Smokefree Sports

The Trust has been awarded £500 towards sports equipment after signing up with Sirona and the Quartet Community Foundation as a smokefree sports club.  All participants, parents and visitors to the Trust’s activities will be made aware that we are a smoke free sports club, and we will be displaying smoke free signs on changing rooms and around our facilities.  We even have smoke free ambassadors to ensure that everyone understands the reasons for our smokefree status.

This is a great initiative that will bring long term health benefits to everyone involved with the Trust.

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Ghana 2017

The U13s and U15s returned safely from Ghana last weekend having spent 9 days working on the initial stages of the 2017 project. Hosted by jane and Martial, the boys spent a lot of their time bottle filling for the new building in the village centre.  Visits to the slave castle and arts centre as well as sessions with local drummers and dancers allowed the boys to taste the local culture and get a real flavour of life in Ghana.  A highlight was going to school for the day and helping the villagers in the early morning routines.  Well done to all who participated.

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Swindon take 2

Congratulations to Archie Matthews and Wilf White who join Aaron Sainsbury in gaining scholarships for next season.  The two boys joined Swindon Town last year and have now been given a 2 year scholarship at the club.  Now the real work begins for them and we wish them all the best!

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Dortmund end Juberg Cup run

What a great weekend in the Vaterland!  Invited by Stefan and his club at Tornado, our boys were up against teams from Kosovo, the Czech Republic and Germany.  It was Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund who eventually stopped us in our tracks with a 3-1 loss having been 1-0 up.  Never mind a fab weekend was had by all during which they had a training session at the stadium, used the Footbonaut and went for dinner with some of the BVB coaches.  Thanks to Shane for looking after them and to Stefan for organising the tournament, danke all!

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11s @ the regionals

By Harry H

We travelled to Royal Wootton Bassett on a beautiful sunny morning. We had 5 fixtures to qualify. We won 1, drew 2 and lost 2, however the games were all close and we were unlucky. In the first game we beat North Somerset. We dominated play throughout the game and after some good chances created by Thomas, Elliot and Harry, it was Keegan who scored first after a fantastic run the length of the pitch and a stunning finish into the bottom corner. North Somerset were luckily awarded a goal following some indecision at the back, but Theo gave us the win with a super lob of the keeper.

Our second game was drawn against Basingstoke, but we again dominated play, chances from Elliot and Thomas, meaning their keeper had to pull off some good saves. The third game was tough, Dorset pushed us hard and although we had a couple of chances, they came closest with Luke clearing off the line. We managed to hold on for a draw. Gloucester was our next game and we knew a win would give us a chance of qualifying. They took the lead following a save from Andrew which fell to there oncoming player to slot into an open goal. We battled hard and after some good pressure Harry smashed a confident shot at a tight angle into the top corner. Unfortunately after some good passing from us, Gloucester broke away and won the game from a scrappy penalty area chance. We went into the last game against Plymouth who needed to win to qualify knowing we would not. We were not our best at the start and again gave a couple of goals away cheaply. We battled back at the end, but couldn’t find the goal. It was a fun day. Thank you Pani and Dani for coaching us and Jo for the bacon sandwiches. It was a nice change to play football in the sun after the last few weeks!

by Finn P

First of all, I would like to thank all the players who dropped in as we didn’t have enough players to cover the two teams. Many thanks to Luke Neal and Ed Rimmer who joined West Wilts – and Luke and the other player for Bath. Today we entered into the ESFA South West Tournament knowing that we hade a few tough games ahead of us, but with the magical words of our Spanish masterminds, we set out wanting to win and to do our best. Our first game was a wake up call as Gosport came flying at us, giving them most of the possession which came to a shaky 0-0 draw. After that we tried to get our heads straight and focus on our next game which was against the mighty Torbay. In this game we struggled to make any chances as the brick wall of Torbay’s defence stopped any thought of scoring a goal, but we had our own brick wall as they didn’t score a goal which secured us a point. Next was the most important game for some [MG] as we were facing our biggest rivals! Southampton. We battled viciously right from the start to the end, with Luke Neal skimming the crossbar with a strong header and MG going on a run that Neymar would be proud of [until the shot] which resulted in yet another 0-0 draw, whilst at the other end Ed Rimmer cleared off the line and we had to be strong. Finally, the game that we had to win to even have a chance to get through, against Swansea schools.  Knowing we must win sent us an urge to not just win but to absolutely destroy the opposition, with the determination lurking around our bodies we were ready to go! As soon as the referee blew the whistle MG smashed the ball into the net sending powerful vibes in the air but also taking our minds a bit off the game – meaning that I had to be Ross Mason’s extra life [it was an honour] twice clearing off the line.  Next MG found the net again with a sneaky bottom corner finish. Now we thought the game was won, which resulted in a goal to Swansea, though it didn’t matter as Danny urged me up the field – which ended in another goal (my first goal for yonks) which secured us the 3 points. Even though we didn’t get through to the final we were the only unbeaten team in the whole tournament! And we also put up a good fight.

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Bravo Aaron

Well done to Aaron Sainsbury from everyone at BWB.  Aaron has been given a scholarship Bristol City and will start in August.  Aaron started at 10 years old as an outfield player with a sharp left foot and is now in goal where he hopes to grow like his dad!  He has played for keynsham too and still likes to play on pitch which gives him an advantage when playing in goal.  Now the hard work starts, we wish you all the best!

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