The Smurfs turned up in force to strike their poses at KES on Tuesday night. The special evening set aside for individual and group photos was lots of fun as the staff from Pret a Portrait did a grand job of getting the best out of the boys. The codes for the photos will be available soon.
Members of the under 12 squad hit the streets on Saturday afternoon in an effort to persuade local businesses to join the Trust 100 Club.
The under 13s had an early start on Saturday for their 1st round of the National Cup against Portsmouth.
With a late withdrawl from Mason and with mini's keeper Noodles drafted in to cover, the side travelled with 14 to test themselves against new opposition.
Boots were dusted off and limbs given a good stretch as the 14s graced the turf for the first time in 3 weeks in Wincanton on Saturday.
In a rare evening encounter, the 12s faced Chew Valley in a training match at Keynsham on Thursday night. The Chew side featured many BWB players so it was a useful game to exercise some of the recent targets agreed at training.
Two periods of 7-a-side and 9-a-side were played in which even Bugsy managed to get on the scoreline! The boys listened well and adhered to the various challenges set with enthusiasm and clinical execution.
Bristol City FC centre-back Zak Vyner came to the position specific training on Tuesday night to offer the Smurfs some tips on how to play in the wide defedner role.
Zak played for Bath Schools as an under 10 and 11 almost 7 years ago and still lives in the Bath area. Zak's brother Joe also played for the District team and is now enjoying a sports scholarship at an American University.
Author and media consultant Chris Green visited us in Bath last night to answer questions from parents and players about his experiences researching the game at all levels.
Chris spoke for almost two hours giving his thoughts on some of the issues within the game, and encouraged parents to take a broad view when making decisions regarding football and their sons. Chris' passion on the subject was clear, as was the views expressed by mums and dads attending.
Match report from Lewis Bahadur against Torbay.
Having been up half the night watching children in need some of the mighty smurfs were not their usual bright eyed and bushy tailed selves. However, after a warm up and armed with a set of instructions from the gaffer they hit the ground running!
Chris Green is visiting the BWBs and their parents on Monday 17th November. If you would like to take part in the special evening in Bath then please let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
This week we will be using the following video for discussion stimulus. Each age group will be using different parts of the video, but it is worth having a look at it all and thinking about the tasks.
Forgot to get rid of sound so ignore the commentary!