Our weekly blog has been written by Mr Payne, Director of Sport at Bethany School. He writes about an exciting term with all players showing great sportsmanship and commitment and the buzz around the various sporting World Cup’s.
An action packed and exciting term has flown by and once again the fantastic Bethany sports pupils have performed magnificently. A busy and competitive fixture card of rugby, hockey and football matches have taken place involving a significant number of pupils. As ever, all players’ commitment, desire and sportsmanship on the field of play has been admirable.
Extra-curricular sessions in the gym continue to be very popular as pupils’ workout and build their fitness. Our swimming programme with Great Britain’s Olympian swimmer, Lisa Chapman, has seen the pupil numbers more than double in size since September, with pupils improving their technique and reducing their swimming race times. We look forward to up-coming galas and the team putting their skill to the test in competition races.
The Sports Scholars have been working hard in weekly specialist personal training sessions under the guidance of Mr Forde, and this was supported by a presentation from a professional sports nutritionist on the best food consumption to support performance and recovery. All inter and senior team players have been training hard during directed lunchtime sessions and enjoying specially prepared meals after the sessions that contain the correct food types and nutrition to rebuild muscle tissue and energy levels after exercise.
It certainly seems to be the season of world cups, along with “Tis the season to be jolly” with the England Roses doing well and just missing out to New Zealand. The rugby league mens, womens and wheelchair world cup tournaments are reaching the final stages and that is now followed by “A WINTER FOOTBALL WORLD CUP” in Qatar. It will certainly bring a new dimension to the tournament as we prepare for Christmas and settle back to enjoy a world cup match on a wet, cold December evening with possibly a warm glass of mulled wine rather than a cold beer in a pub garden!! Enjoy the tournament and maybe, just maybe this time football is coming HO-HO-HOME!
Head of Sport