FOOTBALL

U11B Football House Matches
Date: Wednesday 28th March
Result: St Philip’s 5 – St George’s 2
Most Valued Player: Jake Meyer
Report: A strong performance from St Philip’s resulted in a 5-2 win over St George’s. From the first whistle St Philip’s were dominant, showing strength across all positions and working together to gain an early 4-0 lead at half time. After a team talk with both sides, St George’s showed resilience and pulled 2 goals back with 10 minutes to go. For the last 10 minutes St George’s were dominant and applied the pressure, but in the last minute St Philip’s clinched a goal ending the match 5-2.
Mr Kelly

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U10 A v King Henry VIII
Date: Monday 25th March
Result: BCS 8- 0 KHVIII
Most Valued Player: Oliver Almond
Report: The U10A team produced a devastating display of attacking football to overwhelm King Henry’s. The opposition were indebted to their goal keeper who produced a string of heroic saves. Our boys moved the ball superbly using little one-two to regularly get behind the opposition. The whole side deserve praise but I was particularly pleased with Oliver Almond for being in the right place to finish off a number of chances. The U10s have at times played some great football this term and what has been particularly pleasing is the emergence of players such as John Meering and Richard Mahlberg-Schilling who have meant that the group have an excellent squad moving forward.
Mr Protherough

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U10 B v King Henry VIII
Date: Monday 25th March
Result: BCS 7-2 KHVIII
Most Valued Player: Lemuel Adjei
Report: The U10B team put in another superb display of attacking football to win resoundingly 7-2 against King Henry’s. Freddie Williams and Lemuel Adjei were at the heart of a good performance with some driving runs at the opposition. Raihan Ahmed utilised his power effectively scoring a few and assisting in other goals. Even when King Henry’s had a few chances Zain Ahmed stood firm in goal with “inspector gadget”-like arms and legs! Well done to all involved – a great performance.
Mr Protherough

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U10C V King Henry VIII
Date: Monday 25th March
Result: BCS 3 – 2 KH VIII
Most Valued Player: Aidan Zhang
Report: A gorgeous afternoon to be playing Football with the U10C team who participated in an end to end, fiercely battled game for the full 40 minutes. With a huge squad BCS had the upper hand with plenty of fresh legs to come. The boys applied good pressure from the start which lead to an early corner. A great delivery from Simeon forced one of their players to head the ball into the back of the net. Unfortunately we didn’t learn from this – a similar incident then followed in our own goal. Aidan and Ben provided a solid base at the back. Simeon and James were always an option on the wings staying in space. BCS manage to keep King Henry’s in their own half for most of the game. Occasionally, with a big boot of the ball, Bertie came off his goal line to sweep up any problems. A good win for the all the boys involved in today’s squad. Well done all.
Mr Melia

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U10D v King Henry VIII
Date: Monday 25th March
Result: BCS 4 – 0 KH VIII
Most Valued Player: Aarav Massey
Report: This was a ruthless display from the boys on a glorious Monday afternoon at King Henry’s. Ali A made some super saves throughout the game to deny the opposition a way into the game, and the defensive three of De Bono, Li and Pemble tackled hard and cleared quickly. There was lots of rotation in midfield as the sun shone down, but Asad, Keerat, Aarav, Oliver, Rohan and Kabir worked well to breakdown the opposition and counter attack when the chance came. It was great to score 4 goals, but equally proud of the boys for their clean sheet.
Mr Newman

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U9A v Winterfold
Date: Tuesday 26th March
Result: BCS 4 – 1 Winterfold
Most Valued Player: Sam Tan
Report: A dominating and structured performance today saw the U9As defeat Winterfold 4 goals to 1. After a disappointing loss from the previous week, the boys focused on constant pressure and not giving the opposition time on the ball. Our tactic paid off with multiple goals coming from winning the ball back in the opposition’s half. The boys played sensible football and kept their structure well. As a result, we were well set up to defend any ball that came into our half. A special mention to Sam Tan, who was a constant pest for all of their players, chasing down any ball, tackling any player on the pitch and providing an extra body at all times. A good team performance. Well done boys.
Scorer: Konark (2) Jai (1) Own Goal
Mr Melia

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U8C Football vs Warwick
Date: Thursday 28th March
Result: BCS 3 – 1 Warwick
Most Valued Player: Adam Abdul-Ghaleel
Report: A fantastic afternoon of football in the sun was made even better with the win over Warwick. A strong performance at the back and some excellent goalkeeping set a strong foundation for some stylish football, with Adam Abdul-Ghaleel netting two goals. Blue Coat’s third came from a Warwick own goal which was created from applied pressure by Ethan Graves. Warwick were able to grab a goal back in the last minute of the game which was well deserved for their efforts. Overall it finished 3-1 to Blue Coat – well done boys!

NETBALL

U11A Netball House Matches
Date: Wednesday 28th March
Result: St Margaret’s 17-12 St Monica’s
Most Valued Player: Matilda Goodrham and Ojal Rao
Report: On the 27th March, St Monica’s and St Margaret’s played their house matches. It was a tight game with lots of passion. There is always extra rivalry between the girls so winning was important to each House, but winning as a team through determination, passion, sportsmanship and fun was most important. It started with Margaret’s scoring a great goal, then another. Monica’s suddenly had to fight back hard to stop the lead creeping away. It then became very even with both teams scoring on their centre pass, Margaret’s, Monica’s, it was end to end flowing netball. The second quarter ended 7 all. Both teams eager to win. The game was balanced on a knife edge! The third quarter was still very even, although Margaret’s had a short period of dominance and crept back into the lead. Both teams were making it hard for each other, making a few silly errors. In this quarter Monica’s fought hard to try and level the score, BUT Margaret’s were determined to hold this lead.
THE LAST QUARTER……..
Monica’s and Margaret’s knew what they had to do. Both teams were getting tired but they didn’t stop. Not one of them came to win for themselves but for their house and that desire was evident throughout. No one ever gave up! On that day Margaret’s held onto their lead with great determination. When we mix the house teams in Margaret’s and Monica’s we might be two houses but we never forget we are one team! Well done to all the girls, it’s been fun! Good luck to all the other teams in their house matches!
Written by Bea Neeson
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U11B Netball House Matches
Date: Wednesday 28th March
Result: St Margaret’s 10-4 St Monica’s
Most Valued Players: Phoebe Jones and Gargi Paneesha
Report: By the end of the first quarter, Margaret’s were leading 2-1. Both goals were shot by Enya Yu for St. Margaret’s and Elspeth Martin shot for Monica’s, with a lot of help from Natasha’s defending and receiving. Things were getting a bit more tense by the second quarter with the score ending at 7-2 to Margaret’s, 5 shot by Gargi, 2 by Jaya for St. Margaret’s and 1 more shot by Elspeth for Monica’s. In the third quarter Lauren swapped from team one to team two playing against St Margaret’s centre. It was very close this quarter with great defending from Daisy as goalkeeper. The overall score was 10 – 4 with the extra point added by the shoot off when Monica’s won 2-1
Mrs Somerville

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U8A House Netball
Result: Monica’s 7- 7 Margaret’s
Most Valued Player: Anya Kapil
Report: A fantastic, highly competitive house match. The girls played some great netball, dodging, moving into space and passing quickly to get the ball down the court. At times we got a bit crowded and tight defence made it hard to find the right pass but in general I was really impressed by all the girls’ performances. Both teams were eager to win and do their best for their house and the game was played in great spirits. Accurate shooting kept the scores ticking over and although Margaret’s kept taking the lead, in the end I think a draw was a fair result – well done girls.
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U8B House Netball
Result: Monica’s 4- 3 Margaret’s
Most Valued Player: Emma He
Report: A fantastic afternoon for house Netball, the girls were so excited and played in excellent spirit from the beginning to the end. The match play really developed over each quarter and the girls made massive progress with space, passing and movement. The game was really close at half time with the score being 1-0 to Monica’s. However, in the third quarter it was a fast moving game with lots of action and it really was enjoyable to watch with the score ending 4-3, Monica’s keeping their lead. All to play for going into the final quarter, it was tense, both teams desperate for victory and therefore defending hard, keeping the ball out of each others circle. Final score ended 4-3 to Monica’s, well done girls a really good game. What progress you have all made.
Mrs Somerville

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U8C House Netball
Result: Monica’s 2- 1 Margaret’s
Report: The girls were in high spirits to be playing their first netball match. They showed great determination to get the ball, although it took a little time to remember about finding space to receive it. As the game progressed the speed of decision making and passing improved and the girls really showed how much they have learnt this term. The score remained 0-0 for the first two quarters, but St Monica’s then set up a fantastic string of passes and then scored the first goal. The final quarter was the height of the match play with a goal scored for each team. Great team spirit was shown by each girl and it was a very enjoyable first Netball house match.
Scorer: Siyao Ou, Siyuan Ou and Isabella Wyndham
Miss Ward

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U11A Netball v Our Lady Fatima
Date: Monday 25th March
Result: BCS 27-13 Fatima
Most Valued Player: Lexie Hubbard
Report: On a lovely Monday afternoon the girls a experienced tough but even match. During the first quarter our opposition carried out a strong attack utilising their height. The ball whizzed back and forth, hoop to hoop, forced to use short, sharp passes on a very small court. Blue Coat shooters were on form and the ball flew into the hoops as if it belonged there. At the beginning we made a few silly mistakes, letting the ball slip out of our hands or sending it into nowhere, but as the match progressed we were beginning to pull things together. As the game progressed the opposition began to tire and we stormed into the lead. We were on fire, goal after goal after goal!!! Altogether it was a great team effort and a great match, finishing off a fantastic season! Well done everyone for this exciting and enjoyable term of netball.

Written by Kate Stockton and Tara Ramachandran

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U10A Netball v Winterfold
Date: Monday 25th March
Result: BCS – Winterfold
Most Valued Player: The girls had everything to play for after a really good last game. The girls were very excited as it was their last game of the season. However they didn’t display the same fight that I saw in the last game. Both teams played a very sloppy game with lots of unforced errors. For example, placement of the ball was not into space or to the moving play and there were lots of footwork errors giving the ball away time and time again. Having said this, the girls did show some really nice passages of play and proved their potential. This just needs to be more consistent. Unfortunately, it was a loss for the girls this time, but a good effort girls, it has been a real journey working with you this term and you have all made really good progress, well done.
Mrs Somerville

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U9A Netball v Winterfold
Date: Tuesday 26th March
Result: BCS 3 – 5 Winterfold
Most Valued Player: Zuva M-Redmond
Report: This was our last match over what has been a progressive term of netball, but the team started off slowly allowing Winterfold to play. We finished the first quarter 1-1. In the second quarter we went ahead as our energy levels and fighting spirit were clear for all to see. Unfortunately, during the 3rd quarter we lost our way and energy and fight dipped somewhat and Winterfold took advantage and went 2 goals ahead. Whilst in the final quarter we played some beautiful netball and were by far the better team overall. We just struggled to score and so the match ended 5-3. This group of girls are showing some really raw talent and with more experience and exposure to the game as with anything they should do well in the forthcoming years.
Mrs Bennett

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U9B Netball v Winterfold
Date: Tuesday 26th March
Result: BCS 7-0 Winterfold
Most Valued Player: Matilda Brown
Report: A really strong game for the U9B team on Monday, the opposition were a mixture of U9s and U8s, although the score ended 7-0 to BCS the score didn’t reflect how hard the girls had to work to get this result. Once BCS girls listened to a little bit of feedback they worked the ball up the court fantastically passing through each member of their team. The placement of the ball can sometimes let the girls down and they need to remember to pass the ball into the space and only to a player that is moving not standing still. Overall a really good result, well done girls. Player of the match was Matilda Brown.
Mrs Somerville

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U9C Netball v Winterfold
Date: Tuesday 26th March
Result: BCS 0- 3 Winterfold
Most Valued Player: Charli Clements
Report: A lovely game of netball played by the U9C team, they really showed just how much progress they have made this term. The opposition were a mixture of U9 and U8s and had a couple of fantastic movers that were their playmakers. We made a couple of position changes at half time, which demonstrated the skills transfer of skills. Charli Clements put in a really good shift in at GD keeping the GA out of the game. Unfortunately, we lost 3-0 but a solid effort girls well done.
Mrs Somerville

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U9D Netball v Winterfold
Date: Tuesday 26th March
Result: BCS 0- 3 Winterfold
Most Valued Player: Sarika Hulait
Report: A closely contested match in the sun. The difference between the 2 teams was that Winterfold scored their goals and Blue Coat unfortunately had quite a few chances and just couldn’t get the ball into the hoop. Both teams worked hard to find space and as the game progressed got better at passing quickly.
Miss Crews