Havering girls grab volleyball bronze

PUBLISHED: 12:13 27 March 2012

Redden Court won volleyball bronze for Havering at the London Youth Games

Redden Court won volleyball bronze for Havering at the London Youth Games


Redden Court pupils impress in London Youth Games

Havering’s Redden Court School won bronze at the London Youth Games girls’ volleyball competition at the University of East London.

In the group stages they had wins over Burlington Danes (Hammersmith & Fulham), Park High Stanmore (Harrow), Kingsford Community School (Newham) and Bishop Stopfords (Enfield). Their only defeat came against Kingsdale (Southwark).

In the quarter-finals, Redden Court had an exciting battle against Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School (Islington) and came out on top with a 25-22 victory.

But a semi-final meeting with a well-drilled Eastbury (Barking & Dagenham) proved hard going, as Redden Court slipped to a 25-5 defeat.

The competition was eventually won by Graveney School (Wandsworth) but Sam Bartlett, PE teacher at Redden Court, said: “It’s been brilliant, an excellent experience and all the pupils enjoyed it as well.

“I’m very pleased to get bronze, it’s all about enjoying sport and they’ve come away happy. We’ve eyed up some players so next year we’ll be back stronger.”

Havering were also represented in the boys event by Redden Court school.

The Schools Volleyball is among 80 school and community competitions across 30 sports that take place across the year including five disability sports, the Thames Water Regatta on June 9 and climaxing at the finals weekend at the National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace on June 28-July 1.

Now part of the Government’s nationwide School Games programme and supported by Sport England National Lottery funding, the London Youth Games has expanded to feature more schools events within its competition programme, to build on the record-breaking 71,000 youngsters who took part in last year’s Games.

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