Horsham discus star Jade Lally selected for Commonwealth Games

JPCT 100614 S14241971x Telephone interview -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-141006-113936001
JPCT 100614 S14241971x Telephone interview -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-141006-113936001

Horsham discus star Jade Lally has been selected for Team England to compete at this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Ranked No.1 in England this year she is one of two female throwers named in the event along with Leicester’s Eden Francis.

She is part of a squad of 129 who will be heading to Scotland for the championships which start on July 23.

Jade has previous experience of the championship having finished sixth at the 2010 Commonwealth Games which were held in New Delhi.

Her selection follows on from last week’s announcement when she was picked for the GB team for this month’s European Team Championships in Germany.

The news is a welcome turnaround for the 27-year-old who suffered a major disappointment in being left out of the Team GB squad for the London Olympics and the 2013 World Championships.

Jan Paterson, Team England Chef de Mission said: “Athletics is our largest squad and I am delighted by the calibre of athletes that we see in this team, not just in the shape of Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champions but also young talent who can really make their mark in Glasgow and become international names in future years.

“They will have the privilege of competing in front of a huge crowd in Scotland’s national stadium, Hampden Park, which has been transformed for the Games, and will make it very special for each of them.”