Norfolk youngster Amelia Williamson gets England call
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Norfolk can now boast two young players in national squads after Amelia Williamson joined Toby Briggs in the England Under-16 set-up.
The Royal Cromer youngster, one of six new faces in the girls' squad, has been rewarded for an excellent season that saw her handicap fall all the way down to scratch.
Amelia caught the eye on a consistent basis, with highlights including victories in West of England Under-16 championship and the English Schools' national, Under-16 and South-East events.
She now has an excellent chance to push on still further, with a place in the England squad opening plenty of doors to tournaments at both home and abroad next year.
The teenager will be hoping to follow the footseps of older sister Victoria – a leading track cyclist – to national sporting prominence.
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Amelia joins Louisa Brunt (Royal Birkdale), Sharna Dutrieux (Wrotham Heath), Martha Lewis (St George's Hill), Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer) and Bel Wardle (Prestbury) as new faces in the squad while Annabel Bailey (Kirby Muxloe), Sammy Fuller (Roehampton) and Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) remain from this year.
Fellow Norfolk player Toby Briggs has retained his place in England's boys' squad for 2016.
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The 15-year from Dunston Hall has been rewarded for a good year of his own, with the highlight coming in the English Under-16s Championship in July.
Briggs played some superb golf over four rounds at Wallasley to finish in a tie for first position, only to lose to Spaniard Ignacio Puente in a play-off.
The talented teenager was also a member of the team that steered England to a clean sweep of wins in the Home International series.
Joining him in the England squad are Jake Benson (Beeston Fields), Oliver Clarke (Hillside), Alex Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire), Harry Goddard (Hanbury Manor), Rhys Nevin-Wharton (Sandiway) and Arrun Singh-Brar (Foxhills).