TWO netball teams from Bromsgrove School have qualified for the National Schools' Finals - with one being crowned West Midlands champions.

The first team, or under-19s, were unbeaten all day, winning every pool match comfortably, then beating Rugby School 13-4 in the semis and Wrekin College 10-5 in the final to lift the regional title.

They will now go through to represent the region in the National Finals which will be held at Stanborough School, Welwyn Garden City, in March.

There, they will be joined by Bromsgrove's under-14s, who finished as runners-up in their age group to also qualify for the nationals.

The under-14s also won all of their pool games before beating Bablake School 12-7 in the semi-final and losing, agonisingly, 9-8 after extra time to King's Worcester in the final.

Bromsgrove School hosted the regional finals and had three teams representing Worcestershire at the event.

The under-16s were the other Bromsgrove side in action and competed well in a hard pool, but finished third, narrowly missing out on a place in the semi-finals.

Mrs Emma Buckingham, head of girls’ PE and games at Bromsgrove School, said: “It was a fantastic day for Bromsgrove School netball.

"It was a pleasure to host the regional finals and a great achievement to have school teams representing Worcestershire in all age groups.

"I am immensely proud of both the first team and under-14 team, who have once again made it through to the National Finals. Their attitude and hard work has been a credit to both the school and themselves."

The National Finals are the biggest competition in the schools' netball calendar with the top two sides in each age group from nine regions securing their place at the showpiece event.