Former England captain coaches Catmose pupils

Eve Orton and Emily Broughton with Olivia Murphy at Catmose College
Eve Orton and Emily Broughton with Olivia Murphy at Catmose College

Former England captain Olivia Murphy held a netball masterclass at Oakham’s Catmose College last week.

Olivia, who holds 95 international caps and led the national side from 2000 until 2006, put pupils from year 7 to year 10 through their paces.

Olivia gave an inspirational talk to the pupils and showed them her Commonwealth medals before she led a coaching session and umpired matches between teams of pupils.

School principal Stuart Williams said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for Catmose College students to be coached by someone of such a high calibre.

“The workshop provided invaluable hands-on technique advice from a world champion, which will really help the students take their skills to the next level.”