Thanks to all those who turned up this week for the coaching days at Odd Down.
With 80 boys expected, it was then all hands on deck as 130 boys turned up on Tuesday! Fortunately, Ray and Phil stepped in to help with the influx and the boys enjoyed a lovely day in the sunshine practising their shooting and 1 v 1 skills.
With the clocks going back, we were able to enjoy an extra hour in bed before feasting once more in the dining hall. It was then a quick turnaround in the warming sun to make our way to the stadia for the semi-final at 1000 against FCE from Finland.
Saturday – match day
Report by Shane Kiely
On Saturday 25th November BWB U9's and U10's played in the Swindon Futsal Centre's Halloween festival. Due to only having two U9 players we had to recruit Ethan from Bath City and Luke, Matthew and Nate from Christchurch school (having been scouted by Shane on the playground).
BWB’s first competition on Spanish soil began with a 0930 meet at Odd Down. With the clouds becoming more ominous and the chill biting more sharply, the plane could not take off soon enough from Gatwick.
The boys looked smart in their blazers despite the un-tucked shirts and Jago’s fashion statement (Nike trainers with trousers and blazer...), and the journey passed without drama.
The under 13s and 14s travel to Barcelona on Thursday morning to compete in the Barcelona Cup. The boys will be away for 5 days so watch this space for all the news.
The BWBs were busy tonight with fourn teams in action!
The under 10s and under 11s entertained Weston Super MAre at home and by all accounts played very well! Away the 11s adn 12s were ina ction agaianst Swindon Town FC. Here are some reports from the boys:
Fin the Sheep & nthe 12s:
With the season now well underway, the match analysis programme will now take shape following the erection of a platform at Odd Down kindly provided by the Noad family's scaffolding company in Bath.
The platform will allow us to video the games from an elavated position so that the movement and shape of individuals and the team can be more closely analysed.