WHAT THE STATS SAY...
It's been another busy week of sport, here is what the stats say:
● We have 327 children enrolled for our three major seasonal sports this term(football, tee-ball & athletics):
○ 133 Children signed up for football
○ 88 Children signed up for Tee Ball
○ 106 Signed up for athletics
RAIN STOPS PLAY AS KLISS IS WASHED OUT
U11 Boys: BSKL vs KLISS Round 1
There were signs of a great season ahead for the U11 boys at the New camp on Tuesday as they played in the first round of the KLISS tournament.
The Lions managed two wins in their opening two fixtures before the competition was unfortunately called off due to an incoming storm. Francis played a key role in their opening fixture. With the team still trying to find their feet and settle into the game, it took some excellent reactions and determination from Francis to give his side the two goal advantage and see the game through.
In the second fixture against ISP, the Lions were beginning to find their rhythm, spreading the ball wide and looking for gaps in the defence. A sweeping move involving some great midfield play by Caleb and a pinpoint cross from Dexter nearly gave BSKL the lead and showed what they were capable of. After some sustained pressure BSKL finally put the ball past the ISP keeper as
Francis reacted first to a ball parried out by the keeper and produced a fantastic finish on the half turn. ISP pilled the pressure on in the last few minutes, but solid defending by Reiss and Adam cleared the ball away time and time again. As the pressure intensified, the whole team worked hard to keep ISP out and despite coming close they were unable to level up the match giving BSKL another victory.
With the competition to be resumed on another date, BSKL is poised in a very good position. The team is looking forward to the next fixture and can’t wait to show what they are capable of.
U11 Girls; BSKL vs KLISS Round 1
The U11 girls travelled to Tenby but unfortunately due to poor weather, they were only able to play two games. The girls won the first game against IGB 1- 0 thanks to an own goal, the result of incessant pressure from the Lions. In a thrilling second game, the Lions put three past Tenby. The goals came from Elly, from the halfway line (our new chant), Linda and an early contender for goal of the season from Celine. With HELP and ISP still to play the Lions will continue the battle at a date to be confirmed soon! - Mr McAlister.
U9 Girls: BSKL vs KLISS Round 1
Games cancelled due to poor weather. The re-arranged date to be confirmed soon.
U9 Boys: BSKL vs KLISS Round 1
The U9 boys team played in the first round of KLISS football on Tuesday. The boys were very excited to represent the school and started the competition with an excellent win over IGB. They played some outstanding football, passing the ball around the pitch showing great control and composure. They narrowly lost their next game against ISP 2-1 before having to leave the New Camp due to poor weather. The smaller BSKL pitches made it much more difficult for the boys to move the ball around the pitch and they found it hard to regain their composure. BSKL finished in fourth place and will now play in the KLISS bowl later this term. All of the team represented themselves and BSKL tremendously, never giving in and enjoying every minute of this experience.
- Gareth Pearson
Thursday 24th January BSKL vs. ISP
74 students from BSKL were involved in a fixture against ISKL on a wet and wild Thursday evening.
U11 Girls Report
The U11 girls faced a traditionally strong ISKL team on Thursday. In adverse conditions, the girls faced off at the New Camp, splitting into three squads to play three games concurrently. Mr McAlister’s team dominated the game, playing a high pressing game. In possession, the girls used the space well and created numerous chances. With more clinical finishing the margin of victory could have been much greater than 1 - 0.
In the other two games both BSKL teams represented the school admirably. Many girls played their first game and it was great to be able to offer all the girls that have been attending training the chance to play their first game of the season. Both
Mr Marlor and Mrs Sackley were impressed by the girls commitment and enthusiasm.
Another rainy afternoon at The New Camp saw 45 boys from BSKL compete in a football against ISKL. Although their time was cut short due to the weather every child was able to apply some of the skills and understanding they have developed in training over the last few weeks. All the boys had a wonderful time despite the terrible conditions and impressed the coaches with their attitude throughout. I am sure they are all looking forward to the opportunity to represent The Lions again.