Blackhall Community Trust meeting – Feb 28th

Blackhall Community Trust
https://blackhallcommunitytrust.wordpress.com/

Public Meeting: Tuesday 28 February 7.30pm St Columba’s Small Hall

Special Focus on people aged 50+ in Blackhall.

We are delighted to welcome a guest speaker from Community Connecting, specialists in supporting people to stay active and connected to their local communities. Older people across Edinburgh enjoy activities such as cinema and theatre clubs, local walks, swimming or cycling buddy schemes, walking football, seated exercise and indoor iceless curling. We will consider the following questions:

* What activities would you like to see in Blackhall?
* Can we use local facilities such as Ravelston Park to deliver more opportunities for older people?

All are welcome – we look forward to seeing you there.

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Matches and Reports 25/26-Feb-2017

Blackhall Primary Football
Blackhall Athletic Football Club

Results:

Squads:


All published Primary School fixtures are available here Football->Fixtures
Please ensure you read the updated rules.

The following fixtures are scheduled:

25-Feb-17
Blackhall P5 v The Royal High P5 – Warriston big 2 9.30
St Mary’s P6 v Blackhall P6 – Leith Links 2 10.30
The Royal High P7 v Blackhall P7 – NORTHFIELD CC 1 10.30

26-Feb-17
BAFC Unicorns (Girls U13) at Boroughmuir Thistle tournament – Meggetland

Venues maps and details here.

Matches and Reports 04/05-Feb-2017

Blackhall Primary Football
Blackhall Athletic Football Club

Results:
BAFC Unicorns (Girls U13) 7-3 Hutchy Vale
On a rare outing at their “home” venue of Broughton High School, Blackhall continued their winning start to 2017 by beating a Hutchy team who had prevailed in their past two encounters. The game however did not start well for BAFC who seemed half asleep, and somewhat phased by Hutchy’s wingback system anchored by their standout player at centre back. Blackball were second best in all departments during early exchanges and it was only some heroics in goal from Ciara that saw them limit the visitors to just two goals. Iona pulled one back for Blackhall, but Hutchy quickly regained their two goal advantage, before the home side started to enjoy some prolonged possession and territory, for which they were rewarded when first Iona and then Poppy scored some well worked goals. The second half saw this trend continue as BAFC started to cut loose, with Lucy in particular coming close on a number of occasions, before goals from Eloise, Iona (for her hatrick), Poppy and Jess. At the same time, Kirsty and Louisa shored up things at the back and provided some good cover for Eloise, Iona and Lucy who all spent time in goal.
All up, a well deserved win against a skilful side, made all the more encouraging by seeing BAFC recover from a poor start to calmly play their way back into the game before cutting loose with attacking verve.

Squads:


All published Primary School fixtures are available here Football->Fixtures
Please ensure you read the updated rules.

The following fixtures are scheduled:

Venues maps and details here.

Family Fun Day – Saturday 4th February

For a great morning out for the youngsters, come along to St Columba’s Church in Blackhall on Saturday, the 4th of February 2017 from 10am-12.30pm.
Entry by donation.
Aimed principally at the 3 to 10 age group, the star attraction is Animal Man who appears for two performances (10.15am and 11.30am) with his interactive animal show.

There will also be a Superstars athletics challenge as well as face painting, coffee, teas and home baking.
We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions about the event please contact us on bcsc@activeblackhall.com

Matches and Reports 21/22-Jan-2017

Blackhall Primary Football
Blackhall Athletic Football Club

Results:

Blackburn 0-4 BAFC Unicorns (Girls U13) 29-Jan-2017
As is becoming customary, a visit to Blackburn saw sunny skies and four goals; however, BAFC turned recent history on its head by scoring all four to run out deserving winners and end a succession of three 3-1 losses. The game did not start well for the visitors, whose initially lackadaisical defence saw possession conceded in some real danger areas, and it was only some excellent keeping from Lucy that prevented them going behind early on. As the half wore on, and the players started to wake up, Blackhall started to come into the game, with Kirsty pulling the strings in centre midfield and Iona causing serious problems down the right wing. After Isla just failed to get on the end of one of Iona’s crosses, Eloise expertly dummied the next one (!) to gift wrap a chance for Isla at the far post. Not to be out done, Eloise soon got on the scoresheet when she stole the ball from a Blackburn defender, ran at their keeper and calmly slotted home from a tricky angle. The second half saw a raft of changes for Blackhall, but a similar pattern to the game; Blackburn threatened, but were constantly thwarted by Louisa and Jess in defence and an inspired Ciara between the sticks, whilst the visitors always looked like scoring. Blackhall’s third came from a wonderful long throw from Jess that managed to evade Blackburn’s defenders and keeper to find its way to Iona for an easy tap in. Iona also played a starring role in the 4th goal, when one of her fizzing low crosses struck an unfortunate defender to give the keeper no chance.
With only two friendlies played this season, it is too early to get excited, but a record against some good teams that shows Played 2, Won 2, For 10, Against 0 would seem to bode well. More encouragingly, it is great to see really effective contributions from everyone, irrespective of the role they are asked to play in any particular game.

Bonnyrigg Rose 0-6 BAFC Unicorns (Girls U13) 22-Jan-2017
The rather parky Midlothian weather could not dampen the spirit of the Blackhall U13s in their first friendly of the year, as they put together a clinical performance to comprehensively beat a pacey Bonnyrigg side that contained some excellent ball players. The game could not have started much better for BAFC as Iona caught the hosts napping and scored from the first attack of the game. After Iona hit the post 30 seconds later, the game settled into a less frenetic tempo, albeit with Blackhall continuing to dominate both possession and territory. Their pressure was soon rewarded when Kirsty doubled their advantage, before Eloise stole the ball from a Bonnyrigg defender and calmly slotted home the third. A change of ends saw a change of formation and, for a short while, a period of sustained pressure for the home side. However, Blackhall rode this storm to score another 3 unanswered goals in the second half, with Isla and Poppy finishing off some well worked moves before Ciara thumped in an absolute screamer from outside the box.
A wonderful start to 2017, made all the more impressive by the way the whole team went about their allotted duties. Whilst Poppy was pulling the strings in centre midfield and Iona/Mia/Kirsty were rampaging up the wings, the constant harrowing of Isla/Eloise/Lucy upfront illustrated how pressure in one area can lead to chances for the whole team. Similarly, the calmness of Louisa allied to the physicality of Ciara and Jess in defence snuffed out the majority of the opposition attacks, with Mia and Iona dealing pretty comfortably with the few that made it through. [GW]

Squads:


All published Primary School fixtures are available here Football->Fixtures
Please ensure you read the updated rules.

The following fixtures are scheduled:

Venues maps and details here.