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Basketball Club

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.

Year 9 Basketball

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!

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WARWICKSHIRE SCHOOLS CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Students from across the college showed up on a bright, chilly morning at Kineton High School to pit themselves against the best runners from across the county.
We started off with 2 excellent performances from Lexie T. and Esme du B. who finished 9th and 11th. They both worked brilliantly together during the race, moving through the field to both qualify for the Warwickshire Team in the National finals.
Next up was the gutsie Marie G., who showed fantastic perseverance and courage to finish the testing Kineton course in 29th.
Our Junior Boys team continued with the impressive performances from our students to battle with a highly competitive field to finish 16th (Oliver W), 26th (Jonathan I.) and 31st Jasper J.
The most successful of our teams was the Inter Girls. Lead home by Elspeth U. (5th) and closely followed by the Emily L. (10th) and Emily L.(11th), they comfortably won the team race, and all have been selected as members or reserves for the Warwickshire English schools squad.
Also in the same race, but running in the Senior girls event was Rositsa G., who ran a typically brave race and finished in a well deserved 7th to also gain county selection.
It was a fantastic performance from all of our students and I look forward to seeing many of them competing for the county in the National Schools finals in March.
Congratulations to you all,
Mr MacGibbon