Year 6 Basketball Tournament
9 February 2022 (by Mrs Harris (bdps-admin))
Seventeen year 6s, their accompanying coaches (Mr. Neill and Mrs Carpenter-Wilson) and parents, travelled to Skinner’s Grammar School on Wednesday for the year 6 basketball tournament.Our two teams were drawn in tough groups against schools who have traditionally done very well, and came armed with very tall players, but Broadwater Down were not put off at all. Both teams won their first group games and Mr. Neill was beginning to have a feeling that there was magic in the air. The scheduling of the games worked out favourably for BD, as on the whole, each team was able to support the other in their games and did so exceedingly vocally. Team C-W played brilliantly and valiantly in the remainder of their games with Mrs C-W commenting that the whole team worked hard for each other and rallied around their friends, as well as showing great skill and tenacity. Team N got on a roll after their first game and just couldn’t stop winning – something special really was brewing. The team were full of energy and worked very well together. Quick passing and accurate shooting were the order of the day as they made it all the way to the final. St Matts proved an obstacle too far but a 2nd place finish is the best result for the school at a tournament for a long time. A massive well done to the whole squad and indeed the rest of the year 6 class who have worked so hard and loved basketball this year. Mr. Neill couldn’t be prouder of the whole squad, not only for their success but for the spirit in which they played and the togetherness they showed.
Well done to all.