Head of Netball: Kerri Bradley
Background: Kerri Bradley joins Dauntsey’s in January 2015 from The King’s School Canterbury, where she has taught for nine years and was appointed Head of Girls’ Sport in 2011. She was Head of Netball at King’s from 2006 - 2015 and during this time considerably strengthened the netball club, leading to its sides achieving notable successes at county and regional level. Kerri have an extensive coaching background; she is a Level 2 coach and a qualified umpire and has taught all ages in schools from primary school level through to senior age groups. She is still very much involved in playing herself and for a number of years has been player-coach of a leading Kent team.
Netball at Dauntsey's
Netball is the main sport played by girls in the Spring Term. All girls have games twice a week and fixtures on Saturday throughout the term. The School has a very experienced coaching team and employs two England Netball Level 2 coaches. The role of the coaching team is to develop players’ individual skills and prepare the teams to represent the School.
The School runs and host the Area Schools’ Netball Tournament (U14 and U16), and for the last four years have also hosted the County Schools Tournament (U14, U16 and U19). Our teams compete in these tournaments and have regularly qualified for both the County and Regional Rounds. The School has recently been successful at the Regional level and qualified for the National Schools Finals at U16, and finished a creditable sixth place.
Recently, Dauntsey’s teams have been on tour to Malta and Gibraltar, and are due to tour South Africa in 2014.
A number of players have gained representative honours at county level and currently a pupil is involved in the England Netball Excel Pathway. The School has close links with local netball clubs in Devizes, Swindon, and Salisbury as well as both the Wiltshire and regional academies.