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Stowmarket High handball players enjoy national success

PUBLISHED: 12:35 21 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:35 21 June 2017

Stowmarket High School's handball team came second in the national championships. Picture: STOWMARKET HIGH SCHOOL

Stowmarket High School's handball team came second in the national championships. Picture: STOWMARKET HIGH SCHOOL

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A Suffolk school handball team is celebrating after attending the national finals to come second in the entire country.

The team had already been crowned county and regional champions. Picture: STOWMARKET HIGH SCHOOL The team had already been crowned county and regional champions. Picture: STOWMARKET HIGH SCHOOL

The Stowmarket High School under 15s team had already been crowned county and regional champions before attending the recent finals in Worcester, where they took on five other top teams from across the country.

PE teacher and team coach David Wise said: “These are such a great bunch of lads and it is a real pleasure working with them.

“They work so hard and bring such energy to every session – they richly deserve this success.”

The team had entered the finals ranked sixth in the country, having started its winning streak with a victory at the West Suffolk handball competition, held at King Edward VI school in Bury St Edmunds in February.

The players then travelled to Lowestoft, where they remained undefeated to become Suffolk champions and went on to the regional finals at the University of Cambridge to take on the best school teams from Essex, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

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