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Friday, September 27, 2019

Sports News W/C 20 January 2020

On Thursday 16th January, Oldbury Wells played friendlies against Bridgnorth Endowed with both schools having a Year 7 and a Year 8 team. Each year group played two matches during the evening. The Year 7 team showed great cooperation, communication and skill. Their games finished OWS 4 – BES 0, and OWS 7 – BES 3. The Year 8 team, despite also having great skill and cooperation finished their games OWS 1- BES 11 and OWS 3 – BES 8. Their tactical changes and rotation of positions lead to a better second game performance. Both teams conducted themselves in a wonderful manner and played with good sportsmanship throughout. Well done girls.

Sports News W/C 13 January 2020:

Football

Congratulations to Indi Robertson-Brookes, who has represented Shropshire in county football this week. Shropshire managed to beat Leicestershire 5-0. Well done Indi

Handball

Year 8 boys played handball on Tuesday 14th January against Idsall and Bridgnorth Endowed Schools, beating Bridgnorth Endowed 5-0 and winning a tightly fought contest against Idsall 5-4.

Year 7 Girls County Cup Football

The Year 7s performed really well, despite terrible playing conditions in their County Cup fixture against Shrewsbury Academy. After having a lot of possession at the beginning of the first half they went behind after Anna Cole had made two very good saves in the Oldbury goal. Player of the match, Mayah Hill, was fantastic in defence, midfield and attack throughout the game, making decisive challenges and attacking runs to try to level the scoreline. A number of narrow misses from Freya Jones, Mayah and Frankie Bowen could have meant that Oldbury Wells took the lead, but unfortunately they went just wide and hit the post. Two good goals from Mayah and Freya made the final scoreline 2-5, but this didn’t reflect the performance that the girls put in.  

2019 Sports News:

Football

Year 7 boys progressed through to the quarter finals of the County Cup with a convincing 3-1 win over a very strong Telford Priory team. On a cold and dark December evening, we travelled to Telford to compete in what we knew would be a difficult game. In what was a very even first half with lots of attacking football, it was Oldbury who looked to cause the home defence more problems with the Telford Priory goalkeeper making some wonderful saves to keep the scores level going into the break.

Soon after the break it was Telford Priory who took the lead, playing the ball over the Oldbury backline and the striker scoring from a difficult angle high into the roof of the net. This did not deter the Oldbury team who stayed solid in defence and midfield. It was from a burst through the Telford Priory backline that Olly Smith was given the chance to blast home to equalise. Soon after, with more attacking play resulting in a corner, Louie Platt crossed for Rio Bill to head home 2-1 up and still looking for more. The icing was on the cake with provider turned goal scorer when a smart tactical move saw Louie Platt moved wide right. He was instantly played through one on one and finished with confidence.

An excellent performance, played with superb sportsmanship and attitude. Well done boys.  

Year 7 Power League

In December the Year 7 boys and Year 7 girls 5-a-side football teams went across to Shrewsbury Football club to play in the South Shropshire qualifier of the National Power League competition. Both the boys and the girls team won their competitions and are waiting to hear where the next stage of the competition will be. Both teams played some excellent football and fully deserved their successes.

Badminton

Great work from the Year 11 boys badminton team on Tuesday 3rd December, who despite not qualifying for the county games finals put in fantastic performances against Idsall, Bridgnorth Endowed and a dominant William Brookes team. Great performances all round from Jude, Sam, Huw and Harry.

Harley is Karate World Champion!

Year 7 pupil Harley Cottis recently attended the World Kickboxing and Karate Union (WKU) World Championships in Austria. Harley has been practising karate for a few years and is the England team captain for his squad, recently achieving his 2nd Dan black belt.

Whilst in Austria, Harley competed in several categories and was up against some tough competition from countries all over the world. He won Gold in Kumite, Gold in Karate Hard Style and Gold in Traditional. Next year the World Championships will be held in Canada and we wish Harley all the best – well done Harley on your outstanding sporting achievement! 

Harley is pictured in action at the World Championships in Austria and with his gold medals.