England international netball superstar Ama Agbeze has been thrilling pupils with her skills at Solihull School.

Ama, who has won 69 caps for England and a bronze medal in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, took time off from her busy training schedule to run two coaching sessions at the school.

School netball coach Helen Smith said: “It was a great thrill for the girls to be coached by such a global netball superstar and to get her tips on how to defend. She is an amazing player and her fantastic performance in the Vitality Netball International Series against Australia earned her the England’s Player of the Series award. She was also voted Sky Sportswoman of the Month in January.”

Ama, who also held a question and answer session and signed autographs, was born nearby at Selly Oak, Birmingham, and educated at an independent boarding and day school near Bath.

She has recently been playing in Australia and New Zealand in the ANZ Championship and has just returned home to play for her old club Loughborough Lightning in the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague.