Berkswell & Balsall Common Sports & Community Association

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The Lant being used for cricket
Premier Division Cricket being played at The Lant

The Berkswell and Balsall Common Sports and Community Association (BBCSCA) is a community membership club dedicated to providing high quality sports and leisure facilities for use by the residents of Berkswell and Balsall Common.

Member Clubs include: Balsall and Berkswell Hornets FC; Balsall Common Run Club; Berkswell and Balsall Common Hockey Club; Berkswell Cricket Club; Berkswell and Balsall Common Tennis Club; Heart of England Offshore Cruising Association. Continue reading Berkswell & Balsall Common Sports & Community Association

Turbo powered team work

F1 in schools challenge teams
F1 in schools challenge teams

Three teams from Balsall Common Primary School had the chance to design and race their own F1 cars as part of a F1 in schools challenge.

12 Year 4 pupils worked in three teams to create the most aerodynamic cars possible.  As well as making the cars, the teams had to secure sponsors, deliver presentations to a judging team and answer questions about their project. They were able to use the latest computer aided design technology and printers to make the cars. Then the teams raced the cars along a 20m track, powered by gas canisters, taking less than 1.5 seconds to cover the distance.

 

Team Turbo, Fire Blaze and Lightning Strike worked incredibly hard supporting each other, maximising their talents and building on the excellent support offered by Ian Dunning a designer from Jaguar Land Rover on hand to guide their work and gently suggest improvements.

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Cricket: Berkswell women make history

Berkswell Cricket Club women's cricket
Berkswell’s Head of Women’s Cricket Sarah Ginn

Berkswell Cricket Club – formed in 1896 – will witness history today as its’ first women’s cricket team take to the field for the first time at the Club’s Meeting House Lane ground this afternoon (Sunday 26th April 2015).

 

Since appointing Sarah Ginn as Head of Women’s Cricket over the winter months, the new squad has been preparing enthusiastically indoors and out for today’s historic fixture againt visitors Four Oaks.  Sarah Ginn explains: Continue reading Cricket: Berkswell women make history

Run Club anniversary takes in London Marathon

Balsall Common Run Club members tackle 2015 London Marathon

Three Balsall Common Run Club members will be celebrating the Club’s first anniversary the hard way by competing in this morning’s London Marathon (Sunday 26th April 2015).  Club Chairman Paul Yeoman takes to the streets of London with fellow members Lorna Pursglove and Caroline Cannon.

The Run Club’s first ever training run set off from The Lant in Balsall Common at 9am on Saturday 26th April 2014, since which time the club has gone from strength to strength. Continue reading Run Club anniversary takes in London Marathon