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Tuesday 21st February 2017
Football & Netball AWAY to Sandy Hill
 
Today our football and netball teams traveled to Sandy Hill for a rearranged fixture.
 
The netball teams had mixed fortunes, with our B Team playing first.  In an even match, they just managed to edge out the victory, winning 4-3 against a good Sandy Hill team.  The B Team have had a great run of results recently that has seen them climb the league table.
 
Following this, the A Team headed onto court knowing they were up against a tough opponent who had beaten us earlier in the season.  Again, Sandy Hill proved too strong and earned a well deserved victory.  However, the Biscovey team are always positive and despite losing, came off of the court in good spirits.
 
Our football teams enjoyed three close games.  First of all, our A Team played in a real game of two halves.  From the start it was Sandy Hill who were slightly stronger, creating a few chances and scoring a goal to lead 1-0 at half time.  However, in the second half Biscovey took control and created several chances, being very unlucky in front of goal and seeing the Sandy Hill 'keeper make a few good saves to deny us.  The game ended 1-0, but it was a good showing from Biscovey against a decent opposition.
 
Our Year 3/4 team followed in another closely contested match.  Some superb play from Biscovey created some early chances, but it was the second half before we found the opening goal, Tommy slotting home from close range.  However, Sandy Hill came back at us and scored the equaliser soon afterwards.  From then on, either team could have scored with Cole in goal making a good save to keep us in the game.  A 1-1 draw was a fair reflection on the two teams.
 
Finally, our B Team played, uplifted from the recent news that they have already won the league.  Before the game they were determined to keep their winning streak going and two early goals from Brady seemed to have sealed a win.  However, the second half saw a rejuvenated Sandy Hill deservedly score to ensure a nervous final few minutes.  The pressure was on our goal, but with several breakaway chances for us not finding the net.  Deservedly, Sandy Hill equalized with little time left and the game ended as a 1-1 draw.  
 
A great afternoon full of even games.  Well done to all!
 
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Thursday 9th February 2017
Tag Rugby Away to Mount Charles
 
Two tag rugby teams will travel to Mount Charles for friendly matches.
 
Selected children have received letters with full details.
Wednesday 1st February
Par Cross Country - Final Race
 
 
Wow!  What a superb end to the season!  The results are in and we have enjoyed what must be our most successful season ever!
 
Final Team Positions:
 
Year 5 Boys - 1st
Year 5 Girls - 3rd
Year 6 Boys - 1st
Year 6 Girls - 2nd
 
In addition, we have two individual winners and several top ten runners:
 
Year 5 Boys - Josh (5th)
Year 6 Boys - Kieran (1st place), Josh R (4th), Jack (10th)
Year 6 Girls - Kim (1st place), Millie (10th)
 
On top of this, we had a huge number of children involved, with 49 children representing the school in at least one race, 38 of whom completed the series at least four out of five!
 
The energy and enthusiasm of the whole squad was superb throughout and the team spirit was clear to see, with the team always encouraging each other and genuinely enjoying each other's success, whether it was achieving a top position, or seeing a huge improvement in their placing.
 
The presentation will take place after half term, with a selection from each team chosen to represent the school.  We will then have our own celebration in school to ensure all of the squad are recognised for their achievements.
 
Well done to all!
 
 
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Wednesday 25th January
Sportshall Athletics
 
 
A team of athletes travelled to Newquay to take part in the Mid-Cornwall Indoor Athletics Event, representing the Fowey Area in an attempt to qualify for the county finals later in the year.  Taking part in a huge range of relay races and field events, the team culminated points for their performances which put us in the middle of the pack - 4th out of 7.
It was a superb afternoon and great fun for the team.  Well done to all involved!
 
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Football & Netball v Carclaze
Tuesday 24th January 2017
 
Today we enjoyed football and netball matches at home to Carclaze, with the Football B Team's victory earning them not only 3 points, but also the title of League Champions 2016-17!
 
The B Team won 1-0, with Hayden scoring the goal in a replica of the result we earned away at Carclaze earlier in the season, before the A Team suffered a 3-0 defeat against the team currently sitting atop of the league.  However, the A Team's efforts should be commended as we hit the woodwork on three occasions and put in a good display against a strong team.  The Year 4 Team are developing each time we play and put in a great performance to win convincingly against a team who we struggled against earlier in the season.
The Netball A Team were convincingly beaten by a Carclaze team who have won every game so far this season, but our B Team put in another great performance to earn another win.  A great run of form is seeing the B Team climb the league table quickly.
 
Full tables and results can be seen on the league website:  www.sadfana.org  
 
 
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Tuesday 17th January 2017
Football & Netball Home v Mount Charles
 
This afternoon we enjoyed an afternoon of successful sport, playing six home football and netball matches against Mount Charles.
The football A Team claimed their first win of the season with a convincing display against a team who have previously performed well this season.  The game started evenly, with both schools scoring on and both teams attacking well.  However, it was Biscovey who edged into half time with the lead, having scored a couple of good goals and from then on the team raised their game, playing some superb football to earn the win.
The football B Team followed in a similar fashion, with goals coming throughout the game from many different players.  A superb performance which means they have now won six out of six and sit atop of the league with four games to play.
Our Year 4 football league team had a much closer encounter, both teams showing an eagerness to play passing football and working hard throughout.  One goal was the difference, with Reece claiming the winning goal for Biscovey. 
Finally, our Year 3/4 B Team had an equally close game, replicating their A Team equivalents with another 1-0 victory, this time Jackson was the goalscorer.
The netball A Team were up against a strong opposition and found it hard going.  However, they played with persistence and determination, not giving up against a top quality team.  Whilst Mount Charles deservedly won, Biscovey showed a great attitude.
The netball B Team enjoyed a close game, but great teamwork ensured we came away with another victory.  They have had several wins in close matches recently and will be hoping to keep the run going through the rest of the season.
 
 
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Par Cross Country Race 4
Wednesday 11th January 2017
 
 
Wow! With one race still to run in the series, we have already clinched two first placed individuals  and one first placed team, with Kim and Kieran winning their respective Year 6 Boys and Girls races, whilst the Year 6 Boy's amazing team performance with Kieran (1st), Josh (3rd) and Jack (6th) confirmed they are now this season's team champions.
The other teams all performed fantastically, but we shall have to wait for the full results to be published before finding out team positions.  This report will be updated once we have them.
 
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Football & Netball
Home v St. Mewan
Tuesday 10th January 2017
 
Today's visitors are always tough opponents, and so it proved today.  However, the majority of games were closely contested, with St. Mewan winning three games and Biscovey two.
 
Our netball teams shared the spoils with one game won by each side.  St. Mewan came here sitting top of both the A and B Team leagues, with both teams having won every game played so far.  Our A Team found it tough and were well beaten by a strong side, but kept playing well throughout and did not give up.  However, the B Team upset the odds, passing and intercepting well, taking their chances and earning themselves a narrow victory -fantastic!
 
Our football teams all played very well.  The football A Team struggled in the first half, reaching half time 2-0 down.  However, a massively improved second half saw Biscovey dominate and score two superb goals - a screamer from Lucas, before Riley smashed in an impressive first goal of the season.  As we entered the final minute, we attacked and earned a corner.  We pushed forwards to try and score the winning goal, only to be caught on the break as St. Mewan flew up the pitch and snatched the winner.  A great game that the team were unfortunate to lose.
Our B Team continued their winning run, coming away with a 4-1 victory with Kenan scoring once and Jack hitting a great hatrick.  Five wins from five games sees the team sitting atop of the league.
Finally, our year four football team were up against the league leaders, but performed really well.  The match was really close throughout, but St. Mewan deservedly earned a 4-2 victory by virtue to some strong passing and taking their chances well.  However, our team should be pleased with a good performance against such a good team.
 
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Par Cross Country Race 3
 
 
The third race of the series is always a key one, with only two more races afterwards meaning the final league positions are becoming clear by now.  Some superb running, with several personal best positions saw us come away happily yet again.
 
On the day our teams finished well:
Year 5 Boys - 1st
Year 5 Girls - 5th
Year 6 Girls - 3rd
Year 6 Boys - 2nd
 
This means that as we now pass the halfway stage of the season, our teams are sitting well overall, with the year six boys in first place on 4 points and St. Mewan just behind us in 2nd with 5 points.  With both teams clear of the rest of the pack, it is looking like a two horse race for the top spot.
 
It is a similar situation for the year five boys, who also sit atop of the pile with 4 points, whilst St. Petroc are close behind on 5.  Again, a large gap means it is likely to be a battle between the two schools for first and second overall.
 
Our year six girls are also in medal contention, although this time in 3rd place with 8 points.  Mount Charles lead the way with 6 points, St. Stephen sit in second with 7 and Tregony are just behind us in 4th with 9 points.  This means an interesting two races to come with the possibility of any of those four schools finishing in any order!
 
Finally, our year five girls are also in with an outside chance of a top spot, curently sitting in 3rd on 15 points.  Gorran and St. Stephen have already claimed the top two spots and will contend each other for their final positions, but there are four schools still in with a good chance of finishing third.  Mount Charles are just one point behind us on 16, but Roche and Bugle are both in with a good chance as well.
 
Individually, we had a few children finishing in top ten positions this month:
 
Year five boys - Josh (2nd)
Year six boys - Kieran (2nd) & Josh (4th)
Year 6 girls - Kim (1st) & Millie (7th)
 
Kim is currently sitting top of the pile for the year six girls, whilst Kieran is in the same position for the year six boys.  They are both on 3 points, with their main rival close behind on 5 points.  
Meanwhile, Josh is currently in 3rd place overall in the year five boys table, but with a couple of rivals contesting him for a top three spot.
 
Full results can be seen on the Sports Noticeboard outside Class 6.
 
 
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Football Cup Match
Diamond Shield First Round
Away v St. Mewan
 
Having traveled to St. Mewan just a few weeks ago and coming away having lost 3-1 in a close game, the boys were determined to put in a strong performance.
 
The first half saw both teams evenly matched, with a few half chances being created, but nothing clear cut.  With some strong defending being required to keep the St. Mewan attack at bay, the game reached half time goalless.
 
The second half saw Biscovey starting to take control, playing some good football down the hill, meaning the ball spent a lot of time in the St. Mewan half.  However, some good defending from the opposition, along with some bad luck meant we could not take advantage of our strong play to score.  After all of this, with seconds left of the game St. Mewan broke away and it took a fantastic save from Jack to prevent them nicking the win.
 
With the game still goalless, we entered extra time knowing that one goal would probably be the difference, and so it was to be.  It was now St. Mewan's turn to have the better of the play and after a couple of half chances, they eventually managed to find the net, squeezing the ball into the bottom corner.  From then on the game was fairly even, although as time ran out and we changed into a much more attacking formation, both teams created several half chances, but it was not to be for Biscovey and for the second time in a few weeks we left St. Mewan disappointed.
 
The team should be buoyed though by their strong performance and I am certain that if they play in a similar vein in future games, a little more luck in front of goal will see us victorious again soon.
 
 
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Football & Netball AWAY v Carclaze
Tuesday 18th November 2016
 
We traveled to Carclaze, who have been very strong in recent years, with increasing confidence in our performances in previous games.
 
Our football A Team enjoyed a really close encounter, with both sides matching each other early on.  It was Carclaze who took the lead, but from then on Biscovey continued to match them, creating a few good chances, whilst Carclaze also looked dangerous when near goal.  You always felt there was going to be another goal, and it came part way through the second half.  Unfortunately for us, it fell for Carclaze and meant we left having enjoyed a good performance, but losing out 2-0.
 
The football B Team fared a little better in an equally close contest, with both teams again creating good chances.  A few key moments in the game made the difference, with both goalkeepers making good saves to ensure the game remained tight.  As the game wore on it looked as though a draw may be on the cards, but Brady scored to give us the lead.  Having missed a couple of good chances to extend the lead, we had to hold on towards the end as Carclaze pushed for an equaliser.  However, our defense were strong and we came away with a 1-0 win to retain our 100% winning record this season.
 
Meanwhile, on the other pitch our Year 4 team were performing superbly, creating some great chances in front of goal and limiting Carclaze to a few breakaway chances.  However, despite all of the opportunities to take the lead, Carclaze defended very well and we were struggling to find the back of the net.  As we were running out of time, eventually the ball fell to Reece who fired the ball beyond the goalkeeper's reach to earn 3 points for Biscovey.  A very strong team performance!
 
Our netball teams had mixed fortunes, with the A Team facing up against a stron Carclaze who recently won the Mid Cornwall Finals to qualify for the County Netball Finals next year.  Facing cuch strong opposition was always going to be tough, but the team put up a valiant fight.  Alas, it was not to be and Carclaze earned themselves a deserved and convincing victory.
 
Following this, our B Team went into their game buoyed by the efforts of the A Team and put in a superb performance of their own.  With strong play from across the team and several players chipping in with great passes and super shots, the team were delighted to end the game with a 5-2 win.  This really shows the increasing strength of our B Team who have several inexperienced players who are becoming more confident and performing better with every game they play.
 
 
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Aspire Tag Rugby Tournament
Thursday 10th November 2016
 
 
We took two teams to the second annual Aspire Academies Tag Rugby Tournament, held at St. Austell Rugby Club.
 
Our B Team performed superbly, up against some tough opposition, but showing great determination.  Depsite losing a couple of early games, the team grew in confidence and clearly improved as the tournament went on, winning several games and only losing out by a point to eventual winners Mount Hawke.
 
Meanwhile, our A Team had a fantastic afternoon, winning through from the group stage, before earning a narrow victory in the semi-final to reach the final against Mount Hawke.  With the game tied at full time, extra time followed but still the teams could not be separated.  In the end, it was Mount Hawke who squeezed home the winning try, but Biscovey should be very proud of how they played.  A great tournament and hopefully a performance that they can build on throughout the year ahead.
 
 
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Par Cross Country Race 2
Wednesday 9th November
 
 
This month's cross country saw some superb performances, with many children improving their personal best position.
 
We are awaiting full results.
 
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Football & Netball Away v Mount Charles
 
 Postponed until a later date.
 
 
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Football & Netball Away v St. Mewan
Tuesday 18th October
 
A mixed bag of results  in today's matches, with two wins and four defeats, but some really close games being played.
 
In football, every game finished with a 3-1 scoreline, with two victories and two defeats for us.  Our B and C teams were both victorious, with strong performances to come away with wins.  For the B Team, this means three wins from their first three games in the league, whilst the C Team should be very happy as for several of the team it was their first time representing the school.  Unfortunately, the A Team and Year 4 Team came away disappointed, but some good periods of play in both games meant the teams were closely matched and can be pleased to have enjoyed such close games.
 
In netball, our A Team were well beaten by a much more experienced St. Mewan team who dominated throughout.  However, our B Team were only beaten by one point and played really well, showing improvements from the first game of the season already.  With several younger members of the club involved in the B Team, things are looking good for the future!
Par Cross Country Race 1
Wednesday 12th October
 
What a superb start to the cross country season!
 
In lovely weather, 41 of our pupils traveled to Par for the first race of five that will take place over the winter.
 
Individually we had some superb results.  Children achieving top ten places were:
 
Year 5 Boys:
Josh (3rd)
 
Year 5 Girls:
Kim (10th)
 
Year 6 Boys:
Kieran (1st!)
Jack (5th)
Josh (6th)
 
Year 6 Girls:
Kim (2nd!)
 
The team placings were:
 
Year 5 Boys:
Biscovey A - 1st
Biscovey B - 8th
 
Year 5 Girls:
Biscovey A - 6th
Biscovey B - 15th
 
Year 6 Boys:
Biscovey A - 1st
Biscovey B - 6th
Biscovey C - 13th
Biscovey D - 15th
Biscovey E - 21st
 
Year 6 Girls:
Biscovey A - 4th
 
Full results can be found on the Sports Notice Board outside Class 6.
 
 
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Football & Netball Away v St. Stephen
Tuesday 11th October
 
Today, the results were very much in our favour with some superb results in both football and netball against St. Stephen.
 
The football A team earned a deserved draw in a game which either team could have won.  However, in all other games Biscovey came away victorious with too many different names claiming goals to name them all!
 
The best stat of the day however, was that 52 Biscovey pupils took part in today's matches, with five football teams and two netball teams involved.  It is always a joy to see the children so enthusiastic about taking these chances to play in games and makes all of our efforts in putting on these opportunities more than worthwhile.
 
Well done to all and keep up the great work!
 
 
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Football & Netball Home v Sandy Hill
Tuesday 4th October 2016
 
Today our football and netball teams played their first league game of the season, a home fixture against Sandy Hill.
 
The football A team knew they would be in for a tough game, having won 1-0 against the same opponents in the recent 5-a-side tournament.  However, a strong start saw both teams fighting it out for the opening goal.  Sandy Hill scored the opener just before half time to lead 1-0 at the break.  The second half continued to be close, but Biscovey got a lucky break when Kieran's corner bounced off of the post, against the keeper and into the goal for the equaliser.  However, Sandy Hill attacked straight back and regained the lead almost immediately.  The final few minutes saw both teams creating chances, but neither team could find another goal, so the final score saw Sandy Hill win 2-1.  Biscovey should be pleased to have had such a close game against a strong team.
 
The football B team played well from start to finish, with the whole team playing their part in a great display.  The team performed very well, creating some good passing moves and scoring some great goals.  The moment of the match saw a very unselfish Kenan pass to Andrew when many others would have shot themselves, only for Andrew's shot to bounce off of the crossbar for Kenan to score an easy goal himself.   Goals came from Kaden, Kenan, Jack and Brady.
 
The year 4 football team also put in a great performance, with several players impressing.  Will led the goal scoring efforts with four goals, but Reece and Mitchell also got on the scoresheet.  However, it was the whole team who worked hard throughout to create the chances and went home delighted to have won the first game of the season.
 
Our netball A team came up against a strong, much more experienced team in Sandy Hill and found the going tough throughout.  With some of our players enjoying their first ever match, we struggled to match the speed of Sandy Hill.  However, there were moments of good play and as the game went on we did create some chances, unfortunately seeing the ball bounce off of the ring instead of dropping in.  Whilst we lost the game, it was a positive display and one that I am sure the children will learn a lot from.
 
Finally, our netball B team enjoyed a superb match in which both teams played some great netball.  It was Biscovey who started the strongest, working hard to build up a 3-1 lead.  However, Sandy Hill came back at us and scored some good points of their own, drawing level part way through the second half.  Unfortunately for us, it was Sandy Hill who found the decisive point, earning themselves a 5-4 victory, and whilst the team were disappointed to lose, it was great to be involved in such a close encounter.
 
It was a great afternoon of sport, with around 70 children from both schools in action.  Well done to all!
 
 
E.S.F.A. 7-a-side Football Tournament
Friday 30th September 2016
 
 
Today's tournament proved to be one in which we were certainly the most consistent team.  From our three games, we found ourselves losing 1-0 at half time of each, before scoring in the second half to draw 1-1 in each!  Gideon scored the goals in the first two games, against Carclaze and Mount Hawke, with Josh scoring in the draw against Bishop Bronescombe.
 
In each game we had opportunities to score more, but also had to work hard to prevent the loss.  In each game a draw was probably a fair result, but the team were a little disappointed in the knowledge that just one more goal in any of the games would have seen us reach the knockout stages.
 
In the end, the tournament showed that we had matched some very strong teams, with Carclaze and Mount Hawke both qualifying through to the county finals later in the term.
 
After two tournaments, we now fins ourselves having only lost once in nine games, yet missing out on knockout games in each one.  A huge number of positives can be taken from the two tournaments and I am certain we will have some good results in the upcoming season.
 
 
5-a-side Football Tournament
Tuesday 20th September 2016
 
 
A superb start to the season saw us concede just one goal in six games, only missing out on a spot in the semi-finals on goal difference.  We started strongly with a 2-0 win against Charlestown, Kieran and Josh grabbing a goal each.  We followed this up with another 2-0 win, this time against St. Mewan, with Kieran and Josh again scoring the goals.  An evenly matched game against Pondhu resulted in a 0-0 draw, before our only defeat and only goal conceded came in a 1-0 loss to St. Dennis.  With two games left we were still in with a shout of finishing in the top two to reach the semi-finals, but a 0-0 draw with Bugle (whose goalkeeper made some superb saves to deny us a win) meant we needed to win against Sandy Hill who sat atop of the group.  However, a fantastic performance, with Josh scoring again saw us secure a 1-0 win and leaving us on 11 points.  With St. Mewan also finishing on 11 points, it came down to goal difference and we missed out on a spot in the semi-final by just one goal.  
 
The whole team should be delighted with their performance throughout and should focus on the many positives.  Five clean sheets, only one loss, beating two teams who made the semi-finals and playing some great football.  Every member of the team was involved and performed very well.
 
Well done to all on a great start to the season.
 
The New School Year
 
2016-17 is already looking very busy with several sports dates already in the school diary.
 
Clubs lists will be handed to children on the first week back, with all clubs starting on the week commencing Monday 19th September.
 
Swimming starts on Friday 16th September for years 4, 5 and 6.  Year 3 will not swim until after half term.
 
 
 
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Aspire Dodgeball Tournament
Monday 16th May
 
A friendly afternoon of dodgeball against fellow Aspire Acadmies, Sandy Hill and St. Stephen.
 
Being held at Poltair School.
Transport by coach - donations of £1 would be appreciated.
 
Selected children will receive a letter with full details.
Cricket Tournament at Duloe
Monday 16th May 2016
 
 
The C.C.B. first round tournament at Duloe, with the winners progressing into the County Finals.
 
Selected children will receive a letter.
Children need to wear school P.E. kit, including blue hooded jumper.  They will also need a packed lunch, plenty to drink and sun cream/sun hat and rain coat.
 
Leave school at:
Return to school at:
 
Any help with transport would be appreciated.
 
Swimming Gala v Mount Charles
Friday 6th May
 
Today we swam in a friendly gala against Mount Charles, an opportunity for our swimmers to gain some experience of competitive swimming before the main gala in June.  The swimmers all performed extremely well, especially some of our youngest team members who were experiencing their first races for the school.
 
From the 13 races, the teams set new best times in eleven of the races, with the year six girls missing out on an all time Biscovey freestyle record by a split second.  The biggest improvement of the day came from the Year 4 Boys in their Medley race, knocking a massive 17 seconds off of their previous time!  Speedy!
 
Well done to all involved.  Full breakdown of times will be on the Sports Board next week.
Quadkids Athletics at Par Track
POSTPONED - PLEASE READ BELOW
Friday 22nd April 2016
 
The quadkids event has been postponed due to the poor weather forecast.  To ensure we know the children are going home safely, the children who have been selected will remain in school until 4:15pm as per the arranged time, unless we are informed otherwise.
If you wish your child to leave school atthe end of the normal school day (3:05pm), please either collect them (so we know they are going home safely), or write a note/contact the school office to let the class teacher know you are happy for them to leave at 3:05pm.
Apologies for any inconvenience.  I will send out new details as soon as I have them.
Thanks,
 
Mr. Wallbank
 
Cornwall School Games Tennis Qualifiers
Thursday 21st April 2016
 
Our excited team of tennis players returned from Fowey today with news of their qualifying for the Mid Cornwall Finals!
 
They had a good afternoon, putting in some good performances against the other schools to earn their spot in the next round.
 
Well done team!
County Aquathlon Finals
Tuesday 19th April 2016
 
On a magnificent morning in Truro, eight of our children represented the school in the Cornwall School Games Aquathlon Finals.  As well as competing against the other schools, becoming the top placed Biscovey pupil was also hotly contested with the children all finishing well, putting in good performances during both the swim and run.
 
Full results are to follow soon and will be posted on the Sports Noticeboard once available.
Tag Rugby Winners!
Friday 15th April 2016
 
Today our A and B tag rugby teams represented the school in the East of Cornwall Finals having qualified to represent the Fowey area earlier in the season.  With thirty-two teams involved, it was a large competition of high quality teams.
 
Both teams were in strong groups, where despite competing well and enjoying close games, finished 3rd (A Team) and 4th (B Team) in their respective groups.  With the top two in each group qualifying for the main shield competition, it meant both of our teams went into the knock out rounds for the plate competition.
 
The B Team competed well, winning their first knock-out game before meeting Bugle in the quarter final.  It was a tightly contested game with both teams playing some great rugby.  At full time the teams were tied and so the game entered extra time.  Unfortunately for us, Bugle scored the deciding try, but it was a great performance by our B Team who should be proud of playing so well.
 
The A Team enjoyed a great run of games, playing increasingly confident and flowing rugby as they prgressed through the knockout stages.  Winning each of their games, they found themselves in the final where another superb display saw them leaving victorious and winning the plate competition for the first time!
 
A full report will follow in the next Sport Newsletter.
Thursday 17th March
County Cross Country Finals 
 
 
Six xhildren have qualified to run in the County Cross Country Finals at Newquay Sports Centre.
 
Full details will be sent out once we receive them.
Tuesday 8th March
Football & Netball v Mount Charles (Away)
 
Our final league matches of the season.
Letters will be sent to those children involved once confirmed.
Tuesday 1st March
Football and Netball v Sandy Hill (Home)
 
A superb of afternoon of football and netball with a lot of great sporting talent on show from both schools.  For Biscovey it was the penultimate game of the season with only an away trip to Mount Charles remaining.
 
The football A Team enjoyed a very close game, coming out 1-0 winners in a game that could easily have gone either way.  Our team played with a great attitude having lost to the same team only four days earlier, but were made to work hard for the three points.
 
The B Team game was equally as close, this time Sandy Hill winning 2-0.  With both teams well matched, Biscovey played some good football but were up against a tough defence who stopped us from getting too close to their goal.  However, it was a good challenge and an enjoyable game.
 
Our Year 4 Team were keen to win today, as Sandy Hill were the only team to have beaten us so far this season.  A close first half was edged by Biscovey with two goals, but the team really excelled in the second half, running out 6-1 winners with some excellent football.  
 
Our A and B netball teams both enjoyed success with strong wins to keep them in with a good chance of a high placed league finish.  Our final game next week is against Mount Charles who surrently sit just behind us in the league, so will be a tough game to end on.
 
For league tables and reults:  www.sadfana.org 
Tuesday 1st March
Football and Netball v Sandy Hill (Home)
 
A superb of afternoon of football and netball with a lot of great sporting talent on show from both schools.  For Biscovey it was the penultimate game of the season with only an away trip to Mount Charles remaining.
 
The football A Team enjoyed a very close game, coming out 1-0 winners in a game that could easily have gone either way.  Our team played with a great attitude having lost to the same team only four days earlier, but were made to work hard for the three points.
 
The B Team game was equally as close, this time Sandy Hill winning 2-0.  With both teams well matched, Biscovey played some good football but were up against a tough defence who stopped us from getting too close to their goal.  However, it was a good challenge and an enjoyable game.
 
Our Year 4 Team were keen to win today, as Sandy Hill were the only team to have beaten us so far this season.  A close first half was edged by Biscovey with two goals, but the team really excelled in the second half, running out 6-1 winners with some excellent football.  
 
Our A and B netball teams both enjoyed success with strong wins to keep them in with a good chance of a high placed league finish.  Our final game next week is against Mount Charles who surrently sit just behind us in the league, so will be a tough game to end on.
 
For league tables and reults:  www.sadfana.org 
Tuesday 23rd February
Football and Netball v Mount Charles (Home)
 
We were finally able to enjoy a Tuesday afternoon of good weather, playing our home league fixture against Mount Charles.
 
The Year 3/4 football team performed very well to earn a 3-0 win which keeps them in with a chance of a high placed finish in the league.  Next week they face Sandy Hill who are below us in the league but have won every game they have played so far this season.
The football B Team won 3-1, whilst the A Team won 7-2.  Both teams played some great football and scored some good goals, playing in good spirits throughout.
The netball games were very close, with the B Team drawing their match, whilst the A Team narrowly missed out, losing by just one point in a high scoring game.
 
We now have two games remaining, with Sandy Hill coming to Biscovey next Tuesday.
 
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Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Par Cross Country - Final Race
 
Wow!  The results are in from this season's Par Cross Country Series and they are superb!  All of the children have put in huge amounts of effort and three of the teams have finished in top three positions.  Considering over twenty schools are involved, this is fantastic and the children should be very proud of their success.  On top of this, Kieran (Year 5 Boys) finished in third place overall to grab an individual award.
 
A full report will be in the next Sports Newsletter - out soon!
 
Year 5 Boys (17 teams in total)
               A Team 1st
               B Team  5th
 
Year 5 Girls  (14 teams in total)
               A Team  5th
 
Year 6 Boys (17 teams in total)
               A Team  2nd
               B  Team 4th
               C  Team 9th
               D  Team 13th
 
Year 6 Girls (10 teams total)
               A Team 1st (joint with Gorran)
               B  Team 5th
 
Final league standings are found in the file below:
 
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Tuesday 2nd February 2015
Football and Netball v Carclaze (Home)
 
Today we faced up against tough opposition, with Carclaze leading both netball leagues, as well as two of the football leagues!  However, the competition was close and many of the games could have been won by either team.
 
The netballers played superbly, with the A Team up against the only team to have beaten them so far this season.  The teams were evenly matched and battled until the final whilstle, with Carclaze just edging the game 4-3.  Following this, the B Team enjoyed an equally tough challenge and unfortunately also lost out by just one point.  However, the performances from both the A and B Team were very good and they demonstrated that they are able to compete with very strong opposition.
 
The footballers were also expecting a tough encounter, with the A Team having lost 4-2 to the same team a fortnight earlier.  This time, the game could have gone either way, with both teams dominating for periods of the game.  Carclaze opened the scoring, with Biscovey equalising just before half time.  Neither team could find the winner and some resolute defending in the second half when Carclaze were pushing hard for the winner earned Biscovey a deserved draw against the league leaders.
The B Team seemed to be cruising as they scored their third goal 5 minutes into the second half, but Carclaze showed their strength with two quick goals to pull the score back to 3-2.  Carclaze continued to search for an equaliser, but Biscovey held on for the win.
The only one-sided game of the day was in year 4, where Biscovey produced one of the best performances of the season to secure a 7-0 victory.  Considering Carclaze have earned some good victories of their own this season which shows they are not a weak team, the team should be even more pleased with the score.
 
There are three remaining fixtures to be played after half term - Sandy Hill at home and the home and away fixtures versus Mount Charles.  Once dates are organised, they will be posted on here.
 
League tables and results can be viewed at  www.sadfana.org
 
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Football & Netball v Carclaze Away
Tuesday 19th January 2016
 
A great afternoon of sport was enjoyed at Carclaze with some close games and excellent football and netball played by both schools.
 
In netball, Carclaze deservedly won both the A and B team games.  However, Biscovey put up a good fight against a very strong team and certainly weren't easily beaten.  
The football matches started well for us, with the B Team winning 1-0 and the Year 3/4 Team winning 4-1.  The final game was a superb demonstration of football, with both A teams battling it out for the victory.  At half time the score was 2-1 to Carclaze, but some strong play for us saw Biscovey equalise.  Unfortunately for us, it was Carclaze who clinched the win, scoring twice in a few minutes to win 4-2.
 
Well done to everyone who played. 
 
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Par Cross Country Race 4
Wednesday 13th January 2016
 
Wow!  What an afternoon of running!  All of the children who took part ran superbly, and with only one race left in the series we have three teams who have guaranteed themselves a medal, although the final positions could alter slightly in the final race.
Individually, whilst many children deserve a mention, in the year 5 boys race Kieran really stepped up to win the race for the first time!  He has improved his position in every race so far and has put himself in contention for an overall top three spot at the end of the season.  Well done!
 
Going into the final race, the teams are currently in the following positions:
Year 5 Boys - 1st 
Year 5 Girls - 5th
Year 6 Boys - 2nd 
Year 6 Girls - 1st
 
Results: 
Football A Team - Cup Match v Callington
Thursday 10th December
 
A tough match in unpleasant conditions saw us eliminated in the first round of the Diamond Shield, in a 5-2 defeat at the hands of a stong Callington team.  Overall, the teams were fairly evenly matched, with us playing some good football at times.  Aaron Jones and Rio Ward scored for us, but a couple of stand out players for Callington made the difference on the afternoon.
 
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Par Cross Country Race 3
Wednesday 2nd December
 
For the third race in a row, our four teams secured superb results with many great individual performances.
A report on the race, with several mentions for Biscovey runners, can be seen on the Newquay and Par website by following the links:
 
 
At present, our teams are sitting in the following positions with two races remaining:
 
Year 5 Boys - 1st!
Year 5 Girls - 5th
Year 6 Boys - 2nd
Year 6 Girls - 1st!
 
 
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Football & Netball v St. Mewan at Home
 
The visit of St. Mewan this afternoon was a successful one for Biscovey, with six wins and one loss from the seven games that took place.
 
The netball teams both performed well, with the A Team edging a close encounter 7-5, whilst the B Team enjoyed a 6-2 victory.
 
Meanwhile, the year 5/6 football A Team won a tight game 2-1 - a superb result against a strong team who recently won the Mid Cornwall Tournament.  The year 5/6 B Team were the only team not to win, but should be pleased to have put up a good fight against a St. Mewan side who have won all of their fixtures so far this year, losing out 3-1.  The year 5/6 C Team dominated to win 6-0, whilst our younger players all enjoyed wins, with the year 3/4 A Team winning 2-0 and the year 3/4 B Team 1-0.
 
A great afternoon of sport, with around a hundred children from both schools involved.  Well done to all!
 
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Football - Rosewarne Shield
 
Away v Lostwithiel
 
A tight affair was played out at Lostwithiel, with both sides having chances to win the game and progress into the second round of the Rosewarne Shield.  Rio Ward scored for Biscovey to earn a 1-1 draw.  With the weather being very poor, a decision was made to go straight to penalties and it was Biscovey who emerged victorious.  Credit must go to Lostwithiel in such a close game as it could easily have been them progressing to the next round.
 
Cup draw:  Rosewarne Cup Draw
Football & Netball v St. Stephen
 
Today's football and netball league matches at home to St. Stephen proved very successful with Biscovey winning all six games.
 
It is great to see that whilst there were many superb individual performances, the results were very much due to the great team work all round.  All of the children are showing improvements from the start of the season and are representing the school fantastically well each week.
 
 
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Mid Cornwall Netball Finals
 
Having qualified to represent the Fowey Area in the Mid Cornwall Netball Finals, our A Team travelled in high spirits to Newquay.
 
We started the tournament strongly, winning three of our four opening games, before facing up to the two strongest teams in our final matches, both resulting in defeat.  However, the team really enjoyed playing against some strong opposition and showed that they are more than a match for any team around. 
 
Well done to all of the children involved!
 
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ESFA Football Tournament
 
The football A Team spent this afternoon on the field as we hosted the first round of the E.S.F.A. National Tournament, with the aim of finishing in a top three spot to earn a place in the county finals.
 
The tournament was very close, with most games only separated by the odd goal.  Having started with a win, a draw and a loss, we knew we needed to perform well in the final two games.  Unfortunately, we were up against two strong teams and lost both, meaning a fifth place finish overall.
 
A full report will be in the end of term Sports Newsletter.
 
 
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Par Cross Country - Race 2
 
For the second month in a row the children have produced an amzing set of results, with many children improving or maintaining their previous positions and all of the teams finishing high up the rankings.  In most races we had enough runners for more than one team, will full league tables shown in the excel file below.  Our A Team positions in each league, including three top three positions, are:
 
Year 5 Boys A Team - 1st!
Year 5 Girls A Team - 5th
Year 6 Boys A Team - 2nd!
Year 6 Girls A Team -  Joint 1st!
Thursday 22nd October 2015
 
Twelve teams representing schools from across the Aspire Trust came together at St. Austell Rugby Club to enjoy an afternoon of World Cup inspired rugby.
 
Our A Team finished third overall, whilst our B Team played very well to finish third in the group stage.
 
Full reults are below:
Tuesday 20th October.
 
Football & Netball Away v St. Mewan
 
A great afternoon of sport, with 57 children travelling to represent Biscovey at St. Mewan!
 
The netball teams continued their great start to the season with the A and B teams both winning.  This means three wins from three for the A Team now!
 
The footballers enjoyed five very close games of football.  In year 5/6, the A Team drew 2-2, the B Team lost 1-0 and the C Team won 2-0.  Meanwhile, our year 3/4 teams saw the A Team win 3-1 and the B Team lose 3-1.    
 
Both schools played very well throughout.  More details in the next sports newsletter.
 
 
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Tri Golf - Friday 16th October
 
The qualifying round for the Cornwall School Games takes place this Friday at Newquay Golf Club, with a team consisting of five boys and five girls.
 
Selected children will receive a letter with full details.
 
 
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Cross Country - Wednesday 14th October
 
The first race of the cross country season got underway at Par today, with 38 runners from Biscovey taking part.
 
Some superb running in fantastic conditions saw lots of children achieving great positions, many in their first race for the school.
 
Full results and a report will follow in the upcoming sports newsletter.
 
 
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Football and Netball Away to St. Stephen
 
Today, four football teams and two netball teams all travelled to St. Stephen for our second league fixture of the season.
 
The year 3 and 4 football teams both earned convincing wins with strong performances and some great goals.  Meanwhile, the year 5 and 6 teams found the going a little closer, with both teams narrowly winning close encounters, in particular the A team who scored the winner with just a few seconds left of the game.
 
The netball A team continued their good start to the season with a commanding performance, whilst the B team played their first game, returning with a 2-0 win.
 
Well done to all players - full reports will follow in the upcoming sports newsletter.
 
 
 
Football & Netball Away v Sandy Hill
 
 
Our football and netball league season got underway with an away trip to Sandy Hill on Tuesday 6th October.
 
The netball team played superbly to earn a convincing 10-1 win - a great start to the season!
 
The newly formed year 3/4 football team showed some great individual skill to score three goog goals, but Sandy Hill proved a little stronger to win 5-3.
 
Our football B team enjoyed a very close match, which could have been won by either team.  Unfortunately on the day it was Sandy Hill who grabbed the only goal to win 1-0, but Biscovey played well and showed that they have the potential to achieve well this season.
 
Finally, the football A team played, showing some great team work to come away with a 4-2 win.
 
Full details will be in our Sports Newsletter - out at the end of half term.
 
Football Tournament
 
 
Our football A team won their opening game against eventual champions Carclaze 1-0, becoming the only team to win (and score) against them all afternoon, Aaron grabbing the decisive goal.
 
Unfortunately, we didn't capitalise on this good result, losing three successive games without scoring, before ending with a 2-0 victory over Bugle, Jack scoring both goals in almost identical style.
 
The afternoon showed we are capable of competing with the best, but that we need to be on top of our game if we are to achieve positive results this season.
Tag Rugby
 
 
This afternoon two tag rugby teams travelled to Mount Charles for friendly fixtures to start the season.
 
Upcoming Fixtures
Monday 6th February 2017
Football and Netball AWAY to Mount Charles
 
 
Selected children have been given a letter.
 
Travel by coach - contributions are appreciated.
Approximate Timings:
2:50 - Year 4 Football and A Team Netball
3:20 - B Team Football and B Team Netball
3:50 - A Team Football
4:20 - Finish - Children can be collected.
4:40 - Return to Biscovey
 
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