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Rebecca Earl is a sports scholar and talented golfer at Felsted School in Essex.

 

Rebecca, who plays off a handicap of five at Bishop’s Stortford Golf Club, has been selected for the England U16 national golf squad.

 

She boards three nights a week, allowing her time to fit in her golf and other sports training, including time to train and attend matches.

 

Monday

 

My lessons start at 8.50am with French, quickly followed by PE. At the moment we are doing weight training which lasts 55 minutes. After dinner I spend half an hour practising my putting on my artificial putting green, before completing my homework.

 

Tuesday

 

Today starts with a GCSE PE lesson which is in the classroom learning about bones. After lunch, I leave school at 2pm and go to my golf club in Bishop’s Stortford. I’m finishing off my video on putting, which is part of my England Golf training. I return to school at 5.45pm to have tea and board for the night.

 

Wednesday

 

I leave school at 2pm with the U15 netball team to play Colfe’s School in Greenwich in the second round of the national cup. It’s a close match but we win 28-23 and I am named player of the match. On the way home we stop off for tea. Tonight is another boarding night for me.

 

Thursday

 

After lunch, it’s a sports afternoon, so leave at 2pm, go home and spend half an hour swing practice in the net before heading off to my England Golf one to one session in Hemel Hempstead.  I arrive early and have tea before I sit down with the Thames Valley England manager and coach. This session lasts one and a half hours where we go through my personal player development plan for the next couple of months. I also complete a player profile test. It’s late by the time I return home.

 

Friday

 

No sport today. Just Combined Cadet Force and our house song competition which is great fun and a real tradition at Felsted. It finishes at 9.30pm and I stay the night at school.

 

Saturday

 

I wake up early to pack my belongings before being collected from school. I then meet my friends at the golf club to play in a nine hole competition that is being run throughout the winter, followed by a couple of hours practising my putting and short game. I return home to complete my England homework and weekly practice plan, which I email to my England coach on a weekly basis.

 

Sunday

 

Today I’m meeting the Bishops Stortford ladies scratch team at the club before we travel to Hadley Wood golf club near Barnet to play in the county league finals. I lose my match on the final hole and our team end up losing 4-1 but they are all very tight games, going to the last hole. When                                                                            I finally arrive home I clean my clubs ready for my Essex Schools Championship the next day.

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