Summer Term Blacon High School Sports Report
Cheshire and Warrington Summer Games
Blacon High represented Chester at the Cheshire and Warrington Summer games in Table Tennis at Macclesfield with Taylor Guest, Lacey Buckingham, Joe Thompson and Kingsley Rodric representing the Under 13’s team. The team lost one, drew one and won two matches meaning they finished 3rd with bronze medals in an eventful competition. Mrs Smedley was impressed with the effort and sportsmanship demonstrated by the Chester team and they deserved to become third best in the county.
The Blacon High School Sports Day was held for the 6th time at the Queensway Stadium with boys and girls students from year 7, 8, 9 and 10 all taking part in at least one event and the maximum of two track and two field events. The rain held off and an incredible 27 Sports Day Records were broken with 12 being girls and 15 being boys. The relay races are always an exciting event to conclude the day with so many excellent individual performances and it was standard to see boys PE staff and girls PE staff win the year 10 relay race.
Year 7 and 8 boys and girls performed extremely well at the Chester and District Athletics at Deeside. The year 7 girls team finished 5th place overall with Macey Holland coming 4th in the 100m final, Lacey Buckingham did well at the shot putt and Peter Boddy came in the top three for 100m and Discus. Tyler Shone and Charley Whelan both broke school records on the long jump.
The year 7 team played their first game of pairs Cricket against Abbeygate in the sports hall and bowled well with Callum Quinn and Corey Cooper getting their first batsmen out. Captain Leon Duckers was decent in bat and scored some boundaries but we eventually lost by 35 runs to a strong Abbeygate team.
The Crash ‘N’ Bash Cricket season started for our under 13 and under 15 cricket teams. Both lost their opening fixture to Heber , the under 13 team scored 53 runs in 8 overs thanks to good batting by Brandon Spilsbury and Callum Quinn. Heber responded well and scored an impressive 70 to win the match. The under 15’s lost by 3 runs in a close game, Charlie Cottis and Luke Jones good in bat and Marcel bowled well at the stumps. Against Bishops, the under 15’s fielded well to keep Bishops to 78 runs. We fell short when batting, Charlie Cottis and Jack Lockley being caught out and marcel scored an impressive 18 runs. The under 13 team kept Bishops to 62 runs with Mason Cree and Corey Cooper bowling well with Kelnei Jones and Joe Thompson impressive in the field. Blacon scored some impressive runs but inconsistency when batting cost the team as we were bowled out for 49. Matches against Catholic and Christleton were cancelled due to weather but the lads are showing good potential. The year 7 cricket tournament at Boughton Hall was a good experience to play cricket at a high quality venue. Jack Lockleya and Charlie Cottis were our leaders and Blacon played Catholic and Abbeygate in excellent games. Callum Quinn was outstanding in both matches.
Star Cricket Players:
Year 7 – Callum Quinn
Year 8 – Joe Thompson
Year 9 – Marcel Aziamale
The girls Rounders teams have practiced hard and performed well to beat Queens Park High School, year 7 and 8 team with Hannah Sconce and Megan Wightman excellent in bat. Year 7 and year 10 teams went on to beat the Bishops School and the year 10 team won another game against Queens School with good performances from year 8, and year 9. Blacon hosted friendly matches against Christleton with year 7 impressive with Taylor Guest excellent in field and bat. We had a wet weather friendly v Catholic with year 7 and year 8 playing well. The district competitions meant year 8 and year 9 got knocked out at the group stages with Emily Edwards doing well for year 8 and Ellie May Challinor excellent for year 9. The year 7 and year 10 teams reached the semi finals and suffered heart breaking defeats in close competitive matches. Year 7 lost by one rounder to a strong Kings team, Lillie Woodiwiss was excellent and year 10 lost by half a rounder to Queens which was difficult to take because of how well they played.
Star Rounders Players:
Year 7 – Lillie Woodiwiss
Year 8 – Hannah Sconce
Year 9 – Ellie May Challinor
Year 10 – Shannon Watson
Mr Forbes played friendly Tennis matches against Queens Park High School for our year 7, 8 and 9 boys. This was to prepare for the Chester and district doubles competition and the under 13’s found it tough against some quality teams at Bishops and finished 6th. Mason Cree, Joe Thompson, Joe O Gorman and Harry Whitehouse competed well. The under 15’s beat eventful winners Tarporley High School but came 5th in another high quality tournament, Harley Bennion, Jake Dean, Jake Sconce and Layton Ashford played some excellent matches.
We had 7 year 8 students complete the LTA Tennis Leadership Award which was a full day course at Blacon High School. Students learnt about delivering skills/drills and how to umpire and score games. The leaders were Joe Thompson, Harry Whitehouse, Cameron Eymond, Bayleigh
The 5th BEV Blacon Sports Day was another huge success at Queensway Stadium in Wrexham with year 3,4,5 and 6 boys and girls all taking part in track and field events. Mr Sabri and Mrs Carr with the support of the PE department and our year 10 and year 9/ex student leaders organised another fantastic Sports Day which all of our feeder primary schools enjoyed with Highfield being crowned overall winners for the second time and had a clean sweep by winning the year 3, year 4, year 5 and year 6 competion.
Within the BEV PE, the PE department hosted the Year 5 and Year 6 girls and boys Rounders competition which was a huge success with the aim of boys and girls playing proper Rounders to showcase their fielding, batting and bowling skills. It was umpired and scored by our year 10 GCSE PE leaders and it was enjoyed by all schools, staff and pupils and the boy’s competition was won by the Arches and the girl’s competition was won by Highfield.
The BEV PE teaching team hosted a Mini Red Tennis tournament for our year 3 and year 4 pupils with the aim of giving younger pupils the chance to experience a singles racket sport competition which was umpired by our year 9 leaders. Highfield were the winners and Dee Point were 2nd in another excellent competition held by the BEV PE teaching team.
International Youth Games July 2015 in Sens
Blacon High School students represent Chester for the second time in the International Youth Games hosted by Sens. Mixed teams of boys and girls from Lorrach (Germany), Sens (France) and Senigallia (Italy), together with students from Blacon High School, representing Chester, descended to Sens France and took part in three days of sporting and cultural exchanges.
The students were divided into mixed teams so that they could interact with other nationalities, and spent the first evening in a bonding session of discussion and team building activities.
The games were officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Sens and we engaged in some team sport ice breakers. Showing great competitive spirit, the students then engaged in several sports including, Athletics, Archery, Karting, Swimming, Karting, Laser Quest, Football, and Orienteering.
We experienced a city tour of Sens, went on a museam tour and enjoyed the cultural experience in France, making new friends and memories for life.
Year 10 National Small Schools Cup Final – Blacon High v Broadlands School at Madejski Stadium, Reading FC –19th May 2015
For the second year running, the team had a chance to avenge last years defeat in the National Small School Cup completion. It wasn’t to be as Blacon High School lost 3-1 in a fantastic U15 final against Broadlands at Reading FC. The match proved to be an outstanding game between two very evenly matched teams, with Blacon unfortunate to lose the final in a professional football stadium. The PE department and SLT brought 120 students down to Reading to cheer the lads on and the squad had close family and friends in the stands showing their support. Mr Sabri and assistant Mr Bradford travelled down the day before the final, kitted out in new Prostar tracksuits and polo tops to prepare for the biggest game of the season. In a new Playstation sponsored black and red team strip, the team looked the part before taking on Broadlands School from London. Skipper Brandon Burrows walked out with team mascot, Archie Sabri who was the manager’s son and he seemed to enjoy the incredible occasion. The lads were punished for a slow start to the game with Broadlands going 3-0 up after twenty minutes, both goals candidates for goal of the season. We responded well with Kieran Ball playing in Brook Goodwin who fired past the oncoming keeper. Blacon grew into the game but coulnt convert chances and were 3-1 down at half time.
The second half saw us press and push but we couldn’t convert chances in the second half and lost the cup final for second year running. On a positive, Millie Cuncliffe won a PlayStation 4 by hitting the cross bar at half time.
Blacon manager Dave Sabri was extremely proud of his team as they have come so far and so close in this special cup competition and remained upbeat as the squad thanked the travelling school, family and friends for their memorable support at the Madejski stadium.
Mr Cairns took 12 year 9 and 10 students to Zone Fitness in Neston to carry out a 50 minute Gladiator Circuits training session. The workout was built around resistance and body weight exercises working your core muscles. It was a challenging and intense workout and the pupils used a lot of different apparatus such as tyres, ropes, sledgehammers and kettlebells.