18 November 2019

U10B Rugby v Warwick School (A)

BCS 30 – 60 Warwick

Player of the Match: Joel Drake

BCS were inconsistently excellent. When focussed, the U10Bs applied pressure as a team, forcing Warwick further and further back until they lost possession due to an error. Nathan Molsom, Jenson Fickert and Ateeb Al-Hasan all supported the ball carriers well and provided secure ball in the rucks. Joel Drake was outstanding running aggressively with the ball and accurately passing before the contact allowing the attack to be spread beautifully. The tries we did score were from well-structured rugby. Unfortunately after a series of hard work we gave away easy tries as they capitalised on the wide pitches and at times some poor tackling. For every 5 minutes we spent building an attack, Warwick responded with 2 quick tries. A few training sessions spent on our defensive line speed will see huge improvements.

Mr Melia

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18 November 2019

U10C Rugby v Warwick School (A)

Unfortunately, the side did not get off to a great start in this match and it seemed to take 10 minutes to get the coach journey out of the system. However, the first BCS try got the boys going and they began to show some of the skills that had been so evident the previous week. The first 10 minutes of the second half was the most impressive period of the game as the boys put pressure on the opposition in defence, and Alex C in particular led our offensive play with some pace and flair. Lessons to be learned, but parts of the game demonstrated just how far these boys have progressed across the course of the year under Mr Protherough’s tutorage in Games sessions.

Warwick victory

Player of the Match: Alexandros Constantinou

Mr Newman

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18 November 2019

U10D Rugby v Warwick School (A)

Warwick 60 – 45 BCS

Player of the Match: Inigo Hodge

The proverbial game of two halves! First half we stood off the Warwick side and allowed wave after wave of attack, culminating in being behind 35-10 at half time. The team was transformed at half time by the introduction of Inigo Hodge who ran in 5 tries in the 2nd half and almost created one of the best comebacks in sporting history! The boys rallied superbly behind as Noah Jones described Inigo as “the saviour,” tackling far better and playing with a bit of confidence. Well done to all of them for keeping going and showing great resilience.

Mr Protherough

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18 November 2019

U10C Girls’ Hockey v Winterfold House School (A)

BCS 1- 1 Winterfold

The U10C team had a really good match against Winterfold. Two teams of very similar ability made for an end to end game. Both teams lacked positional awareness at times making the game scrappy, particularly at the beginning. However, as the game went on the girls made progress and had more confidence on the ball and started to look up and pass. The final score was a draw 1-1, which was a fair result. Well done girls, it was a pleasure to take you on the fixture.

Player of the Match:  Siyena Begh

Mrs Somerville

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19 November 2019

U10C Girls’ Hockey v Bromsgrove School (A)

BCS 2 – 2 Bromsgrove

Scorers: Harleena (1), Georgina (1)

Player of the Match:  Georgina B

Although this match ended on a 2-2 draw we definitely created a lot more chances than Bromsgrove and we showed dominance in midfield but lacked composure in front of the goal. Imogen M looked skilful on the ball as she moved past Bromsgrove with ease with Aiza staying solid at the back. Danae, Antonella and Elisavet have really impressed me over this term and have developed quickly in year 5 and I look forward to seeing them in Year 6. Charlie pulled off a good save when one on one and Harleena had tracked back to clear the ball to keep us in it. Georgina finally got her just rewards in the last few minutes and scored to make the game even. A good match played with great spirit and heart.

Mrs Bennett

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19 November 2019

U10D Girls’ Hockey v Bromsgrove School (A)

BCS 3 – 1 Bromsgrove

Scorers: Connie (2), Polly (1)

Player of the Match: Anya S

The girls set off with real intent and some fabulous dribbling down the wing from Polly and Alveena meant we constantly applied pressure to the opposition. Raena and Connie marked well at hit outs and Bromsgrove struggled to get the ball out of their defensive half. Yandy played with good composure on the ball in the middle of the pitch with Anya supporting her through the middle. Marissa was calm in defence and always looked up to see where to play the ball out. A great save was made by Matilda with her stick and overall we dominated the match from start to finish. A great result from a fantastics whole team performance.

Mrs Bennett

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19 November 2019

U10E Girls’ Hockey v Bromsgrove School (A)

BCS 7-0 Bromsgrove

This was a fabulous chance for the team to show how they have progressed over their term on hockey at BCS. It was great to see the girls so enthused by the game and really working for one another to score some great goals. The girls have really developed in their skills in hockey and it was great for them to get a match and win with such a big scoreline.

Mrs Potter

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20 November 2019

U11A Rugby v Warwick School and Akeley Wood School (A)

Won 2 Lost 1 Drew 1

Player of the Match: Milo Dowling

On Wednesday afternoon the U11A took part in a festival at Warwick School. It was an excellent festival with all teams evenly matched. The team competed superbly throughout the day and it was a credit to the boys how they reacted to an unfortunate injury to Filippos. In the first game against the Croft the team played very well scoring 2 tries and being very resilient in defence at the end. The 2nd game was a physical encounter against Akeley Wood and again great defence kept BCS in the game for Smallwood to score a last second equalizing try. I felt we slipped off in terms of intensity against Warwick missing a number of tackles and not recycling the ball fast enough which led to a respectable 3-1 defeat. The last game a short game against Eversfield was a comfortable victory after a shaky start. However to be competing with a school such as Warwick is a testament to how far rugby has come in the last 3-4 years at BCS, well done lads and get better soon Filippos!

Mr Protherough

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20 November 2019

U11C Rugby v Warwick School (H)

BCS 30 – 40 Warwick

Player of the Match: Ali Ahmad

The U11C made life hard for themselves from the start going down 3 tries to no reply within the first 10 minutes. Suddenly, Aiden Zhang, Ali Ahmad and Rishul Marrie sprung to life and started to run aggressively with the ball bringing BCS back into the game. BCS were able to sustain the pressure against Warwick with good support running from James Padley and Oje Akhibi. BCS showed a good understanding of them game, securing the ball in the ruck and in the scrum. The scoring went back and forth between the two teams but unfortunately Warwick showed their strength breaking through our tackling too many times.

Mr Melia

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20 November 2019

U11D Rugby v Warwick School (H)

BCS 10 – 50 Warwick

Henry De Bono (Attack) Rohil Awasthi (Defence)

There were many positives to take away from the game despite the scoreline. Blue Coat showed great commitment for large parts of the match and it was super to see the majority of boys want to take possession of the ball in attack. One highlight was Henry driving forward despite four Warwick boys hanging off him – great strength and power! The boys were quick to admit that they needed to make more tackles but Rohil must be commended for his superb technique and Gabriel relished the opportunity to shovel the opposition into touch. Warwick must be given great credit for their ball handling skills in cold and damp conditions.

Mr Newman

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20 November 2019

U11A Girls’ Hockey Festival at Hallfield School (A)

Won 4 games, Lost 1 Game

Scorers: Gloriosa (1) Sofia (3) Indi (1)

Player of the Match: Sofia P

This week, on a bitterly cold Wednesday afternoon the U11A team attended their last tournament of the season for Hockey. The girls were excited and got off to a flying start, with Sofia showing us how she is a little pocket rocket, whizzing around Hallfield defenders, scoring two goals in fairly quick sucession. Fantastic! All the girls really showed how over the term they have progressed, playing some lovely Hockey and working really well as a team, looking for each other on and off the ball and creating lots of passing opportunities by getting into good space. Unfortunately, due to an injury we had to play the final three matches with six players but this showed just how much the girls have improved, still winning two out of the three games. Showing both strength in defence and attack. However, our last game against Eversfield A team we were out played; the girls were tired playing with only six players but they didn’t give up. Eversfield seemed to have fresh legs and on a number of occasions intercepted the ball and dribbled the ball up the pitch at such pace we ended up chasing rather than being able to defend, enabling Eversfield to score. Irrespective of this loss the girls had done enough of the hard work throughout the rest of the tournament, still resulting in a win for the girls and leaving with a trophy. An excellent achievement and one they should all be proud of, well deserved girls.

Mrs Somerville

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20 November 2019

U11B Girls’ Hockey Festival at Hallfield School (A)

Loss 5 Drew 1

Player of the Match: Ishani

Entering an A team tournament is never easy however, this team stood up to the challenge and although they never won any matches they played with real heart and desire. It was great to see Maggie and Eva running down the wing with confidence and passing the ball on the move to Holly who tried her absolute best to get the ball in the net. Ishani worked really hard covering the midfield area with Anya doing some of the donkey work to keep us in the mix. Ananya was tested in goal and whilst made some good saves unfortunately the forwards were too strong and put the ball away. Defensively we did struggle as the A teams had some great stick skills and real hard hits but Priyam did her best in sometimes a pressured situation. This was a test more so of our skills and decision-making. If the matches were won on sheer determination then our girls would have been number one. Keep going girls these tests are sent to challenge us to make us better.

Mrs Bennett

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20 November 2019

U8 and U9A Swimming Gala v Balsall Common Primary School (H)

BCS 88 – 86 Balsall Common

Player of the Match: U9 Boys

An entertaining gala which saw the BCS team pushed and challenged throughout the evening by a very strong Balsall Common team.We had some dominant performances from the U9 boys, demonstrating some fantastic race skills which is a credit to their commitment to their weekly morning squad practice.We can learn from our performances, and based on this gala there are some areas in need for development, particularly our starts and finishes. Overall it was a good result for BCS, coming away with another win. So far this term we have been undefeated, winning 5 out of 5 swimming galas. The gala finished BCS 88 – 86 Balsall Common.

Mr Kelly

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21 November 2019

U8 Girls’ Hockey Festival at BCS

Although this was a cold afternoon not one U8 pupil even noticed as they were having too much fun playing at the hockey festival Miss Crews had organised. With four schools involved our pupils were delighted to be able to demonstrate their skills and teamwork throughout the afternoon. Many tackles were made and goals were scored but most importantly there were lots of smiling faces. Everyone involved played with great spirit and did the school proud, rewarded with some lovely hot chocolate at the end. Thanks catering staff!

Mrs Bennett