3 New Awards

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The Trust is pleased to announce three recent applications for sports bursaries in the community.

Quinn, a year 6 pupil from Westfield has been awarded a bursary for Taekwondo, whereas brothers Samuel and Freddie from Bath (year 4 and year 6) have been awarded bursaries for their training with Somerset cricket.

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If you would like to apply for a sports bursary to help you with your sporting aspirations then please visit our sports bursary page to be found in the drop down menu above.

Eligibility and selection criteria

Boys and girls can apply and must meet the following criteria:

  • You must fulfil the normal academic requirements set by your school (target grades).
  • You would normally participate in a sport that is recognised by Sport England and currently be performing at County, National or International level, or be able to demonstrate strong evidence that you have the potential to achieve this standard
  • Explain how you demonstrate the Trust’s 4 values (Resilience-Responsibility- Compassion-Curiosity)
  • You must be prepared to fulfil an ambassadorial role for the Bath & Wiltshire School Sport TrustWhat does the applicant receive?For sports people meeting the criteria there is up to £300.00 pa available.

Enrichment Experience fundraising well under way

The chosen applicants for the enrichment experience planned for October 2021 to Kokrobite in Ghana have made a fantastic start to their fund-raising campaign.

With an ambitious target of 20,000 pounds, the group of 12 to 14 year olds has already amassed a total of over 7000,00.

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The have explored a variety of innovative ideas to raise the funds.  From walking marathons, holding sales and raffles, to walking all day marathons, the participants have certainly used their time over the Easter holidays well.  If they keep going like this, then they are sure to reach the magic target!  Well done all.

If you would like to donate to the cause, please use the following link:

https://gofund.me/c4019b9a

 

Holiday Sports Camp Round-up

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For the following two weeks, children from all over BANES and Wiltshire have made their way to Lansdown playing fields to participate in the School Sports Trust’s holiday camp.

With over 100 boys and girls a day taking part, the camp has been hailed as a success by the Trustees.  With limited time to get ready owing to the pandemic restrictions, the aim was to get as many children as possible active during the holidays.  Reduced fees for attendance made the camp accessible to all and it was particularly pleasing to see a real mix of ages with girls and boys showing up in good numbers.

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There was also a lot of talent on show.  Some of the current district schools squad were in attendance, but there were also a number of children who stood out, who will now have the chance to attend the representative trials next month.

Many thanks to all of those who braved the sometimes ver cold weather.  And a big thank you to bath Luxury Toilets who provided very classy amenities for the children.

http://www.bathluxurytoilethire.co.uk

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Sports Bursaries in the community

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The Trust is pleased to announce three recent applications for sports bursaries in the community.

Quinn, a year 6 pupil from Westfield has been awarded a bursary for Taekwondo, whereas brothers Samuel and Freddie from Bath (year 4 and year 6) have been awarded bursaries for their training with Somerset cricket.

If you would like to apply for a sports bursary to help you with your sporting aspirations then please visit our sports bursary page to be found in the drop down menu above.

Eligibility and selection criteria

Boys and girls can apply and must meet the following criteria:

  • You must fulfil the normal academic requirements set by your school (target grades).
  • You would normally participate in a sport that is recognised by Sport England and currently be performing at County, National or International level, or be able to demonstrate strong evidence that you have the potential to achieve this standard
  • Explain how you demonstrate the Trust’s 4 values (Resilience-Responsibility- Compassion-Curiosity)
  • You must be prepared to fulfil an ambassadorial role for the Bath & Wiltshire School Sport TrustWhat does the applicant receive?For sports people meeting the criteria there is up to £300.00 pa available.

100 more kids at Lansdown on second day

Despite the chilly temperatures, 100 more children turned up at Lansdown today to take part in the Bath & Wilts Trust sports camp.  It was a pleasure to welcome back former District players Archie Harding, Tom Ellis Ricketts, Adam Forster, Oliver Coleman and Ben Griffiths who took some of the coaching sessions.  Also helping out ere members of the under 14 squad: great representation from the schools in the area today.

The final day of the week starts at 1000 tomorrow – let”s hope for some sunshine!

Off and running at the VOWH

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report by T Hubbard

On the 6th of March 2021 we travelled to a small village called Letcombe Regis, which is about half way between Oxford and Swindon. After we all arrived and got out to the pitch, we realised we were playing on a full size pitch and that the pitch was incredibly uneven which made it hard to control and pass the ball. 

The first half was a very scrappy affair with neither side keeping the ball for long periods of time. For the first part of the game, we were definitely dominant holding the ball in their half for long stretches of time and creating a few decent chances which were hard to capitalise on due to the unpredictable nature of the ground. Up until about half way through the first half the opposition only had a few half chances mainly owing to mistakes from us but as the half wore on, they did get back in to the game a bit more and had a few dangerous set pieces. Like us however, they struggled to get shots on target and score any goals. 

Both sides came in at half time and the game was almost waiting to be won as it had been an open cagey affair up to that point. The second half got under way and now we had gotten used to the tough conditions we certainly began to play better managing to string passes together and move the ball well. Our first goal came after a period of sustained pressure on the edge of their box before a lovely through ball was played into Jack who managed to slot the ball far post round the keeper to make It 1-0. Despite the goal going in they were still dangerous and they too managed to put their striker through on goal but due to a fabulous save from Massimo the score stayed 1-0 to us. Our second goal came again from a period of pressure in and around their box: the ball got moved out wide to Jacob who from an extremely tight angle managed to loop the ball over the top of everyone to the far side netting making the score 2-0 to us. After this, they came fighting but due to good organisation and defending we held on to the 2-0 win. 

Overall, I think it was a good performance for the first game back and a good, result considering they were a dangerous side and we had heartbreakingly lost in the final minutes of a previous game against them. Whether Jacob’s goal was a shot or not we’ll never know but I think it was a fair result and although a scrappy game some good football too. Definitely a nice feeling to win after so long without football.       

 

100 boys and girls on Lansdown

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The Trust’s Easter sports camp got off to a busy and chilly start on Tuesday.

100 boys and girls were received by the 8 eager coaches for a day of coaching and playing games.  Starting at 10:00 with technical activities, the day progressed to the afternoon where the age groups then played in a short tournament.

The kids aged 8 and upwards did fantastically well, especially considering the occasional snow blizzard and the icy wind breaking through the spells of sunshine at Lansdown – usual Bath hilltop adventure!

The camp is running on Wednesday and Thursday this week and then again Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

If you would like to sign up then please contact admin@schoolsportstrust.co.uk

Super Saturdays are back!

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For the first time in many a month, the Bath & Wilts family was able to once again come together.  The Pop-up cafe had its unofficial opening manned by some very dedicated parents (thanks ladies, great job!), and we even managed to get the bus up and running again thanks to some muscles from some fo the boys and the expertise of Bud (he came to our rescue again!).

Looking forward to more Saturdays to come

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District School Trials

 

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 keen footballers from the area the opportunity to join our unique programme.

Our belief is to use football as a medium to help young people find a path and to prepare them to take it.  We do this through providing free coaching alongside providing access to trips, tournaments and ventures which take place all over the world.

In order to apply please keep an eye on the website, we will open applications shortly.

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