Cowley Sixth Form student Aybar Gyurler is delighted to have been picked by Liverpool Basketball Club to represent their top team in the Under-18 National League.
The Year 13 pupil has only been playing the sport for a year and a half, but having picked the game up really quickly, his skills have now earned him a place with one of the top teams in the country.
Describing the moment he found out he had been selected, Aybar told us: “I was so excited, I was screaming! I shouted to my mum ‘I’m in the National League!’
“I play as Shooting Guard for the team and we train three times a week and play matches at the weekend against other top teams from around the country.”
Aybar uses lunchtime at College to dedicate himself to the sport, practising every day including at the enrichment basketball sessions in the Sports Hall where he helps some of the younger students.
We would like to wish Aybar the very best of luck for the rest of the season with Liverpool.
Find out about enrichment activities, including basketball, at Cowley here.