A Year 10 netball player from Bedford Modern School has been selected for the Saracens Mavericks U15 Long Squad for the 2019-20 season.
As part of the squad, Rosie Fordham 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.
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.
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.”