Netball is the performance sport for girls in the Lent term but like all of our major sports, we offer training all three terms.

St Lawrence College encourages pupils of all abilities and ages to enjoy netball, whether it be at recreation, school team, club or regional level.

Fourteen teams operate in total so there are plenty of opportunities for players to compete against other schools. Thanks to our outstanding facilities and dedicated coaches, players have the support to make steady improvements in their performance and game-play, whilst – most importantly – developing a life long enjoyment and love for the sport.

Each team has its own suitably experienced and qualified coach, and regular fixtures are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturday afternoons. Many girls have the opportunity to play for the local adult league from March to June to further improve their game play. Talented netballers are entered into the Kent trials where we have an excellent record of producing county players. St Lawrence College has eight outdoor netball courts and one indoor court so we are able to host many tournaments throughout the year as well as local netball leagues.

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Lucy Clewes-Garner

Head of Netball

Starting off her education at Oakham School, sport played a great part of Miss Clewes-Garner‘s life and her passion to play and coach at school level lead to a career in teaching Physical Education and Games. Miss Clewes-Garner has worked in the UK, Oman, Indonesia and Brunei before returning to the UK to join St Lawrence College. Having coached netball for over 23 years, she aims to build on the existing netball programme at St Lawrence College and continue to strive for success.


Charlotte Mara-Patterson

Netball Coach

Level 2 Coach & C Umpire

Charlotte has over 20 years playing and coaching experience including playing for the prestigious Crystal Palace Netball Club.

With over 15 years teaching/coaching experience including Head of Netball at a number of different schools, Charlotte is passionate, motivated and dedicated to play a role in youth netball development.

As a previous Head of Netball, Charlotte established and developed successful coaching programs within schools. These included coaching pathway, mentoring, ‘one to one’ skills workshops and S&C training programs for players. As a result, many girls were selected for Kent, Surrey, Crystal Palace, Aces, Surrey Storm and London Pulse. Teams competed in Borough Tournaments, Surrey League, Kent League and National Schools Competitions. Charlotte also ran a number of successful school netball tours to Barbados, Barcelona and Malta.

Due to the growth and success of netball in Surrey, she was invited by the Borough of Kingston to manage and coach their netball team and be their representative at the London Youth Games. As a result, Kingston finished in the top 10 on a number of occasions.

Charlotte has also coached at a number of clubs both in Kent and London. Most recently she was an assistant coach at Aces, assisting in coaching, training sessions, S&C and player development.

Aces is an elite performance Netball club set up by Co-Head Coach Sharon Lewis-Burke (Head Coach of the England Men’s and mixed Netball, Head Coach U19 London Pulse, Head coach of Crystal Palace) and Rowena Scott-Fairclough (London Pulse Pathway Performance Manager and the Head of Performance of the England Men’s and Mixed Netball Association).

Aces Netball is an elite club covering Essex, London & Surrey. The training programme works in line with the requirements of England Netball, providing athletes with the support and skill set they need to progress to the next level of their netball career. Many of the girls have gone onto play for NSL clubs including London Pulse, Surrey Storm and also England Roses.

“The school is successful in providing opportunities for pupils of all abilities to gain academic success and develop their individual talents.”

ISI Inspection Report 2015

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