Bromsgrove Preparatory School's U11 boys and girls are celebrating after their double win at the Foremarke Hall Invitational Tournament. The U11A Boys' Hockey team is the first Bromsgrove team ever to have won the Foremarke tournament. The boys were worthy winners and swept all before them, culminating in a 3-1 win in the Final v Beeston Hockey Club, Nottingham. In the group stages, the team drew 1-1 with Belper Hockey Club, before winning their matches 3-0 v Sutton Coldfield Hockey Club and 1-0 v Altrincham Prep, which meant they topped their group.
Mr Gareth Jones, Head of Boy's PE and Games at the School said "These boys are having another exceptionally successful year, following on from their successes with their rugby at U9, U10 and U11 level and being the only team from the Preparatory School to achieve a medal at last year's IAPS National Swimming Finals. 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".
The U11A Netball team won the Tournament, drawing with Foremarke Hall 'A' 3-3, beating The Elms 10 - 0, Foremarke Hall ‘B’ 12 - 0 and Warwick Prep ‘A’ 3 - 0. The result placed Bromsgrove at the top of their group, taking them through to the Semi-Final v Radcliffe College. The girls played superbly to win 9 - 2 placing them in the Final against Warwick Prep. This was a much closer game in comparison to the group stage match and by the end of the final whistle, the two schools were drawing 4 - 4. Bromsgrove upped their game in extra time, to win 8 - 4.
Mrs Jenny Danks, Head of Girls' PE and Games, said "We are extremely proud of the standard of netball at the Preparatory School and our U11As have demonstrated their strength by winning this prestigious tournament at the weekend. We look forward to following this team’s progress in the next few years, as they have fantastic potential".