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July 4th 2018

Tracey Neville MBE urges our girls to "Think Gold not Bronze"

Commending Blackheath High School girls on their sporting prowess, Tracey Neville MBE, retired English Netball player and Head Coach of the England National Netball team, urged girls to “Think Gold not Bronze”.

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At a special awards evening to celebrate and recognise the commitment and achievement of Blackheath High School girls in sport, Tracey encouraged the girls to “Be comfortable feeling uncomfortable”. In a rousing speech, Tracey spoke about her experience of leading England to Gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, outlining the steps, the lessons learned and encouraging the girls to set their goals high.

At the Sports Award Evening, girls from Years 5-13 received awards for their sporting achievements over the past academic year.

Tracey Neville MBE is a retired English netball player and head coach of the England national netball team. She first represented her country in 1993 and competed for England in the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games. In 2015, Tracey was appointed coach of the England netball team. She was awarded Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to netball.

The Sports Award Evening was one of a series of events held at Blackheath High School as part of ‘Challenge Week’.

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