BMS Student Selected for Saracens Mavericks

Netball player Rosie Fordham, Year 10, has recently been selected for the Saracens Mavericks U15 Long Squad for the 2019-20 season.

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18th November 2019 — Netball player Rosie Fordham, Year 10, has recently been selected for the Saracens Mavericks U15 Long Squad for the 2019-20 season. This comes after being chosen for their Futures Academy for a second year in a row and passing her IO and C awards, qualifying her to umpire at local and junior league level.

The Saracens Mavericks is part of the Netball Superleague which consists of the top ten netball teams in Wales, Scotland and England. As part of the squad, Rosie will play against some of the top U15 netball players from across the country and be eligible for selection for the School Games in September 2020.

Other BMS students who are currently part of the Saracens Mavericks Futures Academy include Year 11 student Juliana Orlenok and Jess Bradley in Year 13. Year 10 student Amy Wells is part of Wasps Netball Academy, a franchise competing at the same level in the Netball Superleague.

Head of Netball at BMS, Sam Brightman, commented: “Having worked as Rosie’s coach for the last two years at BMS and at Saracens Mavericks I know she will be a brilliant addition to the franchise’s netball pathway. She is hard working, adaptable and understands the sacrifice required to compete at the top level. Juliana, Jess and Amy have also done exceptionally well to gain places in the futures academies, and I’m so pleased all of these girls can bring their ever growing knowledge and performance understanding from the franchises to BMS netball.”

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About Bedford Modern School

Buzzing with energy and enthusiasm, BMS is an outstanding independent day school for girls and boys aged 7 to 18. Combining a 250-year-old tradition with a modern outlook, Bedford Modern School provides the perfect environment for children to learn and grow to become mature, compassionate and assured young men and women. The happy, supportive atmosphere allows students to realise their full potential and girls and boys thrive from sharing different perspectives and approaches to learning.

The School sits on a 45-acre wooded site with commanding views of the Bedfordshire countryside. The extensive facilities are excellent: a separate Junior School, dedicated Sixth Form and a new purpose-built, multi-million pound Science Centre with faculties clustered throughout the School. Impressive sports facilities include a fully equipped gym and indoor sports hall, a boathouse on the banks of the nearby River Great Ouse, a number of rugby, football and cricket pitches and a swimming pool on site.

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