Bromley SC finished in second place at the National Arena League B Final held in Cardiff on Saturday 2 March.

With last year being the first time the club had qualified for this prestigious event, to finish second is a fantastic achievement. Bromley was the only Bromley Borough club attending the meet and the second place finish was a dominant result over rival Kent Clubs with Bromley beating Sevenoaks and Thanet. An all round top performance!

What was so thrilling was the fantastic team performance with swimmers from all age groups performing brilliantly and fighting to the end to get the touch in some very close races! Every point counts! This competition is the true test of a team performance and everyone plays a role, even those not swimming at Cardiff. Training hard, listening well and setting a good example impacts team mates and is a huge part of the team’s success. Well done Bromley Badgers!

A huge thank you to all the club coaches for all their hard work and to the Head Coach, Dave Court, and Assistant Head Coach, Emily Court, for their relentless attention to detail in preparing the team.

The trip to Cardiff was a fantastic experience for our swimmers. A coach trip and team meal the night before the meet ensured team spirit was high and swimmers ready for the challenge ahead.

Thank you to everyone involved in organising and supporting this experience. Without parents support officiating, fundraising, dealing with admin etc this would not be possible.

Bromley is very grateful to Paolo Serafini and Lidl UK for their donation of food, fruit and water. Brainworks for cereal bars, Boost UK for sports drinks, Tattumi tattoos, and Waitrose for cereal bars and apples.

Also thank you to the Chou and Straupenieks families for their generous contributions too. A special shoutout to Rae for the amazing badger keyrings she made for the team and to Bea and Doug Dobb for driving the team to Cardiff!

Lastly, thank you to the supporters who put up a good fight for the Best Supporting Team award! A special mention to Roberto who did an amazing job leading (and in some cases nudging) the parents in their cheering!

It was good to know so many of you were following the team’s progress and wishing the team well. For those who missed following the team online and for those who want to relive the excitement, the online stream is available here:

Swimmers, the work for Cardiff 2020 begins now!