Year 10 student Simeon Perry is celebrating after being selected to play for the England Under-15s basketball team.

The 15-year-old has been playing basketball since Year 7 and turns out regularly for Derbyshire Spartans and also trains with Team Derby’s Men’s team Division 3.

He attended several national training camps before turning out recently for the England Under-15s team against Wales and then travelled to Copenhagen for an international tournament. The team played six games and won four across four days.

Simeon said he was extremely proud to represent his country.

He said: “When I played for England for the first time against Wales it was a very proud moment for me.

“I was a bit nervous but once my first shot went in I felt ok and started scoring. In Copenhagen, the standard of play was a completely different level and now I’m working towards being part of the squad for the Euro Championships next summer. Ultimately I’d like to look at some kind of sports scholarship at a university in America.”

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