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MBA U14 Girls Football Team County Winners!

posted 17 Mar 2016, 09:03 by

Gloucestershire Schools Games U14 Football Finals.

Millbrook Academy U14 Girls’ football squad went through to the Gloucestershire School Games and won all their matches making them the Country winners.

The tournament was an opportunity for the girls’ to play schools from all over the county. They played 4 games in the first round only conceding one goal overall. This meant they won their pool, giving them first place.

They came to play Churchdown in the final, which was exactly the same as the local tournaments where we had lost in a penalty shootout. Millbrook were determined and focused leading them to a 2-0 defeat making them the U14 champions.

Throughout the day the girls’ played amazingly and showed excellent sportsmanship. We had Rose Carter in goal, Emily Randall & Chelsea Dennis in defence, Ellie Harris in centre mid and Lacy Liggett & Jamie Workman upfront. Throughout the tournament Lacy Liggett scored 7 goals, Ellie Harris scored 8 goals and Jamie Workman scored 1 goal.

Year 8 Rounder's match

posted 1 Jul 2015, 04:49 by

Year 8 Rounder’s match versus Barnwood (4.6.15)

The year 8 girls played against Barnwood school on a rounder’s match this Thursday. They all played extremely well and because of that they won 16 and a half to 11, some people really helped the team and I would like to mention them. The whole team did fantastically at fielding but Mia who managed to catch 2 people out did a really good job. I would also like to mention Isabelle who consistently did very well at bowling and very rarely got “no balls”, a few other people really stood out too. Anna and Nadya for doing great passes to one another and getting lots of people out on first base and finally Anna Mia and Rebekah for their batting they managed to carry on batting after other players got out and managed to create an edge over the opposite team. Rachel Hamlin also hit the ball amazingly and got voted player of the match by the opposite team. All in all everybody did fantastically and that’s how they managed to beat Barnwood WELL DONE!!

Match report by Scarlett Atherton

Cross Country Event

posted 6 Nov 2014, 01:02 by

The weather wasn't set to be brilliant, but a small team of Millbrook students were ready to and compete at the city Cross Country event. The year 7 boys headed out first, and had been advised to stick together as long as they could. As they approached 3/4 of the race, Ben Davies, Jack Faires and Alfie Martell pushed to remain with the top runners. Although very tired when they finished they did not disappoint , and neither did the rest if the boys; Euan Gray, George Lewis and Ross Thompson. Overall the boys finished a respectable 5th overall.

Lacy-Jay Liggett represented the year 7 girls. Although a little nervous to be out there on her own, Lacy finished 18th and that bought her home in 8th overall, ahead of the team from Seven Vale.

The boys ran hard in the junior section. Alfie Williams set an early pace, whilst Antony Andrews and Andrew Taylor stayed close to each until the final stretch. Alfie finished 11th, qualifying for a county trial. Antony came in 25th, Andrew 35th and Harvey George-Berry 70th. The boys finished 8th overall ahead of Kings.

Morgan Danter and Amelia Griffiths represented the junior girls, and although they found it tough going finished 48th and 49th.

They should all be very proud of themselves and were a pleasure to take to the event.

Year 8 Battle to Overcome Severn Vale Rally

posted 24 Sep 2014, 00:51 by

Congratulations to the Year 8 boys rugby team who battled to record their first win of the season in their first game. Millbrook took to the field following some very positive training sessions at the start of the term.

The boys won the toss and decided to kick to Severn Vale, from that moment Millbrook dominated possession and territory with first half scores coming from Josh Gilkes, Max Carter and Alfie Williams to lead 22-10 at half time.

Millbrook started the second half in the same fashion as the first and it didn't take long for Josh Gilkes to record his second try of the game with a good show a pace down the left wing. However Severn Vale were quickest from the re-start and made Millbrook pay for some lazy defending. This drove the boys to step up their performance and further trys from Sam Newman, Alfie Williams and Harvey George-Berry meant the team finished 41-17 winners.

Millbrook's next game is Beaufort away on 7th October.

Martial Arts Champions Win Gold

posted 27 May 2014, 02:58 by Google Google   [ updated 27 May 2014, 02:58 ]

Mankind has been practising martial arts for over 5000 years and, arguably, it is more popular in the 21st century that ever before. From Glima, a combat technique which involves the wearing of special belts to aid grip, to Shuai-chiao, which is the oldest style of Kung Fu recorded, Martial Arts are so varied in their styles that almost anyone could find a style they’d enjoy or excel in.

For Celso Botas, a Year 9 student at Millbrook Academy, Martial Arts has become a central part of his life as not only does he revel in its variety but he is clearly extremely talented in specific aspects of the sport. Coming across as very modest and unassuming, Celso is not one to talk openly about his fantastic achievements so we thought it was important to not only celebrate them but use them to inspire others in the following interview:

When were you first introduced to the sport?

‘I started Martial Arts back in Portugal when I was 3 years old. I always wanted to do it. At that time I was learning Yoseikan Budo. At the age of 5 I had my first tournament (just a few months before moving to England) and I came 2nd place.’

When you moved to England, did you decide to continue?

Yes. It took a while until I found a new school to start it up again. Then I found Mr Paradine and I started Kickboxing. After some time, I decided to try Taekwondo again under Mr Paradine and I have been doing Kicking Boxing and Taekwondo ever since.

During your time practising the sport, have you ever participated in any competitions?

Since 2012 until now I have participated in 14 tournaments, always with good results (12 golds and 2 bronzes). But the two biggest ones were THE SWORD OF FRIENDSHIP (5 Nations tournament) in November 2013, where I was part of the England team and we won! Then on the 9th March 2014, I participated in the P.U.M.A. (Professional Unification of Martial Arts) WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS as an individual, representing my club MPMA alongside 4 other competitors. Out of the 5 fighters that Mr Paradine took to the P.U.M.A. Worlds, we got 3 gold and 1 bronze!  

Lastly, why do you like Martial Arts?

I like Martial Arts because it keeps you fit, you can defend yourself and you can do tournaments and win medals.

Millbrook Academy Year 7 v Churchdown School - March 2014

posted 27 May 2014, 02:56 by Google Google   [ updated 27 May 2014, 02:57 ]

Millbrook Academy Year 7 rugby team finished their rugby season on a high with a comfortable 60-0 victory over local rivals, Churchdown School. Millbrook Academy have not beaten Churchdown in over five years which made the victory even more poignant.

An extremely talented and confident team took to the pitch and with only 4 minutes on the clock, the score was opened by Josh Gilkes cutting a fine line through the opposition defence. The try was ably converted from the boot of Josh Locke.

Within a further 10 minutes, a scything run from Jacob Harris and through the powerful direction from Aaron Basford allowed Millbrook to open up a 19-0 lead with a further conversion from fly half Locke.

On the stroke of half time, scrum half, Alfie Williams let loose with his trademark darting run from the base of the scrum leaving the opposition in disarray with two tries in quick succession.

Jacob Harris continued the flow of scoring straight after half time with an untouched run in from a pinpoint pass from Locke. Gilkes took his second try with an unstoppable break from the half way line to put the score at 41-0 with Locke converting his third kick.

Williams took his well-deserved hatrick with ease as he turned the defence inside out with his agile lines of running, however the growing crowd of parents were treated to the try of the match from full back Rivaldo Robinson. Having caught the ball on his own line, Robison followed the directions from his team mates used his strength and speed to outwit the opposition and run the entire length of the field to score under the posts. Locke eased the ball between the uprights to put Millbrook 53-0 ahead.

The final try was awarded to playmaker Charlie Huckson, who with support from props Charlie Hartmink and Hooker Sam Newman was driven over the line to make the final score, following a Locke conversion, a hugely impressive 60-0.

A special mention has to be made to the tireless effort from Josh Butt and Sam Newman who have demonstrated incredible defence and on numerous occasions have enabled a turnover of possession. A huge congratulations to all those boys who have played this year.

Aaron Colley

posted 27 May 2014, 02:54 by Google Google   [ updated 27 May 2014, 02:55 ]

Aaron Colley

Year 8 student, Aaron Colley is passionate about Motocross and his long term ambition is to be a professional motocross rider. Aaron rides a KTM 85 SX in the small wheels class and is a member of the Cotswold Youth and AMX club. He has won many races at his club and at other local clubs, finishing 2nd overall at his club championship, 3rd overall at last years All British Championship and 5th at the Weston Beach Race.

A few of Aaron’s goals are to win his club championship, to gain a top 10 finish at the Redbull Pro Nationals and to win Bridgestone Clubmans championship.

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