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Ketziah’s place at World University Games confirmed thanks to generosity

Last month, the Wolds Weekly reported how a teenage ice hockey player from Driffield was appealing for support as she looked to fulfil her dream of playing for Great Britain.

After playing for England previously, former Driffield School & Sixth Form student Ketziah Robinson was celebrating a call-up to the Great Britain squad for the 2023 FISU World Winter University Games.

The 19-year-old’s place in the squad meant she was given the chance to travel to Lake Placid, an iconic city in the world of winter sport, to take on some of the best student ice hockey players on the planet when the Games get underway in January.

But to take up her place in the squad, Ketziah needed to self-fund £3,000 in just a few weeks and launched a fundraising page to help make her American dream become a reality.

A delighted Ketziah has confirmed that thanks to help from her family and several generous donations, she has been able accept her place in the Great Britain squad and will travel to the USA for the Games early in the new year.

However, for anyone who would still like to donate, and ease Ketziah’s financial burden, her fundraising page remains open.

Visit gofundme.com/f/gb-winter-world-games-lake-placid or if any individuals or businesses would like to contact Ketziah, get in touch with the Wolds Weekly by calling 01377 232875 or email news@driffieldwoldsweekly.co.uk.

Ketziah and her Great Britain teammates will be one of eight teams taking part in the ice hockey competition at the Games.

The tournament will take a round robin format, with the top four teams progressing to the playoffs.
Follow Ketziah’s progress at the Games in the Wolds Weekly.

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