On Monday morning, the U13 Girls Football Team played their final games of the season at the Central Warwickshire Tournament hosted by Myton School. The squad consisted of five Year 8 students and three Year 7 students, playing a four 6 a-side games. Their first game was against Myton, an extremely even game with both sides attacking hard. Ada made a fantastic save preventing Myton form taking an early lead in the game. Unfortunately, Myton took the win with a late goal (0-1). However, the tournament wasn’t over with 3 more games a piece. Next up was Aylesford 2 with some great goals by Ella and Bethan and an incredible assisted touch by Ila, allowing Southam to get their first win of 5-0. The third game saw the team take on Aylesford 1, disciplined tackles and pressure applied by Bella and Sophie in defence allowed Holly and Ila to produce some great through balls up to Connie and Ella in attack. The game ended with a 3-0 Southam win. The final game was against Campion with Southam again putting lots of pressure on from the start. Great use of width allowed the ball to be taking up the pitch quickly, keeping Campion on the defense. Southam took a third win with another 3-0 result. The overall win for the tournament was extremely close coming down to the result of the last game by the other teams. Despite being the highest scoring team in the competition, the team came second.
The girls played fantastically and have really come on as a team this year.
Well done to everyone involved in the Girls Football season this year!
We have had a fantastic start to the year 7 Rounders season. The team played Campion on Thursday and Kingsley on Monday, winning both matches. Big well done to the following girls,
We have had some outstanding performances from Bethan as bowler, Ila at 2nd base, Jess in deep field & Poppy catching on 4th base. Well done, Bethan for two brilliant catches as well. It was a great team effort, and I am very proud of the girls. Looking forward to the next fixture.
If you would like to join the Rounders team, come along on Monday after school everyone is welcome.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Southam College athletics team completed the first round of the English Schools Track and Field cup. This is a competition where students score points based on their performances and all scores get added together to create a team score. It’s a great competition to encourage students to support each other but also maximise their performances to gain more points and not focus on positions.
The junior girls team made up of year 7 and 8 students finished in 5th place, best performances coming from Bella in 800m (2.36 – 25pts), Bethan in the hurdles (14.2 – 18pts) and Tammy in the Javelin (19.79m – 19pts).
The intermediate girls finished the day in 6th place and the intermediate boys finishing in 8th, but as the students were all bottom of the age group as we only fielded a year 9 team they have gained valuable experience for next year. However outstanding performances from Isabelle in both the high jump and 200m (1.53 – 22pts and 26.4 – 26pts) and Rosa in the 1500m (5.33 – 21pts) did not disappoint.
But the stars of the show were the junior boys team (year 7 and 8), they finished in 1st place 15 points ahead of 2nd place Kenilworth. This score should earn them a place in the regional finals in a few weeks time. There were some strong performances from Isaac in both the 100m and long jump (12.8sec – 22pts and 5.14m -23 pts), Tom in the 800m (2.34 – 18pts), Oliver in the High jump (1.44m – 18pts), Sam in the shot (9.96m – 19pts), Jake in the triple jump (10.22 – 20pts) and James in the 200m (27.8sec – 18pts). But the star of the show was Charlie in the javelin throwing a massive 37.44m gaining him 30points for the team (joint top points for the whole competition).
It was a great day and everyone worked really hard and showed great resilience throughout. We look forward to hearing whether the junior boys have qualified for the regional finals.
Five Southam college students took a trip to Pingles Stadium on Thursday afternoon to compete in the second day of the Warwickshire combined events championships.
All 5 girls represented themselves and the school brilliantly and had a blast on a sunny day as the rain held off! Esme went into day 2 leading the group and demonstrated amazing performances combined with determination to maintain the lead going into the last event where she was able to hold off a rival in the 800m event as she picked up the gold medal at the end of the day. Isabelle put in some outstanding performances, also coming 1st overall with 2864 points and smashing some PBs. Xanthe, Bethan and Tilda competed in the minor girl’s competition and did themselves proud all day with some extremely impressive performances in the 80m sprint, 800m and the long jump but also gave the shot put a real good go! Bethan just missed out on the bronze medal, but everyone contributed to the team coming 5th out of 14 teams.
Over the past two Bank Holiday weekends Grace has been competing at the West Midlands Regional Championships at the Alan Higgs centre in Coventry. Over 5 days she competed in 11 events, making the finals in 9 of them and came away with 4 medals. Silver in 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle and 400m IM and bronze in 400m freestyl
Well done to our boys’ team of combined events athletes who took on some of the finest talent in the county and braved some horrendous weather at Pringles, Nuneaton yesterday afternoon.
Our minor boys team (yr7) and junior boys team ( Yr 8 ) did fantastically well, finishing in the top half of the 32 man strong field. Esme Du B is currently leading her Inter girls competition, so hopefully she’ll be able to keep it up tomorrow.