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Sports Teams & Fixtures

UpCOMING Fixtures

All away games are scheduled to return to BACA at approximately 5.15pm, unless your child has been informed of a change of time. 

Click here to see the scheduled fixtures for this year.  This is updated regularly. 

Please contact Mr H Smith regarding all fixtures,


Past Fixtures

Mr Smith - Fixtures Update

Sussex Schools Cross Country Championships

On 28 February, our Year 7 Cross Country squad travelled to Christ's Hospital School in Horsham for the Sussex Schools Cross Country Championships.  Our students demonstrated high levels of effort and dedication to complete the highly competitive race, other entrants were from independent schools from across Sussex.

The performer of the day was Raphael R who finished in 4th place.  This is a fantastic achievement considering there were over 200 athletes competing in the Year 7 race.  Raphael has now been selected to compete for Sussex at the Inter Counties Championships on Saturday 23 March, taking place at again at Christ's Hospital School.  We wish him the best of luck!

Well done to all the BACA athletes.


Mr Smith - Fixtures Update (8 February 2019)

Year 8 Boys Football

Last week saw an extremely busy week for our Key Stage 3 Footballers.  On Tuesday, our Year 8s took on a strong Dorothy Stringer team. With only two available Year 8 students, ten Year 7s were able to step up in to the Year above.  A tight first ten minutes was followed by a flurry of goals. An own goal, Bonner penalty as well as a double from Alfie and a goal from Corbin saw BACA win the game 5-2.  Fantastic result.


Year 7 Boys & Girls Football

On Thursday our Year 7s played an excellent PACA team.  With an ex Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper, scoring goals was always going to be difficult.  A fantastic solo run by the PACA midfielder saw PACA take the lead 1-0.  BACA responded early in the second half with a goal from Day.  The second half saw PACA make their dominance count and saw a spirited BACA side go down 4-1.

Friday, Year 7s were once again back in action, this time against Dorothy Stringer's Year 7s.  Our third game in four days looked to have taken its toll in the opening five minutes but BACA then asserted their dominance.  A brilliant second half performance with Day (x2), Mthunzi, Dunn and a thunderbolt from Harvey saw BACA win the game 5-2.


Year 7 Rugby

Thursday was a good day for BACA when our Year 7 rugby team joined forces with PACA for a Brighton and Hove Schools rugby tournament.  The team displayed two fantastic performances to beat Cardinal Newman and Patcham by 20-5 in both games.  The team was expertly led by Connor D with some great performances by Callan P, Mason F and Harley P. Bobby B, scored four tries in the tournament and was awarded Man of the Match for both games.


Mr Smith - Fixtures Update (25 January 2019)

Year 9 & 10 Basketball & Badminton

A group of Year 9 students represented BACA at the Brighton and Hove Under 14's girls basketball competition.  We played a number of games against Dorothy Stringer and Cardinal Newman which included a 10-2 win against Cardinal Newman B team.  There were some great performances from Katie, Bara'a and Shyra.

We hosted a Badminton Young Leaders course for selected students in Years 9 and 10.   The students were given opportunities to learn the rules of badminton and officiated one another in competitive games.  The students also helped to deliver the Key Stage 3 and 4 Badminton tournaments which took place on Tuesday 22 and Thursday 24 January 2019, in which the boys managed to finish third and the girls finished in fourth place.  There were some very strong performances from Josh, Kieran, Wes, Haydn, Bara'a and Akshaya which enabled us to beat PACA and Longhill.


Mr Smith - Fixtures Update (18 January 2019)

Year 9 Boys Football - BACA vs Kings School

On Monday 14 January, the Year 9 BACA Football team were successful in their home match against Kings school.  They won the game 5-1, after 1-0 down in the first half! Two goals from Callum T and one goal each from Jay B, Louie W and Trammell M ensured the win after a slow start in the first half.

Man of the match went to Jay B for owning it in central midfield with a strong, dominant and confident display, along with many others performing really well overall and as a team, including Trammell M, Haydn

M, Rory M (GK), Ellis B, Callum T, Joe H and Riley G to name a few!

The game was played in good spirits the entire match with the two teams shaking hands at the end following an exciting game that was end to end & full of chances for both teams.

The Year 9 boys have their last game vs Patcham (away) on Friday 18 January.


Year 8 & 9 Girls Netball

On Monday 14 January, the Year 8 girls played a brilliant game against Cardinal Newman.  Although the girls did lose, they worked really well as a team and showed quick improvement in their skills throughout the game.  Newman was complimentary of the Year 8 team's sportsmanship. Sigourney N was awarded player of the match! Then on Tuesday 15 January, the Year 9 girls battled it out against Varndean.  After a slow start the girls played really skillfully and were able to bring home an 8-5 win for BACA! Special thanks to Sigourney N and Elli G in Year 8 who helped to make up numbers. Player of the match went to Logane M.


Mr Smith - Fixtures Update (11 January 2019)

Cross Country Event

Congratulations to Raphael R in Year 7 who finished in 1st Place in the Brighton Schools Cross Country Championships at Waterhall on Wednesday 9 January.  This is a fantastic achievement especially as there were over 100 students competing from state and independent schools in Brighton and Hove. There were also great performances from Connor D, Rio Q and Harley P in the Year 7 race.  Well done all!


Mr Smith - Fixtures Update (14 December 2018)

Football - Home v Cardinal Newman

After a slow start BACA found themselves a goal behind in the opening minutes to a very strong Cardinal Newman team.  Just before the half time whistle, a fantastic free kick from Harley Pettit saw the boys draw level and a goal just before the break from Alfie Day saw BACA take a deserved lead into the half time break.  BACA conceded an equaliser just after the restart but showed great teamwork and spirit to eventually win the game 4-3 with goals coming from Pettit and Quaye to seal the win. Well done Boys!


Football - Home v Hove Park

Tuesday saw an even tougher test, this time with Hove Park the visitors. The first half was extremely cagey with some fantastic football being played by both teams.  A real advert for Year 7 football. The second half continued in the same fashion until 8 minutes from the end Corbin Mthunzi got his head to a well delivered BACA corner.  The boys dug deep and defended for their lives in the last minutes and held on to a fantastic 1-0 win!


Football - Stringer v BACA

The Year 10 boys football team showed great spirit and character to come from behind and defeat Dorothy Stringer on Thursday afternoon. Stringer were ahead three times in the match but BACA managed to draw level on each occasion, scoring twice in the final three minutes to win 4-3.  BACA's goals were scored by Trammell Mthunzi (2), Jack Smart and Aryan Sirjani. Special mentions to Theyazan Ahmed and Taylor Barnes for tireless performances. Their attitude and teamwork was strong throughout and they got the win they deserved!


Rugby - Longhill v BACA

On Tuesday 11 December, our mixed Year 7 and 8 rugby squad travelled to Longhill High School to play their Year 8 team.  It was an exciting game which eventually finished 30-25 to Longhill but BACA managed to finish some well-worked tries from Callan, Talon, Rhys and Leo (x2).  All members of the squad demonstrated fantastic rucking and tackling skills throughout the game with Rhys and Bobby being named Joint Man of the Match. We are looking forward to the return fixture in January.


Mr Smith - Fixtures Update (7 December 2018)

Year 8 and 9 Netball

On Monday 3 December, our Year 8 and 9 team travelled to Patcham for two netball fixtures.  Our Year 9 team unfortunately lost 12-1, but showed great effort and enthusiasm throughout the game with Logane being named Player of the Match.  Our Year 8 team managed to win 7-4 with a fantastic performance by all members of the squad. Maddy was named as Player of the Match.


Year 7 Netball

On Tuesday 4 December, BACA hosted a Year 7 netball game against Varndean.  All members of the squad showed high levels of skill and determination which resulted in a 3-2 victory.  Amelia displayed fantastic skills throughout the game and was awarded Player of the Match.


Year 10 Football

On Monday 3rd December, our Year 10 Football team hosted a very strong Cardinal Newman team. Unfortunately BACA lost 5-2, but there were some great performances by Trammell, Aryan, Nicholas and Callum who scored a brilliant goal from outside of the penalty area.


Mr Smith - Fixtures Update (16 November 2018)

Year 7 Athletics Competition

The following group of 14, Year 7 students represented BACA at the Brighton and Hove Schools Indoor Athletics competition on Tuesday afternoon.  The students displayed fantastic effort and athleticism which enabled them to finish 4th in the boys and girls competitions. Alicia and the boys relay team (Connor, Mason, Taylor and Harley) all won in their events.

  • Maddison
  • Molly
  • Skylah
  • Alicia
  • Grace
  • Elisha
  • Fatou
  • Connor
  • Harley
  • Mason
  • Raphael
  • Taylor
  • Caio
  • Corbin


Year 7 Rugby

On Thursday 15 November, our Year 7 rugby team hosted a friendly fixture against Hove Park School. The team played with fantastic levels of effort and demonstrated superb offloading and ferocious tackling throughout the game.  Fly-half, Corbin, scored three tries and Scrum-half, Connor, scored two tries which helped us to a 25-10 victory. There were also notable performances from Harley, Mason and Bobby.

  • Connor
  • Corbin
  • Callan
  • Bobby
  • Trai
  • Stanley
  • Caio
  • Mackenzie
  • Harley
  • Mason
  • Raphael
  • Rio
  • Toby
  • Logan


Year 9 Netball

Our Year 9 netball team entered their first ever netball tournament on Monday 12 November 2018. They managed a brilliant win against Varndean and had several other close contests against other teams in their group.  Overall the team finished in fifth place out of eight teams.


Mr Smith - Fixtures Update (9 November 2018)

Year 8 and 9 Boys Basketball

The Year 8 and 9 Basketball team had their first ever game against Dorothy Stringer this week.  It was a great performance against a team with a number of club players. We matched them in the first three quarters but ended up losing a close contest 31-22.  There were fantastic performances from Louie - Year 9, Louie - Year 9 , Anajah - Year 8 and Caua - Year 8.


Year 7 Boys Rugby

The Year 7 rugby team travelled to Cardinal Newman Catholic School for their second set of fixtures as part of the Brighton and Hove Schools League on Thursday. Our first game was against Cardinal Newman A team, which was a close contest against strong opposition and finished in a 2-0 loss.  Our second game was against Cardinal Newman B team, the students put in a fantastic performance and led for most of the game after a fantastic solo try by Corbin.  Unfortunately, Cardinal Newman managed to score an equalising try in the closing minutes of the game and it finished 1-1.  There were notable performances from Corbin, Connor, Callan and Harley in both games.


Mr Smith - Fixtures Update (19 October 2018)

Year 8 Netball

The Year 8 netball team put in a great performance on Monday 15 October whilst playing against Kings School. Players were: Ocean, Sigourney, Cienna, Isabella, Olivia, Kiara, Paris and Maddison from Year 7.  The final score was 10-7 to Kings School and despite the loss, they all showed great passion and determination. 


Year 9 Rugby

Year 9 rugby team had their first league game of the season on Tuesday 16 October at Hove Rugby Club.  In our first game, we lost a very close contest to Patcham by 2-1.  Year 8 student Anajah scored a breakaway try from our own tryline.  In our second game, we unfortunately lost to a well drilled Blatchington Mill squad who had a number of club players.  BACA players demonstrated high levels of effort and commitment throughout both games with notable performances from Bredli, Kai and Louie.


Mr Smith - Fixtures Update (12 October 2018)

Year 10 Football

Our Year 10 football team had a great win against Downlands on Monday, final score 4 - 0.  Whilst despite playing really well during the first half, in what was their first game of the season, our Year 7 netball team lost 6-0 to Kings School.  Our Year 7 rugby team lost two close contests to Varndean and Dorothy Stringer.  The team played brilliantly in their first ever full contact games. On Thursday, a group of selected Year 7 and 8 students attended a Rugby Academy skills session at Cardinal Newman School.  The skills session is for talented rugby players from across Brighton and Hove.  Well done to Year 10 student Trammell who has been selected for the Sussex Schools FA Under 15's team.  Trammell, Nicholas and Ben have also been selected for Brighton Boys Under 15's team.  A great achievement and we look forward to hearing how they progress through the season.


Cricket Academy

Two students from BACA Sixth Form Cricket Academy, Tom McCreadie and Dale Stevenson, are now assisting Mr Harvey with coaching in the extra curricular cricket club on a Wednesday after school.  They are helping to promote cricket across the Academy and gain experience for their University applications.  All year groups are welcome to come along and join in.


Mr Smith - Fixtures Update (5 October 2018)

Year 8 Rugby

Our Year 8 rugby team played in the Brighton and Hove Schools tournament on Thursday 4 October.  The team played well but lost to Dorothy Stringer and Varndean but a great win against PACA, with the final score 5-1. Anajah, Dylan and Arman were our top try scorers.  Well done to all the team!


Mr Smith - Sporting Fixtures (28 September 2018)

The rugby season has started. In the league are BACA, PACA, Hove Park, Downlands and Cardinal Newman.  Students from all year groups will be playing in the following fixtures:

  • Year 7 - Thursday 27 September, Year 7 boys won 4 games, drew 1 and lost 2 games at the
    Brighton and Hove Tag Rugby Festival.
  • Year 8 - Games start with BACA vs Varndean on 15 November.  BACA vs Cardinal Newman on 8 November.  One further fixture to be confirmed.
  • Year 9 - BACA vs Downlands on Thursday 27 September, unfortunately the game ended 5 - 0 to Downlands. BACA vs Peacehaven Community College on 16 October.
  • Year 10 BACA vs Varndean on Monday 24 September resulting in a draw, 5 - 5.
  • BACA vs Downlands on 9 October. Cardinal Newman to be confirmed.
  • Year 11 In a league of 5 teams with 4 games, dates to be confirmed.


Mr Dollner - BHTFC/Aldridge Football Academy vs Dorking Win 3 - 1 (21 September 2018)

Aldridge Football Academy (AFA) compete in the B division in the highly competitive league national league for the under 19 alliance. This is the Academy's second season at this level and we have a stronger, more experienced team this season; with more and more students signing up through open evenings and our link with our partner club, Burgess Hill Town F.C. (BHTFC). The team played at Dorking's new Meadowbank Stadium on their new 3G pitch.

Playing some neat and crisp football, they showed they were the better team for the opening 20 minutes. On the half hour mark, by the long ball, Dorking showed us they were capable of breaking our lines. However, on 40+ minutes, AFA took the lead with our first goal from Jay (PACA) and went into the half time break 1-0 up. Within 10 minutes of the second half, we were up 3-0 and effectively in total control of the game. Harrison (BACA) got our second goal and Jay got our third, his second, via a good header.

We probably took our foot off the pedal too early and allowed Dorking into the game to score and with 15 minutes of the match to go, putting on the pressure, but we rode that small storm and came out victorious with a 3-1. Teams that compete in the league alongside Aldridge Football Academy are Bromley, Dartford, Dorking, Dover, Eastbourne Borough, Ebbsfleet, Hastings, Maidstone, Sutton, Tonbridge & Whyteleafe and although they are tough teams, a win on the first game not only means we are 3 points up, but this is a great confidence boost as we prepare to face Dover in our next game.




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