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Almost 4 weeks to the day, the collection made the members of the Bath and Wiltshire School Sports Trust arrived in Kokrobite, Ghana.
Martial and Jane spent a good day unpacking the 15 boxes containing all sorts of items including … Read the rest
It may have seemed like the day would never come, but finally the surfs were able to reunite this evening. And what a glorious evening at Lansdown it was to celebrate the occasion.
The under 11s, 12s and 13s enjoyed … Read the rest
Two of the participants on the Ghana expedition are organising their own collection and sale. If you have any unwanted books, DVDs or computer games then please get in touch on the numbers in the poster. Many thanks for your … Read the rest
Would you like to represent BANES & Wiltshire by playing football and travelling the world?
On the weeks beginning the 21st June and the 28th June, we will be hosting our annual trials during which we wish to offer 120 … Read the rest
24 pupils from BANES & Wiltshire aged between 12 and 14 are fundraising to complete an ambitious project based in a small fishing village off the coast of Ghana.
The project focuses on raising awareness and educating within 5 … Read the rest
Congratulations to Archie Matthews who made his debut for Swindon Town on Saturday aged 19.
Archie was one of two goalkeepers in his year group who played for Bath and Wilts for many years, the other being Aaron Sainsbury who … Read the rest
Despite the difficulties of the recent year, the Smurfs and their families have been giving generously for the collection to go to Kokrobite in Ghana. With the shipment due to be picked up on Wednesday, items have been arriving and … Read the rest
Here is the programme for this week. Please remember to let your age group manager know if you are not able to take part.
Here is the schedule for the week. Any questions get in touch. All details also on the app.
Bath & Wilts had its first ever Bake off on Saturday morning. With spoons and knives at the ready, over 40 boys baked for an hour to produce cakes worthy of the Great British bake off show itself. Honestly, cakes … Read the rest
Saturday 10:00 Online
We will all be making a chocolate cake so you have to gather the ingredients listed below. On the day I will send you the instructions – do not worry it is really easy!
The topping is
The smurf families have been busy. Many thanks to all those who took a turn working up at Lansdown through all weathers. Once we are able to meet again the place will be ready to host all activities. Great effort!… Read the rest
Now that all applications have been received, our panel of 4 judges have the tough task of choosing 16 candidates from the 30 applications.
Each applicant made a short video to outline the suitability for the experience, how they would … Read the rest
Snow in Bath…! The rare occasion that snow falls in Bath is a definite opportunity for some crazy training. Here, some of the Bath & Wilts boys hone their shooting skills, not good news for the local snowmen though…… Read the rest
The representatives of Bath & Wilts SFA are managing to keep their spirits high despite the frustrations of the lockdown.
The lads aged between 9 and 15 seem to recognise the importance of staying in contact with one another by … Read the rest
The schedule for this week has now been confirmed. Lots to look forward to so let’s see as many of you as possible reach into the explore end of the opportunities available. If you have any queries then please let … Read the rest
The challenges for week 2 have now been released! Each age group manager has split the teams into groups and the groups will compete against each other for points. Each week will see a new challenge released on Monday and … Read the rest
The Bath & Wilts boys had a treat on Monday. Former player Zak Vyner, who is now playing for Bristol City in the Championship, took some time out to speak to the boys and answer their questions. The questions varied … Read the rest
Under 10 Bath & Wilts v Bristol Inner City
Report by Adam Johnston
The cold morning started with a football match: BWB v Bristol Inner City. We were excited as we hadn’t played for a long time. We started off … Read the rest
The Bath & Wilts boys had the pleasure of being put through their paces by the technical coach at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday afternoon.
With yet another lockdown in full swing, and football activities grinding to a halt, we have … Read the rest
Following the government’s announcement this evening, scheduled training and matches have been suspended until further notice. Fortunately, we have arranged a number of possibilities we can pursue to keep ourselves active during this unusual time. We will shortly send details … Read the rest
Toby offered an enthusiastic plan pre match, considered the formation and personnel.
During first quarter the ball was turned over in possession with both sides looking to threaten the opposition final third.
Overall the smurfs more creative and … Read the rest
Applications for the enrichment experience in Kokrobite, Ghana are now being welcomed.
Having delivered a series of information presentations these last weeks, the attention now shifts to the boys to consider their participation for the journey in October 2021. Of … Read the rest
On the last Saturday before the Christmas break, there was plenty of action at Lansdown.
The under 11s and under 12s entertained Gloucester schools (reports to come), the U13-15s had training match with Phil and Pete, James and Buddy had … Read the rest
Following two weeks of giving from the families of the Bath & Wiltshire SFA players, Jo Goulding was able to hand over 15 hampers.
Jo and her two sons Marc and Matthew met up with Lucy Dow from the charity … Read the rest
After three weeks of sporadic toil, the groundwork for the cafe is finally complete!
We have the Morgans largely to thank. Braving the Lansdown wind and drizzle, Keegan and his father spent the whole day putting down an extra membrane … Read the rest
by T Fisher, King Edward’s School
On Saturday, we travelled to Newport to play in the Anglo Welsh cup. When we got there, we waited for everyone to arrive and then we headed over to the pitch. The pitch was … Read the rest
The under 13s were narrowly defeated as they hosted Vale of White Horse on Monday evening.
In their first game since the end of the second lockdown, the home side started the game showing confidence in possession, but this was … Read the rest
The under 11s had their first game since October today. Making the journey across the bridge, the boys made their way to Newport for a 9-a-side encounter over two halves of 30 minutes.
Despite the early start, it was the … Read the rest
Great turn out! The weather blessed us with a little warmth and sunshine to enable us to make good progress with the Pop-up cafe project. The U13-15s had training but then a number came directly to the ‘building site’. With … Read the rest
The first of the 6 week freestyle block begun on Thursday with 16 boys from all age groups taking part.
The boys started with basic keepy-uppy exercises and then progressed to balancing the ball on the neck, doing press ups … Read the rest
With the first session back behind us, we have prepared an exciting week for the boys.
U12 & U13 Training at Odd Down
U9 – U10 – U11 – U14/15 Training at Odd Down
Parents’ online meeting.… Read the rest
Saturday 5 December 2020
Finally, after another long break from football owing to the second lockdown of 2020, action got underway again for the smurfs.
With the rain pelting diagonally in ice winds at 09:00, we would have forgiven many … Read the rest
The Bath & Wilts boys enjoyed their fourth session under lockdown on Monday.
We tuned in once again live with Patrick Baurer from Freiburg in Germany as he took them through a number of moves requested by the boys. Each … Read the rest
Bath & Wilts SFA has teamed up with Larkhall to build an outdoor cafe at Lansdown. The basic facility will allow us offer players and their families a bit of respite from the Lansdown extremities. The facility has been kindly … Read the rest
Following the second lockdown, training will commence again on Saturday 5th December at Lansdown:
09:30 – 11:00 U9 – U10 age groups
10:30 – 12:00 U11 – U12 age groups
11:30 – 13:00 U13 – U14/15 age groups
We will … Read the rest
The Bath Schools Trust is today launching its Christmas appeal!
We are calling on all players and associates past and present to donate items to support children and their families from the BANES and Wiltshire areas. We have two weeks … Read the rest
written by T Kirk Nov 20
Today was an early start. Ahead of us was a packed day in which we would travel to the rainforest to do a canopy walk, and to the City to visit an former … Read the rest
Since the foundation of Bath and Wiltshire SFA in 2003 the organisation has had the pleasure of looking after hundreds of boys and their families. One of the greatest privileges and pleasures is being able to accompany young people at … Read the rest
Former player Ben Griffiths has joined the coaching ranks of Bath & Wiltshire Boys.
Nicknamed ‘Baby Ben’ owing to his small stature and young looks, Ben has now graduated from University and is embarking on as a career as a … Read the rest
Bath and Wiltshire Boys vs Gloucester Schools u10s team
The game started off with some quick passing to people’s feet and good pressing forward when we lost the ball. It was fast paced and there was lots … Read the rest
Whilst Shane enjoyed a night off, Patrick from Freiburg in Germany put the boys through their paces with a freestyle session. The new lockdown has meant that training has once again halted, but fortunately Patrick jumped at the chance to … Read the rest
Bath Schools would like to congratulate Patrick Bäurer on achieving one of his life’s dreams. In August, Patrick achieved the most sit down football (soccer) crossovers in one minute (male) – 118. Patrick from Baden-Württemberg, Germany helped the Bath & … Read the rest
Ross County have signed ex-Bath Schools Player Jordan Tillson from League Two side Exeter, pending international clearance. The 26-year-old midfielder departs the Grecians having been a lengthy servant at St James’s Park, playing for the club since 2012. He has … Read the rest
BRISTOL CITY have announced that ex Bath Schools lad Max O’Leary has signed a new three-year contract – with a one-year option – which ties him to the Championship club until 2023. Although uncapped at international level, the 23-year-old goalkeeper … Read the rest
Former Bath Schools boy Zak has at last been given a chance to show his worth at BCFC. Here is a recent interview with him with James Crawley
Written by James Crawley 01:10:20
Zak Vyner says regular game time is
written by T Kirk, Nov 2020
Breakfast at the side of the beach was a definite daily highlight, the strong waves pushing against the fishing nets, the lively hubbub of people hoping for a day’s good trading, and the sun … Read the rest
Written by T Kirk Nov 2020
Just one glance at Shane confirmed that he too had found sleep evasive. Despite being on African soil for less than 12 hours, we both had dark eyes and drawn expressions, as … Read the rest
this is actually happening…
written by T Kirk Nov 2020
An exciting, warm and strangely scented air enveloped us as soon as the doors to the aircraft opened. It was already 22:00 and very dark, but still the humidity was … Read the rest
Matthew Goulding and Toby Mawer have committed their immediate future to Reading FC. The two under 15 youngsters had spent many years playing for Bath & West Wiltshire and have now decided that moving to Reading is the next … Read the rest
Chapter 1 – from seed, to sapling, to bloom
August 2015. It is typical English late summer’s day, the sun is warm but not overbearing and there is a crispness to the air that hints at autumn’s awakening. There is … Read the rest
Former BWB captain Joe Porton made his debut for Bristol City’s U23 team last week. Playing a strong Sheffield united side, Joe played in his familiar midfield role but could not prevent the Robins losing 4 – 0. Nevertheless, it … Read the rest
Former Bath Schools player Evander Grubb has been signed by Huddersfield Town. Still only 16, Evander Grubb impressed the coaches at Huddersfield Town following his move from Bristol Manor Farm.
The 16-year-old was released by Bristol Rovers last year, but … Read the rest
BWBs Fundraiser for Julian House. Thank you for helping us help others.
If you would like to make a donation you can do following this link below: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/phil-s-2-6-challenge-x26
Julian House provides life changing support to over 1,400 vulnerable … Read the rest
Thank you to all for registering and trialling for season 2019/20. The process is never easy, much as we would like to support all players with additional training, our numbers are limited by funding, facility space and coaching staff available. … Read the rest