U9 Boys’ Football vs RGS: The Grange
There were over 100 pupils from 3 schools all participating and competing in 7 superb football matches. The focus over the next few fixtures is to give all pupils exposure to competition in a variety of positions and experiences. The buzz after the games is exactly what we want, with the focus being on enjoyment and participation rather than score related.
U9B Girls’ Netball vs RGS: The Grange
The girls were very excited about the fixture against RGS and after a fantastic warmup were ready to play. There was some great attacking play from Pippa, Brooke and Sonam as we comfortably moved the ball down the court. As we were playing the match and rotating positions, it was great to see the majority of the team happy to shoot and all having a good understanding of both attack and defence. Our defence was very good with great marking from Stephanie and Flo. The girls made some fantastic intercepts which meant that RGS just could not get the ball to their attack to shoot. A fantastic game to watch. Well done girls.
Score: BCS 7-0 RGS
U11A Boys Hockey vs Solihull
BCS started positively, using long balls effectively. An early lead came from a scramble goal from Dan Tyler who spent his game being a menace to the Solihull defenders. Solihull regrouped and then spent the majority of the time in our half. BCS were much better at tracking back and marking their players and therefore defended effectively. Unfortunately, the inevitable happened and we leaked a well-worked goal. The second half ebbed and flowed between the two teams. Solihull dribbled more positively with the ball but BCS used long passing more effectively. In the end, the two teams were very evenly matched leading to an exciting game which could have gone either way.
Player of the match: Aditya Solanki
Score: BCS 1-1 Solihull
U11B Boys Hockey vs Solihull
The U11 B Hockey team travelled to Solihull for their final Hockey fixture of the season. After a short but condensed fixture of hockey the boys were able to show excellent progression. They have developed understanding of the rules, strategies, and tactics required in a game of hockey. After a slow start the BCS defence were under pressure but some important tackles from Munashe and Fotios kept the opposition from scoring despite some clearances sometimes going into the oppositions stick. After the half time team talk where the team wanted to get more shots on target the team started to get the ball forwards with Ahryan and William testing the opposition goalkeeper into some good saves. BCS had more of the ball in the Solihull half, but despite this, the defence needed to be alert and Goalkeeper Sam made some excellent saves with his feet to deny the opposition. In the end a 0-0 draw but an improved second half performance from the team looking to get the ball forward quicker and into areas the team could shoot. The player of the match is Sam for making some brilliant saves with his first time wearing the goalkeeper kit.
Player of the match: Sam Sapey
Score: BCS 0-0 Solihull
U9A Girls Netball vs RGS: The Grange
The U9 netball team had their first game of the season against RGS: The Grange. The team was eager to get onto the court and demonstrate the skills they had been working on during lessons and squad. The High 5 format of netball allowed the girls to demonstrate both attacking and defending skills. The game started off even with neither team scoring in the first rotation, but as the girls warmed up into the game we managed to convert our large amount of possession into goals. This game allowed the girls to try out new combinations and centre pass tactics- it was great to see everyone work so well as a team. The final score was an unfortunate 6-5 loss. Well played to all and a deserved Player of the Match goes to Summer Wedgbury.
Player of the match: Summer Wedgbury
Score: BCS 5-6 RGS
U11A Football v Welsh House Farm
The U11’s kicked off their Harborne Cup campaign with a resounding victory against Welsh House Farm. Whilst the final score looks comfortable, the game was anything but that in the first half where Welsh House Farm took the lead and some slack finishing meant the score was 1-0 at half time. The introduction of Freddie and a positional change for Noah O really transformed the side with Ahryan scoring a couple of sublime goals. Noah O scored a great free kick, with Freddie and Noah J completing the scoring. Well done boys!
Player of the match: Freddie Wood
Score: BCS 5 -1 Welsh House Farm
U8/U9 Swimming Gala vs Balsall Common
A tough competition for the U8s and U9s against a strong Balsall Common team. The swimmers have been working hard on their dives and finishes in the past week, which was put on display throughout the Gala allowing us to steal a couple of extra wins in those nail-biting races!
U9 Netball v RGS
Mrs Bennett said: ‘I was really pleased right from the start of the afternoon with my team as they all demonstrated future sporting star characteristics’. These traits continued through the warm up and then into the match as all the team showed great teamwork, communication and fairness. This mixed with Ava-Mae and Kitty’s determination to get the ball proved far too much for RGS. Reha was particularly impressive at shooting and scored 3 of the 8 goals with Kitty and Sophia scoring 2 each also. Not to be left out, Ava also took a shot and scored! Kara held the team together like glue and made some good clean passes from defence to attack. It was enjoyable to watch these girls play as the progress they are making in regards to tactics learnt in lessons is evident in their matches. Well done girls!
Player of the match: Ava-Mae Crouch
Score: BCS 8-1 RGS
U11 IAPS Netball Regional Q
This Wednesday, we took the U11 girls to Rugby School to play in the IAPS Netball Regional Qualifiers. This tournament is a fantastic experience for the girls to play some excellent standard of netball. Our girls started the morning playing an absolute storm in the group stages, only conceding 4 goals in 5 matches! The girls showed how adaptable they are as netball players and showing a real flare in different positions. They worked incredibly well as a team and demonstrated superb team cohesion throughout! The following results are from the group stages:BCS 10- 2 Winchester
BCS 9- 1 Manor
BCS 12-0 Dean
BCS 10-1 Bilton
BCS 11-0 RGS
Being the winners of the group stages, we went on to play the runners up of group one in the quarter finals. This game was a little slow to start, plenty of shots on goal, but unable to convert. At half time it was 0-0. All to play for, the girls were determined to make there way through to the semifinals and the final score was BCS 5-0 St Faith.
In the semi-finals we faced The Croft. This school we knew was going to be our toughest challenge yet. With a number of these girls playing club-level netball. It was a really competitive game to watch and the girls put in a really good fight. However, on this occasion the better team did win, with The Croft scoring 11 goals to BCS’ 5. This was unfortunate as we needed a place in the finals to take us through to Nationals.
With some understandably upset girls, we went on to play for 3rd/4th place. The girls were unsettled and unfortunately their emotions got them better of them in this game and we ended up finishing 4th. Sometimes in tournaments the result doesn’t reflect your true ability. These girls are so talented and this is only the start of their netball life!
Mrs Somerville said:
‘They have been an absolute pleasure to teach and coach throughout their time at BCS and I feel very proud to see how much they have developed.’
Onto the next one, Mrs Somerville has arranged for the girls to take part in another mini-tournament next week at Warwick Prep School. We will face Blablake, Warwick and The Croft and will be playing 7-a-side netball. How exciting!