World champion Chloe triumphs in GCSEs

KEEN footballer and world champion VX (Rock-It-Ball) player Chloe Stringwell scored ten top grade 9s and two grade 8s, the equivalent of a clean sweep of A*s, in her GCSEs.

Ripon Grammar School student Chloe, 16, said: “I’m really happy with my results and I’d like to thank all my teachers for helping me through the last two years.”

She will take French, chemistry, history and maths at A-level and hopes to study French and criminology at university.

Chloe, from Ripon, was a member of the England VX youth team (pictured below) which won the world championships last year after thrilling finals in York.

She juggled a demanding sporting schedule with her studies: “During fourth and fifth year I was playing football for Ripon City Panthers' girls' team and Ripon City Ladies three or four times a week along with weekly VX training whilst doing my studies, meaning I could end up slightly short for time towards the end of the week.

“But playing in the VX World Cup was a really great experience, especially as it was the first time representing my country in the sport.”

*Ripon Grammar School is a National Centre of Excellence for VX, formerly known as Rock-it-Ball, which originated in Yorkshire in 2006 and is played in schools, colleges and universities.