U10D Rugby v Warwick Prep
Date: Monday 6th November
Result: BCS 55 – Warwick Prep 35
Most Valued Player: Will Cowley

Report: Last Friday was a bit of a eureka moment for this group of boys as they began to realise their true potential in our final training session of the week. As a result, the side were really excited about the upcoming match against Warwick. The game could not have started better as Amir Mirza scored a superb solo try within 10 seconds. Warwick Prep hit back with 2 scores but this prompted Amar Gill to turn into ‘Superman’ as he scored a flurry of tries. BCS suddenly started to tackle really well with Will Cowley and Arjun Reddy-Kolanu leading by example, and this made it difficult for Warwick to get back into the game. A really impressive victory – well done everyone!
Mr Newman

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U10A Hockey v Solihull
Date: Monday 6th November
Result: BCS 1-Solihull 1
Most Valued Player: Bea Neeson
Scorer: Lexie Hubbard

Report: Having beaten Solihull quite convincingly in our previous match I decided to try a new Goal keeper and a new formation. We started off the match well with some excellent passing and dirves forward from Lexie, Bea and Tara. We attacked for the majority of the first half but we couldn’t get the ball in the net until Lexie smashed one in from a cross from Maya.We almost got too carried away with our forwards attack and forgot our defensive responsibilities as we let Solihull counter attack and left to watch our defenders and Solihull got back into the game. It was great to see the girls using what they are learning in matches and hopefully with continued hockey opportunities they will only get stronger as a team.

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U10B Hockey v Solihull
Date: Monday 6th November
Result: BCS 6-0 Solihull
Most Valued Player: Natasha Page
Report: Wow, these girls were on fire! From the very start the U10 B teams completely outplayed Solihull and showed that we are a squad and are just as good on the ball as some A team players. Matilda was constantly hunting the ball down and did not give any Solihull player time on the ball. Matilda and Lily linked play in the final part of the pitch Solihull didn’t know what had hit them. Matilda drove through and scored twice before Lily got the third. Ojal continued brutal tackling in the middle of the pitch paid off with goals being scored by her also. Natasha dribbled with confidence down the wing and played some excellent passes forwards for matilda to score again. The moment of the game was watching Chloe take the ball clamly from defence and the ball was played through the midfield to attack and we scored. A different class ladies well done!
Scorer: Matilda Goodrham(3), Ojal Rao (2), Lily Cunney (1)
Mrs Bennett 

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U10A Rugby v Warwick
Date: Monday 6th November
Result: BCS 75 – 25 Warwick
Most Valued Player: A Y
Report: In an excellent perfomance, the U10A side played some outstanding rugby to win against Warwick Prep School. What was most pleasing was that as the game went on the team started to appreciate the space better and move the ball before and after contact. The other area where the team showed good improvement was in defence where both the tackling and the tenacity was much better putting the opposition under pressure and causing mistakes which we capitalised on. AY on his birthday put in a man of the match performance with his tackling and strong running with the ball.
Scorer:
Mr Protherough

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U10B Rugby v Warwick
Date: Monday 6th November
Result: BCS 15-40 Warwick
Most Valued Player: Jake Meyer
Report: A difficult first half, Warwick had some strong runners and quickly took the lead as Blue Coat failed to push up in defence and make the tackles.. In the second half the boys regrouped and really stepped up. We began to believe in ourselves and ran hard at the oposition and looked for the offload and were rewarded with 3 tries. In defence we still need to push up as a line, get lower in the tackle and hold on but we made it much harder for warwick to score, forcing them to make the extra pass.
Scorer:
Miss Crews

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U10C Rugby v Warwick
Date: Monday 6th November
Result: 30 – 30
Most Valued Player: The whole team stuck to the task very well and defended very well applying pressure to the opposition.
Report: A great deal of determination and effort was shown by the whole team who endeavoured to offload the ball out of contact and get boys into space to score. Particularly impressive was the defensive effort to close the opposition space and force mistakes. It was also encouraging to see pupils attempt to tackle. Overall a positive performance to take into future games.
Scorer: Kieran O’Reilly (3), Zahid Ahmed (1), Rajan Sall (1), Daniel Le Quelenec (1)
Mr R Davies

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U11 Rugby Festival
Date: Wednesday 8th November

This was a fantastic afternoon of rugby, with the Blue Coat boys getting lots of opportunities to play and develop their skills. The boys played 5 matches, winning 4. Very well done! However, the scores were only a small part of the afternoon – the greater emphasis of the day was on the boys’ rugby development, encouraging them to play running rugby, attack the space and enjoy themselves. At times the Blue Coat boys rose to this challenge and played some exciting rugby, running hard to beat the defender and get the offload away into space which resulted in some fantastic tries. At times, however, we lacked focus and made silly mistakes, running into contact and losing the ball so there is still work to do.

Many congratulations to the 4 players who were awarded prizes at the end of the day –

Kairav Singh – Most creative player

Freddie Geoghegan – Best team player

Jeevan Johal – Fair play award

Elias Papaioannou – Most improved player

Miss Crews

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U8A Hockey v Winterfold
Date: Thursday 9th November
Result: BCS 1- 3 Winterfold
Most Valued Player: Alex Souter and Anoushka Hart- excellent tackling
Report: An excelent first game of hockey, the girls showed great determination and comitment on grass in tough conditions. Battling uphill in the first half Blue Coat struggled to get the ball forward and were forced to defend. Some excelent tackling and strong clearences made it hard for Winterfold to score but continued pressure in our ‘D’ and a few hard shots on goal allowed them to take the lead. Mid way through the second half Blue Coat began to use the slope to their advantage, hitting the ball hard up field. Some strong forward running by Anoushka helped to get our attack moving forward and we were rewarded by a well deserved goal. A very enjoyable game, well done girls!
Scorer: Lara Wilcox

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U8B Soccer v West House
Date: Thursday 9th November
Result: BCS 0 – 1 West House
Most Valued Player: Samuel Tan
Report: A great game that was oozing with passion from both the players and the supporters on the touchline! The game set off at a great pace and the tackles were flying in. BCS couldn’t take advantage of their early dominance by scoring a goal and this allowed West House time to settle back into the game and sneak it 1-0. Joshvir Sandu looked dangerous up front and ran onto the ball well. Oliver Smoldon held the shape of the side together while Samuel Tan made some crunching tackles.

Mr Newman
 
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U8A Football v West House
Date: Thursday 9th November
Result: BCS 4 – 1 West House
Most Valued Player: Jai Lewis for all round awareness in both attack and defence
Report: The U8A team played it’s first match against West House in what was an exciting and passionate affair. The game was played in four quarters all closely contested. Blue Coat started brightly with Jai Lewis showing great poise on the ball. West House replied with a series of attack but the some great goalkeeping kept them at bay. A break down the left saw Blue Coat open the scoring with a fine goal from Jai Lewis. The second quarter saw a huge amount of pressure applied by West House but Samuel Hodges stood firm in goal making some brilliant saves. In the thirs quarter a thunderbolt by West House tied the game up at 1-1. THe game stayed like this until the final 3 minutes where we managed to score a glut of goals. The pick being a great team goal scored by Govind Dhillon. A thoroughly enjoyable match with lots of great play.
Scorer:
Mr Protherough