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Year 7 Rugby

The Y7 Rugby squads met at school on a murky Saturday morning facing the challenge of putting in two competitive performances at the renowned grammar school, Kind Edwards Camp Hill.
Undaunted by the cold and wet conditions, both the Performance and Progression squads executed the systems that they have been working on at training and in PE lessons.
The B team got if to a great start. Following some dominant ball carrying from the forwards, Theo B powered over from close range. Ollie S, Ben H and then Oli McV showed pace and agility to avoid numerous tackles, allowing each to score individual tries.
The Southam scrum was dominant throughout and proved a factor in the next two scores. Ollie S notching his 2nd of the game as the ball was secured against the head and Milo T spotted the smallest of gals to power through from scrum half.
HALF TIME: Camp Hill 0 -30 Southam
The second half started with another solid scrum, fly half Adam C releasing Ben H down the blind side to show a great turn of speed and run in unopposed from 40m.
Toby GL was unlucky to have his maiden school try disallowed for a knock on at the end of the first half, but he was determined to not let this hamper his performance. He scored two quick trys in succesion. The first showing power to burst through tackles from close range, and the second from fully 40m after being released by Adam.
Further scores followed from Adam, Jack E and Ben before Theo capped off a tremendous performance to score his second of the game.
FINAL SCORE: Camp Hill 0-60 Southam
Overall a great team performance, but special mention must go to Harrison who has listened to feedback and is becoming an increasingly dominant runner with the ball in hand and Ollie McV for his dancing feet, however, man of the match was awarded to Theo. He was everywhere in attack and defence, made a huge number of dominant tackles and secured possession consistently on the floor.
Well done boys, see you at training in Wednesday.
Mr Lowdon
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The Intermediate Girls Cross Country Team Qualify for the ESAA National Final

On a very wet Saturday afternoon, 2 of Southam College’s Cross Country teams competed at Morten Morrell for the Regional round of the ESAA cross country cup.
The junior boys (7/8) started the day off with some competitive running. Dom finishing the best of the Southam boys in a fantastic 8th place. Oliver and Tobias came in close succession in 17th and 19th respectively. Final two Jasper and Logan came in 52nd and 54th.
The intermediate girls ran in the penultimate race of the day – seeing the conditions worsen after each race. However this did not stop the girls from digging in deep and performing well. Madeleine ran a fantastic race finishing in 3rd behind the winner who finished 4th at English Schools Cross Country Championships last year. Elspeth finished in a fast 6th place securing the second of the teams points. Poppy had the race of her life finishing just outside the top 15 in 16th place. Marie made up the last of the scoring points finishing in 30th position after completing a great run especially as it was her first of the season.
The junior boys finished in a very respectable 6th place and the intermediate girls finished in a fantastic 2nd place – securing their place in the National finals on 7th December  in Derbyshire.
We wish the girls the best of luck for the event!
Well done,
Mrs Turton, Mr MacGibbon and Miss Maclachlan

Year 7Netball

Congratulations to the year 7 netball teams who played against NLS on Thursday 7th November. An amazing result from the A team who won 18-2. A brilliant team effort reflecting superb individual skills as well as some very mature tactical play. Lets not forget 18 goals!
Esme D, Chloe L, Sandra S, Sophie A, Sofia F, Izzy M and Miriam M
Another impressive performance by the B team who lost 8-3. These girls worked hard and never gave in. Sometimes the result just does not go in your favour but we will go again next time!
Emilia B, Margaux M, Mia S, Alice W, Amelia A, Lauren H, Sophie S and Immy M
See you all at training next Thursday
Mrs Herbage