Balsall Common Primary School children to play Aviva Premiership Tag Rugby final at Twickenham on 31st May

Children of 8 and 9 years from Balsall Common Primary School yesterday won the Aviva Tag Rugby Regional final at Worcester Warriors Sixways stadium. They secure a place in the Aviva Premiership Tag Final at Twickenham on the 31st May which takes place at half time during the Premiership Final in front of tens of thousands of spectators.



Balsall Common Primary School recently received an outstanding OFSTED inspection in all areas, which places it in the top 4% of schools in England.


Several of the children are also members of Berskwell and Balsall Rugby Club, who are currently running a comprehensive programme to forge links with local schools. In April the school team won a festival at the Honiley Lane based club, competing against several local schools.

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This Saturday (3rd May) the club celebrates the school’s achievement at their junior presentation day, bringing to an end a successful season at the club which now sports a junior membership upwards of 200. This family day starts at 1.30pm and includes BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Bucking Bronco, Sumo, Gladiator Dual, Dad & Lads match and Medal Presentations. Entrance is free and parents and children interested in joining the club in September are welcome.


They are also taking a party down to Twickenham to cheer the children on.


BBRFC offer mini and junior rugby to children aged 5 and upwards every Sunday from September-April. For more information on the junior section visit the club website and follow them on twitter 



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Berkswell cricketers claim County Champions trophy


Berkswell’s Under 11 cricketers emerged victorious in a thrilling County Final on a hot Edgbaston night against Coventry & North Warwicks to bring home the pairs County Championship Trophy. Losing the toss on the Colts Ground at the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Berkswell’s openers Nic Bland and Ollie Southgate got off to a flyer with a 41 run partnership in their allotted overs.
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Balsall Common Taekwon-Do Club to lead world record breaking attempt in aid of Cancer Research

Balsall Common Taekwon-Do club training in the Heart of England school sports hall.



Students of the martial arts club based at the Heart of England School are busy organising a world record Taekwon-Do open air display in the Autumn. It is expected that over 500 Taekwon-do students from all over the UK will descend upon Broadgate in the heart of Coventry city centre on October 13th 2013. Jade Jones, Olympic Taekwon-do 2012 gold medallist will lead the warm up. Continue reading “Balsall Common Taekwon-Do Club to lead world record breaking attempt in aid of Cancer Research”

Cricket: Berkswell slump to defeat in league opener


Trevor Jordan reports on an early disappointment for Berkswell in their Birmingham & District Premier Division league-season opener against Herefordshire visitors Brockhampton.


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Berkswell’s opening match of the new Premier league season ended in defeat with the Meeting House Lane outfit losing by 22 runs to Herefordshire side Brockhampton.

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