Tallie SP (year 7) with her Welsh Section A pony ‘Rockyview Eclipse’ (Teddy) has qualified for the 122cm Mountain & Moorland Working Hunter Pony class at the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead. This is an incredible achievement in an area of the sport which is hugely competitive. To compete and qualify at this level takes so much dedication and commitment and Tallie and her family are thrilled to be heading to the Hickstead showground
On behalf of the Equestrian Team, and all of us at Southam College, huge congratulations Tallie, we are so proud of you and wish you every success. Enjoy the experience.
Year 7 & 8 performed brilliantly in the CWS football tournament starting the day in emphatic style as Southam went unbeaten in their qualifying group. M.Norton in particular showed really quality scoring 6 goals in the process.
After lunch the girls had the much harder tasks of playing the other group stage winners, rising to the occasion by beating Etone College 1-0 and Tutor Grange 7-0. Unfortunately a tightly contested 1-0 loss to Ashlawn (who went onto be the tournaments overall champions) meant that the girls narrowly missed out on the final and would instead play for the Bronze medal match against Aylesford.
The girls gave it everything they had but sadly lost 2-0 to Aylesford finishing 4th overall in a tournament for the best schools in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.
Well done to E.Luo, H.Freimanis, E.Constable, M.Norton, J.Popa and A.Griffiths-Standage for a great day of football!
A huge well done to the girls who came across to NLS this evening for an evening filled with Netball.
Unfortunately, the evening finished short due to the hail meaning we were unable to get a team photo at the end of the fixtures.
The evening started off with both teams playing Campion. The green team started well scoring 2 goals in quick succession with some very good movement from Grace and Flo. The girl’s played well, and were growing as the game developed. Star of the match was captain Freya, who gained player of the match due to her brilliant shooting seeing the girls win 4-0. The black team had a slow start and struggled to score a goal in the first few minutes, however they soon got their eye in and saw the girls sink 8 goals beating Campion 8-0 due to brilliant feeds from Chloe S and Scarlett (POM – Chloe H).
The second games saw the black team play Aylesford, the girls started well with some long shots going in from Holly allowing Southam to steal an early lead. The girl’s continued to play well together and allowed them to stretch out to a 12-4 win, with some excellent defending coming from Alice and Evie in the circle. The green team played a strong NLS side, who seemed to have height on their side, the match was quite scrappy but the girl’s kept their focus and played some really nice Netball, however unfortunately lost 4-0 (POM Sophie and Freya).
The next match saw the black team play an extremely strong Kings High team. The girls remained calm and with a strong performance from Ella, Alice and Amelia meant that the girls were able to sneak ahead at half time. The positivity continued with Chloe H and Sophie picking up balls in defence and helping to bring the ball down court where Amelia continued to sink the shots, winning 7-4 (POM Holly)
Final matches saw Southam Green play the other Campion team and the black team play the NLS side, however due to a horrid hail storm the matches were abandoned.
A lovely way to finish the Netball season, you have all made fantastic progress this year. I look forward to seeing you all in year 8 and seeing how much you can improve again next year.
Reminder: 24 Hour netball is on Friday which is the last of the netball fixtures for the year.
Evie C (Capt.)
Freya E (Capt)
Coaches Player of the Night:
Amelia Britton and Freya Eales
Last night the year 7 football team played Warwick Prep School for a friendly match. The team consisted of; H.Freimanis (C), E.Constable, A.Constable, J.Popa, A.Griffiths-Standage, F.Mew, K.Davies and E.Speller. The girls had an excellent start, pressuring the ball and the Warwick defence and as the ball worked its way further up the pitch Southam managed to get a great first goal by E.Constable! Once Southam had scored there was no stopping them in the first quarter as Southam went 3-0 up! H.Freimanis and A.Girffiths-Standage added their names to the score line, and by the end of the second quarter the team were up 5-0.
Leading into the second half of the match, Warwick stepped up their defensive pressure and Southam had to work harder to get the ball forward. Both teams were not giving up and with most of the action happening in the Southam attack, Warwick did well to stop further goals being scored. Into the final quarter, Southam were told to keep pressure on and challenge every ball. No player gave up and they all kept running to ensure that Warwick didn’t get a goal. H.Freimanis got a great shot in goal and the score went to 6-0 Southam.As the final few minutes played, Southam continued with their high standard and positive attitude. I was extremely impressed with the team and their overall effort, the commitment to every ball and the support for each other.
A very positive match as their season draws to a close.
Well done to the whole team!