KS2 Sports Hall Athletics
Date: Tuesday 30th January
Report: As part of the Calthorpe Primary Schools Sports Association we were invited to attend an indoor sports hall athletics competition. There were 22 schools represented on this day and our strong team of 4 represented the school with great sportsmanship and honour. Ben proved his considerable strength in the javelin as he threw a massive 15m, whilst Aleena enjoyed the standing long jump and Dexter amazed me as he ran through the high stepper with speed and coordination. Oliver was the glue that kept our strong team together motivating and encouraging them to do their best. We kept going right til the very end in the relays and Oliver and Ben were both happy to compete twice as if they hadn’t already done enough. A great morning spent with over 150 children, all competing for their schools.

 

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U11 A Netball v Kings Hawford v Abberley Hall
Date: Wednesday 31st January
Result: BCS 16 – 7 Kings Hawford BCS 9- 5 Abberley Hall
Most Valued Player: Neave Rees for both
Report: With our game being cancelled last week I knew this would be a test for the team being our first match. A sense of team camaraderie was starting to bubble as we observed the opposition in this triangular event. We started off with Prisyn winning the toss and didn’t look back from that moment on. Our Centre passes were slick with fantastic timed movement from all in attack – Neave, to Poppy or Anne Laure to Skye just as we had practised. Our defence are starting to become a presence in the game and were dominating their zones to win the ball with great interception from Prisyn and Theresa. Sareena had stepped up to the ‘A’ team on the day and although unsure at first she soon developed confidence that she is a worthy team member and looked strong in her defensive skills. Yes, there is still plenty to work on but the team’s determination and co operation with one another proved a powerful force and we were worthy winners of this event.

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U10A Netball V Hallfield
Date: 5th February
Result: BCS7-5 Hallfield
Most Valued Player: Ojal Rao
Report: A fantastic first quarter took us comfortably into the lead. The girls worked the ball swiftly down the court and into the D and Bea was on form, slotting them into the net. The girls were sharp off the centre pass driving forward to receive the ball. Hallfield came back at us but the girls dug deep and held on to the lead for a good win.

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U10B Netball v Hallfield
Date: 5th February
Result: BCS 9 – 3 Hallfield
Most Valued Player: Matilda Goodham
Report: We started off cautiously and although we were passing the ball well in attack, due to the very cold conditions we were not catching the ball securely. I could still see great movement from Chloe and Lexie off the ball and we went ahead 1-0. At quarter time changes were made and the team were doing a fine job at getting free and staying warm and this was reflecting in excellent interceptions being made by Daphne and Lily. Our inter passing skills were strong and we went ahead with 2 excellent goals from Maya. In the third quarter right from the centre pass we kept the ball and passed beautifully in attack with great passing between Lexie, Matilda, Maya and Shakthi and we forced ahead 6 goals to 2. Playing right until the end of the game nothing was getting through our defence of Jasleen, Joanne, Daphne and Lily and with Maya’s shooting being so accurate we ended the game with another 3 goals scored. A great match played with real grit and determination in spite of the very cold conditions.


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U10C Football v King’s Hawford
Date: Monday 5th February
Result: BCS 0 – King’s Hawford 5
Most Valued Player: Luke Allen
Report: As the scoreline suggests, the game was dominated by the opposition who had a little bit more composure on the ball at key times in the game. The work rate of the boys couldn’t be called into question though as they continually tried to make it difficult for the King’s Hawford side. Luke Allen was a star in goal, and his penalty save was outstanding.

Mr Newman

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U9 B Netball v RGS The Grange
Date: 6th February
Result: BCS 3 – 1 RGS The Grange
Most Valued Player: Jia Samra
Report: The team warmed up really well and were prepared for the start of the match against RGS. The improvement made from last week was significant and the hard work in lessons and after school club paid off as we moved swiftly in attack with quick thinking from Gloriosa, Priyam and Jia. Ishana got the first goal after dominating in attack and Tabitha was delighted as she scored the only goal in the second quarter. We marked well in defence and and Freya made great interceptions and Simran and Mayha did well to stick to their opposite player. Overall I was really impressed with how they had come on since last week and persevered in the cold even as it snowed.

 

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U9 A Netball v RGS The Grange
Date: 6th February
Result: BCS 10-7 RGS The Grange
Most Valued Player: Sofia Philips
Report: A close competitive match in very cold conditions. The girls played really well and improved each quarter. They are learning to hold their space and time their runs into space. Quick passes down the court got the ball into the D and accurate shooting by Emily Whitehouse helped us take the lead. Strong defence by Anya Bansal and Maysoon Haroon made it hard for RGS to get the ball into the D and Blue Coat were quick to pounce on the loose ball. More work needs to be done on our footwork but the girls made huge improvements as the game progressed.
Miss Crews

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U9 A Football vs Wolverhampton Grammar School
Date: 6th February
Result: BCS 6 – 0 WGS
Most Valued Player: Adam Bashir
Report: Another excellent performance from the U9A side saw them run out convincing winners against WGS. The slick interplay amongst the team was excellent as was some of the movement off the ball. Bashir had an excellent game scoring a hattrick but also linking up well with others. Trevis again had an excellent game linking well and making good decisions. As a team we need to work hard at improving the speed we get wide when we regain possession but overall a very good display.

Mr Protherough

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U9B Football vs Wolverhampton
Date: 6th February
Result: BCS12 – 3 WGS
Most Valued Player: Ben Carberry
Report: The U9 B team continues to improve with another excellent display of fantastic football. The cold weather could not stop the enthusiasm and effort put in by all. Whilst a little disorganised in defence at time the attacking play was sharp and incisive leading to a number of very good goals with Ben Carberry showing great promise up front.

Mr Protherough

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U11A+B Swimming Gala vs West House
Date: Thursday 8th February
Result: BCS 74 – 68 West House
Most Valued Player: U11 B Boys
Report: We welcomed West House School to our fifth swimming gala of this half term in what promised to be a close event. We introduced some new events with the boys being challenged to swim all strokes as an individual in heats, also being asked to swim Backstroke and Breaststroke relays. It was neck and neck all the way, with the last event determining either a draw or a win for Blue Coat. The boys rose to the occasion and won the last event by half a length, securing another win for Blue Coat. This term we have won all 5 of our swimming gala’s, a compliment to the hard work and dedication of our swimmers and teachers. It finished Blue Coat 74 – 68 West House.

Mr A Kelly

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U11D Netball v RGS
Date: Wednessday 7th Febuary
Result: BCS 8-3 RGS
Most Valued Player: Ritisha 
Report: Blue Coat got off to a strong start passing the ball swiftly down the court and feeding the ball quickly into the D. Accurate shooting and quick reactions on the rebound helped us to take an early lead. Blue Coat defence marked tight and we were definitely quick to pounce on the loose ball. At times we relied on our height too much, the girls need to drive forward to receive the ball and get in front of their defender. A strong win, well done girls.

Miss Crews

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U11E Netball v RGS
Date: Wednesday 7th February
Result: BCS 6 -0 RGS
Most Valued Player: Deyuan Chen
Report: The girls did themselves proud, working as a tight team and by mostly keeping to throwing order (which is what secured the victory). Even when a ball slipped to the other side Hannah Bumenjel was consistent in stopping the ball before it got in the net! Every girl played a strong part in the success of the match reacting quickly either in attack or defence as the situation demanded and have shown that through taking on tips that they can improve their game significantly. Well done indeed.
Scorer: Lily Mobasher 5, Keya Bishnoi 1

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U11C Netball v RGS
Date: Wednesday 7th February
Result: BCS 9 – 2 RGS
Most Valued Player: Kiran Dhillon
Report: A superb performance from a group of girls who were completely focused from the outset. Kiran Dhillon and Alayna Malik produced some exquisite netball around the shooting circle. Miss Crews was delighted to hear this when the side returned back to school as this was a real focus of practice on Monday morning. Defensively, the whole squad made it difficult for the RGS team to build any momentum and Emily Bongs, in particular, leapt like a salmon using her ‘Go Go Gadget’ arms to steal the ball every time the ball approached the circle. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon for all!

Mr Newman

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U11A Netball v RGS the Grange
Date: Wednesday 7th February
Result: BCS 19- 8 RGS The Grange
Most Valued Player: Neave Rees
Report: The match was tightly contested and and although our set plays were not working consistently the team proved that they can still pull together and come out on top. Neave was resilient in her play and worked hard to link the defence and attack. Interceptions were being made by Prisyn and Theresa but we were not moving as orderly as i know we can through the centre of the court. Skye and Poppy worked hard against a strong RGS defence and luckily we were picking up the rebounds. Overall we proved that even when things are note going as expected we persevere and get through as a team.
Scorer:
Mrs Bennett

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U11B Netball v RGS the Grange
Date: Wednesday 7th February
Result: BCS 6- 6 RGS The Grange
Most Valued Player:
Report: From going ahead in the first half the team dug deep not to be outplayed with Amulya showing she is a real team player by playing in any position I asked of her. Gracie was working hard in her new position as Centre and was doing some excellent passes into our shooters. I don’t think Emma will ever forgive me as she thought she had scored the winning goal however, the whistle had blown before the ball went through the ring and we finished the match drawing.
Scorer:
Mrs Bennett

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U9A Netball Tournament Kings Hawford
Date: Thursday 8th February
Result: BCS won 2, lost 2 and drew 1
Most Valued Player: Great team performance
Report: A fantastic afternoon of Netball. The girls developed each game and are beginning to spread out and sprint into space. Quick passes helped get the ball down the court and into the D and the girls were really focused on their footwork. Results BCS 1-1 RGS, BCS 1-0 Monmouth, BCS 0-4 Kings Hawford, BCS 2-3 Winterfold, BCS 2-0 Abberly

 

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