams here at the University of Leeds as well as competing in the Leeds first team in the BUCS premier North league. Talking about the European Championships Ciara said:
“I think it went really well for us. Northern Ireland went into the competition ranked the lowest and finished narrowly missing out on silver. A particular highlight was when Northern Ireland beat Scotland, there’s always big competition when we play often called the 'celtic clash'. It was great to beat them in front of a sold out home crowd.”
As soon as finishing the competition on that weekend Ciara went straight into her end of year exams.
“I played sport and took part in other activities all through school so I think by now I am used to juggling loads of different things. I know when I have netball and when I need to do work so I just have to get on with it,” said Ciara.
She will be spending next year studying in France before returning for her final year. From everyone at the School of Law we say “Bonne Chance Ciara!”