COVENTRY’S teenage water polo star Amelie Perkins will be hoping to once again make a big splash on the international stage after she was selected to represent her country in a major tournament.
Amelie and the rest of her Great Britain under-19s teammates will be playing in the senior ladies’ edition of the EU Nations Water Polo Cup in Brno, Czech Republic between December 1 and 3.
The 15-year-old Earlsdon ace will be playing her first competitive game for her country since she ruptured the tendon in her thumb at the under-17 Women’s European Championships in July.
She has been out of the water for three months, with two of those spent with her thumb in a splint.
Her father Troy said the setback has proved challenging for a 15-year-old but added he was proud of the way she has stayed motivated and trained hard.
Her list of impressive achievements in her burgeoning career has included her shining on her senior debut for England Ladies, scoring 11 goals as they as they finished second in the home nations championships.
As well as her international commitments, Earlsdon athlete Amelie plays for Coventry’s water polo squad and a ladies’ national league team in Cheltenham.