Year 12 BMS students Katie Sumner and Maddie Kent competed in the 10th National Schoolgirls’ Rugby Fives Championships on Sunday 28 April. They reached both the finals of the U18 Singles and U18 Doubles, with Katie taking the title for the singles.
The Championships took place at Marlborough College and was attended by a total of 63 girls from nine schools. The U18 Singles final was an all-BMS affair, which resulted in Katie holding off her partner with a final score of 15-6. The pair reached the final of the Doubles where they were only narrowly beaten 15-12 by a strong Marlborough pair.
Robert Kay, BMS Rugby Fives Coordinator, commented: “I had the privilege of watching both Katie and Maddie make light work of their opponents from other schools. In the past these matches were more closely contested; but with hours of practice and attending Ladies Opens, they seem to have reached a higher level. Much credit must also be given to Chris Davey who spent hours analysing their games and giving them feedback. Congratulations on a successful year – they have thoroughly deserved it!”