Today three teams of St. Bede’s basketballers enjoyed the prestigious Hoops4Health Tournament at the Vertu Motors Arena, the home of the Newcastle Eagles. Amazingly, one of our teams qualified for the District Grand Finals event that takes place on Friday 8th March (before & during the Eagles match against the Manchester Giants).
I was firstly super proud that everyone came to school for the event in the half term holidays! In preparation, all of the children had trained enthusiastically over the winter months at lunchtimes. The children’s performances today really showed that practice pays off; as two of our teams reached the afternoon play-offs!
Throughout the day it was lovely to see our teams display good sportsmanship by shaking hands with their opponents after games. Meanwhile, it was up lifting for the children to see how many parents and family members who had travelled to Newcastle to support them at the event.
Thank you to our brilliant parent helpers who enabled us to have so many teams involved in the tournament. Finally, thank you to all of the children for the determination and skills displayed, which carried you all a long way on a wonderful day. I was extremely proud of you all as you have put so much into your basketball in recent months!