Schoolboy star picked for the England basketball team

PICKED FOR ENGLAND -- Charlie Brown, of Belper School.
PICKED FOR ENGLAND -- Charlie Brown, of Belper School.

A star student at Belper School has been picked to play basketball for England in his age group.

Charlie Brown, who is in year ten, received the call-up after impressing for the East Midlands regional side, and he is set to go to Denmark later this month to compete against other EU countries.

Charlie said: “I was recently selected to be captain of the East Midlands team, and this was my chance to impress the England coaches.

“I did my best and heard that I had been chosen, with 30 others, to go to the England camp where the final selections were made. The group became 20 and then 14, and finally I learned that I was in the final team.

“I am very happy and very proud of my achievement. Going to Denmark will be an amazing experience.”