Bromsgrove School will begin the defence of their NatWest Schools Under 18 Cup with a trip to either King Edward VI Aston School or Wolverhampton Grammar School when the 26th edition of the competition kicks off in September.
If the Worcestershire school, who broke Dulwich College’s stranglehold on the trophy in style last March, are to retain their title, their route through the Midlands A section will not be an easy one.
King Edward VI Aston were semi-finalists in the U18 Vase last season, while potentially tricky clashes against Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, Solihull School and Abingdon School could all have to be negotiated before Christmas.
The finals of the 2015/16 competitions will be held at Twickenham Stadium on Wednesday 16 March 2016.
NatWest Schools Under -18 Cup draw:
First round: King Edward VI, Aston v Wolverhampton GS, Tewkesbury School v Hereford Sixth Form College, Windsor HS and Sixth Form College v Prince Henry’s Evesham, Bablake School v Birmingham Metropolitan College, King Edward VI, Five Ways v King Edward’s, Stratford, Hereford Cathedral School v The Chase School. Ties to be played week commencing September 28.
Byes: King Edward’s Birmingham, King Edward’s Camp Hill, Bromsgrove School, Bishop Vesey’s GS, King’s School Worcester, Shrewsbury School, Adams GS, Ellesmere College, RGS Worcester, Old Swinford Hospital School.
NatWest Schools Under-15 Cup draw:
Fairafx School v Wodensborough Ormiston Academy, Shire Oak Academy v Lacon Childe School, Wrekin College v Adams GS, Abraham Darby Academy v Ellesmere College, The Corbet School v The Marches School, Rawlett School v Bishop Vesey’s GS, Hagley RC School v King Edward VI, Five Ways, Dyson Perrins C of E Academy v King’s School, Worcester, Prince Henry’s Evesham v The Chase School, King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy v King Edward VI, Aston, Barr Beacon School v King Edward VI, Birmingham, King Edward VI, Camp Hill v Kings Norton Boys School, Hereford Cathedral School v Tewkesbury School, Newent Community School v Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School. Ties to be played week commencing September 28.
Bye: RGS Worcester