Squad place for Newtongrange teenager

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Newtongrange teenager Abbie Wheeler has passed the first hurdle towards receiving a national call-up for basketball.

The 15-year-old promising hoops player has been selected for the U-16 Scotland women’s squad with the hope of competing at the 2012 U-16 FIBA European Championships (Division C) in Gibraltar.

Abbie was chosen for the U-16 squad following trials at Armadale Academy, West Lothian. Twenty of the country’s best young players were selected with the top 12 going on to represent Scotland at the games between July 17 and 22. The final training session will be on July 15.

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