Downsbrook Middle School celebrates sporting success

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DOWNSBROOK Middle School has been celebrating its sporting success after their girls came out on top in their inter-school netball tournament.

The school’s year-five netball team came first out of eight competing schools in the Worthing inter-school netball tournament.

The girls, who have been playing together for around a year, were not only applauded for their sporting acheivement but were also credited for their maturity on the court.

Head of PE Carina Leggett, 27, said: “The girls work really hard and try their best at every training session.

“They are a real stickler for the rules – but the umpire actually commented on how mature they were during the tournament.”

She added: “They really are a credit to the school, we are really proud of them.”

Downsbrook Middle School has recently put a focus on sports team participation, and offers a range of after-school sports clubs, from basketball and tennis to fencing.

“The kids really enjoy it, but we couldn’t do it without the support of the staff,” said Ms Leggett.

“A special thanks goes to Kayleigh Nicholson, who helped out with the netball. We couldn’t have done it without her.”