BROMSGROVE SCHOOL have had plenty of cause for celebration recently, after a number of achievements for their netball and hockey sides.
The school’s under-12’s netball team retained their crown as the IAPS Regional Netball champions, after remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament.
In a round-robin format against six other schools, Bromsgrove thrashing King’s Ely 8-1, following up with dominant 24-2 and 15-5 victories over Swanbourne House and Wellingborough respectively, before disposing of Stonyhurst 12-2 and Foremarke 12-0.
It set-up for a winner takes all with Spratton Hall, the only other unbeaten side remaining, with Bromsgrove running out 9-2 winners to remain regional champions.
Meanwhile, the under-13’s achieved third place in the same competition, meaning both sides have qualified for the National finals held later this month at Epsom College, on Friday March 22.
The under-13’s side beat Beeston Hall 8-4, Terrington Hall 17-8, but narrowly lost their third group match against Wellingborough 10-11.
It preceded the dominant 11-4 win over Spratton Hall which sent them through as group runners-up, facing Bilton Grange in the quarter-finals.
Bromsgrove won 9-7 but fell to eventual winners Winchester House 15-11.
They did however, finish 11-9 in the third/fourth play-off against Sedbergh Prep to place for the IAPS National Finals.
Elsewhere, the school’s first team were crowned National Independent Schools’ Cup champions, after navigating Millfield School in the final.
Trailing 16-9 in the first-quarter, Bromsgrove fought back to win 53-47 – in part thanks to captain Tumba Katanda for her sharp shooting.
More success followed for the school, as Bromsgrove’s under-11’s boys A team won an IAPS qualifier at Clifton College.
Defeating Bristol Grammar 2-1, drawing 0-0 with Millfield, beating The Elms 2-0 and Blundell’s 2-0 in the quarter-final, setting up a semi-final with Queen’s Taunton.
A 1-0 win was enough to reach the final, after scoring with the last play of the game, before edging The Downs, Bristol 1-0 with a golden goal in the final.