Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Year 7 B-team kick off the season in style!

The Year 7 B-team kicked off their District Cup Campaign in style yesterday with a resounding 9-1 win over Greenwood Academy. 

The match was a first outing for the team assembled only recently and they took every advantage of the opportunity to show what they can do. 

Arthur Terry were always in control, scoring early in the game and never looking back. A lapse of concentration moments into the second half allowed Greenwood to capitalise but the game was never in doubt. 

Goalscorers from the game were Oliver Grey (3), Miles McSheffrey (2), Toby Watts (2), Owen Brophy and an OG. 

Well done to all of the squad who took part. A very accomplished performance and i'm sure a sign of real success to come! The B-team will face the winners of St Edmund Campion and Arthur Terry A-team in the next round, with that match being played on Thursday afternoon at Goodison Gardens!

Back Row - Oliver Brown, Jack Ashley, Oliver Grey, Owen Brophy, Bailey Thomson, Thierry Mellors.
Front Row - Gabriel Newey, Toby Watts, Oliver Adams-Moor, Dan Butterfield, Miles McSheffrey. 

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Boys Football Season Kicking-off This Week!

Since starting the new academic year, 100's of Arthur Terry boys have been involved in football trials and practice sessions in readiness for the new season ahead!

Y7 Football Trials Round 1 - 2016

Whilst more opportunities will be provided in the coming months for all students to participate in extra-curricular football, initial squads have now been selected for the teams that will begin playing competitive fixtures in the BSSF (Birmingham Schools) and ESS (Erdington, Saltley & Sutton Coldfield District) Cup competitions.

Please see the list of fixtures below that are set to get underway from next week!

Tues 27th Sept: Y7B vs Greenwood Academy (AWAY) - ESS Cup R1
Wed 28th Sept: Y10  vs Bishop Walsh (HOME) - ESS Cup R1
Thur 29th Sept: Y7A vs St. Edmund Campion (AWAY) - ESS Cup R1
Mon 3rd Oct: Y8 vs St. Edmund Campion (AWAY) - ESS Cup R2

To be arranged:
Y7A vs. Light Hall (HOME) - BSSF Cup R1
Y8 vs Cockshut Hill (AWAY) - BSSF Cup R2
Y9 vs Moseley (HOME) - BSSF Cup R1
Y9 vs Bishop Walsh (AWAY) ESS Cup R1
Y10 vs Dame Elizabeth Cadbury (HOME) - BSSF Cup R2
Y11 vs Alderbrook (HOME) - BSSF Cup R1
Y11 vs. Bishop Walsh (AWAY) - ESS Cup R1

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Criddle Selected for West Midlands Under 17 Netball Squad!

A lot of hard work and effort has paid off for one of Arthur Terry's GCSE PE students! Elley Criddle (Year 10) has been selected to represent the West Midlands Under 17's Netball team! 

The process was by no means an easy one though.... Elley was initially spotted representing her County team and invited to attend a trial session with the West Midlands squad. After a successful initial trial she was then invited back to perform once again, competing against and alongside some of the West Midlands' finest Netball talents. 

After what was a nervous wait for both Elley and her family, she would soon learn that further trials would follow during the month of July. During these trials she sustained an ankle injury but was able to continue in spite of this. All the hard work prior to this had paid off when Elley found out she had been successful! 

Elley will now join the academy team training on a weekly basis, continuing to develop her skill set amongst some fantastic Netball players. The opportunity is part of the England Netball National Pathway and could potentially lead to an opportunity to play at National level. We wish Elley every success as part of the West Midlands squad. 

Well done Elley!!

Saturday, 16 July 2016

2016 House Sports Competition Report


2016 House Sports Champions

Congratulations to House group Lincoln who claimed overall victory in the Arthur Terry School's House sports competition, which took place over the week beginning Monday 11th to Friday 15th July.

Throughout the week ALL students in Y7 to Y9 were involved in representing their House group in a range of team sports, which included football, dodgeball, benchball, ultimate frisbee and rounders.

Boys and Girls in each year group were required to form their own House teams, to compete against each other in 'round-robin' style tournaments that stretched over an entire afternoon.

It was fantastic to see so many students working together and showing a real competitive spirit towards scoring points for their House Group!  

All of the scores/results that were awarded throughout the week can be seen below.


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Shield Victory for our U16 ‘Iron-Men’ at UKU National Championships!

Date: Sat 2nd July 2016

Arthur Terry once again entered the U16 UK Ultimate national schools championships, which took place at Moor Lane Pavilions in Birmingham on Sat 2nd July.  The team competed under the name of our traditional team ‘Arctic’ title, in a competition that had the largest number of school team entries in recent years.  Unfortunately, the Arctic squad had just the minimum number of 5 players turn up to represent the team in the 5-a-side competition, which meant that the boys were required to play every minute of every game – known in the sport as ‘iron-manning’.

After a great start in the opening match, the team unfortunately struggled to hold onto the initial lead they had taken.  After conceding a goal during the last play of the game, the result finished with a very unfortunate 6-7 defeat to ‘RGS Ravens’ (Surrey).  Two further defeats came from two of the top seeded teams in the group, ‘Flux’ (Twycross) and ‘Air Badgers 2’, but a comprehensive 9-3 win in the last game against team ‘Venom’ was enough for the team to qualify for the ‘second tier knock-out stage’ shield competition.

The opening game of this 8 team knock-out section saw the ‘Arctic’ boys take on Manchester based side ‘Hydras’.  The game was very close; with the score being level at 4-4 going into the final minute it literally came down to a next point wins scenario, which the boys managed to secure and progress through to the semi-finals.  The semi-final match was against ‘Air Badgers 3’ and this proved to be a more comfortable contest.  The boys dominated the game and secured their place in the final with a clinical 6-2 win.

A slight fairy-tale ending was presented in the final, when it emerged that the opponents for this last game would be ‘RGS Ravens’, the team that the Arctic Boys had narrowly lost to in the opening match of the tournament - …the chance to avenge this defeat and win the shield provided in one game!  The match proved to be just as close as the first game had been, which reflected in a tug-of-war type score line throughout the game.  With just 3 mins left to play the score was 5-5, and once again it looked to be heading towards the scenario of next point wins.  Using every last ounce of energy that was left in the tanks, the boys not only managed to score the next goal, but also forced a further turnover and to score another goal to extend the score-line to an unassailable 7-5 lead. After regulation time had finished, the opponents managed to score the last goal to close the play and make the official score 7-6.  This of course proved only to be a small consolation against the Arctic team who were absolutely thrilled to avenge their opening defeat and obtain the shield victory!

The final ranking for the boys was 9th place overall in the championships – but the effort, determination and teamwork that all of the 5 boys displayed throughout the day proved to be the real achievement that they could all take away and be extremely proud of.  Every opponent that they played identified the boys in their ‘top 3 spirit nominations’, which reflected the tremendous effort that they displayed throughout the day - Well done lads!!   

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Y7 Netball Superstars crowned Birmingham County Champs!!

Congratulations to our amazing Year 7 Netball team who were firing on all cylinders yesterday afternoon at the Birmingham County Netball Championships.  The team went undefeated throughout the whole tournament, scoring an unbelievable 71 goals whilst conceding only 7 in the 9 games that they played - Absolutely amazing stats!!!
The squad included the following players:

Thea Criddle, Chloe Davey, Emily Archer (who scored all the team's goals between them); Leah Fox, Georgia Hughes (captain), Georgia Holdcroft, Alice Garrad, Bethany Ostrick, Katie Guest, Maddie Hughes and Nieve Bevan.

...Definitely some future sports stars in the making here!

Y7 Netball Team - 2016 Birmingham County Champions!!

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

U16 Champions Cup Winners

Match Report: U16 Champions Cup – Played at Bodymoor Heath (AVFC Training Ground)

Mon 14th March 2016
Arthur Terry 4 – 0 King Edwards Aston
Hutchinson 3 (1 pen)

The Arthur Terry boys put on a very dominant football display in the first half, controlling the game from the outset.  Midfield maestro Reece Hutchinson scored the opening goal with a brilliantly struck free kick from 30 yards, which proved to be just too powerful for the keeper to stop.  Hutchinson then provided the assist for Arthur Terry’s second, as Robert Mooring was well positioned to head home a well delivered corner kick.  The superb form of Hutchinson continued as he netted a further two goals before the break.  A coolly converted penalty from Reece got his second/Arthur Terry’s third and shortly after this a close range tap in went into the net to seal his hat-trick and give Arthur Terry an unassailable 4-0 lead.  As windy conditions picked up, the second half proved to be much more of a contest. After looking buried in the first half, King Edwards showed great determination and resilience and managed to shut out Arthur Terry’s attack completely throughout the second period.  Arthur Terry continued to threaten the opposition goal and went close to extending the lead on several occasions, but were just not unable to add to the first half tally. The early dominance and quality in attack from Arthur Terry’s Y11’s ultimately proved to be the decisive factor in the outcome of this game – gaining them a well-deserved victory and second trophy for the season!  ...a fairy tale ending to the season and the perfect way to end 5 great years together -
Congratulations boys!!  Proud Team Manager – Mr Byrne

One from the archives: U12 winners in 2012
Champions Cup Winners 2016!
Team Honours:
Y7           2011-12                BSSF Cup Champions; District Cup Champions; League Division 1 runners-up
Y8           2012-13                Wylde Green Rotary Club 5-a-side champions
Y9           2013-14                BSSF Cup Champions; District Cup Champions and Futsal Regional runners-up
Y10         2014-15                League Division 1 Champions and District Cup Runners-up
Y11         2015-16                District Cup Champions and Champions Cup Winners