An Olympic hopeful and school teacher from Hounslow is one step closer to achieving her dreams after being selected for the Team GB squad.
Louisa Scott, who teaches PE at Twickenham School in Whitton , has set her sights on winning a medal as part of the softball team, a sport which will return to the 2020 Olympics in Japan.
But first the 23-year-old athlete will prepare for the World Championships next year.
Her selection on the team followed a gruelling day of trials on Thursday (October 19).
Miss Scott, head of Year 7 pupils at Twickenham School, said: “The World Championships is absolutely huge but the goal of any athlete is to compete in the Olympics games and win a medal. It is the pinnacle.
“Softball has not been in the last Olympic Games but will return in 2020 in Japan so a lot of the focus is working towards that."
As part of her training regime she will train three times a week with the HIGH Performance Academy squad at their HQ in Slough to get ready for the World Championships next year.
Previously she had played softball for Team GB at youth level but had given up at the age of 18 to focus on her studies and career.
Since the announcement the PE teacher has been getting lots of support from both pupils and parents.
She added: “The whole school have been absolutely brilliant. I had not told the pupils about the trials so when they found out I had got in they were really lovely.
“I have even had parents calling me congratulating me on my success after hearing about it from their children.
“I really did not think I still had what it took to get in but it just shows if you are determined and have the right attitude you can achieve your goals.
“This are attributes we try to instil in the children at Twickenham School so it is great to be able to show them my own real-life example.”
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