Week Ending Friday 12 January
Review of the 2017/18 Rugby Season
I thought I would take the opportunity to review the successes of the Sidcot rugby season and let you know how proud we are of the students who have played and gone the extra mile for the School.
This season, a total of 95 students represented the School rugby teams and 12 students joined Sidcot rugby having never played/represented the School before. We saw the beginnings of a 'brand' of rugby developing through the squads that allow our players to express themselves, try different things and enjoy the game of rugby. The comments from many parents have been testament to the successes we have seen on and off the field:
"[The fixtures this year] have made a massive difference to the team’s ability and more significantly to their stature. For me, I am delighted as it's made a transformation to [my son's] confidence especially – and for this, I tip my hat to you."
The stats this year were also very pleasing. A total of 39 fixtures were arranged for the Autumn Term.
Postponed/cancelled due to weather: 4
This 51% win/draw record is the best we have ever seen at Sidcot and are understandably happy with this.
It is clear that the rugby programme is growing with plenty of positive elements to talk about.
As we head into the Spring Term our focus turns to rugby 7s where we will be making the Journey to Rosslyn Park for the National 7s Tournament. A very exciting opportunity to experience a high-level event.
Director of Sport
North Somerset U12 Indoor Athletic Championships @ St Katherine's School, Tuesday 9th January
The U12 girls had performed brilliantly in December at Priory school to qualify for the championships on Tuesday evening. They were then up against the qualifying school from the north of the county.
They arrived looking a little worried at the task ahead of them. However it did not take long for them to settle and to then approach every race with determination and focus. There were some great individual and team efforts during the evening, of which the girls should be very proud.
Sidcot were just two points short of Priory School, but St Katherine's and Gordano School proved the strongest and took the top honours.
It was a lovely evening of competition where the girls showed great resilience and team-work.
Well done to all.
Rosie Bellinger, Mary Dowds