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
The Year 7’s and Year 8 Rounders Teams attended the Central Venue League Tournaments last week. The Yr 7 Girls were fantastic and entered 2 teams into the competition. They all had a nervous start but grew in confidence showing great promise in both batting and fielding. The Year 8 Girls showed brilliant team spirit and won 3 out of their 6 games. Special mention goes to Megan Phipps (Yr7), Maddie Davey (Yr7) and Jasmine Newstead (Yr8) for their great fielding skills. Also Josie Owens (Yr8) and Naomi Fielder (Yr8) for some good batting.
Year 8 Team
Year 7 Team
Last week 25 Yr. 9 and 10 girls represented Court Fields in the Central Venue League Rounders Tournaments. All teams played some fantastic Rounders, with both Year 9 teams securing lots of wins. All teams fielded with excellent tactical awareness and teamwork. Particular mention goes to Yr. 10 students Olivia Salter and Jess Gould, and Yr. 9 students Tori Lowman, Gemma Shire and Alessandra Sears for excellent fielding. Year 9 students Megan Beale, Bethany Channon and Karolina Thomas demonstrated some excellent batting skills. The Year 9 A Team finished 2nd overall.
Pictured are the Year 9 Rounders Teams.
The Year 8 and 9 Girls Rounder’s Teams have played their first fixture V Taunton Academy. The Yr 8 girls have had limited practice due to Parents Evening and other events but performed well. They had a great team spirit immediately and they fielded with good tactical awareness. Their confidence grew throughout the game and they earnt the victory, winning 13 1/2 – 5 1/2. The Year 9’s had an experienced team and they played some excellent rounder’s with skilful batting and fielding. They won 11 1/2 – 6 1/2. Well done to both teams. We have Rounder’s Tournaments to look forward to after half term for yr. 7, 8, 9 & 10.
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.
Megan White has just successfully completed her Orange belt grading on 21st Feb 2014. She is a member of For Life Martial Arts Academies which is a club for anyone interested in mixed martial arts. She has been a member of her club for about a year and their Dojo is based at St Johns Primary school where they they meet every Friday. They cater for any age up to adults.
Megan says that “Its Great fun as you have to constantly push yourself. Its good fitness and you learn all about self-defence techniques”
Her next grading is in 3 months time and we look forward to hearing about how she gets on.
For more details why not check our their website at www.forlifeacademies.co.uk
I had the pleasure of joining twelve of our Year 9 and 10 athletes at Wellington School on Monday afternoon for the Wellington Schools Cross Country Run. This activity was initiated by David Lungley who was a volunteer at last summer’s Olympic Games. He was keen to continue the Olympic legacy by organising the first ever run between Wellington School and Court Fields. Some of the students ran 5 miles, but our students took part in a joint 3-mile run.
Particular congratulations go to Reegan Scotcher who won the overall race, and to Geordie Stock who came in second overall. Our third place boy was Chris Batts. Not to be outdone, the girls also finished well, with Jess Gould being our first-placed girl. Congratulations also to Shannon, Georgia and Courtney, to Benedict, Jacob, Andrew, Lee and Kieran.
Five of Court Fields Community School Year 8 athletes, represented the school at Somerset Junior Championships held at Yeovil with a great deal of success, coming away with 3 County Champions. Callum was crowned County champion in the 100m with a time of 12.12 seconds and 200m in 24.85 seconds. Callum also set a new county record for the 100m of 11.92 seconds in his 1st heat, for this achievement he was presented with a plaque for his outstanding performance. Josh vaulted his way to the Pole Vault victory with a height of 1.78m. Karolina reached the final of the Girls 100m, Megan and Alessandra competed well in their field events.
Left to Right: Alessandra, Megan, Karolina, Josh, Callum