Spring Term 2 Blacon High School Sports Report
Year 9 Chester Cup Final – Blacon High v Christleton – 18th March 2014
Blacon High School came out 4-2 winners of a fantastic U14 final against Christleton. The game proved to be an outstanding game between 2 very evenly matched teams. Between them the 2 schools boasted 12 of this year’s extremely successful U14 Chester Schoolboys squad, 6 from each school. The quality of the 2 teams on show is also evident by the fact that both teams have reached the finals of the National English Schools Football Association Cups that they have both entered (finals to be played in May).
The game was played in good spirits by both teams and Christleton took the lead through a Tom Townesend strike before Blacon equalised from a free kick from Kieran Ball that Calyn Barlow dispatched.
The second half saw Christleton take the lead again, this time through a Sam Ward strike before Calyn Barlow once more levelled the score. With only 3 minutes of normal time remaining and the game looking destined for extra time, Blacon captain Brandon Burrows swung in a fantastic free kick that beat everyone in the box and nestled into the net. Harley Bennion of Blacon High settled the tie in amazing style with a fantastic right footed volley from 25 yards that flew into the net.
Blacon manager, Dave Sabri said, “The game was a fantastic showcase of Chester Schools’ football. I am extremely proud of not just the quality, but the character that my lads showed. They had to dig deep to turn around the score on 2 occasions and it seems fitting that the victory was sealed in the fashion that it was with such an amazing strike.”
The Year 8 football team continued their good form beating Abbeygate 4-2 thanks to an impressive Robbie Davies hat trick and Paul Cowan scoring a volley inside the penalty box. Robbie continued his goal scoring form with two more goals against Christleton and Liam Davies scored the third goal in a 3-2 win. The Year 9 b team lost to Christleton 5-2 with Lewis Faulder and Archie Tushingham scoring our goals and there was a memorable moment when Zac Day nearly scored from the half way line.
The Year 7 team is starting to develop and show signs of promise with some good performances and results. They were convincingly beaten at Bishops Heber but drew in an entertaining game with Abbeygate 4-4, thanks to a Joe Thompson hat trick and Bradley Broadbent strike. They won their final game 5-4 against Christleton – a double strike by Joe O’Gorman and goals by Joe Thompson, Kingsley Rodric and Bradley Broadbent in an entertaining game. The Year 10 boys’ team won 4-2 against Christleton with Lewis Coppack, Billy Fennell, Trey Lattie and the improving Tom Dalton producing the goals in a competitive game. The Year 10 team played the Year 11 team in their final game for the school. The PE staff would like to thank the Year 11 team for all their sporting effort over the last 5 years.
Blacon played Bishops Heber under 15 Boys Volleyball team in 3 games to determine who would represent Chester at the Cheshire and Warrington Winter games at Blacon High School. The match was played in good spirits with both teams playing three touch volleyball and producing good rallies over the net. Trey Lattie was on form with his powerful serve and Liam Roberts and Lewis Coppack were dominant at the net. Dwayne Smith and Warren Millington were effective with dig shots and Blacon seemed to be the more offensive team and ran out 3-0 winners, winning two games comfortably.
Cheshire and Warrington Level 3 Winter Games 2014
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 Volleyball team, under 14 boys Basketball team and under 14 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.
They 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 improve and win more matches. Kayleigh Spencer and Claire Jones were impressive and the team enjoyed the élite Volleyball experience.
The Year 8 team played a competitive tournament against the other schools in Chester.
Blacon beat Christleton 5-0
Lost to Kings 6-2
Lost to Abbeygate 7-2
Lost to Bishops 5-3
Beat Bishops Heber 7-2
The girls played really well with Beth Irvine and Ellie Challinor players of the match, Hannah Sconce played brilliant up a year from Year 7!
Blacon Education Village (BEV) PE
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 Handball competition which was umpired by Miss Flynn. It was a huge success and enjoyed by all schools, staff and pupils. St Theresa’s came first with JH Godwin a close second.
The BEV PE teaching team hosted a girls Netball tournament for our Year 5 and Year 6 pupils with the aim of inspiring girls to play more competitive Netball. The tournament was officiated by Mrs Carr and assisted by our Year 8 girl leaders as the girls demonstrated excellent team work. The Arches won and Highfield were runners up in another excellent competition held by the BEV PE teaching team.
Extra Curricular Clubs for girls, delivered by Miss Dean, have been well attended on a Tuesday. Miss Dean has delivered Football, Handball and Volleyball sessions to groups of Year 8, 9 and 10 girls.