TAUNTON Volleyball Club member Georgia McGovern finished her England junior career in style, at the North European Volleyball Zonal Association (NEVZA) Under-19 Championships.

Taunton School student McGovern, 17, helped England secure fifth position at the event in Finland, and her individual performances were recognised by her being named as the best setter of the entire competition.

She was also voted onto the all tournament 'Super 7' dream team - the first ever English woman to be voted in at Under-19 level. 

England faced Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Finland in Pool A, losing 3-1 to Finland and 3-0 against Denmark in their opening two games.

They were not disheartened in losing out to the two best teams in the competition (Finland went on to win gold and Denmark silver), and went on to win their next three matches in emphatic fashion.

England defeated the Faroe Islands 3-1 in their final pool match, then beat them again (3-1 once more) in the fifth to seventh place play-offs.

McGovern and co then saw off Iceland 3-1 to secure fifth place and end the tournament on a high.

This was McGovern's last appearance for England juniors, after 60 appearances so far for her country, which she has represented since the age of 14.

She continues as part of the England senior squad, as well as playing for Bristol Volleyball Club in the National Super League and Taunton Junior Volleyball Club.