The Georgia Cordery Cup was once again held on a beautiful day in the Lent term. We were delighted to host teams from Bancroft’s, The Perse, Chigwell, New Hall and Felsted in a competition which is about so much more than just netball. The camaraderie and spirit of togetherness was clear to see, although as you would expect, the matches were as keenly contested as ever. Georgia led from the front shooting with great accuracy ¬†and inspiring everyone around her. History repeated itself and for the second year running, Brentwood School were to face Bancroft’s in the final. In a splendid final, we lost narrowly to a skilful and well organised opposing team, however, the old wivestale of the taking part being more important has never rang so true. Georgia was in her element; she competed for every ball, encouraged and supported her teammates and played for the entire duration of the final. She was the ultimate team player.

Meanwhile, 130 miles away, the U15 football team was taking the field in the ISFA Cup Final at Burton Albion. The boys were proud to have the initials GTCA on their shirts and went on to win the trophy. On that special day in March, Georgia was at the forefront of two very memorable sporting events.

Upon hearing the news of Georgia’s passing, flowers and letters of condolences were sent by the schools who had participated in the netball tournament. These kind and sympathetic messages had a common theme; that Georgia was a very special young lady and an inspiration to all who had the privilege to meet her.