Funmi Fadoju is hoping to take the netball world by storm after representing the England Roses on an international summer tour. The 16-year-old from Barking was part of the 20-woman England Under-19s side which recently competed in Australia and New Zealand. A place in further England squads could come the way of the talented teenager who is already eyeing up a place in the next Commonwealth Games at Birmingham 2022.
Enfield hurdler Lina Nielsen believes her more relaxed outlook will pay dividends on the track this season as she bids to qualify for the World Athletics Championships in Doha. The 23-year-old, who grew up in Leytonstone with her twin sister and fellow athlete Laviai, first got into athletics after volunteering to become a kit carrier at the London 2012 Games. She recently found that the 400m hurdles was her true calling.