Spring Term 1 Sports Report
The boys under 15’s and under 13’s are Chester and District Table Tennis Champions for a second year running after both teams won round robin tournaments at Upton High School against Tarporley, Abbeygate and Upton in singles play. The under 13 team comprised Jamie Jones, Charlie Cottis, Dylan Worton and Dylan Edwards and they were all impressive in winning their matches, with Dylan Worton not losing a single game. The under 15 team of Layton Ashford, Jake Dean, Tom Crawford and Matt Feenan had to be at their very best to beat an impressive Tarporley team going on to succeed overall with Matt Feenan and Layton Ashford not losing a single game. The PE department are extremely proud of their achievements as we continue to excel in Table Tennis within Chester schools and we followed up last year’s Cheshire and Warrington Winter Games Table Tennis championship win where Kia Piggott, Katie Lea Rigby, Jake Dean and Layton Ashford were victorious.
The Year 7 Basketball team are Chester and District Basketball champions after winning the annual tournament at Catholic High School. The squad of Peter Boddy, Jack Chaloner, Cameron Eymond, Harry Whitehouse, Marshall Millington, Peter Morris and Callum Cowley played their part in winning the Year 7 tournament for the very first time. Blacon beat Bishops 4-2 thanks to a Peter Boddy and Callum Cowley basket in a close game. In the final, Blacon beat Catholic High School 12-10 with Cameron Eymond scoring two impressive lay ups and Peter Boddy scoring 4 baskets to win. Mr Cairns is very proud of the boys who trained hard in Basketball Club for the event.
The Year 8/9 Boys Basketball team played 4 matches this half term, winning two and losing two games. Against Bishops Bluecoat in our first game, we were fortunate to win 20-18 thanks to some outstanding lay ups from Lewis Bridges and Charlie Cottis against a tall Bishops squad. In our second game we beat Queens Park High School 22-20 thanks to the lads working hard as a team right to the very end. Losing 16-20 with two minutes left, Marcel Aziamale and Calyn Barlow scored late baskets to equalise late on. Joe Howard won some big rebounds all game and in the final 30 seconds passed to Jake Sconce who scored a lay up to win the game. We lost against a very good Upton High School team with Joe Howard scoring an impressive three pointer and against a competitive Kings School team we lost 32-26 with Calyn Barlow and Lewis Faulder impressive in attack and defence. The team have a lot of potential to do well in Basketball and attending break time clubs has helped improve the players’ skill levels.
Weather disrupted girls Netball fixtures this term but the girl’s Year 7 and Year 8 played a competitive friendly match against Queens Park High School. The girls played some attacking Netball with the Year 7 team winning a close match 7-6 and the Year 8 team won an entertaining game 10-6. All the Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 teams are looking forward to Chester and District Netball tournaments before Easter.
The following players were stand out players against Queens Park High School:
Year 7 – Hannah Sconce
Year 8 – Ellie May Challinor
The Year 7 boys Dodgeball team came runners up in the Chester and District tournament to Abbeygate who were deserved winners on the night. Blacon were in good form against Queens Park High and Upton, winging close matches with Marshall Millington making some great catches and Jordan Wootton getting players out with some accurate throws. We lost to a strong Abbeygate team who had some powerful attacking players with strong throws but the lads worked as a team and enjoyed the tournament. Joe Thompson and Ryan Parker were our stand out players throughout with consistent skill being shown in each game.
The Year 7 girls and boys Chester and District Indoor Athletics event at Queens Park High School was hosted by the Blacon High PE department with the support of 16 Year 10 GCSE PE leaders who managed the field and track events. Joe Thompson, Kingsley Rodric, Chloe Brisbane and Elle Jade Garbett were our stand out performers during the individual races and field events. Both teams competed well with plenty of effort and have the potential to do well in future Athletic events.
The Year 8 girls and boys indoor athletics team competed well in track and field events at the Chester and District Indoor Athletics event at Queens Park High School. Against nine different schools Blacon did their best with Alisha Heap, Hollie Burrows Marcel Aziamale, Jack Lockley and Robbie Davies were our stand out performers during the individual races and field events. The Year 8 boys’ team came 5th overall which was a great achievement and both teams can look forward to the summer athletics.
The Year 9 Football team will face Ibstock Palace School from London in the ESFA National Small Schools Cup Final. The date and venue is still to be confirmed and the team are still buzzing after their thrilling semi-final win against Durham County College at Cairns Crescent before Christmas. They did play a friendly fixture against UCEA in Ellesmere Port and won 4-2 thanks to doubles from Brook Goodwin and Archie Tushingham. Mr Sabri is pleased with the squad’s progress and the Year 9 team have been drawn against Bishops in the Quarter Final of the Chester Cup.
The Year 7 Football team won a friendly game against Queens Park High School 2-1 with Louis Harrison and Mason Cree impressive against a decent team. They did lose 4-2 to a strong UCEA in Ellesmere Port despite Joe Thompson and Harry Whitehouse goals. The Year 10 team had the chance to avenge their 5-2 defeat to UCEA with a rematch and led 2-0 at half time thanks to goals from skipper Liam Roberts and James Lloyd. Trey Lattie added to the score line second half but two individual errors let UCEA back into the game. The game finished 3-3 overall with both teams creating chances to win the game late on.
The under 14 girls’ Football team lost at home in the Cheshire Cup against Wade Deacon School in a competitive cup tie. Ellen Quinn scored our only goal with Amber McGrady a rock in defence. Miss Flynn was impressed with how well the girls played and feels they can improve as a team with more matches after half term.
The Year 8 boys 7 a side Football team played their Chester and District 7 a side football tournament at Christleton High School on their impressive 4G football pitch. The Year 8 team were managed by Mr Forbes and in our first game we managed to beat Queens Park High School 3-0 thanks to a Luke Pye goal and a Robbie Davies double. Blacon drew 0-0 with Kings, Abbeygate and Catholic to reach the semi- final against Upton High School. After a 0-0 draw with Marcel Aziamale and Robbie Davies having chances to score, we went on to win 5-4 on penalties with Jack Lockley scoring the final spot kick. In the cup final we played Christleton, who are a strong team and we lost a close game with few chances 2-0. A difficult way to lose a final but Mr Forbes was very happy with how the team defended, kept discipline and played some decent football.
Ryan Mackay has been representing the under 16’s Cheshire Schoolboys from Chester SFA with a number of pleasing appearances this season. Chester SFA and Blacon High School are very proud of Ryan’s achievements and performances for the Cheshire Schoolboys.
Brandon Burrows, Kieran Ball, Harley Bennion, Jake Sconce and Calyn Barlow have been key figures in Mr Sabri’s under 14 Chester Schoolboys Football team this season. The lads have been involved in a number of games and they have beaten some well-established district teams. Having 5 players represent Chester Schools from Blacon High School is fantastic and the boys have a Cheshire Cup semi- final to look forward to.
Tom Crawford, Lewis Coppack and Trey Lattie have represented Mr Cairns’s under 15 Chester Schoolboys Football team this season. They all played their part in reaching the last 16 of the National Cup but lost 4-1 to Liverpool Schoolboys and have a slight chance of reaching the semi- final of the Cheshire Cup if they can beat Knowsley.
The following players have been stand out players for their respective teams:
Year 7 – Harry Whitehouse and Louis Harrison
Year 8 – Robbie Davies and Charlie Cottis
Year 9 – Brook Goodwin, Amber McGrady and Ellen Quinn
Year 10 – Liam Roberts and Dwayne Smith
Year 11 – Ryan Mackay
Within the BEV PE, Miss Flynn, Mr Cairns, Mr Forbes and Mrs Carr have delivered high quality PE lessons to local BEV primary schools and the PE department hosted the Year 5 and Year 6 Indoor Athletics competition with the support from our Year 10 GCSE leaders. The aim of the event was to give more boys and girls the chance to compete in a field and track event and to give more young people the chance to participate in competitive sport. It was a huge success which was enjoyed by all schools, staff and pupils and it was won by JH Godwin with St Theresa’s coming a close second.
The BEV PE teaching team hosted a Dodgeball tournament for our Year 3 and Year 4 pupils with the aim of giving younger pupils the chance to participate in competitive sport. The two separate tournaments were officiated by Year 9 and Year 11 Leaders as boys and girls demonstrated excellent team work in this new inclusive and enjoyable sport. Highfield were the Year 3 winners and JH Godwin were the Year 4 winners in another excellent competition held by the BEV PE teaching team.
Extra Curricular Clubs for girls have been well attended on a Tuesday delivered by Miss Dean who has delivered Football, Handball and Volleyball sessions to groups of Year 8, 9 and 10 girls.