Online Editions

3rd Aug, 2021

Bromsgrove School's under-13s hockey team claim bronze at IAPS qualifier

BROMSGROVE School’s under-13A hockey team secured a bronze medal at the North and Midlands IAPS qualifier in Derbyshire.

The team travelled to Repton School to compete in the tournament but had a tough group to qualify from which included Foremarke Hall, Bilton Grange and Dean Close, all of whom have been national champions in the last four years.

Bromsgrove beat Bilton 1-0, Rossell 3-0, Ashford 1-0 and Beeston Hall 3-1 respectively before losing to Foremarke 2-1 despite being a goal ahead.

The under-13s then suffered a 1-0 defeat to Dean Close in the final group game which meant Bromsgrove finished third overall.

In the quarter-finals, Bromsgrove beat Cheltenham College 4-1 to set up a tough semi-final against Foremarke.

The scoreline was locked at 0-0 at full time which meant the team contested nerve jangling shuffles against Foremarke but unfortunately lost.

Interestingly, all four semi-finalists had been in the Bromsgrove’s group and both semi-final matches went to shuffles.

The Bromsgrove boys dusted themselves down and were now faced with a third place play-off game against Bilton Grange which they managed to win 2-0 and therefore finish in the bronze medal position overall.

More importantly, Bromsgrove secured qualification to the National Finals at Millfield School on Monday, March 20.

Printing

We can provide all of your printing needs at competitive rates

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts

Property Finder 24/7

Search for properties in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands

Recruitment

Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website