On Friday 16th June our Year 5/6 basketball team travelled to Newcastle to take part in the Regional Basketball Finals. They played 5 matches in the group stage. We got off to a unlucky start losing to Glynwood Primary (Gateshead), who would eventually finish in 3rd place. In the next game we were beaten in the final moments by a single basket to Bridgewater Primary (Newcastle), we bounced back to then win 4-0 vs. Gosforth Academy (Newcastle) and played even better to gain a 10-0 success against Malvin’s Primary (Northumberland). In our final game we were unlucky not to get a more positive result losing once again by a single basket to Wellfield Middle School (Newcastle). Therefore we were knocked out in the group stages. Preston Grange (North Tyneside) defeated Gosforth Central Middle School 4-2 in a throughly entertaining final. Overall each and everyone of the 10 players gave their all and I am very proud of the way you conducted yourselves. You have worked so hard over the past few months in preparation for this event. A special mention must go to Kai Muir (Captain) who was truly outstanding in his play making in each and every moment throughout the tournament.
Both Kai and Maddison Fontaine were talent spotted by the Newcastle Eagles and invited to come along for trials in July. Congratulations!