Sixth Form Football

Wednesday afternoon saw the 6th form football team travel to AGS to play their 2nd fixture of the season. Southam started brightly and took control of the possession without really creating any chances. The first real chance fell to Morgan after tremendous work from Alfie down the left who crossed and clipped the bar, unfortunately the ball didn’t sit kindly for the rebound!

A slight defensive lapse allowed AGS a clean run in on goal but Oz kept the score at 0-0 with a fine save. Southam did take the lead after Riley was fouled after a good winner. The resulting free kick was taken by Owen who put the ball on a plate for Addison to head back across goal for a 1-0 lead. Southam has further chances most notably my falling to Owen who hit a speculative shot from 30 yards just wide and also Alfie who shot over after good work from Fin. AGS missed the best chance to equalise after missing a header from 6 yards. Half time score 1-0.

Southam started the 2nd half very well and created the first chance. Zack drove through midfield before a neat through ball to Riley who couldn’t keep his shot on target. Riley then got the ball in the net only for the referee to disallow the strike for an earlier infringement. George M produced some magic down the right side and unleashed a shot which was deflected into the path of Riley who made no mistake from 8 yards. 2-0. Addison swapped with Oz to go in goal due to injury allowing Oz to play outfield. Oz immediately got on the ball and slipped a pass to Alfie who was then fouled in the box. Oz stepped up and smashed the penalty home to make the score 3-0.

A much improved performance on last week, made more impressive by only having 11 players.

Man of the match goes to Alfie for a tremendous debut on the left wing!

The 6th form host Higham Lane next Wednesday in the ESFA cup.

Well done gents

Mr Turton

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Exciting afternoon of sixth form sport.

This afternoon the sixth form netball squads travelled across to Alcester Grammar for another thrilling fixture.

The A team had a really tough battle throughout. The first quarter was going goal for goal with Marie and Madi shooting well, but in the last few minutes AGS snuck out to a 8-5 lead. Alice D and Amy battled in the circle in the second quarter keeping the deficit to 3, half time score 16-13.

AGS came out firing in the second half, stretching the lead to 23-18 going into the last quarter. The girls battled to the end pulling back a turn over but unfortunately finished 28-24.

The B team had a strong start with both teams scoring goal for goal. AGS took an early lead after a few interceptions but Southam kept working hard. Grace and Molly shot incredibly well throughout and this continued into the second quarter.

Georgie, Claudia, Jodie and Alisha played brilliantly in the centre court and worked extremely hard to move the ball forward into attack. Ruby had a great game in defence and really pressured the AGS attack, thank you to Katie and Alice for stepping in in defence.

As the team went into the third quarter we were trailing by 4, but with consistent pressure and effort the team defended and attacked well and we won the quarter which put us back within 2. The final quarter was a lot quicker and although we had opportunities to attack AGS pulled away and finished leading the game 19-14.

A really exciting match with lots of positives, the team haven’t played together before and this was an excellent way to start their season. Well done!

Player of the match: Madi
Player of the match: Georgie

Well done girls,
Mrs Turton and Miss Maclachlan

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U18 Football

Southam 6th form football team started their season with an ESFA u18 National Cup Fixture against Cardinal Newman, away in Coventry.

Southam got off to the perfect start with Lennon scoring after 3 mins. George W won the ball and played Fin who rolled the ball to Lennon who shot from 20 yards into the bottom corner.

Southam sat back and were forced to defend for large parts of the first half. Cardinal Newman missed a host of chances following a number of corners with a number of good blocks from Louis, Addison and Ben. Cardinal Newman did eventually equalise after a free kick was saved by Oz before the rebound was tapped in. Southam were fortunate to go in to half time level after Cardinal Newman hit the woodwork 3 times after they had scored. They also had a goal disallowed with the last kick of the half after the ball had gone out of play!

Southam kicked off the second half knowing they had to step their game up and improve on ball retention. We took the lead again through a long distance Lennon strike after good hold up play from Rob. Within a minute from kick off Lennon thought he had his hat trick with his volley bouncing out off the underside of the crossbar. Southam continued to press and force defensive errors. Lennon did eventually get his hat trick with 10 minutes left, good work from George M and Oscar allowed Cam to play a good pass to Lennon to turn and shoot from 25 yards into the top corner. 3-1 Southam with 10 minutes left. All that was left to do was see out the game. But within 3 minutes we conceded a penalty which was converted to set up a tense last 7 minutes. With 4 minutes left Riley broke away into the corner and was fouled in the box to give us chance to double our lead from the penalty spot. Unfortunately, this was missed and a nervy 2 minutes followed. Good defending from Oscar, George, Fin and Louis ensured that Cardinal Newman didn’t score and progressed into the next round with a 3-2 win.

Plenty to work on but it is always nice to win in the Cup. Next week sees a friendly against AGS before round 2 of the cup against Higham Lane.

Man of the match: Lennon for a hat trick on debut with all 3 goals outside the box!

Well done Gents.

Mr Turton

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NETBALL – Improving performance at Condover Hall

For the first time Southam College has taken a sixth form netball team on tour. Due to the nature of the sixth form team and the commitment the girls have shown throughout their school years at Southam we decided to take the girls on tour and they didn’t disappoint. The club weekend that Condover ran invited clubs and schools to bring teams from all over the country to compete.
The U18 division was the largest of the weekend, having 15 teams competing. The teams were split into 2 groups which saw the girls face 6 other teams on the Saturday. Due to the number of teams the matches were 10mins one way with rolling subs. This suited the girls and allowed them to play a variety of combos and get a lot of court time.
Saturday saw the girls start with a bang winning 4-0 again King Edward School 2s a strong team who went on to top the group with only Southam being able to defeat them. the girls pressured every pass with strong performances in defence by Alice and Amy which stopped the KES team scoring throughout. They then proceeded to win 4 matches – all in which were close and encouraged the girls to increase their performance. They lost 2 close matches to Cardinal Newman Netball Academy (Preston) (6-4) and The Royal (7-6). The final match of Saturday saw Southam win 11-2 Due to some exceptional shooting from Marie, Hope and Madison which allowed them to finish 4th in group B with the same points as 3rd place.
The girls then qualified for the Cup competition which saw them face 3 extremely tough teams on the Sunday. Unfortunately the girls didn’t manage a victory on the Sunday after facing Cardinal Newman Netball Academy 1st team (the eventual winners), King Edward 1st team and Cardinal Newman Netball Academy 2nd team again. Even though they narrowly missed out on a victory they played some fantastic netball and eventually finished 7th overall.
The weekend saw brilliant performances by all the girls and I am pleased to have taken some of you on your final tour representing Southam College.
Player of the tournament: Amy – For exceptional performance throughout the weekend and showing a never give up attitude.
Well done, it’s been an honour to coach you ladies.
Mrs Turton
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Sixth Form Netballers narrowly miss out to Princethorpe

 

The Sixth Form netball team captained by Amy C, had their first proper match this afternoon. The girls had a fantastic first quarter leading Princethorpe after the first 12mins. Some great balls in to the circle by Cerys and Nomie meant that the shooters could sneak ahead.

The match continued to be tight through out the second and third quarters seeing Southam only ever being ahead by 2 at anytime. The defensive unit of Amy, Katie and Alice D played a vital part in keeping the Princethorpe score as low as possible by blocking and making regular turnovers.

The final quarter saw Princethorpe come alive and even the score out within the first 2mins. After that the game went goal for goal with Marie and Maddie evening the score each time. Unfortunately Princethorpe got the last turn over of the game and managed to finish the game 22-21 in their favour.

A fantastic match to watch and it’s lovely to see how much you girls have all improved over the last few years.

A great way to prepare for the Netball tour to Condover Hall this weekend for year 10, 11 and sixth form.

Well done,
Mrs Turton

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Infectious Fun!

Today the Year 13 Health & Social Care classes studied the spread of bacteria which can lead to various Infections, specifically investigating Infection control in Hospitals.
The students had fun trying different ways to reduce the spread of infection concluding that Antibacterial hand gel was the most efficient at preventing the spread

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What is the Sixth Form ‘Wonder Wall’?

In order to celebrate student excellence on accomplishments outside, as well as inside of school, we are sharing every month the new ‘Sixth Form Success Stories’. If your child has had a notable achievement with hobbies and interests or has sought additional work experience opportunities, we would like to join you in congratulating them by featuring their name, photograph and a student write up. Please email Mrs Campbell-Birch, campbell.s@welearn365.com with information about their accomplishment.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Sixth Form Team

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Year 13 Success Evening – Thursday 26th September

Parents and students are invited to attend for talks and stalls. We look forward to meeting with you to consider how, as a collective, we could have an impact on the success of Year 13 students achieving their full potential.

Mr Bradbury, Head of Sixth Form and Mrs Campbell-Birch, Head of Year 13

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