Round ball or oval ball, Altrincham Preparatory School sportsmen have triumphed in top regional competitions.
The round ball brigade won the King's School Macclesfield North-West Schools 7-a-side football with a series of gritty yet fluent performances.
APS beat Bolton 1 – 0, Bury 2 – 0 in the round robin stages, but had lost 2 – 0 to a strong King's Macclesfield side.
In the semi final APS beat Terra Nova 1 – 0, only to come up against their previous nemesis King's in a tense final this time beating a physically imposing team 1 – 0 thanks to a clinical strike from Tom Hack and a determined defensive display.
APS's rugby players were not to be out done winning the Plate competition in the Sedbergh School's under-11 tournament with the versatile Hack, now playing as a sniping fly half, posting the winning try in a 12-0 win.
APS Director of Sport Nigel Birch said: “We want to introduce our boys to as many competitive sports as possible and develop their fundamental ball skills and fitness levels. We have developed a strong network of local and regional fixtures and have many arch rivals that we always enjoy testing our mettle against.”