Poole High School Physical Education Department
‘ASPIRE TO ACHIEVE’ The newsletter for PHS PE
BOUCHER REPRESENTS ENGLAND IN BRAZIL
Inside this issue:
Will Boucher—World Cup Winner
Elite Performance Programme AFCB’s Super Fletch
Sports Leaders 2014 Staff Netball
Rugby Round Up
Cross Country Great South Run Community use of facilities
Girls Cricket What’s on?
We have our very own Bobby Moore at Poole High Boucher can now be School. Year 11 student Will forever remembered as an England World Cup Win‐ ner just like the famous 1966 Captain, a er helping the England Under 20’s football squad to the Gold Medal at the Brazilian School Games held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Will and his teammates played a total of five games in the tournament, with our local hero making the star ng team in all five. The first match of the group stages against a fancied Rio de Janeiro team ended in a 5‐1 success for the Three Lions with Boucher as dependable as ever in the number 5 shirt. A 4‐0 victory over hosts Sao Pau‐ lo in the second game allowed Boucher to demon‐ strate his prowess in front of goal with two classy finishes as England romped home. This victory gave England a quarter final e versus Governo de Para, again Boucher hit the back of the net twice in a crushing 20‐0 (yes twenty) victory. The semi final, historically ending in penalty shootout heartache for England in World Cup’s was played in 35 degree heat against Mato Grosso and a ght game finished 0‐0 a er extra me……….. The de eventually turned for England as Bou‐ cher led his boys to a 4‐2 penalty shootout success! The final against Rio de Janeiro culminated in a classy performance from the young Lions and ended with Bou‐ cher raising the trophy alo and pu ng his name into Poole High School record books a er a hard fought pe‐ riod of extra me, eventually running out 2‐0 winners.
FOOTBALL FOCUS YEAR 9 The 'Team of the Year 2012/2013' have con nued on from their fine start to Football at Poole High School with a record so far of: Played 6, Won 5, Lost 1.
The boys are in the 1/4 finals of the County Cup with an eagerly awaited fixture against arch rivals Poole Grammar coming up, and have enjoyed a thoroughly successful Na onal Schools campaign that saw them beat teams from Salisbury, Southampton and Stonehenge. Unfortunately, we were knocked out by an out‐ standing Thomas Hardye side who will do very well in the compe on. A special men on must go to James King, Jordan James, Sam Merrifield and Ben Jacobs who have made it to the last selec on trials for the County squad. Good luck boys! YEAR 10 Only Cup compe ons have been played to date for this group of players. Unfortunately, injuries and availabil‐ ity have hindered the progress of this team. Both games have been ght aﬀairs but both mes our boys have come second best by the odd goal. Defeat in the ESFA Cup vs Thomas Hardye 2‐1, was followed up a week later with a 1‐0 loss at home to St Peters in the County Cup. With PEDSSA arriving, can fortunes be turned for the be er? Lets hope so. 1st XI A new season, a new dawn, new players, renewed expecta ons for the season ahead. The season started brightly, literarily, our first game was a scorcher, played under the se ng Dorset sun in early September the boys travelled to Thomas Hardye under the watchful eye of Mr Williams in the ESFA Cup. A tough encounter on paper. The form book was thrown out of the window, set up not to get beat away from home, Poole High hit a magic eight and cruised into round two. On the domes c front another tough game was in prospect against the leagues new boys, Arnewood. A trip to New Milton, many of the boys packing passports, chauﬀeured by Mr Huxley, Poole High again hit the net many mes, this me pu ng six past what is renowned a solid defence. A great start to the league campaign. Victories followed and the goals kept coming, the ever reliable Burton‐ Hemmings, Ritchie and Miles providing the fire power. With the dogged Groves orchestra ng things from mid‐ field. Going into round 4 of the EFA Cup our record read. Played 5 won 5. However on this occasion falling short to Sarum Academy. Overall it has again been a great start, compe ng well in the league and progressing in the cups has seen the emergence of several year 12 boys. 2014 could be a successful year again.
Inside Story ELITEHeadline PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME The 'Elite Performance Programme' programme has been set up for students compe ng at County level or above in their chosen sport, or performing to a Level 8 standard on the Na onal Curriculum. The pro‐ gramme aims to raise awareness of the commitment, dedica on and sacrifice required to reach an elite level, as well as inspiring these students to achieve their poten al and develop personally. Students have already been mentored by an Olympic Bobsleigher and a South African Rugby Union interna onal, however in September, the 40 Year 9‐11 pupils travelled to UWIC, Cardiﬀ for a detailed insight into the world of elite sport. Students were involved in prac cal workshops on Performance Analysis, Physiology, Sport Psychology and Inju‐ ry Preven on to fully understand the support structures available to elite athletes in their a empt to maximise performance at the highest level. The day also provided many of our students with their first look at University life, and we were proud of how they conducted themselves and showed Poole High School in such a posi ve light. The day culminated in mee ng Chris an Malcolm (Olympic sprinter), and a team relay around the world‐ class indoor running track on site. What made it an even more rewarding day was the fact that many of our stu‐ dents were heard talking about their desire to go to University and be part of a course related to the workshops they had covered throughout the trip.
AFCB’s SUPER FLETCH VISITS AGAIN Early in the academic year, our new year 8 students were treated to the visit of Steve Fletcher for one of their PE lessons. ‘Fletch’ joined in with their football lesson and gave some very insigh ul advice on being a pro‐ fessional footballer and the requirements and commitment he had to give throughout his career. The boys also had the opportunity to ask ‘Fletch’ some ques ons as well as place some orders for half price ckets for two of the Cherries home games against Derby County and Birmingham City in the nPower Champi‐ onship. The uptake on ckets was very good again and although AFC Bourne‐ mouth lost both games, the students and staﬀ who went, had a great me at the Goldsands Stadium. Volume 6 , Issue 1
SPORTS LEADERS 2014 With the Best Leadership School Award arriving for 2012‐13 and the success of the London Olympic Young Games Makers, 2014 has started with the nomina on of a new wave of Sports Leaders. Twelve Year 7 students have stepped up to the plate to develop their skills in coaching, oﬃcia ng and teaching peers and our local feeder schools. The deserving twelve have been selected by their teachers and will com‐ plete Leadership Award Level 1 this year. Four of the twelve are also a ending the Dorset Leadership Academy at Bryanston School, where they will further increase their knowledge and confidence in a range of high quality ac vi es that will require them to be on the top of their game! The twelve successful leaders are: John Ahern, Jake Hible, Ryan Sadler, William Philpo , Ma hew Stroud, Zara Horton, Sophie Waylen, Jasmine Firth, Grace Gourlay, Brooke Lindsay, Mia Cruickshank and Caitlin Mar n.
Young Netball Umpire Award The return a er October half term saw the third cohort of PHS netballers begin the Young Umpire Award Course. The 7 girls from Year 10 (Alex Bones, Hannah Coleman, Annabel Cooke, Yazmin Haskell, Vicki Hopkinson, Jodie Redman and Sophie Sproul) have already shown an amazing level of commitment and enthusiasm towards the course; they have thrown themselves in at the deep end ge ng stuck in with oﬃcia ng a number of games including Year 8 PEDSSA, Year 7 friendlies, and being a huge help with the KS3 inter‐house netball tournament. The ability and confi‐ dence they are displaying so far makes it apparent that these girls are going to very successful netball umpires. Good luck girls, we look for‐ ward to seeing you all pass with flying colours in the New Year.
SCORCHING SCORELINE FOR STAFF NETBALL This year saw Poole High School staﬀ ladies enter into a local schools compe on. Our first opposi on was Oakdale Junior. There was much an cipa on leading up to the game, with PHS ladies preparing with intense training and fitness sessions. PHS formed a strong squad including: Miss Warren, Mrs Sco , Miss Essery, Miss Jeanes, Miss Parsons, Miss Kennedy, Miss Mason, Miss Tucke and Miss Cade. The day of the fixture arrived and at 3.30pm the team was raring to go. Under the guidance of Mr Burkmar, po‐ si ons were selected and the whistle sounded the start of the 40 minute game. At the end of the first quarter it was apparent that our skills and experience outshone Oakdale, and the score kept on creeping up. At the end of the third quarter, the score was 31‐1 to PHS. At that me a decision was made to amalgamate the two teams for the final quarter. This led to an intense atmosphere with compe on rife amongst members of the PE department, but ul mately fun was had by all. We would like to thank Oakdale Junior staﬀ and supporters, and also thanks must also go to Cherie Corani and Ocean White for umpiring the game. With one win under their belt, the PHS Ladies Netball team are very much looking forward to future fixtures in 2014.
RUGBY ROUND UP
The future team of the year ‐ Year 8 Rugby boys??????? They have enjoyed an unbelievable start to this year winning all 6 of their fixtures. In the process they beat Al‐ lenbourne the current Year 7 Rugby County champions 27 ‐ 22 in what can only be described as a thriller! Allen‐ bourne were undefeated for 3 years up un l that day. This result underlined the poten al this group of boys have. Every Friday the Rugby club has grown in numbers from 15 to 38 consistently. Another mark of the commitment these boys have to represent the school, has been the incredible numbers a ending the early morning training session (7:15 ‐ 8:15am). This is regularly a rac ng 25‐30 boys all wearing head torches!!! I believe with the PEDSSA Cup final to be played very soon, this team could achieve big things in the Na onal Schools Cup next year. Un l then there is a lot of hard work to be done on the training field to maintain our unblemished record. Rugby Development Squad
The new ini a ve of linking two squads together seems to be paying dividends this season as the dynamic youthful enthusiasm of the Year 9 backs, together with the more experienced forward pack of the Year 10’s has resulted in some fantas c open games. Playing against private schools such as Clayesmore, Bryanston, Canford and Milton Abbey as a mixed team have given some selec on headaches to coaches Burkmar and Williams but the younger boys who have stepped up have been brilliant. We now possess a back row that play like South Sea Islanders! Liam Roberts and Liam Whit‐ bread packing down either side of Captain Sco Smith have given us the go forward during games we lacked last season. Whitbread scoring the winning try against Blandford in the last minute and the huge hits from Rob‐ erts against Purbeck just some of the highlights to date. At scrum half Ben Murphy is now star ng to dictate play and the quality of George Schwarzin and a returning Ben Gordon at Fly half really excite during games. Pacey Jack Palmer has touched down on a number of occasions and the defensive quali es of James Clanfield and Sam Merrifield in midfield have wreaked havoc for the opposi on. This group of boys have demonstrated huge commitment to their general skills a er a summer of condi oning and we are now reaping the rewards. With a fully deserved County Cup Final appearance to come against Thomas Hardye, the future looks bright for PHS Rugby at this age group. 1st XV With a period of transi on in full flow for this group a er the big loss of key players last season, their commit‐ ment has never failed to diminish. A hearty defeat against Blandford and the emergence of some players new to rugby have given Mr Burkmar some joyful a ernoons. We hope this eﬀort will con nue into the la er part of the season where we will hopefully pick up a few wins along the way and develop some partnerships in readi‐ ness for next seasons assault on the NatWest Cup. Volume 6 , Issue 1
LESTER LEAD THE WAY AT INTERHOUSE Who is the best house at Poole High School?! We began the search in December which saw the first of our inter house sports compe ons: Inter House Football and Netball. All KS3 students were required to represent their house with boys compe ng in football and girls in netball within their year groups. Each student volunteered to undertake a role which included not only those who wanted to be a performer, but also that of the coach, manager, equipment manager, warm up organiser, scorer and even cheerleader. Students demonstrated the a ributes of teamwork, loyalty and co‐opera on as well as showing mutual respect to their opponents. Thank you to our KS3 students for being such fantas c par cipants! We began the week with the Year 7 compe on with representa ves from the 7 houses arriving enthusias c, excitable and eager to win! Once we had quietened them down (this took longer than an cipated!), and ex‐ plained the rules, the par cipants were buoyant and completed a warm up as a house to prepare themselves for the compe on. Our inter house compe ons emphasise par cipa on so once the warm up manager had completed the warm up, the equipment manager had distributed the bibs and the manager had collected the order of play, the teams literally raced across to their specific pitches and courts with their spectators following at full pelt! It was a wonderful sight to see; all of the diﬀerent teams in their house colours demonstra ng team spirit with cheer‐ ing, shou ng and chan ng. We saw some fantas c goals by Jordan Thornton Dibben for Lester, Delaney Burns and Levi Gibbs for Spurrier and by the end of P4 we had completed two matches and in the lead at the break were Thompson House. A er lunch, students returned and completed their final 4 games with outstanding performances seen by Jason Li – who Mr Woolner is quoted to have “epitomised the role of manager!” This was supported by Mr Williams who even suggested Jason as a contender for Manager of the Year! Addi onally, Will Philpo for Jolliﬀe was report‐ ed to demonstrate excellent sportsmanship and excep onal skill with Ryan Sadler proving to be an “absolute Hero” who came away from a clash of heads with blood pouring out of his head but s ll managed to cheer on Garland House! In addi on to this, Spurrier students; Josh Hacker was rewarded as the tournament top goal scorer, Owen Stockley made some fantas c assists, Kur s Darby consistently maintained possession in midfield with Sammy Sibanda and Ryan Bailey forming a strong defence! On the netball courts, Esme Friskney and Bernice Simpson were seen to complete some fantas c intercep ons which certainly assisted Spurrier’s defensive tac cs. Jolliﬀe House were extremely loud with their cheerleading squad suppor ng their team throughout the tournament. Addi onally, Mia Cruickshank, Lily Palmer and Maria Vinod played some superb netball which was a pleasure for KS3 tutor Miss Jeanes to watch.
Year 7 WINNERS: SPURRIER HOUSE!!! On Thursday, we welcomed the year 9 par cipants to the tournament and saw some excep onal play! Students were superb in suppor ng their house both on the field of play as well as on the side lines and notable perfor‐ mances from Jolliﬀe House were from Maddie Hain, Charlo e Joy and Myah Gusco who dominated the mid court. Deanna Warr (Masters), Sarah Craig (Lester) and Lucy Anderson (Garland) were also seen to play some fantas c netball with Taya Talbot (Garland) and Marta Grabowska (Masters) fantas c organisers on the side‐ lines. Addi onally, Liam Whitbread (Lester) and Ben Murphy (Masters) were seen to play some fantas c football and were highlighted by Mr Bayston as having a fantas c a tude as well as playing excep onally well.
YEAR 9 WINNERS: HARBIN House. Page 6
LESTER LEAD THE WAY AT INTERHOUSE We hosted our final compe on on Friday with our Year 8s who despite the awful weather arrived enthusias c and keen to do their house proud. Notable performances included Laila Burgess (Jolliﬀe) and Frankie Gannon (Harbin) for cheerleading – I am sure I saw Frankie tumbling as well as doing the splits! The Jolliﬀe team in par‐ cular were cheering very loudly which provided a great deal of mo va on for their house. Addi onally, Ellie Marks (Jolliﬀe) showed to be an excellent manager ensuring all of the team were at the right place at the right me. Jodie Fowler as the warm up organiser for Lester was brilliant – she ensured her Lester team mates were prepared for the compe on by ensuring an adequate warm up was completed. Rebecca Tenant took on the role of water bo le monitor and was seen to ensure her team were hydrated as well as ensuring all the bo les were in close proximity to her team. In terms of sports performance, Casey McKeown (Lester) was stated to be outstanding. Abby Batson (Spurrier) was superb in defence, Alix Smith (Harbin) was amazing as the Goal A ack with Chloe Toms (Garland) literally scoring goal a er goal!
Year 8 WINNERS: LESTER House. To find the overall winners, we totalled the results which showed the first inter house tournament to be a very close compe on. 7th place with 55 points were MASTERS. 6th place, with 65 points were JOLLIFFE In joint 4th place, with 68 points were SPURRIER and THOMPSON. 3rd place, with 70 points was HARBIN House. One point split 1st and 2nd place but the winner is………………….. LESTER House with 74 points, meaning GARLAND finished 2nd with 73 points.
Volume 6 , Issue 1
CROSS COUNTRY COLLECTION
We have had a really strong cross country team this year com‐ pe ng at Canford Arena, St Aldhelms Academy, Baiter Park and Ferndown. In the last Cross Country race before Christmas the Year 7 boys performed excep onally well ( Jake Hible 14th, Will Philpo 17th and John Ahern 19th). For the inter boys Nail In‐ stone finished 6th and in year 9 Lucy Anderson finished 8th and Emily‐May Smith came 10th. A er a successful 2013 the next big race is the Cross country trials at Kings Park on the 16th Jan‐ uary where athletes can qualify for the regionals!!!
RUN, PE STAFF, RUN Mr Burkmar and Miss Essery completed the Great South run on the windiest day of the year in November raising money for charity along the way. It was a very diﬃcult 10 mile course but was completed with ease by Miss Essery, followed by Mr Burkmar do‐ ing his best impression of an injured plodding Rhino! However they both raised a wonderful £300 for Forest Holme Hospice in Poole.
COMMUNITY USE OF THE FACILITIES We have recently started le ng out our sports facili es to the local community and businesses in an a empt to generate money for our Business and Enterprise School status. So far, we have built up extremely posi ve rela‐ onships with Longfleet Youth Football Club, Integrity Mar al Arts, Fight for Fitness, Dorset Badminton and England Netball who between them have run courses, training sessions and matches at Poole High School. These community links won’t stop here, and if you know of anyone who would like to use our facili es, or are interested in the current links we already have then please contact Mr Bayston for further details on 01202 666988. Page 8
NETBALL IN A NUTSHELL 6th Form The new addi ons to the 6th Form team this year, including Ocean White, Cherie Corani, Lauren Fraser, Cherrie Tuckno , Mia Hyde and Ellie Rea from last years’ Year 11 A team, has meant the team are coming on in leaps and bounds. Although it has taken a bit of me for the squad to get used to playing together in their new posi‐ ons, the addi on of Cherie Corani in a ack has made a huge diﬀerence, along with the versa le Ocean White assis ng Paige Williams and Charlo e Watson in centre court. The girls have had a mixed bag of results so far this season – they ba led in a close friendly match against Parkstone Grammar, fought against some s ﬀ com‐ pe on of private schools at the County tournament, and enjoyed a comfortable victory over Corfe Hills. They are a fantas c team of role models for the younger girls to look up to and have also been a great help at club training. KS4 The year 10 girl’s netball team have con nued their success this year. There has been a consistent team a end‐ ing regular training sessions, both on a Wednesday morning and Thursday a er school, and this has resulted in some excellent performances. In October the girls were entered into the PEDSSA Netball Tournament at QE School and were drawn into a tough pool. They played seven tough games with PHS oﬀering some impressive performances. Although they did not win, the girls gained great experience from playing against the likes of Canford, Bryanston and QES. Along with this the girls have competed in the U15 Netball League with weekly matches against local schools. There has been a mixed set of results, with the girls improving game a er game. Par cular men on must go to Hannah Coleman, who has played both WA and GA this season demonstra ng her versa lity on court, Alex Bones who has made a successful transi on to C and Maddy Elmes for her consist‐ ently accurate shoo ng. KS3 The Year 7 netball team have played some fantas c matches this year, with the highlight being an overall 5th place in the PEDSSA tournament at Parkstone Grammar School. Thank you to all of the girls who have support‐ ed the team so far this year, with a special men on to Alicia Sutcliﬀe, Delaney Burns, Sophie Hardyman, Esme Friskney and Brooke Lindsay who represented the school in all of the matches. The new year 8 cohort has produced a fantas c group of girls who make up 2 fabulous teams, headed up by captains Nic Ca ano and Megan Culver‐Smith, along with their vice‐captains Nicole Evans and Darcey Barre . A number of friendly and PEDSSA matches have allowed the girls to begin to develop as a team, as well as begin‐ ning to cul vate a real team bond. The PEDSSA games held at Parkstone Grammar saw the girls begin to come into their own with comfortable victories over St Edward’s, Parkstone B and Allenbourne for the A team. The B team put up good fights against their strong opponents including Parkstone A and St Michael’s – it is clear that these ladies have some awesome poten al. The Year 9 squad have had a good start to the season with some fantas c commitment to early morning training from the majority of the squad, which has led to a number of well fought games both as friendlies, and at the PEDSSA tournament. Unfortunately the team weren’t as strong as usu‐ al, meaning they weren’t quite as successful as we’d hoped. The girls put in a great eﬀort though, and s ll came away having enjoyed the a ernoon. Volume 6 , Issue 1
DORSET LEADERSHIP ACADEMY In early January eight selected sports leaders from various year groups a ended the annual Dorset Leadership Academy held at Bryanston School. A full day of ac vity and workshops run by Paralympic swimmer Kate Grey and Ac ve Dorset prepared the students in readiness for their role as Young Ambassadors at the Dorset School Games to be held later in the academic year. Over 450 students from the County a ended the day, and were split into small groups working on aspects of leadership, such as organising ac vi es and communica ng eﬀec vely with colleagues. There was also a prac ‐ cal element to the day where our students gained knowledge of coaching in a number of sports such as volley‐ ball, dodgeball and fundamental mul skills. Ben Gordon (J), Jacob Hunter (S), Ben Murphy (M) and Sam Merrifield (S) were all a ending their second Acade‐ my day and are now on the path the become Young Ambassadors for the region. This will involve them organis‐ ing inter‐school ac vi es and extra curricular clubs, so watch this space for more of their exci ng ideas! Year 7 students Brooke Lindsay (L), Mia Cruickshank (J), Jake Hible (T) and William Philpo (J) were superb throughout the day and will be taking on extra responsibili es in their PE lessons and extra curricular ac vi es with assistance from the other Sports Leaders already appointed by Mr Williams. The day was rounded oﬀ with a very mo va onal talk from Kate Grey who lost her arm as a very young child in a farming accident. Kate spoke about the determina on to succeed and how to make the most of life with a dis‐ ability. All students were impeccably behaved throughout and were a credit to the school. The future for our Sports Leaders looks very bright indeed.
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Paige is one of the key players on the 6th form netball team, and has been a dedicated and commi ed squad member all the way through her me at Poole High School. She is a very versa le and agile player, and is espe‐ cially strong in defence. Her enthusiasm both on and oﬀ the court means she is a fantas c role model for the younger Poole High netballers to be looking to aspire to. She will be sorely missed from the team next year, but we wish her every success and know that she will be hugely successful in whatever path she chooses to follow!
Volume 6 , Issue 1
FORGET THE ASHES, PHS LEAD THE WAY Ge ng up for training at 7.30 on a Friday morning is not for the faint hearted….but 20 promising female cricketers are demonstra ng their commitment to Poole High extra‐curricular sport by training with Rob Newton from Dorset Cricket Board. This is all in prepara on for our indoor compe ons next term in which we hope we can draw on previous successes and add a few more wickets against the likes of PGS and QE! With students ranging in age from 11‐17, and the group containing a real mix of abili es we have had a prom‐ ising start to our season and are all enthusias c about the runs we hope to score and the catches we will cer‐ tainly make next term. Year 12 students; Meagan Sagar, Ocean White and Lauren Fraser have been a welcome addi on in gaining valuable coaching and leadership skills with the KS3/KS4 students certainly benefi ng from their exper se. Year 10 GCSE students; Bobbi Gannon (H), Eloise Cruickshank (J), Beth Maidment (G), Beth Robertson (M), Victoria Hopkinson (J), Jodie Redman (J), Alexandra Bones (S) and Hannah Coleman (M) have also proven to be superb role models especially when working with the younger students. We have a lot of poten al to do well next term and I am excited to see what the following students could bring to the crease – Lucy Anderson (G), Myah Gusco (J), Maddie Hain (J), Charlo e Joy (J), Amy Maidment (G), Emily May Smith (T), Siena White (M), Mia Cruickshank (J), Delaney Giles (S), Alicia Sutcliﬀe (S), Megan Quayle (J) and Zara Horton (H). We have an U15 (Years 9/10) and a U13 (Years 7/8) compe on next term so if there is any budding cricketers out there – Friday morning 730 in the sports hall
WHAT’S ON…. MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Year 10 Football, 1st XI Football, Year 7 Football, Trampolining, Climbing
Department Mee ngs
Girls Football, Badminton
Girls Swimming Club, Netball
Short Tennis Club, Year 8 Rugby, Girls Indoor Cricket