On Friday evening, our basketballers represented South Tyneside in the Champion of Champions Finals at the Vertu Motors Arena in Newcastle. Our team played with a lot of passion and often dominated possession in a series of high quality games. Despite remaining unbeaten in our pool, we narrowly missed out on a place in the Grand Final. However, we finished the tournament with a lot of pride, claiming third place after beating Wellfield Middle School in the 3rd Place Play Off.
The players had been training for the event since returning to school in September and gave an excellent account of themselves. In one game, they showed their incredible spirit to come back from 6-0 down to gain an exciting 8-8 draw!
One hundred and forty seven teams were involved in the Hoops4health tournament in our region; so to become District Champions, reach the Champion of Champions finals, remain unbeaten throughout the entirety of the season and secure third place in north east region was an incredible effort!
I was so proud of the whole squad for how they have developed as both players and people throughout the basketball season. Meanwhile, it was truly uplifting to see the brilliant support from the St. Bede’s family community; who travelled to Newcastle to support our children on a great night of sport!