A keen netball player has been nominated for an award after captaining a team of netballers.

Poppy Maddison, who is a Year 12 pupil at West Hatch High School in Chigwell, was given a Jack Petchey award for heading her team, which has reached the final 10 of the Essex Under 19s tournament.

The 16-year-old has also been umpiring the school’s Year 7 netball team since last September.

She has received a Jack Petchey Award, which recognises the achievements of youngsters.