18th Jul, 2019

Bromsgrove Schools' netball team third best in country after Netball Finals run

Ben Tyler 22nd Mar, 2019

BROMSGROVE Schools’ netball first-team now rank as the third best in the country, after another successful run in the English Schools’ Netball Finals.

Competing as part of the top 18 schools in the country at Stanborough School in Welwyn Garden City last Saturday, Bromsgrove took home the bronze medal from the tournament.

The conditions on the day were challenging, with wind speeds reaching up to 50mph, but it failed to knock Bromsgrove out of their stride, as they came out on top in their eight opening games to reach the semi-final.

In the last four, Bromsgrove School took on The Grammar School at Leeds – who edged the tie 10-8.

For the disappointment of not reaching the final, the school won the third/fourth play-off 12-8 against Millfield School to finish third as bronze medalists.

The latest success follows on from recently winning the National Independent Schools’ Cup against Millfield, winning the high-scoring final 53-47.

The under-14’s side brought more good news for the school, as they finished inside the top ten at the National finals.

Both the first-team and under-14’s have enjoyed a number of glories already this year, with both sides being crowned Regional Champions at the end of January, after qualifying as Worcestershire’s representatives.

Head of Girls’ PE and Games at the School, Mrs Emma Buckingham, applauded the school’s netball sides and their achievements so far in 2019.

“I am immensely proud of this group of girls, they have performed to a consistently high standard all season, which has taken them to the finals of three national competitions.

“Their attitude, hard work and commitment has been a credit to both the School and themselves, and it has been a pleasure to coach them.”

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