Yesterday we went to our annual Megafest tag rugby tournament day. Its a day we always look forward too as its jam packed full of fun, lots of brilliant coaching by professional coaches followed up by a jam packed afternoon full of tournaments and matches. The children loved the day, learning new skills and trying a new sport for the first time, they all worked really hard and represented our school amazingly well! We even got a mention off a professional Wasps rugby coach on how well behaved and our attitude to learning was, which is always great to here.
We entered the Maypole FC schools football tournament this year for the very first time, the standard was exceptionally high with 11 schools entering the competition from all different regions of Birmingham. We were split into groups with only 1st and 2nd place making their way into the semi-finals. We managed to win every game in our group which qualified us for the semi-finals, we went into the semi-finals very confident and played some amazing football at times creating over 10 good opportunities to score but the ball wouldn’t hit the back of the net. After the full time whistle had blown the score was still tied at 0-0 so we went straight into penalties, we lost the toss and had to shoot second. The scores were tied at 3 scored and one miss each, they scored making it 4-3 so we needed to score! Unfortunately we missed meaning we got knocked out in the semi-finals. The guys were gutted because we played so well not losing a match all tournament, losing on penalties felt so cruel, but thats sport! Nevertheless well done guys great effort!
Yesterday our Year 6 footballers played in their last ever football tournament for our school. It was a wet and windy afternoon with a massive 11 schools braving the weather to take part which was great to see. Our boys played with their Billesley heart on their sleeves for the very last time and managed to win the whole tournament convincingly. They didn’t lose one game, conceding only one goal and scoring 14 which was fantastic. The guys were ecstatic once the results were read out and everyone here at Billesley are immensely proud. I would like to thank the boys personally for all their efforts and wish them every success in the future! Thanks guys, Mr Deakin.