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Bosbury November Sports News!

Bosbury's sporting calendar for the 2019/20 academic year has now begun in earnest, with pupils taking part in various tournaments ranging from football, netball, mini-tennis and rock it ball, as well as partaking in some brilliant tag rugby!

 

    

   

 

Bosbury's three budding Serena Williams and one Andy Murray from Class 4 travelled to John Masefield High School with Mr. Ponter to take part in the qualifying stages of the Sainsbury's School Games mini-tennis tournament, taking part in four games each against fellow Year 3 and 4 tennis players from Ledbury, Eastnor, Colwall, Cradley and Much Marcle.

 

    

     

 

After a briefing from the event organizer, a quick game of Dobble and an all-important warm-up (Bosbury pupils are always very well prepared), it was time for the four intrepid tennis stars to take to the courts. They quickly learned that the soft foam balls didn't require much effort at all in order to hit them successfully over the nets as they spent these first games getting a feel for serving and returning the ball...

 

  

   

 

... before a short interval and a quick check up of the fixtures were followed by the remaining three games as all of the adults present were extremely impressed with the developing skills of all of the tennis players present, with much more controlled serving and returns and even some extended rallies and backhand shots finding their way into the latter games!

 

    

 

Bosbury's quartet of tennis stars finished a very respectable fourth place overall, and even though they didn't quite qualify for the next round, Mr. Ponter was still extremely impressed with the level of improvement shown from the start of the tournament to the last game, as well as the trademark Bosbury teamwork and sportsmanship being shown throughout. The Year 9 sports students (including past Bosbury pupil Jemima Spiller!) obviously thought so to, with two of the young ladies sporting the Bosbury blue tops even being given special award stickers for passion and honesty.

 

  

 

Well done to these four brilliant Bosbury sports stars, and a huge thank you also to Mrs. Parker for very kindly providing transport to and from the event. We would not have been able to participate in this competition without you!

 

Bosbury's netball team also played their first competitive game the same day over at Ashperton, scoring a number of victories during their inaugural tournament together as a team as they will no doubt have much to take away from the competition in terms of improving their game even further. Well done to these excellent eight sportsmen and sportswomen for such great play and for again showing some exemplary levels of sportsmanship, and thank you once again to all parents who provided transport as well as to Mr. Long for being on hand as usual with his valuable coaching.

 

Speaking of superb training, Class 3 and 5 have been extremely lucky recently to have received some stellar coaching in tag rugby from Worcester Warriors. Thank you Dave for delivering some brilliant sessions on the Key Stage 2 playground - Class 5 really looked the part last Friday in their 80s sports gear for Children in Need!

 

    

 

Finally, Bosbury's new football team also performed well during their opening two games of the cluster school tournament held on (rather soggy) home turf, with one more fixture due to be played on Tuesday 3rd December before the Christmas break. Good luck to our footballers for their final game of 2019!