SWIMMING

U8A Swimming v Bromsgrove and Warwick
Date: Tuesday 27th November
Result: BCS 26, Warwick 24, Bromsgrove 16
Most Valued Player: Remy Granger
Report: Our U8A Swimming team travelled to Bromsgrove to compete in a swimming gala against the hosts and Warwick. Our long tradition of competitive swimming galas continued as throughout the evening we saw some closely fought races. The U8 boys were outstanding, winning 5 out of their 6 events and producing some very quick times. Special mention must got to Remy Granger who produced a fantastic individual swim in the 25m Breaststroke. Overall it finished 1) Blue Coat, 2) Warwick and 3) Bromsgrove.

Mr Kelly

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HOCKEY

U11A Hockey v RGS The Grange
Date: Wednesday 28th November
Result: BCS 2 – 0 RGS
Most Valued Player: Bea Neeson
Report: In dreadful conditions the girls started against a strong RGS team who had won the Malvern Prep Schools Hockey Tournament just last week. I knew it was going to be a great show of hockey skills from both teams but the sheer determination to play and support one another was incredible with Tara ready to come on at any given moment. From the start Ojal was strong in her tackles coming out with the ball and playing in Storm, who showed no fear going in to score our first goal. Daphne was as awesome as ever and made several diving saves. RGS were coming at us hard and the midfield of Bea, Lexie and Kate had to dig deep to keep running from D to D to stop them going forwards. It was great to see us playing out the back from Maya and her long clearances which turn into attacking play. Storm scored our second goal from open play and RGS just did not have an answer.

As I sit here and write this, my last ever Hockey match report on this group of girls, I reflect on the pleasure of watching these girls grow into young sportswomen. From Year 4 I have had them for Hockey where we started on grass and I recall us all going for the same ball not trusting each other. Now in Year 6 they have fantastic positional play, reverse stick passing skills, phenomenal penalty corners and 3d skills that not many 10 and 11 years olds have. You amaze me more everyday with your attitude and desire to be the best you can be. Thank you girls – this is why I teach! It is also with a heavy but proud heart I say goodbye to Maya who is leaving this term and has been an absolute credit to the school and especially our department.
Scorer: Storm (2)
Mrs Bennett

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U11B Hockey v RGS The Grange
Date: Wednesday 28th November
Result: BCS 1- 1 RGS
Most Valued Player: Lily Cunney
Report: These were really difficult conditions for their last match but we were determined to keep it up as this was our last inter-school Hockey fixture of the term. We started solidly with some great attacking play from Lily and Elspeth getting into great supporting positions. Matilda was waiting eagerly at the back post but unfortunately the ball just did not come for her. Natasha worked so hard for her team running from end to end making really important tackles when needed. Joanne held strong in the centre and linked the forward play really well and Lily scored our goal. Emma pulled off a cracking save in the second half as RGS piled on the pressure and Chloe, as calm and confident as ever, made fantastic defensive decisions. Ava was working hard down the right to keep the pressure on them and Gracie continued to work hard going forwards and nearly got through with some good stickwork. Unfortunately their defence got a lucky tackle. They managed to even up the score with a goal from a penalty corner but all in all this was a great game and although raining the girls finished on a real high. Well done for all your hard work and effort throughout the term.
Scorer: Lily (1)
Mrs Bennett

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U11 C1 Hockey V RGS
Date: Wednesday 28th November
Result: BCS 2-2 RGS
Most Valued Player: Shakthi Shreevats
Report: A cold and wet afternoon but the girls braved it outside and enjoyed a very competitive and exciting fixture. Due to the weather we ended up playing our match on the court, but the girls quickly adapted to the new faster surface playing off the side walls and taking quick free hits. Although in the first half we had most of the possession, their goalie made some great saves and we were unlucky not to score. In the third quarter RGS came out strong and scored 2 break away goals but our girls heads never went down and they still believed they could claw it back. Their hard work was rewarded in the final quarter with 2 well worked team goals. A great game, well done girls!
Miss Crews

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U11 C2 Hockey v RGS
Date: Wednesday 28th November
Result: BCS6- 1 RGS
Most Valued Player: Serena Sall
Report: It was wet and windy but that did not dampen the spirit of the girls. The team worked well together with Serena blocking any advance on goal and Maya Bradstock feeding balls for the advance and everyone going in for the attack on goal! Well done girls.
Scorer: Gargi Paneesha (1) Enya Yu (1) Jasleen Toor (1) Jaya Kanda (2) Serena Sall (1)

Mrs Barrowclift

U11C/D Hockey v RGS
Date: Wednesday 28th November
Result: BCS 1- 5 RGS
Most Valued Player: Kavya Maganty
Report: A mixture of girls from the U11 C1&2 played a 5v5 match against RGS in the sports hall. Playing the ball off the walls the girls adapted well to playing inside where the ball travelled at rapid speed. The girls created a number of opportunities to score, unfortunately strong defence from RGS cleared the ball out every time, denying us from finishing.
The girls kept their head up right up until the end, with RGS storming in the lead, finishing 6-1.

Scorer: Ishani Shetty (1)
Mrs Somerville

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U10C Hockey v WGJS
Date: Monday 26th November
Result: BCS 1- 2 WGJS
Most Valued Player: Maggie Lester
Report: For their final Hockey fixture of the season the U10C team faced WGJS U10B team, so tough opposition! With a couple of last minute recruits into the team, the girls settled into the game quickly. Both sides demonstrated some lovely examples of play up and down the pitch, however WGJS took a lead early, giving them the confidence to dominate at times in the game and unfortunately for us score again. After a motivational team talk at half time, the girls fought back and worked together much more effectively. This team work enabled them to score in the second half, finishing the game 1-2. A good effort girls, well done!

Mrs Somerville

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RUGBY

U11 C&D Rugby v RGS The Grange
Date: Wednesday 28th November
Most Valued Player: James Scurlock led with his direct running and didn’t miss a tackle. Rajan Sall made some excellent line breaks and Imaan Iqbal started to show some power robustness in the tackle.
Report: It was a wet one!! Both teams started slowly and were pinned back by some superb running from RGS. But Blue Coat grew into it as the heavens opened and the games began to open up with less passing due to the slippery ball. However passing without vision and care needs to be a real focus for Blue Coat, we gave away lots of ball by passing inaccuracies. Amar Gill, Jake Meyer & Will Cowley all had excellent ball carries, but RGS were strong in defence.

Mr Harrison

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U11 D Rugby v RGS
Date: Wednesday 28th November
Result: BCS 4 – 6 RGS
Most Valued Player: Narayan Dhillon
Report: On a wet, warm, windy, Wednesday afternoon, the U11Ds took on a strong RGS side. After the first 10 minutes I feared the worst as RGS had run in a number of tries. The boys however had other ideas – they rolled their sleeves up and showed great determination and resilience in a tough situation. All of the players started tackling better and played with an excellent spirit, so much so that at one point it looked like an unlikely victory was on the cards. Sadly this was not to be, but what a fantastic performance. Well done boys!
Mr Protherough