NETBALL

U10 C Netball v Solihull
Date: Monday 21st January
Result: BCS 0- 3 Solihull
Most Valued Player: Gloriosa Sung
Report: The girls had a good start to the season and should be proud of the effort they put in on the court. The team had several attacking spellings which is promising for the season ahead. Mayha made some excellent interceptions in defence. Going forward, we now need to work on creating space when attacking and tighter marking in defence.
Miss Owen

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U11A Netball Tournament at Warwick
Date: Saturday 26th January
Result: Played 5, won 3 lost 2
Most Valued Player: Fantastic all round team performance
Report: A fantastic afternoon of netball. The girls enjoyed playing some extremely competitive netball against some talented sides. Our skills were put to the test in the first 2 games, Blue Coat dug deep and played some great netball but unfortunately Bablake and Warwick Prep were both too strong. These teams both got through to the final. After 2 tough games it was great to see the girls pick themselves up and go on to win their next 3 games against Kimbolton, Maltman’s Green and Thunderbirds. A great tournament and fantastic opportunity for the girls. I feel the girls netball really developed and they got to experience how important each game and each centre pass is in a tournament situation.
Miss Crews

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U11B Netball v Various
Date: Saturday 26th January
Result: 2nd Place B League
Report: We got through to the finals without losing a match with convincing wins over Kimbolton and The Manor Prep and a draw v Maltman’s Green. These were great results for our girls who were working hard to set their plays and score goals in the limited timeframe. How the tournament continued meant that we had close to a 2 hour wait until our final and this proved costly as it started to rain heavily. In the final we faced The Manor Prep and they started off really spritely having just played several knockout matches to face us. Unfortunately, in the 5 minute halves we just did not have enough time to claw back the goals in time as the girls defended hard to win the ball back. The whole team did amazingly well to come second out of 9 schools and really deserved their silver medals.
Mrs Bennett

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U11C Netball v St Alban’s
Date: Wednesday 30th January
Result: BCS 5- 1 St Alban’s
Most Valued Player: Lauren Claridge
Report: Both teams had a slow start with no one scoring within the first quarter. However, with a couple of changes in our shooting circle in the second quarter it enabled our girls to take the lead 3-1 at half time. Defensively, we had a really strong game, the girls have a real desire to want to ball and there were lots of examples of the girls going for interceptions with two hands. However, at times we are still too crowded, which is stopping us to play the ball down court easily into our attack. We need to think about working as a team and clearing the space to create passing opportunities for one another. However, there was an improvement from last week, keep up the hard work ladies. Final score was 5-1.
Mrs Somerville

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U11A Netball V Hallfield
Date: Wednesday 30th January
Result: BCS 16-9 Hallfield
Report: A strong performance from the Blue Coat girls. At times the girls played some beautiful netball timing their runs and driving into space to work the ball down court and into the D. Blue Coat fed some excellent balls into the D but we must remember to put more power on the pass to go over the defender. To improve we must work harder to drive forward for the ball and remember the order as at times we got quite crowded. Overall a great performance!
Miss Crews

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U11B Netball v Hallfield
Date: Wednesday 30th January
Result: BCS 16 – 3 Hallfield
Report: Starting off quite slowly we went slightly ahead 2-1 in the first quarter. Having used the first quarter to warm up the second quarter was great with 5 further goals being scored with some amazing attacking play from Lexie, Gracie, Tara and Chloe. They scored 1 more in the 3rd quarter but our defence looked in control with Daphne, Ishani and Kavya sticking close to their opponents. Natasha has really impressed me with her attitude towards her team playing in any position I ask of her and to a good standard. The whole team worked tirelessly hard to extend their lead over Hallfield. Well done girls!
Mrs Bennett

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FOOTBALL

U10A Football v King’s Hawford & Monmouth
Date: Monday 28th January
Result: KH 3 BCS 1 & Monmouth 0 BC 3
Most Valued Player: Adam Bashir linked the play well and scored two superb 1v1s with the GK
Report: Amazing to see progression over the course of two matches. The first game being a struggle as we were caught three times by a through ball and not marking their forwards well enough. We passed the ball well but couldn’t create many chances. Against Monmouth, the flow was better, with a change of formation we used our speed to get in behind them and opened up with two early goals. James Protherough played well in the centre of defence using his passing to play in wide areas. Hari Philips was the standout defender, tackling with commitment and a burst of energy to help support the attack.
Mr Harrison

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U11B Football v Eversfield
Date: Wednesday 30th January
Result: BCS 1 – 6 Eversfield
Most Valued Player: Pardeep Sohal
Report: A tough day at the office, with the U11Bs playing against Eversfield A team on what can only be described as a mud pit in the snow! The conditions meant the boys struggled to get any rhythm to the game or keep their footing long enough to dribble with the ball. Despite this, the boys managed to apply enough pressure to get themselves a well-deserved goal. Special mention to our hard working defence James Scurlock, Flynn McLoughlin and Narayan Dhillon who endless closed down shots, made crucial tackles and remained a constant pest for their attackers. However, Pardeep Sohal, who ended the game top to toe in mud, produced wonder save after wonder save throughout the game keeping the score line in check.
Mr Melia