Local basketball star gets England call up

A young basketball player who grew up in Southmead and Lawrence Weston and now lives in Brentry has been selected for the England u15 Basketball squad.

Louie Tucker who plays for Bristol Academy Flyers and Bristol Metropolitan Academy will travel to Paris over Easter with his England team mates to play in the Lions cup international tournament against strong European competition.

Louie has spent many hours perfecting skills with his club and school as well as at the public basketball courts in Southmead, Henbury and Lawrence Weston.