U10A Rugby v Warwick
Having already beaten Warwick this year, we went into the game confident. However, as ever with sport, nothing is given to you, and everything is earnt. Hopefully this will be a positive wake up call to ensure we don’t become complacent and remind us to be focussed for every game. Too many times, Warwick broke through our first tackle resulting in a lot of scramble defense. On a very positive note, our defensive line on our own try line was extremely impressive, driving players back, tackling as a team and we looked very organized. In attack we ran aggressively into tackles, often breaking though, using off loads to keep the ball moving. Unfortunately, we forced the ball a little too much resulting in a high number of errors. Overall, this was a great game with plenty of learning opportunities to take from it.
Result: Warwick won
U10B Rugby v Warwick
The u10 B Rugby team travelled to Warwick and put in an excellent performance. The team were full of forward running, timing their passes perfectly, whilst being determined and brave in defence. In attack Jago, Loic, and Umar continuously drove forward when they had possession of the ball looking to break through the Warwick defensive line. In the the BCS defence Rohan, Aydin, Oli, and Loic put in some monstrous tackles, especially in their own 5m line to attempt to prevent Warwick from scoring. A strong performance from the team showing huge progress from their Games lessons, which is great to see. Player of the match being Aydin for his continual hard work, bravery, and determination in defence.
Result: BCS won
U10C Rugby v Warwick
The u10 C Rugby team put in a determined performance against their Warwick counterparts on a drizzly Monday afternoon. The team showed good progress with Dhruv, James L-B, Arjun, and Lucas being full of forward running in attempts to score tries for the team. In defence Brandon, Judah, and Jerry were full of commitment attempting to halt the progress of their opponents and bring them to ground. A great learning experience for the boys who are putting their learning in lessons into games against other schools. With some tactical improvements and some better technique when tackling the boys will continue to develop in every game they play in.
Result: Warwick won
U10A & B Hockey v Solihull
This afternoon we made the journey to Solihull for the U10 A,B&C hockey fixture. It turned out to be a very successful day for BCS. Playing some very good hockey, these girls looked after the ball from start to finish. They kept their shape and were fast and fierce on and off the ball. In both the A & B match, a lot of the play was in our attacking end for most of the game, both teams used this to their advantage and had lots of shots on goal. Conversely, any play that did go down into their defensive end was strongly swept out of the D denying Solihull any chances at goal time and time again, which is remarkable. Well done girls. The final score for the A team was 5-0 and B team 8-0. We demonstrated some really good hockey today girls, brilliant to see you making such good progress.
Result: BCS won
U9A Rugby v King Henry VIII
The u9A Rugby team played a very physical fixture versus competitive opponents King Henry VIII with some huge tackles made during the game. The first half was a cagey contest with an unusual score for junior rugby with one try scored by each team at half time. There were a few handling errors from the BCS team and some free passes given away for offside. The try came from the first time the team drove forward with Tom breaking through the line then timing a brilliant pass to Kavidh to finish in the corner. After a half time team talk focused on giving themselves the chance to run forward onto the ball the team responded and starting scoring tries with Kavidh and the speedy Samson going over the line due to some excellent passes from Josh and Reuben. King Henry’s got themselves back in the contest scoring some excellent tries but a heroic last chance tackle from James held the ball up on the try line and prevented King Henrys from grounding the ball. BCS did score another try with a well executed move being finished by the lightning quick Samson in the corner. An improved second half performance from the team who started to give themselves the chance to drive forward with the ball. Some excellent determined, brave and aggressive tackling from Samuel and Tom against a formidable opponents ensured they were Players of the match.
Result: BCS 35-30 Henry VIII
U9B Rugby v King Henry VIII
This was a highly competitive and very physical game with both teams executing brilliant tackles and demonstrating aggressive running with the ball. BCS defended very well as a team, moving forward, and looking keen to tackle. Additionally, BCS used the side line with great effect, with predominantly Max Qin driving many players off the pitch. In attack we ran forward and found space well, using quick off loads to keep the ball moving forward. This is great progress from the days of running side to side. All in all, a positive performance highlighting how far this team has come this season.
Result: BCS won
U10 & U11 Swimming v Solihull
A very close gala, with some fine margins of victory, saw BCS win on points in an event hosted by Solihull Prep School. The pool, very similar to the one we have at BCS, was spectated by a large crowd of parents from both schools. The supporters watched on as Seb just touched the wall before a Solihull swimmer in one of the final races of the evening. Ben, who had stepped in last minute to cover an absent teammate, swam some great races in what was his first performance gala of the year, and Amadora played a vital part of winning the gala with some strong individual and relay swims. Noah was a standout swimmer for the coaches who watched on as he raced multiple individual and relay events which included Butterfly on more than one occasion. Well done to everyone who took part.
Result: BCS won
U10C Hockey v Solihull
With plenty of time to warm up and work on passing and shooting , the C team got off to a flying start. The three forwards Mia Zeng, Destinee McKenzie and Ila Jain put some great passes together and attacked the goal early in the match, several shots just going wide. The first goal came from an excellent right wing run from Ila Jain who crossed the ball into Mia Zeng who struck the ball into the far left corner. The opposition then had a few attacks into the Blue Coat School’s defensive half but good clearances by Arya Madhavan and Camilla McCorry re set the attack. Just before half time Charissa Lam dribbled past the defence and shot straight into the goal 2-nil up at half time. The second half saw plenty of Blue Coat attacks with Charissa Lam and Ila Jain scoring a further two goals. Well played girls.
Result: BCS won
U8 Hockey Festival
This was a great display of hockey by our year 3 girls as they played mini 4 a-side matches against a plethora of teams across the West Midlands. With roll on roll off sub all pupils got to play in various positions and got exposed to playing in various roles. This meant each child had opportunities to score, tackle, pass and dribble and each pupil had chance to represent the school. Although scores were not kept in each match I observed some great team play and individual skill which highlighted how much improvement the year 3 have made over the term. I look forward to see how they play in future fixtures.
Result: None taken
U11 Girls Hockey
The start of the warm up was delayed with some unpredicted heavy rain delaying play but once the match started we had scored our first goals within a minute with Rosie taking the lead. We dominated in every area from defence to attack and Eversfield were overwhelmed with our style of play as virtually every attacking play ended in a goal. After positional changes to challenge our pupils we still took advantage using our quick stick skills and speed of play to keep possession and our tactical awareness in all positions was plain to see. The ability of the girls playing is representative of the hard work, effort and determination they have put in to lessons and after school practices. Each week I am amazed by their progress and they continue to surprise me with their confidence and ability. I look forward to the rest of the term to see how much they can be challenged.
Result: BCS Won
U11A Rugby v Bablake and Warwick
The U11A team had a great afternoon of rugby against Warwick and Bablake School. The afternoon was testing both in terms of the weather and the opposition but hopefully the boys learnt a lot. The game against Warwick was a close affair where a few missed tackles cost the boys dear however there was some really good tackles made and some great offloads in the tackle. Bablake had lots of club players and they played some excellent rugby which hopefully the boys learnt something from. Their speed at the breakdown and the pressure they created in defence were really good and something we can learn a lot from. Our lads need to understand that they need to bring a bit more physicality to the contact area both with and without the ball. These are exactly the experiences these lads need though to develop and push on.
U11B Rugby v Bablake and Warwick
The U11B’s showed immense promise against both Warwick and Bablake. There were some standout performances but the most pleasing thing was the desire and hunger the boys showed at the end of the game against Bablake where winning 4-3 they held out against a wave of attacks to secure the win. Toby Williams showed great footwork and passing skills whilst Aryan Paul made a number of great line breaks. Aarush Sen though stole the show with some monster tackles. All in all a great day and two excellent performances.
U11C Rugby v Bablake School and Warwick
The U11 C team visited Bablake school for a triangular fixture for a damp afternoon at Bablake. The BCS played Warwick in their first fixture against a physical opponent. The team started off on fire driving forward at pace and timing their passing to perfection with Vidur passing into rapid winger Leon to score in the corner. However, Warwick responded and score three consecutive tries after being quick to the ruck and clearing BCS player out. The team scored another excellent try by Leon touching down in the corner. However, the speed and brutality of Warwick at the ruck enabled them to turn the ball over or always keep possession of the ball, and that made the difference. Into the second game versus Bablake, the team faced a dangerous opponent who was able to drive his team forward and score tries. The team needed to realise they had to stop this opponent by tackling low and stopping his momentum but they tackled too high and he was able to break through their line. Despite this Leon again scored some excellent tries and the agile Rohan was able to drive forward and jink his way through the opposition defence to score twice in this game. A couple of solid performances from the team however some improvements in their tackling and rucking was needed against some strong opponents.
Result: BCS 10-20 Warwick / BCS 25-35 Bablake
U11D Rugby v Bablake School and Warwick
The U11 D team visited Bablake school for a triangular fixture, with games against both Warwick and Bablake. In the first game, BCS made a slow start, conceding two tries to Warwick in the opening few minutes. The boys luckily regained their composure and were able to get the scores level by half-time. With the game nicely positioned as a score draw at the break, the second-half kicked off and saw some excellent play from both teams. It was great to see the improvements that have been made from earlier in the season, with some brilliant passing moves, as well as some brave drives forward. However, the most impressive aspect is the way in which every individual worked incredibly hard for their teammates, doing all that they could to stop their opponent getting past them, with some strong tackles flying in! The game finished 5-5. Following a short break, BCS were up again for their next game against Bablake. The effort and determination continued, with some spirited performances from all of the boys. Like the previous game, there was nothing between the two sides in the end, with another hard-fought draw played out. Well done boys – you should be proud of your efforts!
Result: BCS 25-25 Warwick / BCS 20-2o Bablake
U8 & U9 Swimming Gala v Warwick
BCS performance swimmers welcomed Warwick to a swimming gala this evening. There was a good turnout of spectators and an overall cheerful atmosphere before, during, and after the races. Some Medley Relay events started the evening off which saw some fantastic take-overs and a one-two finish for both year 3 girls teams. Tom played a big part in the overall BCS victory as he swam multiple strokes in individual races, as well as relays. And Louisa put in several solid Butterfly swims before ending the U9 girls Freestyle Relay with a time of 19.9s for her leg of the race. Let’s go, BCS.
Result: BCS won on points
U8 Rugby v Bromsgrove and Warwick
The U8 Rugby teams excitingly travelled to Bromsgrove School for their first away fixtures representing BCS to play Bromsgrove School and Warwick School. Four teams were organised and all pupils played Bromsgrove first and then Warwick on a brilliant afternoon, before making the journey back to BCS. In the first game there were some excellent Rugby skills on show with all boys driving forward when they had possession of the ball and the other players in good positions of support incase their teammate was ‘touched’ and he had to pass the ball. This continued into the second fixture against Warwick and despite some tired legs, the boys kept driving forward at pace looking to avoid the defenders and score tries for their team. An excellent afternoon with lots of learning happening and all players continuing to develop their Rugby knowledge and experiences.