Shoe Box Appeal

With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to think of gifts. Years 7 and 8 have begun to bring in wrapped shoeboxes filled with gifts for children in Romania and Ukraine. Our partner school, Bilton School, collected 85 shoe boxes, so please help Southam College students get in more boxes by 7th December.

ATHLETIC SUCCESS

On Monday afternoon a team of six Southam College Y7 & Y8 students entered the inaugural Inclusive Sportshall Athletics Championships at Campion School.
 
The team of Harry T, Blake C, Reuban T, Charlie H, Luke R and Cornell R had to each compete across a variety of disciplines consisting of Javelin, Speed Bounce, High Stepper, Chest Throw, Standing Long Jump and a Relay.
The whole team performed brilliantly throughout the afternoon and each contributed points towards the teams final total.
 
Cornell and Blake both broke the Javelin record with throws of over 28m, Harry and Charlie both jumped further than their overall height. Reuban won the High Stepper, whilst Luke anchored the team home in the Relay races.
 
As the results were read out at the and of the day, the Southam team had won each event meaning that the boys finished in first place. This was just reward for their efforts and fantastic team work throughout the day.
 
Well done boys.
Mr Lowdon
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Year 7 Rugby 

Lloyd hits 6 as Elkerton electrifies.

We took a 19 man squad away against west academy Coventry this Saturday with at least another 8 lads unlucky to not get selected or that were unavailable.The team had worked in training on a number of moves and the focus was to put them into the game after 2 top training sessions. A big thanks to Mr Etough and Robinson for their continued excellent support.
The first few minutes seemed a little lack lustre until pack leader Lewis S smashed a ruck and then began to carry the ball to the opposition. Charlie S. elegantly  went over for one of his 4 tries – he worked the ball well and ran hard. Thomas H. was welcomed back to the squad at outside centre with a great break off a backs move as he sliced through the academy defence. The lads started to get patterns of play after well won rucks. Lloyds side step and run was worth the entrance fee in the first 3rd as showed balance and pace to beat all   around him for a potential champagne moment. Sam R. at fly half represented the first half with his great link work. He kept structure to the game let the fliers run. Great unselfish play. Josh E also linked with both forwards and backs to create space for players. He was rightly rewarded for a pick and go at the base of a ruck as he side stepped over for a try.
Changes were made into the next third and to be honest although 7 tries were scored we did not play well in that we relied upon playing down the centre too much. We had done the hard work, it was time to exploit the width of the pitch. That said Austin O – with a great rip and dive deserved his try and great credit,   and Oli G. played brilliantly in ruck situations. Thomas W. also secured good ball in the ruck, showing intelligence. Lewis S. went over after a break by Thomas H. who claimed his second of the game with a great side step. Charlie S. made a great intercept for his 3rd. Josh E made a great snipe for his second. Other than rucks however it was a little too individualistic.
After a talking to the boys played much better in the last 3rd. Ali M. should take credit for his offload game and he scored off a penalty move to open the scoring in this final 3rd. Josh E then gave a long pass out to Charlie F who gave them all the slip to power over. Will M. made some great direct runs bouncing off players, showing real physicality. Will H made great tackles late on and there were some barnstorming runs by Hayden W. who if he protects the ball and gets a little lower will get the rewards his deserves.
Joe C was excellent as always in the tackle and looks to be a prospective backrow in a few years. It was he that got the champagne moment though when asked to play for the opposition. A great tackle on Charlie S preventing another try. The same can be said for debutant Ronan O. who looks to be a find as another fearless tackler. Max O and James E. also tackled well for both sides. No lad grumbled or moaned and all wanted to play for the opposition – a great bunch of lads.
Credit to West Academy ,(formerly Woodlands), who are rebuilding their Rugby. They tackled and ran their hearts out. With pressures upon schools and PE teachers for exam results rather than life experiences it is good to see old rivals up and running again. In my experience though the best sporting years often get the best results off the pitch as well.  Much can be learnt on a Rugby field about yourself and the people around you,(whether it be through a win or a loss).
 Man of the match goes to Josh E who showed great individual talent and linked well. He showed vision, pace and skill in beating players and retaining the ball. Image: Josh with pack leader and mate Lewis S after the game.
Southam try scorers: Harry L 6, Charlie S. 4,  Josh E 2, Thomas H. 2, Lewis S 1, Charlie F 1, Austin O 1,  Ali M 1.
( 18 tries – 0)
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Year 7 Netball

A cold evening for Netball.

This evening Southam College hosted the first turn up and play event for the Central Warwickshire Schools.

Southam had three teams for the evening Yellows captained by Persia, Reds captained by Ioney and the Pinks captained by Ella.

The yellow team played 4 closely fought games, 2-0 defeat to NLS, 3-1 defeat to Campion A, 4-2 defeat to Aylesford and a 2-0 win against Kingsley B. The yellows were coached by Ava and Alexandra (10) who umpires some great games. I was extremely impressed with the commitment this evening girls and the player of the evening for the yellows is Grace Stephens.

The red team coached by Amy and Marie (12) had a successful evening starting with an 8-0 win against Campion B, 4-1 win against Kenilworth A, 3-1 against Kingsley and a final loss against a strong Kings High A team 6-3. Well done this evening, your player of the evening was Florence Mew.

Finally the pink team coached by Olivia (10) saw similar successes with a 5-0 win against NLS, 5-0 win over Kenilworth A, 5-1 win over Kingsley A and a narrow defeat to Kings High A 4-2. Some quality performances by all the girls but player of the evening went to Sophie Hancock.

A special thank you for the brilliant coaches for the evening, Ava, Alexandra, Amy, Marie and Olivia.

All in all a fantastic celebration of Netball, such a lovely evening and some quality skills on display.
Well done,
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Year 7 Disco

Right everybody, time to dance away the winter worries and get involved with the year 7/8 disco.  Come along have fun with your mates and maybe even watch your heads of year dance away as well.

That’s worth the entrance fee alone. £3.00 Bargain 27th November.

Payments before  the 23rd November.

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Year 7 Basketball

Year 7 played their first basketball fixture representing Southam College against Campion on Tuesday evening. The boys started brightly and the first basket was scored by Captain Dom after some good team play. Spike scored his first basket of the evening almost immediately after to give Southam a 4-0 lead. Some neat interchanges gave Southam plenty of chances to score but they couldn’t capitalise until the last play where Jacob scored a free throw.
 
The second quarter started in a similar fashion, Southam conceded the first basket but then had strong defence and extended their lead after Jack scored a great basket after a quick break away. Spike doubled his tally with a good set shot before Dom scored again after terrific work in defence by Noah to steal the ball. Half time score 11-2.
 
Southam didn’t score in the third quarter but showed some gritty defence through Blake, Noah and Jake who all intercepted and started attacks well.
 
The 4th quarter was all about Jack, 3 baskets scored. The first was a clever lay up after a smart pass from Jacob, the second was a set shot after support from Dom before arguably the best basket of the evening which was a a lay up after a lovely spin and dribble.
 
Final score 17-4 to Southam.
 
MVP- Dom for fantastic link up play and crucial baskets when the game was tight.
 
A fantastic first game from the year 7s. The boys were strong in defence and clinical in attack. A good performance to build upon.
 
Well done year 7.
 
Mr Turton
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