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14th Jun, 2021

Double celebration for Bromsgrove's history makers

Ben Tyler 15th Feb, 2020

IT WAS double delight for two of Bromsgrove Preparatory School’s teams at the Foremarke Hall Invitational tournament in South Derbyshire.

The Under-11 boys’ team were history-makers after becoming the first Bromsgrove side to win a hockey tournament at the Invitational, while the U11 girls’ netball team swept aside all before them.

For the boys, a successful group stage began with a 1-1 draw against Belper, followed by 3-0 and 1-0 wins against Sutton Coldfield and Altrincham respectively to top the pile.

Going up against Beeston, the other group winner, Bromsgrove’s young guns ran out 3-1 winners to lift the school’s maiden title.

The head of boys’ PE and games at the school, Gareth Jones, said the success is a continuation of their previous victories at U9 and U10 level, adding: “These boys are having another exceptionally successful year.

“They are a great group of boys who are superb role models for the school both on and off the pitch, and have illustrated their strength in a range of sports.”

After an opening 3-3 draw with Foremarke Hall A, Bromsgrove’s netball team were unstoppable, blitzing The Elms 10-0, Foremarke B 12-0 and Warwick Preperatory School 3-0 in the group games.

Unsurprisingly, Bromsgrove topped the group to earn a semi-final with Radcliffe College, and a 9-2 victory set up a re-match with Warwick Prep in the final.

Again, the outcome remained the same with Bromsgrove the victors, securing a stunning 8-4 success in extra-time to win the tournament.

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