Sport, Fixtures and Results

Sport is integral to FBS life

The school’s ambition is that every boy will reach his full sporting potential and learn essential life skills through sport, and that he finds an interest that stays with him well beyond his school years.

Every boy will be encouraged to try out different sports during the extended day, with less traditional activities as highly regarded as mainstream sports.

The key/mainstream sports are:

  • Football (Spring Term)
  • Rugby Union (Winter Term)
  • Cricket (Summer Term)
  • Rowing

In addition, boys take part in a range of other sports as part of their timetabled P.E lessons or in co-curricular time, including:

  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Breakdancing
  • Fencing
  • Basketball
  • Table Tennis
  • Streetdance
  • Boxing
  • Judo
  • Hockey
  • Self Defence

Fixtures and Results

Results for Football (Summer Term 2017)

  • Year 7 won the QPR League Final at Loftus Road, beating Kensington Aldridge Academy in the final.
  • Year 8 won the QPR League Final at Loftus Road, beating Kensington Aldridge Academy in the final.
  • Year 9 lost in the QPR League Final at Loftus Road, losing to Chelsea Academy in the final.

Rowing (Summer Term 2017)

The London Youth Games Rowing Championships took place at The London Regatta Centre on June 3rd. All the competitors from the Hammersmith & Fulham Male and Mixed J14 Quads were made up of boys from The Fulham Boys School.

The J14 Male Quad came second and the team finished in the highest place that they have ever come.

Rowing

03/02/18 Hampton Head
12/03/18 Schools Head
21/04/18 Junior Inter-Regional Regatta
25-27/05/18 National Schools Regatta

Year 7
vs.Fixture/ Result
Football vs Langdon AcademyW 5-3 AET
Rugby vs GreycourtL 45-5
Rugby vs Cardinal WisemanL 25-10
Rugby vs Gunnersbury A L 20-5
Rugby vs Gunnersbury B L 30-10
Rugby vs London Oratory AL 20-0
Rugby morning at Barnes RFCNovember 05 at 0945
Rugby vs Latymer Upper A 20-20
Rugby vs Latymer Upper B November 11 (A) - KO 0930
Rugby vs Latymer Upper CNovember 11 (A) - KO 0930
Rugby vs RichmondNovember 18
Rugby vs Orleans Park November 24 (A)
Rugby vs St James November 28
Year 8
vs.Fixture/ Result
Rugby vs MaryleboneW 72-5
Rugby vs GreycourtL 48-15
Rugby vs London Oratory A L 50-10
Rugby vs London Oratory B L 40-10
Football vs Bow SchoolW 4-0
Rugby vs Gunnersbury AL 50-25
Rugby vs Gunnersbury BL 45-5
Rugby morning at Barnes RFC November 05 at 0945
Football vs St Mary Magdelene L 7-1
Rugby vs Latymer Upper A W 20-15
Rugby vs Latymer Upper B L 35-15
Rugby vs Orleans ParkNovember 21 (H)
Rugby vs St James December 01
Year 9
vs.Fixture/ Result
Rugby vs MaryleboneW 51-7
Rugby vs Greycourt W 22-17
Football vs Capital City AcademyL 2-1
Rugby vs Gunnersbury AL 19-14
Rugby vs Gunnersbury BL41-32
Rugby vs Latymer Upper AL 38-0
Rugby vs Latymer Upper BL 31-12
Rugby vs Orleans Park November 22 (A)
Rugby vs St James November 30
Rugby vs Dulwich College A December 09 (A) - KO 1000
Rugby vs Dulwich College B December 09 (A) - KO 1000
Rugby vs Dulwich College C December 09 (A) - KO 1000
Year 10
vs.Fixture/ Result
Rugby vs MaryleboneW 47-5
Rugby vs Burlington DanesL 29-21
Rugby vs GreycourtL 42-7
Football vs Capital City AcademyW 5-2
Rugby vs Gunnersbury AL 24-12
Football vs Stoke NewingtonNovember 01 (A)
Rugby vs Latymer Upper L 50-7
Rugby vs Orleans Park November 23 (A)
Rugby vs St James November 29
Rugby vs Dulwich College A December 09 (A) - KO 1000

Match Reports

Harrow sports ground is a daunting place to rock up to. With it’s vast fields and enormous squad sizes it would have been easy for our sub-less,  year 9 A team to give up before the starting whistle was blown. However, despite the 29-0 score line, the year 9s did themselves and the badge proud in what turned out to be a spirited performance.

The game started positively with a deep kick from fly half Ned Watson chased fearlessly by the Fulham forwards. Some sustained defensive pressure gifted FBS turnover ball, with scrum half Hugo Coward finding Seni Annon in space down the left wing. After beating his man Seni was eventually pulled out into touch and the early pressure amounted to nothing. Things got worse from there as an over enthusiastic Oliver Stirling was sent off for making contact with a Harrow boy’s head. Harrow’s pacey wingers and powerful forwards broke the Fulham line and we conceded two tries under the post. Heads began to drop, as FBS’ defensive line led by the impressive Harry Adams became disjointed and we conceded another try from a scrum on the halfway line.

At half time, Oliver Stirling was allowed to return to the game. WIth a full 15 players on the pitch FBS grew in confidence as Pharrell Carter and Omari Goodman began to break the Harrow line. Pharrell in particularly showed a lot of heart, refusing to go down and making some excellent yards. However, Harrow’s scramble defence bravely stopped FBS from crossing the line and a turnover from a lineout on halfway gifted Harrow another try.

Both sides lacked organisation and structure but as a first outing for our year 9 side, much confidence can be taken from the boy’s resolve and refusal to bow down to more experienced opposition. Perhaps, it is too early to fully compete with the scholarships and resources of schools like Harrow but from the showing of heart and raw talent by our year 9s, I do not think it will be long.

The first game of the season. The first name on the fixture list. The first best teas provided after the game. HARROW.

This was a lesson in how to attack. Holding their depth, supporting their ball carriers and intensity at the ruck all lead to a constant defense from FBS. The scream,s of “hold the line” from the FBS midfield married up with ferocious tackling from the boys who shouted it. Dan Hendry, James Myres and Haris Huqoqi led the defensive line superbly. What they needed were more boys to follow them into this battle.

By half time it was 24 – 0 to Harrow. However, this did not lead to the boys heads going down. They kept on fighting. Beau Lee, Ryan King and Dylan Cummings displayed good ball carrying skills.

The second half trend followed the first. Harrow attacking and Fulham defending. We conceeded four more tries.

The inspiration from this is that we will get on the training pitch and look to learn from our mistakes. Our next fixture will be next Thursday against Marylebone Boys School. The training intensity needs to be high on on Thursday at games afternoon.

Final score – Harrow 50 – FBS 0

The training and regrouping session after the drumming at Harrow clearly paid off.

It was the first game to be played at our new home of Barn Elms. The boys were very switched on during the warm-up run through. They executed the gameplan of remaining in the same area of the pitch for attack and defence very well. During the game they also implemented the tactic of not over committing to rucks.

The flat defensive line put early pressure on the Marylebone outside half and this lead to him kicking into space. This was gathered by Karl Hartigan, at full-back, who ran a hard line into midfield and managed to offload to Ryan King. He beat two defenders on with an arcing run and fed Beau Lee who had a 20m run in under the posts. The try was converted by James Myres, who scored his first try for the school and kicked 6 out of 7 conversions.

Man of the match for FBS was outside half Dan Hendry. He lead his backs in defence and created many holes that were exploited by our pacy outside runners. He also scored the try of the game; the Marylebone backline came flying up off an FBS scrum, Dan realised this and chipped the ball over the top of the defence and hacked on past the oncoming full back, gathered and touched down underneath the posts.

With another try from Dan, one from Louis Harel and two from inside centre Ryan King FBS ran out convincing winners against a boys school that is at the same stage of it’s rugby progression.

Fulham Boys School 47 – 5 Marylebone Boys School

The first game of the season was against Marylebone boys school. The team was full of hope as we entered our first match of the year. It did not start off the way we would’ve preferred . The ball went straight to the largest and fastest player on their team, running down the wing to score, realising quickly that tackling was something to improve on. We were a try down in the opening minute, not the start we were expecting . Fortunately we were able to bounce back and as they kicked to us, in less than a minute we scored a try. The other team were hesitant to tackle, which allowed us to slip through and play our running  game. From then on our team began to grow in confidence getting back into the game scoring many tries. The opposition began to show their lack of experience and at the end of the match we had scored a total of 72 points. This was definitely a good start to the season.

Fulham boys School 72-5 Marylebone Boys School

Ben Bartlett W3

Last week the year 7 football team went all the way to Barking to play in the London Cup. It was a thrilling game with the end score being 5-3 to The Fulham Boys School AET. It was a 9-a-side game with 25 minutes each way however, it ended up going to extra time as the original 25 minutes ended 3-3. FBS went 3-0 up before Langdon Academy scored 3 in the last 10 minutes. Goals were scored by Josh Andrew (3) and Kai Jennings (2), both in 7F. The A team have now been placed into the next round, attempting to progress as far as possible, with the tournament title the goal. To be crowned the best team in London and who knows, the best in the whole of England, would be a great way to start our FBS sporting careers.

Kai Jennings L4

It was a Saturday morning as we arrived at Barn Elms. We were confident going into the game even though we new that the opposition were more experienced than our previous opponents. We saw that they were a physically big team and  it was clear observing them during the warm up that this team knew how to play rugby!  Grey Court quickly began running with the ball and passing along the line putting us under   pressure leaving gaps in our line of defence letting them slip through allowing them to score. After the first twenty minutes we were three tries down, we gathered together for a rousing team huddle. We started well and quickly scored a try before half time .

Mr Goldberg encouraged us that if we played our running game and made the tackles we still had a chance. However we were physically tired unlike the opposition we had no substitutes.We battled on in the second half and scored two further tries the second demonstrating a great running attack involving most of the team with Josh Shonubi scoring. It was definitely a shock after our great win in our first game 72-5 against Marylebone School. In the end the score was 48-15, although it was difficult considering the lack of players we had available. This game let us realise the work needed the following sports afternoon on tackling and staying as a line in defence.

Fulham Boys School 15-48 Grey Court

Ben Bartlett W3

The game against London Oratory was harder than it seemed. In the first 5 minutes we were dominating a lot, managing to score a try from one of our winger Joshuelle Asumio, where he ran down the wing and then cut inside to score our first try. Afterwards, we lacked in defence, having to make some amazing tackles, going in at half time down 20-10. Straight after the half time break, our fly half Wesam Ibrahim almost scored a wonderful try running from behind the halfway line down the wing, until at the vital moment he got tackled into touch. We then conceded two more tries but had a try from George Harris who sprinted into the space on offer and cut through the team to score our second try. We conceded another two tries from their strong running backs towards the end of the game, eventually losing 40-10.

George Harris B4

 

As we entered the match against Oratory we new that they would be a tough opposition  to play considering they had won last years Middlesex cup, I also saw that one of the best players from my club at Hammersmith and Fulham (RFC) was on the bench!

We started well passing the ball and making our tackles however we were soon being battered by the Oratory attack. I was pleased by our defensive play and our commitment to tackling although we held our line, their fast and experienced players managed to get through and score. The opposition went on to dominate the first half scoring several more tries. However we did not let our heads drop and we were encouraged enough to score a spirited first by Henry Koe just before half time. The second half reflected the first half with their dominant attack with a number of quality players shining through, scoring some excellent tries. We did continue to fight on making them make mistakes under pressure allowing us get more and more space on the pitch and we were rewarded with a try this time from Morgan Cowan-Fagan.

The final score was 10-50 to Oratory a tough game but a fair result against a stronger opposition,however we did display moments of quality play which encourages us to look forward to our next fixture.

Ben Bartlett W3

On friday 13th October 2017 FBS played our first game of the season against Bow School…

The game started well with FBS creating quite a few chances, within the first ten minutes of the match Bow School scored an own goal so FBS went 1-0 up. Bow school had two boys up front who were very quick and tried shutting us down on a few occasions but FBS carried on fighting. Towards the end of the first half there was a scramble in the box and Pablo Haynes side footed the ball into the back of the net, the whistle went for half time and FBS were 2-0 up.

The second half started and FBS carried on dominating the match; winning a penalty halfway through the second half due to sustained pressure. Kai Zini put his foot straight through the ball and scored. FBS were now 3-0 up we carried on playing as a team and created a few more opportunities with Santiago Triginer lobbing the goalkeeper from just outside the box the game ended up finishing 4-0. Well done FBS and our coach.

Chanse Headman L3

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