Brandeston's incredible three-year run

THEY are the invincibles.Brandeston Hall School's Under-13 netball team have now gone an astonishing three full seasons without defeat.The girls have not been beaten in school matches since their first ever match as Under-9s in January 2005 and as a team, have gone to win an incredible 33 matches consecutively.

THEY are the invincibles.

Brandeston Hall School's Under-13 netball team have now gone an astonishing three full seasons without defeat.

The girls have not been beaten in school matches since their first ever match as Under-9s in January 2005 and as a team, have gone to win an incredible 33 matches consecutively.

In that time they have scored 603 points and have conceded just 204.


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Coach Keely Ball said: “During the term the team has worked incredibly hard. Their skills have gone from strength to strength and the girls have always applied maximum effort in match play.

“Every single member of the squad has contributed to the outstanding results.”

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The team also reached the National Netball Finals for the third year running, having finished as one of the top two schools in East Anglia in the IAPS Netball Finals for each of the last three years.

The team has scored an average of 29 goals per match thanks to the dynamic shooting pair of Camilla Hopkinson and Victoria Jenkins who have fed off the superb passing by Jasmine Lawson and Lydia Green.

Five girls form the side (Green, Lawson, Jenkins, Katie Wilkinson and Susannah Reid), have all represented Suffolk at cross-country running, while Green, Lawson and Reid have also reached the the National Athletics Finals in javelin, 70m hurdles and 1500 metres respectively.

Hopkinson, Lucy Pring, Lawson and her twin sister Eve have also represented Suffolk at hockey, while Green is also a county tennis and nationally ranked tennis player.

The Master of Brandeston Hall, Mr Martin Myers-Allen, said: “What an astonishing run of results for such an incredibly talented group of youngsters.

“The girls have had another wonderful season and their achievements are a testament to their tremendous efforts and the wonderful dedication of their coaches Keely Ball and Sally Thomson.”

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