|26 Sep 2018|
Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School enjoyed an exceptionally successful week in sport, playing matches against four schools and colleges, as well as a tour in the Netherlands, across 3 different sports.
In rugby, there were midweek senior games against King Edward VI School, Lichfield for the 1st XV and KE Camp Hill for the U16s. The 1st team beat Lichfield 68-14 on Wednesday in the 1st Round of the National Schools Vase, with the U16s beating Camp Hill 47-0 in the North Midlands Cup. Bishop Vesey managed to win in 5 of the 9 games played against Loughborough Grammar Schools. Both teams were able to follow up the strong result against Loughborough with the 1st team winning 29-19 whilst the 2nd team enjoyed an emphatic victory, winning 38-7. The under 16s were unlucky to lose 22-40 however both under 15 A and B teams won 37-12 and 43-15 respectively. At under 14 level, two close matches both decided with last-minute scores, with the A’s losing 20-24 whereas the B’s saw through a match ending 26-25. In the under 13s, both teams struggled against a strong Loughborough side, losing 50-0 and 40-0 respectively.
On Monday 17th, the Hockey under 15B team drew in a competitive match against King Edward VI Five Ways School, 2-2. On Wednesday 19th, both the 1st and 2nd XI won 1-0 and 2-0 respectively, against Solihull School however the 3rd team lost 6-0 against an impressive King Edward VI Camp Hill School.
On an exceedingly successful hockey tour to the Netherlands, the 1st team retained their unbeaten status to the start of the season with 2 wins and 1 draw over a 4 day period. They enjoyed a 3-1 win over Ypenburg HC on Thursday 20th and the following day drew 0-0 in a competitive match against MHC Voorhout. To end an enjoyable and a victorious tour, the 1st team beat Noordwijk-Binnen HC 6-2 on Sunday 23rd.
In netball, Bishop Vesey enjoyed 3 wins on Wednesday 19th. The 1st team beat Birmingham Metropolitan College 28-8 whilst a second team comprising of many debutants won 10-6. The 1st team played again the same day, beating King Edward VI School, Lichfield 21-5 in an impressive display of fitness and stamina.
Geography teacher and rugby coach Tom Greenwood (OV2009) shares some of his experiences of his time at Vesey. More...