Brentwood School’s under 16 netballers fought off strong competition to clinch the county title in the National Schools’ Netball Competition.
In a very strong and tough pool of eight teams from schools within the East region, the girls showed discipline, continuity and tenacity to triumph in the closely-fought contest.
En route to the overall win, Brentwood had to top their group to progress through to a semi-final confrontation with the Ursuline. Despite being two goals down at half-time, the squad pulled the game back and eventually pushed ahead to win by two goals.
In the final, Brentwood faced a strong Southend team in high spirits after winning their semi-final by a substantial margin. The game went goal for goal until Southend broke ahead with a two goal advantage at half-time. Brentwood fought back and took the title by one goal.
Head of Netball, Miss Annabel Simpson, commented: “The team deserve huge congratulations for a massive achievement. The team are passionate, cohesive, enthusiastic, hardworking and committed to their netball.”
The girls are now preparing for the regionals in January when they will be competing against bordering counties Kent, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.