Please check the team sheets carefully so you know which event you are taking part in. If you are not happy with your event or would like to swap, please see Mrs Green in E7 before Monday AM registration.
Mrs Green, Head of Godiva
GODIVA Swimming Gala - Team Sheet
Boys lose but come out with heads held high!
Haridas Williams; Brennan Lumby; Oscar Nagle; Oliver Westland; Malachy Rose; Lucas Mann; Hugh Cave; Dean Jordan; Kurt Smith; Matt Campbell; Louis Etienne; Dom Abbott; James Cowley; Andrew Boag; Jacob Jordan and Kieran Chiles need to be massively proud of their performance today. They played an experienced, powerful and skilful Campion School (Northants) team that normally put 40+ past most of their competitors.
The boys did all that was asked of them! We discussed tackling well, making it hard for them, disrupt their rugby and focus on our game. However, I mainly wanted them not to focus on the result but their performance, put their bodies on the line and come out holding their heads held high. I hope readers can appreciate how hard it is to rappel wave after wave of attacks and defend for large periods of the game. Big performances from Jordan, Lumby, Etienne, Abbot, Cave and Nagel but it was a resolute and driven TEAM performance that managed to hold down the score to 34-0 to Campion. Three tries scored in each half. We had our chances too, a great Haridas rolling maul set up from a line out got within 2m of their try line; break away runs from Etienne, Jordan and Cave but they always just managed to real us in. The boys would get isolated and turnover ball normally came. A great mornings rugby.
Man of the match is tough and between Jordan and Lumby for me. Lumby takes it by a whisker for leading the team and the pack by example (where we were strong all game) and for two of the BEST HITS (powerful driving tackles) I’ve seen at this age group on their no 8 and second row players. Class!
Happy to step in for Mr Mac any time. One thing though, one of the 16 went home in a new squad kit, back Monday or I will find you!!!!
SOUTHAM 7 FAIRFAX 12
The Year 9 team produced their best all-round performance of year against a powerful Fairfax side. It was clear from the opening exchanges that it was going to be a tight contest and so it proved. After some promising initial forays by both teams Fairfax struck first with a break down their right wing, and it was only due to some excellent kicking, courageous forward play and tremendous tackling, notably from debutant Kurt Smith, that kept the half-time score at 0-7.
Our forwards started the second half by reasserting their dominance in the scrum and it was fitting that following a number of phases Hugh Cave finished a great team move under the posts.
As their forwards began to redress the balance in the pack, the game could have swung either way. Fairfax struck first through their powerful wing and we were very unlucky when a fine solo run from Dean Jordan was recalled for an earlier infringement.
Both teams had chances in the dying moments of the game, but, though it finished 7-12 to Fairfax, all of our players performed with great courage and were a credit to the school. There were notable performances all over the pitch and, with the return of some missing players to strengthen the squad, I am looking forward to see the team develop over the next few challenging fixtures.
Well done to you all
Mal Rose was the star of the show; scoring 4 in a new position as striker, as Southam beat Kineton 8-2.
Southam started brightly and took the lead early through Fin Brown with his first goal for the school after Leighton Tonge showed good awareness to let the ball through to Fin as he was offside. Rose made it 2 from the Penalty spot and completed his hattrick in the first half with a fine header from Dean Jordan’s corner.
At half time the score was 4-0, with Kineton rarely troubling Debutant Alfie Jordan in goal.
The second half saw more goals, as Southam played with increased confidence. Defenders Lewis Timms and Oskar Challice got in on the act and Rose showed his strikers instinct as he got his 4th goal late on, bundling the ball home from close range via his stomach. Kineton did get a couple of late goals back, as Southam were searching for more goals, but an own goal made the final score 8-2 and a much needed 3 points for the Year 9 Boys!
Well done to Year 9 student Eloise and her sister Phoebe who took part in the Great South Run in Portsmouth last weekend. Eloise decided to use it as an opportunity to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice based in Birmingham and has so far managed to raise about £200. There were hundreds of runners this year and Eloise managed to come 39th.
Those students who are attending the trip Friday, please arrive at normal time in non school uniform – you do not need to attend AM registration, simply meet out the front of school where you will be registered on the coaches.
We will be back around 7:30pm, we will let you inform parents or people collecting you on the way back.
You will need to bring your own lunch, or money to purchase lunch on the day – please be sensible with amounts of money.
For students not attending the trip, the arrangements are as follows:
AM and PM register in the Library.
Year 7 Students from WE1 and WE2 to go with WG1 for the day:
3. Life Skills
Year 8 Students from WE3 and WE4 go with GV3 for the day:
Year 9 Students from WE5 and WE6 to go with WG5 for the day:
4. Life Skills
Year 10 Students to attend lessons as normal, AM and PM registration to go to WE8 – ML2
Year 11 Students to attend lessons as normal, AM and PM registration to go to WE10 – E3
Year 12/13 Students attend lessons as normal, AM Registration – Assembly, PM registration to go to WE12 – S2.
Mr Cooper, Head of Webb Ellis
Year 9 student Harriet Perkins, has competed in the ‘Lands Eventing Elevator Series’ this year. This consists of three events where points are accrued over the three dates.
Harriet did brilliantly to finish 6th overall.
Well done Harriet from everyone at Southam College.
Saturday 18th October
It started quite dark as I got ready this morning to prepare for the Southam College Angling competition at Dog Lane In Napton. The air was warm with some light drops of rain until 9:30am. The wind was blustery but calming and the Widgeon Lake was a fine view.
Students started early and all caught fine catches with a wide variation of carps.
A special thank you to all the supporters who kindly brought along their sons today and giving up their time for such a fantastic hobby. The next match will be in 2015 now as the winter is near and I have arranged matches before and it is far too cold.
So look out in the bulletin and on the blog for the next match around March time. A very special thank you to Mr. Taylor for acting as a marshal and to Dog Lane Fishery for their continued support in allowing us to use their fantastic facilities and fish with concession rates.
Cash prizes were won by Sam Clasper and Max Taylor today. All students will receive HAPs and a certificate of their achievement. Over all bag-weights were highly commendable, with several single catches at a good weight.
Thank you all again for your support – a great day!
Mrs Erroi HOY 9, Southam College Angling Society
All students welcome
Every Friday lunch time in M4 with Miss Twigg
Where have all the Backs gone!
Dean Jordan stood out as the best player in this three way tournament. He scored two superb tries and made several superb tackles. However, with several backs unavailable through injury, the defence looked weak.
A 15-5 defeat to tournament winners North Leam was quite respectable with Harridas Williams, James Cowley and debutant Jacob Jordan particularly strong in the scrum. Andrew Boag was superb at scrum half until he became another injured back.
The 25-5 loss to Myton was disappointing with the back line out of position. Dom Abbott was the exception with several fine tackles. Oliver Westland and Chay Bennett made some excellent drives up the pitch, before the latter was harshly sin binned. Skipper Brennan Lumby led by example throughout. Lucas Mann played well at stand in Scrum Half showing rugged determination against an aggressive opposite number.