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Rugby Teams March on to Finals
Feltham Community College teams have reached the London finals and
march on in to the National ¼ Finals.
On Tuesday 24th
February, Feltham Community College’s Year 7 and Year 8 Rugby
League teams reached the London finals of the Carnegie Champion
Schools. This national Rugby League Competition was held at Old
Albanians RFC in St Albans.
Year 7 team narrowly lost by two points as Brentwood County High
School (Essex) managed to convert one more of their tries to win
Feltham Year 8 team maintained their undisputed record in a physical
encounter also against Brentwood County High School where the game
was in the balance for three quarters of the match.
Scholarship player Leon Shaffique was named The Year 8 player of
Community college teams now progress to the national quarter finals
against the Northwest Champions from Wigan.
of the Carnegie
Champion Schools Rugby League Competition
London District Basketball Tournament
Sunday 22nd February the 12 selected U13 Basketballers from the
West London Region (Hounslow, Ealing, Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent)
Played in the London Tournament held at Capital City Academy, Willesden.
Of the 12 players selected for the West District team five came
from Feltham Community College, these were Leon Shafique, Prabesh
Katawal, Hamza Mirza, Aseel Abdullah and Michael Fayombo.
team were drawn in a strong pool and in their first game, with strong
driving play by Leon Shafique and Prabesh Katawal and excellent
support play by Chike Dale (Harrow High) the West dominated the
game but only managed to win 19-17 against Central London.
by their early victory the team went into the second game against
North East London. With a strong first quarter with Katawal, Mirza,
Fayombo and Dale dominating around the key the West stretched into
an 8 point lead. The North East hit back quickly in the third quarter
to cut the deficit to two points, baskets were traded with Benu
Napata (Wembley High) and Issiah Dixon (Chiswick Community) coming
on to continue the West’s attacking threat. The game went
down to the last four seconds of the last quarter but unfortunately
the West snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, loosing 40-42.
a win needed from their last game against South East London, the
West came out strong again. With Shafique and Cameron Stephenson
(Noah Hill) combining well in the back court, the West took a quick
lead which they did not relinquish. Year 7s Niall Gallagher (Elthorne
Park) and Kevin Loi-Heng (Cardinal Wiseman) came on and added increased
energy on the court and allowed Gallagher to score 8 quick points
to extend the margin of victory to 30-20.
Andy Justice saluted the team; ‘the team has only had three
days together and have produced the best result from the West district
in recent times. Missing out of the final by only two points was
difficult for the surprise team of the tournament. The player’s
attitude and effort was fantastic and a real credit to the West
silver lining came when both Leon Shafique and Chike Dale were selected
for the London district squad to play in the National Tournament
in October. Prabesh Katawal was also selected but cannot represent
London due to age clash restrictions.
of the West
London District Basketball Tournament
Borough Badminton Tournament
students from year 7 and 8 took part in the Hounslow Borough Badminton
Doubles Tournament which was held at the Hounslow Badminton Centre
near Southall on 13th January 2009. A total of 30 entrants participated
in the tournament representing three schools. Initially each pair
was placed in a round-robin group consisting of five pairs.
of the Feltham Boys eased comfortably through the group stages to
progress to the semi-finals. Unfortunately the girls pair if Nikita
Kavanagh and Saleema Kasim failed to make out of the group but can
take pride in the fact they were only female participants and were
up against strong opposition. The quarter finals had one all Feltham
affair in which Prabesh Katawal and Luke Johnson were ousted out
by Michael Fayombo and Manipreet Vanteddu.
the other matches the reigning champions, Arnie Carter and Asif
Brohi comfortably moved into the semis and David Tomkins and Harry
Doyle also progressed.
semis were dominated with three Feltham pairings and one pair from
Heathlands who had a county player in their ranks.
reigning champions defeated Doyle and Tomkins while Fayombo and
Vanteddu lost out to the Heathlands pair in a tough semi-final.
final saw the reigning champions pitted against Heathlands. In a
tight match mistakes were costly. Feltham edged ahead to take a
17-14 lead with the serve. However a service fault brought the scores
to 17-15 and momentum had shifted to Heathlands. With the county
player sending down some booming smashes the Feltham defence was
punctured repeatedly. Only one more point was added to the Feltham
score and eventually Heathlands ran out the winners 21-18.
9 Basketball Excel in Under 14 English Schools Competition
to the Year 9 basketball team who have reached the next round of
the Under 14 English schools competition by beating Holland Park
school 58-25 and St. Georges school 39-15. The team continued this
good form in defeating Alexandra Park School 51-15 with James Woodburn-Hall
scoring 26 points in the Middlesex U14 schools competition.
Year 7, 8 and 9 teams all remain undefeated going into Christmas,
with the Year 10 and 11 teams only losing one game each so far.
London Jets launched by Feltham Girls
West London Jets are the newest addition to the London Rugby League
community, as well as being the first girl's underage Rugby League
club. The Jets launched in June 2008 on the back of Harlequins Rugby
League community work in the Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow boroughs.
Since then the squad have been training hard, working towards their
competitive debut. Most of the players are from leading London Rugby
League school, Feltham Community College.
the Jets failed to register a win at the National tournament, the
girls gained valuable experience as they played extremely competitively
against Middleton and Warrington, two of the strongest teams in
their age group.
Women and Girls CSC and Jets head coach Aran Quinn was delighted
with the team's performance; "The girls have been working really
hard in preparation for this competition. Even though we didn't
win any games there was some fantastic rugby played, including our
very first try scored by Jess Lock. The fact they competed so well
against such experienced teams shows a lot of potential for the
Development and Coaching Clinic
Bucknall will be hosting a Skills Camp and Coaching Clinic at Forest
Hill Schools Sports Centre. The Skills Camp runs from 28th July
to 1st August with a Coaching Clinic on 2nd August. For more information
please download our PDF below:
Skills Camp and Coaching Clinic | Pdf 77Kb
Borough Year 7 Badminton Tournament
Wednesday 14th May, our College entered 4 teams into the Hounslow
Borough Year 7 Badminton Tournament, held at Hounslow Badminton
Centre, Southall. All participants enjoyed what was a fantastic
afternoon of Badminton, and Feltham Community College proved to
be very successful, being Borough Champions in both Boys and Girls
competitions. Well done to Asif Brohi and Arnie
Carter (Boys Winners), Lilli Sharp (Girls
Winner), David Tomkins and Ben Edwards
(Boys R/Up) and Liam Horner and Kyren McKenzie-Chalmers
(Boys 5th place).
will shortly be publishing photos from this event.
RL Donate £5,000
Fair Play Prize to Feltham Team
Rugby League, first-ever winners of the Frontline Fair Play Index
as Super League's best disciplined club in 2007, have donated the
£5,000 prize to local amateur Rugby League club Feltham Falcons.
Frontline Fair Play Index is calculated on the basis of one point
for a technical penalty, two for a foul play penalty, three for
a sin bin, four for sending off and five points for each match suspension
for a dismissed player. The club with the lowest number of points
wins the Frontline Trophy and £5,000 worth of Frontline Bathrooms
Harlequins RL, who have one of the most extensive and successful
community programmes in professional Rugby League, decided to donate
the Frontline Bathrooms prize to the amateur game.
The £5,000 prize has provided the Club with the opportunity
to give something unique back to the local Rugby League community
Feltham Falcons in turn have decided to hand over the £5,000
worth of Frontline Bathrooms products to their hosts for training
and playing facilities, Feltham Community Sports College, as part
of a refurbishment programme.
Michael Sammon, Marketing Manager of Frontline Bathrooms, said:
'Harlequins RL's generous gesture to donate our well-earned £5,000
prize to Feltham Falcons typifies their community spirit. The Club
is making massive strides to develop on and off the field and Frontline
Bathrooms are delighted to play a part in the Quins partnership
with Feltham Falcons and the Feltham Community Sports College.'
Harlequins RL Community Coach Andy Flint, who also runs the Feltham
Falcons Club, added: 'Harlequins RL are proud to be the inaugural
winners of the Frontline Fair Play Index. The £5,000 prize
has provided the Club with the opportunity to give something unique
back to the local Rugby League community.'
'Feltham Community Sports College is certainly a deserved recipient
of the Frontline Bathrooms product. They are long-time supporters
of the local Rugby League fraternity and have been more than accommodating
hosts to the Feltham Falcons, who train and play at the college.'
'Their training facilities are also offered to the Harlequins RL
Scholarship players and, from time to time, to the Quins first team
squad. We are all now excited about the refurbishments getting underway
and looking forward to seeing the finished product.'
West Yorkshire-based Frontline Bathrooms, an Official Partner of
The RFL, are one of the UK's leading suppliers to the bathroom industry.
Frontline Bathrooms' marketing campaign centres on their renowned
catalogue as featured at www.frontlinebathrooms.co.uk.
7 basketball team crowned Hounslow Borough champions
to the Year 7 Boys basketball team, crowned Hounslow Borough champions
and reaching the Middlesex cup final after winning 19-14 on wednesday.
The students have shown an excellent attitude and huge effort to
have a perfect 10-0 record for the year.
can see photographs from the final by visiting our Sports
Sports College Students' Continued Success
to Sian Hill for being selected for the 2008 Great Britian Aerobic
Gymnastics Squad to go to the World Championships in April.
to Olsi Krasniqi and Darren Reed for being selected for the U16
England Rugby League squad. Read more about this news story on our
to Rob Thomas for playing for Harlequins Rugby League first team
in recent games. Read more about this news story on our
Sporting Success page.
Schools Sports Week
order to celebrate National Schools Sports Week the college laid on
a wide range of activities, which not only impacted on students PE
lessons but also used sport to develop understanding in other lessons.
Students were also set the challenge of setting themselves sporting
PE students were given the opportunity to choose their activity.
The theme was ‘try something new’. Students were given
the opportunity to use our new climbing wall and to play games such
as Rocket Ball, Floor Ball, Handball, Ultimate Frisbee and Shokk
Combat. These activities really engaged the students and we are
looking at including some of them in our curriculum for next year.
lunch times and after school students were given an enhanced programme
of activities. Table Tennis and a Rowing challenge were set up on
the playground, to ‘bring sport to the public’. The
two most impressive performances on the rowing challenge were from
Josh Shakleton and Danielle Pond.
years 7 experienced lessons with a sporting theme across the whole
of there curriculum. Example of this included Science where students
learnt about forces through Rugby and in Maths where they improved
their data collection by recording each other in track and field
events. This method of learning has been proved to be really popular
and the departments are looking to add more active learning experiences
into their schemes of work.
of the National
Schools Sports Week
Rugby League Summer Camp
Rugby League are holding a summer camp this year for Boys and Girls
aged 7to 16yrs. Participants get 2 days of quality coaching, Harlequins
RL players training sessions, Q and A sessions,
Harlequins RL matchday pass, Summer camp photo, T-shirt and team
more information download the Harlequins
Summer Camp Flyer.
Rugby League are introducing a Junior Quins Club for children aged
4-16 years. Membership is free and the children receive ticket offers
for certain games, merchandise offers, a newsletter, meet the player
events and much more.
more information download the
Junior Quins Club Flyer.
of Champions Rugby Tournament
was made last weekend when London and the South's first ever girl's
representative squad played at the Champion of Champions tournament
in St Helens.
An under 12’s and under 14’s side travelled to the prestigious
event with Harlequins community Rugby League coach, Aran Quinn,
to showcase the enormous progress that has taken place in girl’s
rugby league in the Capital.
Competing for the first time at this level, both sides put on a
fantastic display of skill and teamwork. The under 12’s drew
one of their games and lost two, whilst the under 14’s won
one game and lost two. The under 14’s very unlucky to miss
out on a place in the Grand Final, being pipped to the post on a
Head coach, Quinn, said afterwards he was delighted with both teams’
“Myself and the coaching team were immensely proud of all
the girls who played at the Champions of Champions tournament.
all showed true grit and determination and never gave up throughout
the tournament. We all agreed on goals for the tournament and we
ticked them all off at the end of it, which was fantastic!
must say a huge thank you to Beth Greenwood and Philippa Robson
who coached the under 14 and under 12 side's respectively."
of Sport Evening 2009
Community College’s seventh annual Celebration of Sport evening
took place on Thursday 2nd July, with students from a range of sporting
disciplines invited to attend.
100 students attended the event, in which the PE Department honours
students who have made outstanding contributions to the college
sports teams over the last 12 months.
are awarded for each year group for sports including Athletics,
Rugby, Basketball, Netball, Cricket, Dance, Rounders, Football and
Table Tennis and Badminton. Five students are nominated in each
category by their respective coaches, before a winner is chosen.
Each winner receives a commemorative shield. Overall winners for
each sport are then chosen, with these students receiving another
shield and a prize linked to their sport.
number of special awards are also presented on the night. These
included the Male and Female Sports Personality of the Year, awarded
to Kain Monks and Dannielle Pond; the Team of the Year Award was
split between, the Y8 Rugby team and Yr 8/9 Basketball Squad and
Jamie Wittekind Award for outstanding effort and progress in PE,
awarded to Siobhan Laurent.
thanks to all the professional clubs/agencies for all their support
in the production of this awards evening, and especially to UPS
who have again been fantastic to support this evenings’ event.
It is also great to have Sky TV, Plan A Printers and Shaw Trophies
all willing to support and sponsor the event, recognising the huge
impact that sport has on the local community.
evening rounded off another fantastic year of Sport at FCC and students
are already looking forward to going one step further next season!
of the Celebration
of Sport Evening 2009
7 Lord's Cricket Ground Visit
Thursday 25th June a group of 14 Year 7 students went on a visit to
Lord's Cricket Ground. The trip was organised as a cross-curricular
trip involving both the PE and English departments. The trip involved
having a tour of the home of cricket and going behind the scenes of
the most famous cricket ground in the world.
of the tour involved going into the pavilion and the ‘Long
Room’ where players walk through before walking on to the
pitch, getting in a chance to sit in the changing rooms and in the
seat of famous England players such as Andrew Flintoff and Kevin
leaving the pavilion the tour went out into the stands to get some
memorable photos and then on to the media centre. The media centre
was of great interest as those studying media in school managed
to find out a lot about the futuristic structure and how cricket
is reported and broadcasted to the world. The view from the media
centre is second to none and the boys were all very impressed.
day concluded with some lunch next to the nursery ground and a visit
to the shop to pick up some souvenirs, not before at least spotting
one famous person, former England Captain Mike Gatting was nearby
and said hello!
of the Year
7 Lord's Cricket Ground Visit
of Parliament College Trip
Wednesday the 10th June Lee Ewing, Leon Jezeph and Calum Matthews
from Year 8 along with Mr Neal and Mr Footman had the privilege of
being invited to the Houses of Parliament to meet former Sports Minister
and current World Cup ambassador Richard Caborn MP.
The trip was part of a promotional visit organised by local Feltham
and Hounslow MP Alan Keen to promote the bid for the 2018 World
Cup in England. The boys, who all represented the Year 8 football
team this year, had presented a signed football to Mr Caborn. The
ball was signed by students at Feltham Community College all supporting
the 2018 bid.
The boys were joined by students from other local schools for a
photo shoot at the home of government. After the photo shoot the
students even found time to have a quick kick about on the lawn
within the parliament grounds which is something that no one has
the opportunity to do and doubt it will be repeated.
day finished with a short tour of the Houses of Parliament and access
to some exclusive areas that only MP’s are permitted. Whilst
on tour and on the look out for famous faces, the group was passed
by the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg on the stairs,
however Gordon Brown was nowhere to be found!
of the Houses
of Parliament College Trip
Bucknall Essential Skills Basketball Camp 2009
27th July to Friday 31st July 2009 at Crystal Palace National Sport
appearances from NBA & European Players and Coaches
will improve more than you thought possible
Camper to Staff ratio
Hours on court every day
v Camper Games
is an intense camp and dedicated to players who strive to reach
their full potential. Campers will receive individual instruction
from members of the BES coaching staff on the Hardwood, and receive
lectures and 1 on 1 tutelage from some of the biggest names in the
sport. Outstanding coaches take an individual interest in each child
regardless of his or her ability on the court. BES presents a solid
base for players just getting started and a challenge for advanced
players who want to become more explosive and efficient.
believe that the reinforcement of proper basketball fundamentals
and attitude development is invaluable at all levels of play. If
a player can learn these basics before they pick up bad habits then
almost anyone can become a good player and give themselves the opportunity
to make the grade in school, professionally and even internationally.
out more about the Bucknall
2009 and download an Application
Form. Visit the Bucknall
Essential Skills website.
Community College Storm to Second Borough Win
Community College’s Year 8 basketball continued their total
dominance of borough basketball by retaining their crown defeating
Heathlands school 60-18. The Year 8 team are yet to loose a game
in the Hounslow Borough league for two years and started the final
with the intent to keep this record intact. With high scorer Prabesh
Katawal and Leon Shafique running the offence well and Michael Fayombo
continuing to show good form in his first season winning a lion
share of rebounds, Feltham stretched into a 14-4 first quarter lead.
continued his dominant forward play in the second quarter, ably
backed up by Hamza Mirza and Ryan Dingle as Feltham stretched their
lead to 26-8 at half time.
rotation of the bench showed no weak links as Feltham continued
to pile on the pressure in the second half as Calum Matthews and
Ben Edwards pulled the strings from back court and Srdan Petrovic,
Aseel Abdullah and Asif Brohi all came into the game adding vital
contributions and keeping the score board ticking over.
a final push that saw five different Feltham players add 20 points
in the last quarter the real strength of the team shone through.
Prabesh Katawal finished with a season high of 26 points, with Hamza
Mirza adding 11 points and Leon shafique adding 10 points to the
Andy Justice praised his players’ they have come far this
year, they are committed to improving and it is a pleasure to see
them achieve the success they have had. They are a real credit to
Warriors U14 Continue their Dominance
Warriors U14s continued their fine form with a workman like performance
against Guildford Heat winning 41-8. With a full squad to choose from
for the first time this season Feltham strolled through the game with
out getting anywhere top gear. James Woodburn-Hall continued his high
scoring season leading the attack with Aqib Sheikh and Yussef Abdullahi
giving support from back court.
U14 Basketball Team March into Middlesex cup final
Monday 9th March the semi final of the U14 Middlesex cup was hosted
at Feltham. After not having played for four weeks Feltham started
strongly and raced into a 6 point lead at the end of the first quarter.
Feltham continued their dominance through out the first half; with
strong play by man of the match James Woodburn-Hall continually driving
to the hoop and good shooting by Gerald Aguilar and new recruit Leroy
With Leon Shafique
tormenting the defence and Hamza Mirza having his best game of the
season Heston struggled to keep with the fast transition play of
the fluent Feltham team. With small lapses in the final quarter
Heston pulled the score back to within 6 points but Feltham comfortably
held out to win 37-31 and progress to their first Middlesex final
in four years.
of the Semi
Final U14 Middlesex Cup Vs Heston
Girls Basketball Team off to Fine Start
Wednesday 5th March Feltham senior girls’ basketball team started
their season in fine style beating Longford School 64-10. With Feltham
starting very fast and stretching to a 14 point lead within the first
four minutes. With all players having court time Feltham continued
their dominance with nine of the twelve players getting on the score
sheet. Salma Miah top scored with 22 points with Danielle Russell
contributing 16 points to the emphatic win.
Warriors Continue to Develop
Sunday 8th March Feltham Warriors U16 B team narrowly lost to Sunbury
Sonics 63-73. Feltham Warriors B team has 11 Feltham Community College
students who are playing in a league against established basketball
Coach Andy Justice
stated that this was their best performance this season by far.
‘It has been a development squad in the truest terms and the
students have reacted to this very well’. Dominic Shaaya (23
points) John Sabino (12 points), and Ardi Bondoc (8 points) ran
the floor well with Hassan Miah weighing in with 12 points from