Shipment arrives

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

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Football Strikes Back!

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

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Fundraising appeal

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

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TRIAL DATES ANNOUNCED

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

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Fundraising push launched

https://gofund.me/81fe3b95

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

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Cake heaven!

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

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Smurfs’ spirits high

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

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Together @ Home

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

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Week 2 Challenge!

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

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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

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Inner-City reports

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

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Technique Doctor in Bath

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

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Not unexpected, but bitter nevertheless

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

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Ghana application window opens

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

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Lansdown pre-Xmas lashing

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

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Groundworks done!

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

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11s over the bridge

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

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11s luckless in Wales

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

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Freestyle homework!

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

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Chilly return to Lansdown!

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

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Freestyle Monday

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

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Football is back!


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

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The Road Less Travelled

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

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Online Training

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

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Max handed new contract by BCFC

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

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Season 2019/20 Trials

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

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