The first training day for D of E Bronze will take place at 9am in the CORE block on Saturday 29th Feb. It will finish around 3.30pm. Most activities will be classroom based, however participants should bring a coat for any outdoor training that takes place. No walking boots will be required as navigation training will take place on the second training day on 15th March.
It has been great to see so many students from Yr 7, 8 & 9 enjoying and progressing with in Basketball this year. Receiving expert coaching from the inspirational and impressive Sixth-former Ryan A. the group have taken part in a number of attacking and defensive drills, shooting games and small sided matches.
We are all looking forward to the new Sportshall and the chance to progress our basketball even further. Well done again to you all, and we’ll see you next Wednesday lunch for the last practice of the year.
Due to Year 8 options evening and the Year 10 Netball fixture at home Netball training after school on Thursday 30th January is postponed. Many thanks Girls P.E.
Southam V Myton
The Year 9 Basketball team, led by Tom C., played their first game of the season against an experienced and talented Myton team. Having received some great coaching from Ryan A. over the season and from the sideline today, the team the year 9’s have developed exponentially. It was always about the performance today, and with the levels of effort that the whole team put in during the match, this improved throughout the game.
Francis C. ran the court end to end all game, covering breaks and setting up attacks, assisted by Toby C. Xian L grew in confidence as the game progressed, and as he did he began to influence the game more and more, driving into the basket and intercepting the ball.
Our most effective attacking player of the first half was Matty B. who scored our first points, constantly threatening the Myton basket with shots from the the outside and competing for offensive rebounds. The most surprising performance, however, came from Paul H., who somehow came away with most of our defensive rebounds, even though some of the opposition players were well over a foot taller. It was testament to his tireless running and hustle.
Although Myton dominated the score board for the first 3 quarters, Southam certainly won the last quarter, with Tom C. running our offensive game, converting many fast breaks and easily outscoring the Myton team.
The end score was 50-24 Myton, but the final quarter certainly points to success in the future. Well done to the whole team and I am looking forward to some future fixtures…hopefully in our new Sports Hall!