GODOLPHIN School continues to shine on the lacrosse stage both here at home and abroad.
Earlier this year, its under 19s helped the Salisbury school to become the only one in the history of the tournament to win the National Lacrosse Championships title outright two years running.
Now, eight of its players have been selected for international duty, representing either England or Wales at the 2011 World Championships in Germany – quite an achievement for a school consisting of just 400 pupils.
Named in the Welsh team for August's championships are Georgia Stanton, Amy Adams, Iona Dryden, Katie Butcher, Lulu Buckley and Annie Butcher, who could well be the youngest player at the tournament and will still be eligible for the next Junior World Cup in 2015.
Meanwhile, Ruby Smith, who left the school last year, and Anna Featherstone, will be representing England.
The Godolphin coach, Miss Storm Trentham, herself a Welsh lacrosse international, will lead the Wales team at the World Championships.
Head of Godolphin, Mrs Sam Price, is full of admiration for the girls: “Not only are they brilliant sportswomen, but they are academic achievers, members of music ensembles, leaders of conservation groups - they maintain a healthy balance.”