28 November 2019

U8A Rugby v Solihull School (A)

BCS 12 -12 Solihull

Player of the Match: Noah

The U8A team played a fantastic match against Solihull with honours ending even which was a fair result. In their first competitive outing against another school they played superbly, with the speed and footwork of Noah complimented by the support play and team work of Tom Hodges and Toby Williams. In fact they all played magnificiently and it shows there is a huge amount of promise within the U8s.

Mr Protherough

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28 November 2019

U8B Rugby v Solihull School (A)

 BCS 12 – 7 Solihull

Player of the Match: Dan

The U8B team played superbly in their match at Solihull. The interlinking and support play were excellent and the boys managed to come away with a victory. Well done!

Mr Protherough

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29 November 2019

U8 Rugby Festival at King Henry VIII School (A)

Due to the inclement weather the U8s had the amazing experience of playing at the home of Coventry Rugby Club on Friday afternoon. There won’t be many U8s that get to play in a 5000 seater stadium as their first experience of competitive rugby! Both schools put out 5 teams and all games were competitive with very little between the teams. What all teams demonstrated was a real buy in to rugby’s core value of respect which was great to see. What was also pleasing was to see how the boys have developed over the term and showed this with their evasive running, catching and passing and support play. A big thank you to Coventry Rugby Club for making this possible.

Mr Protherough

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2 December 2019

U10 Girls’ House Hockey Matches

St Margaret’s 4 – 2 St Monica’s

Scorers: Georgina (3), Maya (1)/ Raena (1), Elisavet (1)

Player of the Match: Georgina/Yandy

Although Margaret’s came away with the win from some great individual goals from Georgina, the match was very competitive. The development over the term of each of the girls showed as they displayed fabulous teamwork and adapted well to different playing positions. Emily showed strength and speed when running down the wing and Maya was strong in tackles. Monica’s kept driving back, with Elisavet and Danae working hard to keep the ball moving forwards. The play was end to end and either team would have been worthy winners for their display of skills.

Mrs Bennett

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2 December 2019

U10 Light Blue and Light Yellow Girls’ House Hockey Matches

St Margaret’s 2 – 1 St Monica’s

Scorers: Charlie (1) Lola (1) Marissa (1)

Player of the Match: Charlie/ Marissa

A competitive game of Hockey that was evenly matched and could have gone either way; with lots of the play going end to end. The girls showed off just how much progress they have made in the term, showing good positional awareness most of the time. There are still times when the girls could pass the ball with more power and dribble the ball at pace, but there is definite improvement. Well done girls.

Mrs Somerville

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2 December 2019

U10 Boys’ House Rugby Matches A’s

Philip’s 1 – 6 George’s

Player of the Match: Sam Tan, Sam Hodges and Theo Vieten Kay

A highly competitive match with both teams giving everything for their house. On this occasion St George’s were just too strong, running hard and offloading to their support.

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2 December 2019

U10 Boys’ House Rugby Matches C’s

Philip’s 13- 11 George’s

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2 December 2019

U10 Boys’ House Rugby Matches B’s

Philip’s 7 – 7 George’s

Player of the Match: Yasin Elashry

An end to end game in the B team match. A standout performance from Yasin to produce several try saving tackles. A scoreline which truly reflects the game.

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3 December 2019

U9B Girls’ Hockey v U9A Eversfield School (H)

BCS 0-6 Eversfield

Player of the Match: Tia Sharma

I was really impressed with the girls attitude in the match today, they rose to the challenge against a strong Eversfield A team with 5 boys and never gave up. The girls didn’t shy away from the tackle and put pressure on the ball. Tia made some fantastic saves in goal and we worked hard to get the ball forward. A tough game, the girls battled hard but need to learn to use the width and pass around the defenders.

Miss Crews

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3 December 2019

U9C Girls’ Hockey v U9B Eversfield School (H)

BCS 0-6 Eversfield

Player of the Match: Siyao Ou

An exciting afternoon of Hockey with Eversfield School bringing three teams to play our U9 B, C and D team. The C team were nervously excited, but were keen to get started. With Eversfield bringing mixed teams, the boys in their C team were really strong and fast on the ball and straight away were taking the ball off our Blue Coat girls and moving with the ball at pace, up the pitch. The Blue Coat girls didn’t give up though and showed real resilience. At half time the score was 3-0 to Eversfield. Blue Coat girls were told they needed to keep their shape, spread out and focus on passing the ball with some power. In the second half you could see they were really trying to implement what they were being instructed to do, which was great to see. Eversfield, came back in the second half with lots of confidence and their speed and power out played our girls. It was a great experience for the girls and I could really see an improvement in the girls’ performance as individuals and as a team. More importantly, they had lots of fun! Well done girls great effort.

Mrs Somerville

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3 December 2019

U9D Girls’ Hockey v U9C Eversfield School (H)

BCS 2 – 0 Eversfield

Player of the Match:Tasneem, Esmee Siyuan Ou

On a beautiful, crisp December afternoon, the Blue Coat girls took to the stage and enthralled those watching with a magnificent display of hockey. Siyuan, Bavanjot and Aalisya showed great aggression in the tackle and ensured that nothing was getting past them. Lailaa, Tasneem and Maya all showed lovely skill with some good work on their reverse side, illustrating just how far these girls have progressed this term. Avani, Raheena, Sophia and Zara grew in confidence as the match went on, showing more hunger for the ball and doing important things at key moments. Ramneek was a real presence all game, and took the lead in adding a much needed voice to the team. And then there was Esmee.. with the game looking set for a 0-0 draw, as both team’s defences held firm, up popped Esmee with a little bit of magic to take control of a through ball and slot it home into the bottom corner … 1-0 Blue Coat. Eversfield pressed hard and looked sure to equalise but the girls were imperious until the final moments when a final Blue Coat counter attack was scored by Tasneem. The girls went wild and should be very proud of their efforts.

Mr Newman

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3 December 2019

U9 Boys’ House Rugby Matches

St George’s 4 6 st Philip’s
St George’s 8 7 St Philip’s
St George’s 10 12 St Philip’s
St George’s 12 4 St Philip’s

What an amazing way to finish the Rugby season. An important year for progress with the introduction of contact, we have seen an increase in physicality with tackling and running into contact. This was evident in the A team match with the boys giving their all on the pitch; a true battle of strength, power and agility. The blessing with this year group is the depth of ability. All 4 matches displayed heroic performances in both attack and defence. The progress made this year has been truly impressive, especially battling some cold and wet afternoons. It makes a promising start for the introduction of rucking next year.

Mr Melia

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3 December 2019

U9 Girls’ Hockey v U10 Girls’ Hockey

BCS2-2BCS

The challenge was set for our year 4 girls to compete against our year 5s. They both have had strong seasons and with a mixture of A/B Year 5 girls they set against the year 4s. The match started with year 5 showing their experience and strength as they started with the upperhand. The year 4s soon calmed down on the ball and as the match progressed started to be more composed on the ball and with their decision making. The score resembled the match with year 5 maintaining a sense of dominance and year 4 rising to the challenge set.

Mrs Bennett

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4 December 2019

U11 Boys’ House Rugby Matches

A – St George’s 0 St Philip’s 2

B – St George’s 3 St Philip’s 3

We set up two games on our main pitches, and it was filled with excitement. The hard graft of both houses was clear to see. The B team had a thrilling end with St George’s managing to grab a last gasp try through Ben Carberry to tie the game. In the A match, St Philip’s held firm, scored two early tries and were defiant in defence.

Mr Harrison

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4 December 2019

U11 Girls’ A House Hockey Matches

St Monica’s 5 – 0 St Margaret’s

Scorers: Sofia (2) Delina (2) Amrita (1)

Player of the Match: Delina / Holly

This was not only the girls’ last Hockey game of the season, but also their last Hockey match at BCS. Excited and ready to go both teams came out fighting for the ball. St Monica’s were noticeably stronger on the ball and were able to use their pace and speed to outwit St Margaret girls. Creating a number of opportunities for themselves St Monica’s scored fairly quickly and then again in quick concession. At half time, a couple of changes were made from both sides, the girls played well, showing what real progress they had made throughout the term. St Margaret’s had a couple of chances to score but were unable to finish. However, St Monica’s used their turnovers effectively and dribbled the ball at pace up the pitch leaving St Margaret’s defence chasing the ball. The final score was 5-0 to St Monica’s, well done all of you. It had been a pleasure to work with you this term in Hockey.

Mrs Somerville

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4 December 2019

U11B Girls’ House Hockey Matches

St Monica’s 3 – 4 St Margaret’s

Player of the Match: Maysoon Haroon & Anjal Ajayaghosh

A tightly fought contest, both teams eager to do their house proud. The girls worked hard at holding their shape and tried to work the ball around the defence. An end to end game with Margaret’s just sneaking the victory.

Miss Crews

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5 December 2019

U8A Girls’ House Hockey Matches

St Monica’s 5-0 St Margaret’s

What a fabulous way to end their term with St. Monica’s 1-0 lead at half time but at this point the match could have gone either way. With some changes made at half time St. Monica’s were revved up and became stronger in their tackles and passes and although St Margaret’s fought back hard they just could not stop the formidable force of the Monica’s girls.

Mrs Bennett

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5 December 2019

U8B Girls’ House Hockey Matches

St Monica’s 2-1 St Margaret’s

A fantastic afternoon of hockey, it’s great to see how much the girls have developed over the term. Playing on a bigger pitch allowed the girls to spread out and find space, passing out wide and dribbling with speed. A closely fought match with St. Monica’s just securing the victory.

Miss Crews

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5 December 2019

U8 Green Girls’ House Hockey Matches

St Monica’s 3- 0 St Margaret’s

Scorer: Lara (3)

Player of the Match: Mae-Li/ Serena

One word – Progress! The girls really showed me today how much they have improved over the term. It was really enjoyable to watch. Of course there are times when the girls crowd the ball, resulting in contacting the ball with our feet. But there were lots of examples of the girls having the confidence to intercept the ball and then carry the ball at pace up the pitch and attempt to score. St Monica’s were the slightly stronger team, being able to fight their way through the defence finishing the game 3-0. However, each and every one of them should really be proud of themselves. Well done.

Mrs Somerville