Golden girl Colley has an international debut to remember - The Leamington Observer

Golden girl Colley has an international debut to remember

PETANQUE: GOLDEN girl Aimee Colley enjoyed a sparkling international petanque debut in France at the weekend.

The talented 18-year-old Whitnash star, who plays for Kenilworth-based Les Nomades, helped the England Espoirs women lift the European Nations Cup in Rouen.

Colley, who produced an excellent display of consistent pointing on a tricky terrain, teamed up with Sammy Thatcher, Kaylee Thatcher and Vikki Amphlett to good effect in the competition for players aged 18-23.

The England quartet battled through the qualifying stages to set up a semi-final clash against Sweden which they won 13-7 and they maintained their impressive form to beat Netherlands 13-5 in the final.

It capped a magnificent weekend as Sammy Thatcher also won the precision shooting event.

National coach Paul Lancaster was full of praise for Colley.

He said: “Aimee applied herself well in her first international competition and was not only a credit to the Heart of England region but to her country as well.


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