Through their commitment in training the Year 7 Rugby Squad were able to field 2 full teams of 12 in a recent Central Ventue Event at Bishop Fox’s.
The teams played against the other schools in the area and showed bags of enthusiasum and commitment. Both teams should be proud of what they have achieved. For many of the students this was their first experience of playing competivtive rugby. Definitely some boys to watch out for in the future.
In their first match of the academic year, Court Fields School under 16’s came away with an emphatic 52-0 victory over Preston School (Yeovil). Noticeable performances from Finley Pocock with 5 tries and Jai-Leigh Sears who was outstanding in defence.
Left to Right (Back): Ryan Henwood, Jackson Wilkinson, Will Hodgeson, Cristian Satu, Finley Pocock, Rowan Blazeby, James Blackmore, Rohan Poulsom, Harry Roberts, Josh Thorne.
(Front):- Jai-Leigh Sears, Jayden Bowerman-King, Corey Perry-Jones, Freddie Coles, Harry Hanaford (captian) Ethan Osbon, Travis Baker-Way, Jack Payne
Well done to Megan White. She has recently taken part her mixed martial arts grading and has been awarded the Brown Belt. She has a grading every 3 months and we look forward to seeing her progress. Her ultimate aim is to reach her 1st Dan and eventually her instructors award. We wish all the best in this.
The Court Fields Year 9 team took on Bishops Foxes in their first game of the season. Foxes certainly had the larger pack who proved to be a dominant force despite some excellent rucking from Court Fields and occasional turnover ball. Foxes lead at half time by 17points. Court Fields started to use their quick back line on a more regular basis in the second half which gave the Foxes defence something to thing about. However, the damage had been done in the first half end Foxes emerged as 25-0 winners.
Back Row Left to Right:
Kris Satu, Rohan Poulsom. Nic Denslow, Eren Boga, Harry Hannaford, Cory Perry-Jones, Jack Brodie.
Front Row Left to Right:
Jayden Bowerman-King, Freddy Coles, James Blackmore, Finn Pocock (c), Will Hodgson, Harry Roberts, Jack Payne, Tyler Fyfe (not Pictured)
On Tuesday 25th March, Court Fields year 10 students played host to their inaugural fixture against Wellington School. A much anticipated local derby had Court Fields players chomping at the bit to get the game started. Wellington school started brightly and quickly settled into the game with some slick passing. Good defence kept them out and allowed Court Fields to counter on several occasions. Myles opened the account 15 mins into play with a ground shot that passed swiftly under the keeper. Shortly after the ref judged that a Court Fields player had been pushed in the area and promptly pointed at the spot. Tom smashed the ball into the net giving the keeper no chance of a save.
The second half was more of an even affair with Wellington school coming close on several occasions. A final flourish from Court Fields saw Kieran find the net to round off a deserved 3-0 victory. This was a great fixture and one that both parties felt should remain in the calendar.
Court Fields 1 – 0 Kings College
Court Fields welcomed a very talented Kings College side. Both teams played some really neat football, creating numerous chances. Court Fields School players Gould and Hollick, resumed normal duty, winning the central midfield battle as per usual. Great defensive performances from Currie, Salter, McCabe and the ever-reliable Buttle reduced Kings to minimal shots on goal, and even when they did, Mitchell was certainly more than equal to it. It was particularly down the wings that Court Fields cause Kings most problems through the engines of Nutkins, Sears, Roncaglia and Channon. The goal finally came through the prolific Grabham with 5 minutes remaining, cutting in from the right hand side to slot home with a clinical finish, giving Court Fields a well deserved win. The girls must now take this performance and take it into next week’s game away at Taunton Academy. Superb work girls!!!
Rhian, Hannah, Gace, Alessandr, Beth, Jessica, Ashleigh, Olivia, Alisha, Shannon, Ashleigh, Imogen.
After a shortened game of 40 minutes due to poor light, Court Fields put 66 points past their Taunton Academy counterparts. The game kicked off with good pressure from the Taunton Academy pack, but good defence that lead to a turnover saw Court Fields and Harry Buckingham run in their first try. Former Taunton Academy student, Cam Hellier had a good day against his former side, scoring two tries, and was a menace throughout. Part way through the first half a solid scrum lead to good hands from the Court Fields backs, the ball found wing wizard Luke Maunder, who weaved his way through the defence to score in the corner. Good tackling from Court Fields saw them secure multiple turnovers that inevitably led to two tries from Captain Chris Batts, who had a formidable game at centre. Harry Buckingham bagged himself three more tries, and seemed impossible to tackle. Other tries came from Jason Rowland, who flipped his way over the opposition defence after a good run, to score a super try that he will be sure to never forget. Fly half Tom Kelvey controlled the game well, and added all the extras with his ever reliable boot. Credit must go to the Court Fields forwards, who played their best game of the season yet. Court Fields will now play Castle in the Area Final, away on the Wednesday 27th November.
Matt Neason Sa7
On Saturday 26th October I went to a Karate Competition in Exmouth. I entered 4 categories: Kumite (fighting), Ippon Kumite (first form of fighting, Individual Kata (group of moves performed by individual) and Team Kata (group of moves performed by 3 people). In Kumite you are fighting for 1 point. I got through the first round and was automatically fighting for first/second place. I lost that fight and got a silver medal. In Ippon Kumite the judges decided in first and final round that I was the best one there – I got gold!! In the finals of the Individual Kata my friend and I got the same score so they did some random maths and because I got the higher number, my friend won. Another Silver for me! The final event was an easy win for us in the first round but unfortunately we got second place in the last round so the last silver medal was for us.
After the competition they took some time to decide who they wanted to get the trophy/shield and all of the judges voted for me. I didn’t know this until Tuesday 5th November when I was presented with it in my Karate lesson. It was for great perseverance, attitude, resilience etc. I was so happy!
by Anita Year 7 / Rb5
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