U10A Rugby v King’s Hawford

What a game of Rugby! This was a physical, competitive and an enjoyable game of Rugby to watch. From the first whistle, BCS were organised in their defence: moving forwards and completing tackles. In attack, we looked to use a combination of crash ball and passing effectively for the first time this season. King Hawford were organised and ran with support, keeping the ball alive with offloads or rucking quickly to secure the ball. The most impressive aspect of the game today was the pupils’ attitudes – even with seconds to go, they played with their heads up and gave everything. The impact of this was even on our own try line King Hawfords could not break through because we tackled hard and low and worked well as a team to organise ourselves. A truly impressive performance.

U9A Hockey Festival

The U9A team had an excellent afternoon of hockey on Tuesday. The girls took part in a friendly tournament (much to their disappointment) on home turf. Our first game was against RGS where we started strong and had a large amount of possession leading to two textbook goals being played into the D from the right. Due to the tournament having no winners or losers we used this opportunity to try out lots of different combinations and positions. As the afternoon continued the team demonstrated excellent resilience against Eversfield and Kings Hawford who had some strong players on the pitch and serious determination to win the ball. With further changes in positions we played Winterfold and Solihull, although this was a non-scoring tournament I think the team should be very happy with the outcome. Well played to everyone, it was an awesome display of hockey; you should all be very proud of yourselves!

U8 Hockey Festival

The Blue Coat School had a fun festival hockey tournament held at Warwick Prep School. The aim of the festival was to help develop positional awareness and decision making. The Blue Coat School got to a flying start with a two goals in their first match followed by a five-nil victory in their second match! In the next two matches goals were plentiful. From time to time the defence were put under pressure but defenders Eloise Tucker and Annabel Almond cleared the ball from any danger. The winning streak continued until the girls faced a Solihull team, a super run down the right wing by Emily Nicholson made a good cross to Adeline Lambert who swept the ball straight into the goal, however Solihull’s Centre Forward made an attack and hit a hard shot from the top of the circle and the scores were even! Despite the efforts of Anai Bajwa and Nina McLuskie and several scrambles around the goal, no further goals were scored until the final minutes of the match Solihull’s attack dashed through to score 1-2 defeat. The final match saw some more excellent goals from Anai Bajwa and Adeline Lambert. It was a great afternoon of hockey and so rewarding to see this team’s ability. The Blue Coat School were awarded certificates as winners of the festival and a well deserved chocolate brownie- fantastic work, Hockey Girls!

U11A Rugby Festival at Warwick School

It was a pleasure to see how far this team has progressed in the last 12 months. Throughout the three matches today, the boys played with composure and focus producing three commendable performances. The U11’s produced heads up rugby in which they were able to independently react to situations and adapt their style of play. William, Seb, Tom and Hugo were able to use space effectively well by drawing the opposition and passing before contact. Ari, Tom McGing and Arush were able to utilise their strength and look to break the game line by taking the ball into contact. However, I found Noah to positionally sound today in both attack and defence. Well done to all involved and good luck at IAPS next week.

U11B Rugby Festival at Warwick School

The U11B Rugby team travelled to Warwick for a festival where they played three fixtures against: The Croft, Warwick, and RGS: Grange. In the first fixture the team played The Croft and played some free flowing rugby with Aditiya playing some excellent passes out to the wings for Leon and Dan which resulted in tries being scored. The team worked hard in defence with Fotios, Sam, and Aaron putting in some big tackles. In the second half they came up against a more physical Croft team who were determined in the ruck which stopped the free-flowing passing from the team, but was an excellent performance with some brilliant rugby on show.

Into the second fixture versus Warwick, the team continued their form again with some excellent passing getting the ball out to the speedy Leon, Dan and Fotios who got over the try line with Aditiya and Aaron linking up well with these players. Warwick came back into the game and scored right at the last minute breaking through the BCS defence but a great game of rugby with the players all looking to keep the ball from the ruck or maul. Into the last game versus RGS: Grange a positive start with Sam scoring an excellent try driving through the opponents defence. However, it looks like the team had tired and the opposition exploited that by getting the ball out wide and scoring tries. An excellent festival of rugby with the team playing some electric rugby at times passing and running at pace. Work on the ruck, maul, and positional awareness for the future but great signs of learning throughout the term.

U11C Rugby Festival at Warwick School

The U11 C Rugby team played in a triangular festival versus Warwick and RGS:Grange. The boys played Warwick in their first fixture and the team were full of energy and enthusiasm with Arjun and Vidur demonstrating a lot of forward running and Will being hungry in the tackle to prevent the opposition driving through the defence. Into the second game versus RGS:Grange again a lot of endeavour from the team with Max and Miles driving the team forward in attack and Zail and Taran looking to keep the defence organised. A great learning experience for the team and now they boys need to look at developing their tactical understanding of the game or look to play passes to the players in space so they can drive forward and attempt to score.

U11 Warwick School

The U11’s had an excellent afternoon of hockey with all 4 teams winning their games! All teams showed excellent progress from the beginning of the year to now. The girls were working together as a team, using good communication to help and work for one another on the pitch. The teams demonstrated good tactical knowledge and showed excellent positional awareness allowing them to have many scoring opportunities. When the ball was lost the girls were quick to drop back and defend swifty turning over the ball and continuing to attack hard. It was an amazing afternoon and all the girls should be so proud of their performance and their progress. Well done to all who played!

U11E Rugby

The U11 E’s played a fantastic game against Warwick where both teams developed greatly throughout the afternoon. It was wonderful to see the progress that the pupils had made over the term and to see the way Sami ran with the ball scoring some wonderful tries and making some great tackles. Kingsley and Otis showed great acceleration and evasion skills but the player of the day has to be no other than Bertie whose effort and tenacity was exceptional. The amount of turnovers he won was amazing and Bertie bulldozed his way to the line in emphatic style. Overall a fantastic performance with the whole team showing amazing progress and highlighting the excellent work Mr Melia has done with them this term.

U8/9 Swimming Gala v Balsall Common

Years 3 and 4 came up against a consistently strong opposition in the pool this evening. The relay and individual events were closely contested, with the final result reflecting just a 4 point gap. BCS took the narrow victory due to some fantastic performances amongst the younger prep years, especially in the relay events. Ava-mae had successfully put into practice the relay takeovers which have been covered in the performance swim squad sessions in recent week, helping the under 9 girls win their Medley relay event. The under 8s gained more experience in a competitive environment and displayed some ever improving technique. Let’s go, BCS!