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 and we were rewarded with some lovely hot chocolate at the end. Thanks catering staff!

Mrs Bennett

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21 November 2019

U8 Boys’ House Rugby Matches

Combined teams

B 1 – St Philip’s  5 – St George’s 5

B 2 – St Philip’s 6 – St George’s 8

B 3 – St Philip’s 5 – St George’s 5

B 4 – St Philip’s 6 – St George’s 6

A 1 St Philip’s 7-7 St George’s

A 2 – St Philip’s 8- 7 St George’s

A 3 St Philip’s 7 – 8 St George’s

A 4 St Philip’s 8- 7 St George’s

A fantastic introduction to the fixture setting, with the groups mixed in the houses to create some really competitive matches. The boys’ growing knowledge of game play principles and simple rules has been outstanding. The future is bright for this crop!

Mr Harrison

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26 November 2019

U9A Rugby v WGJS (A)

Score: BCS 50 – 0 WGJS

Player of the Match: Jackson Bennett

Today was a comfortable win against a less experienced team. It can be easy to switch-off, do the bare minimum and loose the motivation to exert the effort when the opponents are not putting up as much as a battle as usual. Despite this, the mentality and the discipline of the U9As was fantastic. Every pupil remained focussed on the game’s targets of trying to spread the ball by passing before the tackle. Robert, James and Vivek all tried to continually distribute the ball with a flowing attack, Remy even managed a beautifully weighted pass half the width of the pitch. One of the reasons why this team is so successful is due to the constant support they give each other on the pitch. Jackson has always stalked any player who has had the ball, trailing them constantly to allow for the offloaded pass. Although the ball doesn’t always come his way, he perseveres in providing this support. Each pupil didn’t focus on the score line today, more on the development of the squad and their own skill level. Well done boys.

Mr Melia

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26 November 2019

U9B Rugby v WGJS (A)

Score: BCS 25 – 35 WGJS

Player of the Match: Adam Bharmal

A thrilling and end to end match occurred with the U9B team against Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School. The re-introduction of the tag belts increased confidence when running with the ball especially from Adam. Positive running and good support created some fast paced tries. Unfortunately the opposition had some fast players with silky feet and were able to dance around our tackles. A bit of work needed on our defensive line but a good display of attacking play today.

Mr Melia

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26 November 2019

U9C Rugby v WGJS (A)

BCS 50 – 40 WGJS

The C team playing tag rugby again for the first time this season put in an outstanding performance against Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School with all players effort being superb. After a very even first half BCS pulled away in the second half thanks to some great support play with Hari Irvine and Dev Wangi being outstanding.

Mr Protherough

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26 November 2019

U9D Rugby v WGJS (A)

Score: BCS 60 – 20 WGJS

Player of the Match: Shawn Sen

For many this was their first match of the term and what a performance they put in! Louis Thornwell had an excellent game, as did many others, with all working hard and showing what great depth we have in year 4. Shawn Sen though was the standout performer with a number of excellent runs with the ball. Well done everyone!

Mr Protherough

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26 November 2019

U9 Mixed Girls’ Hockey Festival v Solihull School (H)

Traffic en route meant a late start to the festival, but Solihull were quick to get sorted and we soon had 4 matches in action. It was great to see so many of our girls out enjoying their hockey and experiencing competition. During the 4 games, we saw an improvement in game understanding, many goals were scored and lots of fun was had by all. The year 4 girls have really developed their hockey this year, they are hungry for the ball, eager to travel forward, and get low in the tackle. To improve we now need to look up, spread out and try and give the pass.

Miss Crews

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26 November 2019

U8A Swimming Gala v Warwick School and Bromsgrove School (A)

Result: BCS 32, Warwick 29, Bromsgrove 13 U8 Girls

On Tuesday 26th November our U8 A team swimmers travelled to Bromsgrove School to compete against both Bromsgrove and Warwick School in our annual swimming competitions. Spurred on by our U10 and U11 victories over them previously, our U8 swimmers were ready for the event! Throughout the evening our U8 swimmers were dominant, recording 8 out of 12 first places, and placing second in the remaining 4. It truly was an amazing performance with the U8 girls winning all of their relay and individual events. Thank you to both schools for such a great event, we look forward to visiting Warwick in the New Year. On the evening it finished 1st) Blue Coat 32, 2nd) Warwick 29, 3rd Bromsgrove 13. Well done swimmers!

Mr Kelly

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27 November 2019

U11C Rugby v WGJS (H)

Score: WGJS 5 – BCS 1

Player of the Match: Rishul Marrie

An interesting performance from the C team, who had to play on a narrow pitch, under tough conditions. Very thankful for the game to go ahead, we played their A team who were physical throughout and created an attritional game. Simeon Hughes and James Padley just couldn’t use their super strength speed, when finding space. Lots of turnover ball was created from dropped possession and WGJS managed to take advantage. The boys played in awesome spirit and were so well behaved for the long journey home!!

Mr Harrison

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27 November 2019

U11D Rugby v WGJS (H)

Score: BCS 10 – 45 WGJS A

Player of the Match: Asad Munir

A tough game for the U11Ds who played against their B team. BCS managed to control the game and maintained possession for a lot of the match, unfortunately they had some very quick players, so when we lost the ball we were quickly punished. Henry De Bono ‘the human wrecking ball’ did his best to puncture the opposition’s defence, quickly adapting his body position to be much lower. Asad, Keerat and Gabriel provided constant support to any ball carrier. Our indecisiveness to either pass or go to ground is where we struggled. A lot of turnovers occurred when we had a high body position and the ball got caught between the ball carrier and tackler. A noble shift was put in by Asad Munir who was often found growling as he hunted the ball. He was then bumped up to help our C team to add a bit of fight to their defence.

Mr Melia

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27 November 2019

U11A Girls’ Hockey v RGS The Grange (A)

Score: BCS 1- 10 RGS

Score: Indira Singh (1)

Player of the Match: Sofia Philips

A challenging game for the U11A team today, the opposition were a lot stronger on the ball than us and came out fighting from the start. Because of this we lost confidence on and off the ball to begin with. However, as the game went on we did show some lovely passages of play. A lot more chances on goal in the second half enabling us to score a goal against RGS. However, the opposition scored as many in the second half as they did in the first. Tough opposition this week girls, you should be impressed with yourself that you didn’t give up until the final whistle.

Mrs Somerville

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27 November 2019

U11B Girls’ Hockey v RGS The Grange (A)

Score: BCS 0 – 7 RGS

Player of the Match: Ishani Shah

In wet conditions Blue Coat battled hard against a very strong RGS side. The opposition were well drilled and played with width, passing the ball with power and accuracy around the Blue Coat defence. In the first half Blue Coat were slow to react and track back, leaving RGS with players free in the D and they took a strong first half lead of 5-0. In the second half the girls really stepped up, we looked to take free hits early and get the ball wide, attacking with more pace and giving the early pass. In defence we were much better at marking players and some vailant defence made it hard for RGS to score.In the second half Blue Coat had much more possession and had a few opportunities on goal but just couldn’t get it past their Goalie. A much improved second half, the girls kept fighting until the final whistle, well done.

Miss Crews

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27 November 2019

U11C Girls’ Hockey v RGS The Grange (H)

Score: BCS 3 – 2 RGS

Scorers: Samah (1), Leyla (2)

Player of the Match: Leyla

The whole team beared the rain and held out in an exciting U11 match. Samah got us of the mark with a clean shot at goal which was well deserved as BCS had most of the attacking play. Maysoon was solid in centre midfield and her distribution of the ball was excellent. The work rate both Aqeelah and Freya put in down the wings was commendable as they supported in both defence and attack. Just on the half time Anjali made a great save and kept the match at 1-0. Leyla was very keen to move the ball forwards to score and soon she was rewarded with a well earned goal. Eva worked like a trojan horse galloping from end to end marking her player and Zunaira stood strong in defence. The whole team played really well and I was so pleased to see them moving with confidence on the ball. Well done to all!

Mrs Bennett

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27 November 2019

U11D Girls’ Hockey v RGS The Grange (H)

Score: BCS 3 – 2 RGS

Scorers: Maya (2), Anya (1)

Player of the Match: Harriet

With this being their last inter school competition for BCS I was so glad to see the happy, smiling faces of the team playing with confidence and tackling with determination. Breshna has come such a long way since being a reluctant hockey player, she was defending with her heart on her sleeve and showing her strength and control when on the ball. I do not think there was one part of the pitch that Anya did not cover in midfield and with Humnah leading her team like a warrior they built a wall RGS struggled to get through. Harriet proved that she is talented outfield as she drove down the wing and crossed the ball to Arianna who throughout the match had the biggest smile on her face. Maya and Jaya doubled up as a strong attacking force and Lyba pulled off two great saves in the second half as RGS came at us. With another attack from the wing from Harriet Anya managed to get on the end of the cross and finish the ball. A great way to end the match with a win and some great play from the whole team.

Mrs Bennett