Volleyball star  from Manchester

Frankie Frize is a 16-year-old volleyball athlete who turned down both Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs to focus on her volleyball training at the age of 11. Frize studies at Urmston Grammar School and has now racked up caps for her country's Under-17s side, with an England youth call-up already under belt. Her Mother encouraged her to get involved in a six-week volleyball programme at school and the Manchester ace has gone from strength to strength ever since. You can find out more about Frankie in the video below.

Personal best achievements

Result

1st place 

NVL league 2020

Result

Winner 

National Championships U16 2020

Result

Silver 

U17 NEVZA championship in Denmark

We asked Frankie how the fundraising boost will help her

“It’s extremely important for me,” she added. “My mum’s a single mum, so it takes the pressure off her because it’s really expensive to play volleyball. With the travelling and the kits, it all adds up, and it’s a really nice feeling to be recognised out of everyone who applied.”

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