U11 National Cross Country
There were plenty highs and lows in today’s cross country- and that’s not just the terrain of the course! The competitive and dangerous element to cross country means there is a likelihood of trips, slips and falls and unfortunately for BCS, 4 out of the 8 runners succumbed to these hazards. Regardless, all runners showed fantastic determination and spirit throughout the event. The girls did superbly well coming 2nd overall with Sophie Longworth finishing 6th individually! The boys came 33rd overall with Dan Tyler coming first back for the boys in 23rd position. A superb effort all round and we are immensely proud of every runner!
U10A Football Festival at King’s Hawford
The U10 Football team travelled to Kings’ Hawford for a football festival where they played two fixtures. Today was very much focused on performance level and style and approach to football. In the first game, they drew with Kings’ Hawford but they created a lot of goal-scoring opportunities and played some slick passing football from defence through to attack. In their second fixture verus Hallfield there was a defeat but it was one of those games where the ball did not want to goal into the goal with an incredible amount of goal-scoring chances being created and either blocks, deflections or near misses meaning apart from Noah’s goal, there could have been more. The team were unlucky to concede two goals due to a huge bobble in the pitch and a deflection that left the goalkeeper wrong-footed. Player of the match was Ben for a solid performance in defence and midfield in the two games.
Result: One draw, one loss
U10 B & C Football Festival at King’s Hawford
Both teams demonstrated their continued progress with their individual development and game understanding. For the B team today, we became a team who watched the ball too much rather than marking players. This allowed both Hallfield and King Hawford far too much space and time on the ball. The C team were able to capitalize on the pressure they inflicted with Jonathon walking away with a very casual hat trick. As always, both games were played in the right spirit and we continue to grow as a squad.
- B: 2 losses
- C: 2-3 win
U9 Football vs RGS: The Grange
BCS hosted RGS: The Grange in six games of football on Tuesday afternoon. It was great to see all the pitches full of energy and enthusiasm with all players trying to be their best and compete for their respective football team. It was also great to see the amount of supporters positively encouraging from the sideline and cheerfully supporting the teams. In the games, the players demonstrated a lot of learning on each pitch with players starting to understand the positions they play on the pitch, understand how to mark an attacker when the team do not have possession of the ball, and understand the importance of passing the ball forward to create goal-scoring opportunities. A great afternoon had by all players with all showing determination and perseverance to compete for BCS.
U9A Netball vs RGS: The Grange
This Tuesday, the U9A team travelled to RGS to play in their first tournament of the term. Entered into group two, which saw us face Abberley RGS2, Kings Hawford, Hereford Cathedral, The Elms and Moorpark. The girls won every game except one game, against Kings Hawford ,which we drew 3-3. The girls were the winner of the group. They played well as a team, particularly as a defensive unit and circle movement. However, It did tend to be a little chaotic in the centre third, with players running into each other’s space (something to work on). Moving into the semifinals, the girls were up against Kings St Albans. This was a very close game, with lots of the play going end to end. BCS girls fought for the win till the bitter end and confidently secured their place in the finals. With energy high amongst the girls, they went into the finals ready and raring to go! This game was fast and furious. Playing RGS1, at half time we were in the lead 2-1. Going into the second half with confidence. However, RGS came back with vengeance, scoring two goals in quick concession, BCS girls did not give up until the final whistle, however RGS just managed to score the goals they put up. The Finishing score RGS1 4-3 BCS. Overall, it was a great afternoon and the girls played really well. Finishing in second place, the girls were very pleased with themselves. Well done girls!
U11A ISFA Football Tournament
The U11 Boys made the trip to Repton School for the ISFA regional qualifier on Wednesday. Amidst intrepidation about a potential snow storm, the weather turned out fine and the journey was uneventful. It was a day of “nearly but not quite” for the boys as they played some good football, but a failure to fire in front of goal ultimately meant that results did not go our way. The first game against Wolverhampton Grammar School was a tight, nervy affair which was decided by an excellent goal from their left wing.
The 2nd game against Leicester Grammar School was a game where we dominated possession but didn’t get enough shots away and somehow lost 2-0. The next game against RGS: The Grange was probably our best performance, where the boys showed more hunger and tenacity and really got stuck in and gave a very good side a great game. The same could be said against The Elms, who we dominated in terms of possession but again weren’t quick enough in taking shots at goal. The boys thoroughly deserved their victory against King’s St Albans for never giving up and persevering in adversity. Special mention must go to Munashe who was a rock at the back and Noah O for his tireless running and workrate. For this team to improve, they need to be more combative and up for the fight, in too many games we pull out of tackles or are 2nd to the ball because we don’t really commit to the challenge. They need to realise that on a sports field, being 2nd to the ball in any sport doesn’t really work, and you have to go hard or unfortunately go home!