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Exeter Primary Football League

9 pupils from Year 5 and 6 attended the first Group A fixtures in the Exeter Primary Football League at St Peter’s School.  For the five Year 5 pupils involved it was their first opportunity to play in the league, and there was considerable excitement from all involved before the fixtures started.

In the first game against Woodwater, the game started with a number of chances at both ends and Broadclyst fell behind to a well-worked team move.  However they soon equalised through a powerful close-range finish from George just before half-time.  As the second half began the scores were kept level through a number of saves by Ben before Harry put Broadclyst into the lead, which they were able to hold on to until the final whistle, even having a few chances to extend their lead.

In the second game against St. Nicholas, the team showed right from the kick off their increased understanding and team work, carving open the opposition on a number of occasions being thwarted by some excellent goalkeeping before Harry was able to score two goals in quick succession.  The pressure on the St. Nicholas goal continued, with a number of moves being started from Fraser and Charlie at the back, and in the second half Otto took up a number of good positions in scoring a hat trick and George added a sixth goal  to end the day with a resounding victory.


 Despite starting their league campaign with a pair of victories, the most pleasing sight was how the entire team supported each other, including the substitutes in each game and the squad are now looking forward to their next fixtures on Monday 9th October. 




The traditional end-of-school-year football match between the Year 6 team (average age 10.75 years) and the staff (average age 32.75) took place this afternoon. The staff team included Mr James, Miss Hawkins, Mr Lees, Mr Beevor and Mr Pitts, and even I made an appearance on the pitch. The school field was lined with children and staff, enjoying the shade under the trees, on what could possibly have been the hottest day of the year. The first goal was scored in the second minute and the crowd went wild as we were forced to play catch up! At the end of the second half it was a draw and after penalties we beat the children 9-6.




Year 6 have spent the day at Exe Sailing Club in Exmouth. The class was spilt into two, and the children spent either the morning or the afternoon sailing. Then the whole group met for a picnic on the beach. I spoke to the children when they returned to school and it was described by many as "the best day ever". The day was photographed and filmed, and the results will be shown at the Leavers' Assembly.


Swimming Gala

The swimming team were in action in a gala at the Pyramids Swimming Centre this evening. Children from years 4, 5 and 6 took part in the Inter-School Gala with 15 other Exeter schools. The atmosphere was electric as the children competed in freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly and relay. The competition was tough but the children swam well and showed excellent sportsmanship throughout. There was a gold medal for Jess Courtney and silver for Alex Cole, Annabel Courtney and Ellie Harris whilst the boys' relay team came 6th overall and the girls' relay team came 2nd. Well done to all the swimmers who overall came 6th out of 15 schools.


Sports Day

For the first time in a few years we haven't had to postpone or cancel Sports Day! The whole school walked to the village playing fields where every child had the opportunity to participate in the numerous events. Once again we can be proud of the good sportsmanship and competitive spirit of all the children.


Young (BCPS) Rugby Stars Shine at Twickenham

This morning's article on the Radio Exe website about our weekend trip to play at Twickenham:

(Amendment - we won 4-2. Well done BCPS Team!)

Ten young tag rugby players from Broadclyst primary school have won their Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools match at Twickenham... in front 

of 82,000 spectators.

They played Balsall Common Primary School from Bath in a seven-minute game during half-time, at Saturday's Aviva Premiership Final between Saracens and Northampton Saints... and they won 5-3.

It was their reward for emerging triumphant from this season's Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme Festival, which was run by the Chiefs Community department at schools across Devon and Cornwall.

Read the full article here


Yr 3&4 Willowbrook Football Tournament

This term the year 3 & 4 football team played in a local football tournament at Willowbrook Primary School. The tournament consisted of four teams, with each game lasting eight minutes. Despite the recent good weather, the rain forced the competition to be held on the playground. This meant that the pitch and goal size were reduced considerably. Despite the challenging conditions, Broadclyst played very well as a team and dominated the majority of the possession in all three of their games. It was also the first time the team had played together. Overall, the team played competitively and fairly, and were very good representatives of the school. Well done!


Clyst Vale CC Football Tournament - Report

Yesterday, on the 30th of April, the Broadclyst A and B football teams participated in a tournament held at Clyst Vale Community College. Fourteen other teams took part in the tournament from around the local area. The competition was played in a ‘round robin’, with teams being 6-a-side and games only lasting ten minutes. Three players from the Broadclyst team showed great sportsmanship, as they joined and formed a ‘Barbarian’ team made up of children from other schools. Both of the Broadclyst teams played exceptionally well, winning their respective groups and meeting each other in the final. However, in the end Broadclyst A won the final 1 – 0 after a well-fought game. Despite the wind and rain, everyone (including parent spectators) had a fantastic afternoon. Well done girls and boys!


Devon Chess Tournament

On the 29th March, Ben Bishop, Craig Marriott and Josh Quinn Rice represented Devon in an inter-county tournament, hosted in Cardiff against South Wales and Wiltshire. The boys played very well putting in a great deal of effort. Although Devon came third, it was a close fixture. Ben and Craig both won games and Josh gave a good account of himself on a very high ranking board. The chess team has a number of matches coming up in the next few months.


Tag Rugby Team at Culm Valley

The Tag Rugby team had a successful week, winning the opening round of the Culm Valley Police tournament convincingly. They won all of their games, some of which by a large margin. Their performance has allowed them to automatically qualify for the finals in July, which they are looking forward to!

The team’s effort and effort was a credit to the school. Craig Marriott received the ‘honesty’ award after displaying exceptional sportsmanship throughout the tournament. Ben Bishop also picked up an award for the best captain of the tournament, after demonstrating excellent leadership of the team.

The team continue to train hard and are looking forward to a number of other fixtures that are coming up in the next few weeks. We wish them the best of luck!

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