Eastbourne Edge’s Nina Brown joined the GB Junior Women’s In Line Skate Hockey team at the World Championships in Toulouse, France.
The team started strongly with a 2-0 win over one of pre-tournament favourites Skate Hockey, Canada. They then went on to top their group with victories over Australia 5-1 and Namibia 7-1.
In the quarter final they beat Columbia 6-2 to book a place in the semi final against the reigning champions USA.
A tight first half ended 2-2 but the USA got a goal 14 seconds into the second half while GB had a player in the sin bin.
Unfortunately, despite dominating the play, the GB Junior women were unable to get a goal back and lost the semi final 3-2.
In the 3rd/4th place play off they faced Canada again and secured a bronze medal with a 5-2 win.
Nina, now 18, has played at every age level with Eastbourne Edge Skate Hockey Club, starting in Year 6 at Ocklynge Junior School and now playing with the senior team.
Skate Hockey is a mixed team sport with girls and boys of all ages welcome to try out with the first four sessions free at Cavendish Sports Centre.
See the Edge facebook page or website for further details. www.eastbourne-edge.co.uk.