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Netball queens of the county

PUBLISHED: 11:03 04 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:44 11 August 2010

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ROBERT CLACK S under-16 netball squad ran out county winners of the National Netball tournament played at Redbridge. Having comfortably won the Borough round earlier in the season, they were up against tough opposition from schools all over Essex, inclu

ROBERT CLACK'S under-16 netball squad ran out county winners of the National Netball tournament played at Redbridge.

Having comfortably won the Borough round earlier in the season, they were up against tough opposition from schools all over Essex, including Valentines, Dagenham Park, Highams Park, the Chafford School, Forest, Coopers Company and Coburn and Bancroft's - last year's National Champions.

The Dagenham school played superbly, winning every game comf-ortably, having hit 92 goals and only conceded 25.

Tournament player was awarded to goal defence star Kirsty Fletcher, who played the opposition attack off the court.

Katy Georgallides, PE teacher at Robert Clack, has coached the squad since they began their school career nearly five years ago and said: "I am so proud of this team

"Their commitment and ability makes my job easy. They are an absolute dream team and I am sure that they will do brilliantly at the Regional Round of the Nationals on January 25."

This is the first time in the school's history that the under-16 team have gone through to the Regional Round as winners and the second time that they have made the school's record books.

Last year they were the first team ever to reach the National Finals.

The team is pictured with their winner's trophy alongside ex-England captain Amanda Newton.


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