All the runners were keen and energetic this season, they made improvements on their techniques as the season wore on. All were ready for their ISAC Cross Country Meet, which unfortunately didn’t happen due to poor weather. I hope the runners continue to train beyond their season as they have such potential.
Athletics is boring; you just run, throw and jump. Well, not quite right! Our fabulous Year 3 and 4 athletes also trained their strength, their reactivity, their team work, their heart and muscles and had lots of fun! At the end of the season we all took part in the BSB athletics meet which involved everyone in the team, they fought hard and improved throughout the competition. As a result we were the team with the overall most average score! I am so proud of you! It was great fun coaching all of you and I hope to see you again in season 4!
U9 Girls Football
I am very proud of the U9 girls. Most of them had never played football before we started this year and now they have played 4 matches in their first ever tournament against girls two years older than them! The girls have made great improvements in their skill levels but also in their understanding of the game. I hope this will continue in the future!
U10 Girls Football
Over this past season, the girls have worked on passing on the move; tackling, taking and receiving throw-ins along with shooting. The girls created a strong and supportive team unit in which they went all the way to the final in ISAC to gain 2nd place. They should be extremely proud of themselves.
U11 Girls Football
The U11 girl’s football season came to a close this week at Dulwich College in their ISAC tournament. With the girl’s massive difference in playing experience and different levels of skill set, I have played the team around in positions this season to try and find a best fit for them. Stepping into the ISAC tournament with set positions the girls managed to go out strong and defeat their first opposition 3-0, it was a victorious moment! Our remaining games and play-off for 3rd or 4th we weren’t quite so lucky, as we drew and lost those remaining matches. I am so pleased with all the girls’ accomplishments and hope that they have the passion to continue playing football in the future.
U9 Boys Football
It was absolute pleasure to work with the boys throughout the season, the passion they have for football was amazing, they all gave their all in training, listening to instructions and then following them, but mostly it was fun with the different games and situations we would do on the training pitch, to go to the tournament having never played together as a team before, the boys really stepped up and showed outstanding team work and determination to keep working until the final whistle, this was shown in the fact that they ended the tournament with 6 victories and only one defeat (the final).
I for one and all the parents who also attended were immensely proud of the boys and their efforts and I can't wait to keep the training going and watch them continue to grow as footballers.
U10 Boys Football
The team played 11 games over two tournaments and only conceded one goal. They scored an average of 6 goals per game illustrating the team’s dominance. During the tournaments, what stood out was the team’s awareness of their responsibilities on the pitch and their eagerness to win. Their consistency, excellent team spirit and can do attitude is a big reason why they were so prolific. Overall an excellent season for the team!
U11 Boys ISAC Team
The under 11 boys football team played in the ISAC Football tournament on the 1st November hosted at Dulwich College Beijing. The boys played in the 1st division and where up against very competitive schools. The tournament lasted all day, with excellent performances from everyone who represented the team. The boys played 6 games in their division, winning 5 and losing a tight game against WAB, meaning they qualified in 2nd place, which meant they reached the top play-off match. It was a repeat game against WAB and being a long and tiring day for everyone including the parents, the boys played an excellent match but unfortunately losing out to WAB 3-1 in the final.
I can honestly say that everyone in the team did themselves and the school proud, and they can take in the knowledge that they tried their very best and that’s all a coach can ask for. That selfless attitude deserves the recognition and I encourage all to have that BSB Bears spirit.
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