A National Achievement for Bromsgrove School

02 Feb 2012

It was an outstanding achievement for Bromsgrove School to be represented at no fewer than three of the four National Indoor Hockey Competitions this past weekend.

The U16 girls’ team did exceptionally well at Worcester, finishing as runners-up. After defeating Taunton 3-0, Millais 3-1 and Wakefield 2-1, the girls were delighted to not just beat the other pool winners Millfield 1-0 in the semi-final but also to prevent them from scoring a goal. In the final they faced Cooper Co and Coborn and lost 4-0 after a valiant attempt at the championship title.

The U18s girls’ team, who loudly encouraged the younger girls from the sidelines, were also at Worcester to compete. They were unlucky to lose the first match 3-2 to South Dartmoor but then went down to Kingston 4-1 before beating Oakham 4-1. A defeat against Ipswich 3-1 made it impossible to go further but they are still counted as one of the top ten teams in the country.

Meanwhile down at Whitgift School in Croydon, the U18 boys team finished second in their Pool – beating Dean Close 3-0, Thomas Deacon 6-2 and Wakefield 6-4 and then losing a close match against Cranleigh 4-3. In the semi-final they lost 6-0 to the very talented host side. This is still a tremendous achievement for the boys who finished in the top four in the country.

Photo: (front row to back) U16 girls’ team, U18 girls’ team and U18 boys’ team.