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OSH Hosts National Sports Event

Published on isbi School News dated Wednesday 23rd of March 2011

The first ever State Boarding Schools' Sports Festival was held at Old Swinford Hospital on 17 March. Over 500 students from 13 schools throughout the country travelled to Stourbridge to compete in rugby, football, cross country, netball, basketball and dance tournaments.

Headmaster Peter Jones said 'We were delighted to host this inaugural event celebrating the 21st anniversary of the SBSA. It was wonderful to see so many students enjoying their sport and we look forward to entering teams next year.'

'OSH is renowned for its sporting heritage and our superb sports facilities were put to full use, including the new sports ground at Treherns Fields, Hagley for the cross country and our new all weather MUGA for netball'

The Andy Boorman Memorial Trophy for 'Player of the Tournament' was awarded to 13 year old Denyl Daniel of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School for his efforts on the football pitch. Mr Boorman, Vice Principal (Director of Boarding) Wymondham College and former Director of Sport, sadly died aged only 50 in October 2010.


U16 Rugby Sevens: The Royal Grammar School
U13 Five-A-Side Football: Wymondham College
U14 Basketball: Old Swinford Hospital
Netball: Wymondham College
U18 Cross Country Boys: Welbeck Defence 6th Form College
U18 Cross Country Girls: Gordon's School, Woking
U18 Cross Country Girls Individual Winner: Old Swinford Hospital - Emily Monk
Dance: Peter Symonds College
Player of the Tournament: Denyl Daniel, Royal Alexandra and Albert School

Pictures show:

*Old Swinford Headmaster Mr Peter Jones with Denyl Daniel
*Emily Monk, Old Swinford Hospital, U18 Cross Country Girls Individual Winner

Participating SBSA Schools:

Adams' Grammar School, Newport
Cranbrook School, Cranbrook
Gordon's School, Woking
Hockerill Anglo-European College, Bishop's Stortford
Lancaster Royal Grammar School
Old Swinford Hospital, Stourbridge
Peter Symonds College, Winchester
Queen Elizabeth's Community College, Crediton
Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Reigate
Sexey's School, Bruton
The Royal Grammar School High Wycombe
Welbeck Defence 6th Form College, Loughborough
Wymondham College, Norfolk

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