Blacon High School had four teams represent Chester schools at the Level 3 competition held at Chester University on Friday 14th March. A boys and girls under 15’s Volleyball team, under 14’s boys Basketball team and under 14’s girls Football went to Chester University with Mr Cairns, Miss Flynn and Miss Broadbent for a day of competitive sport against the best secondary schools in Cheshire and Warrington.
Boys Under 15 Volleyball
(Trey Lattie, Liam Roberts, Lewis Coppack, Tom Crawford and Dwayne Smith)
Round Robin Tournament Results:
Weaverham 16 Blacon 9
Birchwood 8 Blacon 16
Blacon 14 Fallibroome 11
Blacon 21 Kingsgrove 10
Blacon 15 Shavington 14
Great Sankey 10 Blacon 17
For the 2nd year in a row, Blacon High School are Boys Under 15 Volleyball Cheshire and Warrington Champions.
A fantastic achievement and fully deserved for the high quality volleyball the team played. Captain Liam Roberts was determined, Trey Lattie was consistent with his powerful serving and Lewis Coppack and Dwayne Smith were dominant at the net. Blacon won the most games in the round robin tournament and held their nerve in the deciding game against Shavington High School, with Tom Crawford winning the final point. Well done lads, deserved champions.
Girls Under 14 Football
(Ellie Mackay, Hollie Burrows, Elisha Cox, Shannon Watson, Beth Irvine, Amber Sconce, Chloe Carswell, Ellen Quinn and Alisha Coyle)
Cardinal Newman – Won 1-0
Weaverham – Lost 2-0
Helsby – Won 1-0
Bridgewater – Draw 0-0
Poynton – Won 1-0
The girls played 5, games in their group - winning 3, drawing 1 and losing 1 game meaning they qualified for the Bronze medal match for finishing second in their group.
Played Whitby in 3rd-4th playoff for the bronze medal and lost 1-0
Boys Under 14 Basketball
(Marcel Aziamale, Layton Ashford, Jake Sconce, Joe Howard, Lewis Bridges, Charlie Cottis, Calyn Barlow and Jack Lockley)
The lads played strong opposition in their group with Lewis Bridges, Marcel Aziamale and Calyn Barlow scoring impressive baskets and Jake Sconce, Charlie Cottis and Layton Ashford impressive in defence. The team didn’t qualify for the semi finals but improved in each game, showing a lot of potential and team work skills. They found the competition a worthwhile experience and played against talented basketball players.
Girls Under 15 Volleyball
(Kayleigh Spencer, Courtney Holland, Chloe Rogers, Claire Jones and Skyla Spencer)
The girls gave 100% effort and played some good attacking volleyball against well established teams but need to be more consistent to improveand win more matches. Kayleigh Spencer and Claire Jones were impressive and the team enjoyed the élite Volleyball experience.