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Super Breda score a hat-trick

By Ali Gordon

Published 09/12/2015

Class act: Breda Academy Year 10 and 11 football girls have been scoring tournament success
Class act: Breda Academy Year 10 and 11 football girls have been scoring tournament success

Breda Academy has scored a hat-trick at the Lisburn and Castlereagh District football championships.

The Belfast school, which is an amalgamation of neighbouring Knockbreda and Newtownbreda High Schools, is only in its first term but is already racking up the silverware.

The Breda junior girls football team managed to win their section of the competition without conceding a goal over their six matches while the junior boys were undefeated in all their matches on their way to a tournament triumph.

The school's senior girls were also successful in the Lisburn and Castlereagh competition.

And there was more call for celebration when the Breda senior squad, made up of Year 10 and 11 girls, emerged County Down champions and second in the country at the National Indoor Football Championships.

The school's Head of PE Brian Mills said: "We are delighted with how well the pupils have performed in recent months. They were over the moon and many celebratory selfies were taken!

"It's been a lot of hard work but we have a large number of very talented athletes here at Breda Academy so we are really excited about the upcoming sporting events in the New Year."

Principal Matthew Munro added: "I am very proud to be part of a school with such magnificent sporting successes. As the season progresses, we hope to add even more silverware to our recent collection.

"We are a new school, who have only been together for three months, so it is great to see the pupils and staff working together to achieve excellent results, both academically and sporting."

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