PLAYERS are racking up the achievements at a netball club.

Nine youngsters from Wilmslow Lightning Netball Club have been called-up to represent their county, with two of them selected to represent the Manchester Thunder squad and another pair chosen to play for Leeds Rhinos – both of which are elite performance pathways to national recognition.

Jasmin Farooq, Bella Carleton-Bland, Evie Berry, Daisy Sutton, Izzy Goodwin, Caitlin Greaves, Izzy Wilde and Scarlett Gill will all represent Cheshire County Netball over the coming season, while Jasmin and Neve Twigge will be pulling on the black and yellow of Manchester Thunder plus Daisy and Izzy Goodwin will be representing Leeds Rhinos for the 2021/22 campaign.

The girls, all aged between 11 and 17, will join others from across Cheshire and the north west to represent their respective teams on the competitive stage.

Wilmslow Lightning, who are based at Wilmslow High School, are no strangers to success with players regularly selected to join the elite ranks.

Milly Graham, coach at Wilmslow Lightning, said: “We’re so proud to have another batch of players selected to represent county and pathway programmes.

"Given that we haven’t been able to play much netball over the past couple of years due to Covid restrictions, our girls have got back on court and smashed it. It shows that hard work really does pay off.”

Lightning are a club with big ambitions and currently have more than 150 members ranging from aged seven 7 to 18.

The club also have a senior team made up of women aged 19 and over.

All teams play regularly in various north west and Cheshire based leagues.

They are always on the lookout for new girls to join the club and anyone interested in finding out more about should visit