The under 14s and under 15s competed in the south West final on Thursday, both teams playing Yeovil.
Ona tired pitch in Wincanton, both of the age groups took the lead and during the match could have extended their lead to a comfortable margin. However, as has become typical of the BWB way, chances and possession majority did not come with a reward of results. In both age groups, we were undone by set pieces (our achilles heel) and in both age groups we then lost on penalties. A real shame for both of these groups of players who may be feeling aggravated now by a lack of short term success, but who will see happier times in the future with their advanced abilities.
The 13s returned from Germany on Sunday evening having participated in the Gagolga Cup 2017. The boys stayed with families and had a fantastic experience. The matches were tough playing against Greuter Furth, Stuttgart, Izmar from turkey and Freiburg. Next up is the ED Tour Series
The 2002s travelled to Ravenna over the weekend to compete in a 32 team international tournament. Despite drawing the first game, the boys went onto win the remainder of the group games as well as the last 16, quarter finals and semi final. In the final, tired legs edna nervous start meant that one more victory was beyond them as they lost 1-0. A valiant effort though, and a chance to see Venice which was incredible. Well done to all the boys and thanks to Ian and Martin
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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.
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.
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!
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!