Girls Football

On Tuesday night the year 7/8 girls football teams went to Myton for their league matches. All three teams showed outstanding teamwork and communication. We had brilliant performances across the teams – stand out performances from; Abbey G-S, Flo M and Evie K.

The league continues next Tuesday where the teams will be competing for a place to represent Warwickshire at the county finals.

Well done, Miss MacLachlan & Miss Oakley

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Year 8 Textiles

Well done 8A, you are the first group to complete your bag for life project in Textiles.
Within this topic students have looked at how the environment is being effected by humans and created a bag to promote helping the environment. This is a selection some of the creative outcomes our students have made independently.

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Phipps ‘fabtastic’ as year 8’s back on form vs AGS

After a poor previous ,( all be it winning ) game – and the riot act being read – players were ready to go with new drive as they faced a hard tackling Alcester Grammar School ( AGS) at home. The lads took on a pre-match team talk and put it into play.
The intensity of the team was very much better from the off. New debutant Charlie P impressed in training and was given a start and drove the ball in around the ruck, the ball was recycled by a pack that went back to basics and Charlie S finished well. This was a similar story for much of the game. The next try was another well set ruck after good defence from AGS. The ball went wide but a poor pass went to the floor only for George P to run in from full back and pick the ball off his toes from the bounce – finishing wide right.
The next was a typical Charlie S run after a great carry by Sam R. A response from a hard working AGS was on the cards and they scored with impressive carries by big players and an offload to the wing. An automatic response was needed and after a good ruck with Charlie P running hard, Callum M passed on to Josh E who gave a great show and go left the defence for dead, popping it up to mobile prop Will H. to go over. Will’s tackling was outstanding as was Joe C’s, and James E’s.
AGS were faltering after great recycling ( such a change from previous game) and quick handling saw Thomas H go over. A pick and go from Charle S after good work from the forwards made it 6 tries and then he got his last of the half with a stroll over after great backs work and a scintillating run from Thomas H ( aka Jack Knowles) as he became the provider for the walk in.

The second half saw a good try from AGS. Southam’s response was from Charlie S and a great finish by Harry L in a team try after James E linked with Charlie P who set the ruck for Harry to show great balance and elusiveness to go over. AGS were a creditable side but Southam u13 listened to instructions, the forwards set the base with fantastic rucking and quick ball for the backs to finish. A great team effort. Charlie S should be credited with great tries and Thomas H was outstanding on the wing but this was a team performance where Charlie P was a typical example of hard running, great tackling and presentation of the ball.



The Intermediate Girls Cross Country Team Qualify for the ESAA National Final

On a very wet Saturday afternoon, 2 of Southam College’s Cross Country teams competed at Morten Morrell for the Regional round of the ESAA cross country cup.
The junior boys (7/8) started the day off with some competitive running. Dom finishing the best of the Southam boys in a fantastic 8th place. Oliver and Tobias came in close succession in 17th and 19th respectively. Final two Jasper and Logan came in 52nd and 54th.
The intermediate girls ran in the penultimate race of the day – seeing the conditions worsen after each race. However this did not stop the girls from digging in deep and performing well. Madeleine ran a fantastic race finishing in 3rd behind the winner who finished 4th at English Schools Cross Country Championships last year. Elspeth finished in a fast 6th place securing the second of the teams points. Poppy had the race of her life finishing just outside the top 15 in 16th place. Marie made up the last of the scoring points finishing in 30th position after completing a great run especially as it was her first of the season.
The junior boys finished in a very respectable 6th place and the intermediate girls finished in a fantastic 2nd place – securing their place in the National finals on 7th December  in Derbyshire.
We wish the girls the best of luck for the event!
Well done,
Mrs Turton, Mr MacGibbon and Miss Maclachlan

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