U10 Rugby v Solihull
Players of the Match: Etienne and Jeevan
The U10 Rugby team hosted Solihull on Monday afternoon. After a good preparation, the message was clear to drive forwards with the ball and continually provide support for the ball carrier. This was shown in the one game where Adam, Etienne and Raju were full on running to drive through the opposition defence to make line breaks and score tries for the team. This was supported by excellent support play by Isa and Kabir who were able to play the ball quickly from any breakdowns and provide assists for tries for the team. In the other game, Luca and Jeevan were full on running looking to break through any defensive lines and were supported by Eesa, Aidan, and Tejvant who were readily available to receive passes and attempt to make yards and dive over the whitewash for a try. An excellent afternoon where the players progressed in their running forwards with the ball and timings of their passes.
U10 Hockey v Solihull (Mrs Bennett’s Team)
Player of the Match: Sonam
We started off the match quite slowly and backed away from the ball and looked nervous when going to tackle which meant whilst we were playing in this fashion, we were behind 1-0. In the second half, we moved up a gear and started to play as I know we can, however, we still failed to capitalise on our possession and cross the ball into the shooting circle which meant from all of the possession we had we only converted one chance into a goal to even the game up. This team I know has the physicalities and skills to be a great team and I want them to believe in themselves and their ability as I do.
U10 Hockey v Solihull
3 teams ventured to Solihull this Monday for a hockey fixture. The game started off strong with the BCS girls maintaining most of the possession. The team made quicke tackles and passed the ball onto a player up the pitch. Before the half time whistle went, BCS just managed to push the ball across the goal line bringing the score to 1-0. After half time, we switched positions bringing Carla, Dezen and Ana into the midfield. All the girls worked immensely hard, winning the ball back and driving towards the goal. Although our defence was strong, Solihull scored a last minute goal bringing the final score to 1-1. Well played girls, it was a brilliant game to watch.
U9 Rugby Festival
Players of the Match: Nyre, Zane and Yixi
The U9 Rugby players travelled to Winterfold House School for a rugby festival with another opportunity to showcase the progress they have made in their contact rugby journey. The School took three teams and were placed in two groups with opponents from the schools of RGS: The Grange, Winterfold House, Kings St Albans, and The Elms. The players were focused and determined playing games of 7 minutes and back to back games which required a high degree of fitness and concentration to perform to a high level of a sustained period of time. There were impressive performances by Nyre, Zane and Yixi who were always keen to drive forwards with the ball, time their passes and put their bodies on the line when attempting to tackle an opponent running at pace towards them. The boys again showed excellent progress, however, some need to have the fitness and athleticism to adapt to the intensity of tournaments and to get attacking lines organised so support can be made to the ball carrier is essential to improve in the future.
U9 Hockey Festival
We had 2 mixed teams in this festival and whilst they had varying degrees of success, they both continued to persevere even when things got tough. It was really good to see the strength in players showing real determination for 8 minutes to score as many times as they could and try to pass to each other as a team. Miss Tucker’s team, in particular, worked collaboratively together to score some great team goals.
U11 Rugby v Solihull
The U11 rugby squad despite a number of late drop outs produced a stunning display of running and offloading in the rain to comprehensively beat Solihull on Wednesday. The fluid, “keep the ball of the floor” style we have been working hard at really shone through as Solihull weren’t able to live with the linebreaks, offloads and change of direction the boys delivered. Ben had an outstanding game both with ball in hand and in defence. Jago supported very well as did Rayan. In Freddie, we have our own Marcus Smith or Damian Penaud so if the opposition kick the ball to us we can score from anywhere. Well done boys, another fantastic performance meaning so far this term we’ve had good victories against Warwick and Solihull,and pushed a very strong Bromsgrove team to the limit. Bar a poor 20 minutes against Hereford Cathedral, the boys have really played some outstanding rugby taking risks and learning to enjoy moving the ball rather than taking it into contact all the time.
U11 Rugby v Solihull
Players of the Match: Finn and Jerry
In two matches versus Solihull Prep School, the U11 rugby players showed excellent progress through their games of rugby. In testing conditions with a greasy Rugby ball due to the rain, Rohan, Syan, Finn, and Oli put in brave performances full of commitment in the tackle and forward running when they had the ball in hand. This was rewarded with some excellent tries scored, with one from Rohan providing an excellent supporting run at speed to Oli’s line break. Some extra organisation with their attacking line to create width and depth to allow passes to hand and some forwards pressure when defending to force the opposition is needed for future games. In the other game, some brave forwards running from Brandon and Myle consistently created line breaks for their team with Jerry being full of enthusiasm to support and attempt to break over the try line. In defence, full commitment from Jerry and Jayden ensured tackles were attempted but further work was needed to slow down the ball carrier running at players at speed with work on tackle height needed.
U9 Hockey v Malvern
Players of the Match: Emily and Kimran
This Tuesday, for the first time ever, two teams of U9 girls travelled to Malvern The Downs, for a hockey fixture. The girls played 5v5, which allowed for lots of touches on the ball. Both games were very evenly matched, and a lot of the play in both matches went end to end. The games started with both teams showing determination and enthusiasm. BCS displayed strong teamwork and effective passing, however, in both games Malvern took the early lead. As the game progressed, so did the girl’s strategic play. They created space, were more confident and demonstrated strength behind the ball. The games ended with one draw 1-1 and a loss 0-1. The afternoon finished off with hot tea, which was enjoyed by all! Well done girls, it was a pleasure to take you.
U8 Rugby Festival
A fabulous afternoon of rugby took place at Warwick School where the Year 3s got their first taste of a competitive fixture against a range of schools. These festivals are brilliant because nobody keeps score so there are no winners or losers, just lots and lots of learning taking place. The boys really showed the progress they have been making on the key principles of running forward, and support with some amazing tries being scored. As the afternoon wore on, their spatial awareness improved and less ran into touch which was great to see. Baron, Rajan, Jasraaj, Nicolas, Phoenix and Jonathan showed excellent change of directions and were like slippery snakes as they weaved in and out of the opposition but in truth they all played superbly, and more importantly upheld their BCS values.
See our calendar for upcoming matches.