Coventry water polo star Amelie top scores as Great Britain scoop bronze - The Coventry Observer

Coventry water polo star Amelie top scores as Great Britain scoop bronze

Coventry Editorial 7th Dec, 2023   0

COVENTRY’S teenage water polo star showcased her scoring prowess as she helped Great Britain’s under-19’s to bronze at the Senior Women’s EU Nations Cup.

Amelie Perkins finished as the top scorer in the tournament, netting 20 goals across her five matches.

The young squad of 13 won two and lost two of their four group-stage matches in Brno, Czechia, before defeating Slovakia 12-8 in the bronze medal match.

The Earlsdon ace got her tournament off to a flying start, scoring six goals against Slovakia in a 15-6 opening game win.

This was the first tournament the 15-year-old competed in since she ruptured the tendon in her thumb at the under-17 Women’s European Championships in July.

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 finished second in the home nations championships.


As well as her international commitments, Amelie plays for Coventry’s water polo squad and a ladies’ national league team in Cheltenham.

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