Evie storms back to the top flight
Following last year’s setback when a broken foot kept her out of action for three months, Evangeline Collier has shown wonderful determination to get back to full fitness and resume her rise in the national standings. She has now become the Number one senior woman player in Essex in the latest ranking, and reached the final of the Cheltenham 4 Star tournament losing a very close final to Nicole Hall (Wales) 8-11 11-8 10-12 12-14. Evie beat the top seed Angharad Phillips (Wales) in the semi final which was a great win.
Evangeline played an international senior and junior tournament in Sweden recently and beat four world ranked players.
Evie is also making her mark on the senior county scene in this country. Playing for Essex in the Premier League of the senior county championships she won five out of her seven matches.
Evie is now preparing for an England International training camp, and she has been invited to the Junior Masters at the end of April which is an end of season Tournament for the top 12 players in the ranking list and two other players are given wild card. Evangeline is ranked 10 but because she had a broken foot when the National Championships were on and could not play she did not qualify, as the normal criteria is to play the nationals and at least one 4 star tournament so she had to rely on a wild card but on form and determination she deserves her place at the top table.
Finally Evangeline will be playing an international tournament in Belgium at the end of May. She is also playing in the national schools individual championships in Doncaster on 21st April.