This month the Greater Manchester School Games County Basketball competition took place at the National Basketball Performance Centre at Belle Vue. There were a total of 4 competitions with teams competing from all 10 Manchester Boroughs, the winners will go onto compete in the Basketball England Regional Final representing Greater Manchester. Throughout the week there was a lot of hard work, talent and intense competition and all the schools who participated should be very proud of their team.
U14’s Boys’ The week started with the U14’s boys’ competition, it was a great start to the week with 10 teams participating. After an afternoon of strong competition the teams which made it to the semi-finals were St Philips vs Bramhall and St Peter’s vs Coop Academy.
What a semi-final it was, all teams seemed to be feeling the pressure and wanted to reach the final. The game between St Peter’s and Coop Academy was especially close all the way through but in the last minute Coop Academy took the edge and made it to the final where they played St Philips.
Next was the U14’s Girls competition with 7 teams participating it was a test of the best! Each team had to compete against all the other teams in order to see who won the most games and take first place.
It was a very intense and exciting competition with but after all the games the 3 teams to take 1st, 2nd and 3rd were Reddish Vale, Trinity and Fairfield.
U16’s Boys The last of the boys’ competitions for the week and they did not disappoint, with 3 pointers and slam dunks across the first few games it was set to be a great day. All the teams played their best and it showed throughout the scores but only 2 teams would end up making it to the final; they were St Peter’s and St Philips.
It was an exciting final with lots of great teamwork, hard work and baskets being made for both teams.
U16’s Girls was the last competition of the week with 8 teams ready to participate it was a great way to end the week with the competitors proving that even though they were the last to compete of the week they were by no means the least.
But continuing the success of both their teams from the U14’s competition both Reddish Vale and Trinity were to compete against each other in the final!
We want to thanks and congratulate all the teams that took part in the Greater Manchester School Games County Basketball competition!
These are the teams which came first and second in their competition and will be representing Greater Manchester in the Regional Final; GOOD LUCK!
U14’s Boys – St Philip’s High School (Bury) & Cooperative Academy Failsworth (Oldham)
U14’s Girls – Reddish Vale High School (Stockport) & Trinity High School (Manchester)
U16’s Boys – St Peter’s High School (Manchester) & Philips High School (Bury)
U16’s Girls - Reddish Vale High School (Stockport) & Trinity High School (Manchester)
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