Issued: November 9, 2015
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International volleyball success for Boswells students
Three Boswells School students were in the England Under-19 volleyball squad which took a bronze medal at an international tournment in Billund, Denmark.
Vice-captain Matt Ketley, Zac Chambers and former student Mahlon King helped the squad finish third at the North European Volleyball Zonal Association tournament with a 3-1 Bronze Medal Match victory over Iceland - the first time an English indoor volleyball team has ever medalled at the competition.
England had found themselves up against the hosts Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland.
Head England coach Darren Lewis, who is also the head of the volleyball academy at The Boswell School, was delighted with the medal and the contribution of his Boswells players.
Three Boswells students - captain Zac Chambers, Daniel Sach and Jack Arnold - were in the England Under-17 squad which came fifth in a North European Volleyball Zonal Association tournament in Kettering.
After good performances throughout the tournament, despite losing their first two games
to Norway and Finland. In the 5th-7th place playoff, England beat Faroe Islands and Iceland to take fifth spot.
Two Boswells students - captain Faye Hills and Hollie Bentley - were in the England Under-17 squad which came fourth in the North European Volleyball Zonal Association tournament in Kettering.
In the seven-team competition, England lost their first game against Sweden but then beat Norway and Denmark.
The quarter final saw England overcome Faroe Islands before they lost to Sweden in the semi-final.
Head coach Darren Lewis was delighted with all of his athletes' performances and also that Boswells students had shown leadership qualities in being selected as either captain or vice- captain for all of the girls and boys squads.