Hayley’s all set to go Stateside

Hayley White will compete at the world championships for England in Las Vegas in August
Hayley White will compete at the world championships for England in Las Vegas in August
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The American dream is on for Hayley White after receiving a World Championship call-up.

The Cosham tenpin star is celebrating being selected for the England women’s team for the global event in Las Vegas

White will maintain her globe-trotting status when she travels to Sin City to compete on the big stage against the top talent on the planet in August.

And she has set her sights on making a big impact when she goes Stateside for the competition.

White will link up with five of her team-mates during England duty.

That is sure to be the latest in a long line of proud achievements for the school teacher.

White admitted she was blown away to receive the call-up.

That led to an excited response when the official letter landed on her door mat telling her she had been selected.

White said: ‘It feels really good to achieve something like this, I’m very proud.

‘I was jumping around a lot when I found out.

‘I remember shoving the e-mail I received in everyone’s faces. I just couldn’t believe it.’

White explained she was looking forward to linking up with her England team-mates ahead of the world event.

The squad has developed into a tight-knit group, and White believed that all-for-one spirit would only improve their hopes of success when the championships arrived.

It feels so nice to be part of a team,’ she said.

‘We all get on so well and I don’t just call them my team-mates, I call them my friends.

‘It’s great to be able to bowl with five of my friends.’

White will be looking for another medal to add to her burgeoning collection when she competes in Vegas.

Her haul underlines her talent – with 28 golds, five silvers and 22 bronze medals in her cabinet from international duty.

On top of that, White enjoyed success at the 2012 News Sports Awards – picking up the best one-off performance title.

There has also been a steady stream of wins arriving for the Fareham Youth Bowling Club coach on the domestic scene, too.

And now she has been given extra kudos, after being called on to tenpin bowling brand Motiv’s staff team.

White said: ‘It is amazing to have such a big bowling brand wanting to have me on their team.’