National Success for Bury Basketball Team

By GreaterSport | 26 June 2018 | TAGS: schools, #SuccessStories, #SchoolSportWeek


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Throughout the year there are a number of Level 3 branded School Games events for schools to participate in and represent their borough at county level. Earlier this year the county level basketball competition was hosted at the National Basketball Centre where St Phillips won the Under 14 Boys competition!

From Start to Finish

During the competition, St Phillips put in a brilliant performance against all their opponents making for some really exciting games! It took lots of hard work, teamwork and skill which was why St Phillips won the gold medals.

Due to winning the competition, the team earned their chance to represent Greater Manchester at the Regional Finals. This competition saw all the best teams from across the North West compete against each other.

Since then the boys have gone from strength to strength succeeding in the Regionals and progressing onto the North Zone Finals!

In the North Zone Finals, Phillips High competed with teams from the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside. The standard of competition was very high now as these teams were the best from across the whole of the north of England!

However Phillips High did not disappoint and kept their brilliant form resulting in them winning and going on to compete in the National Finals also known as the ‘Final Fours’.

The Final Fours

This stage of the competition sees the best teams from the North, Midlands, South and London compete against one another to be the best in the country!

After losing to the eventual champions, Bristol Metropolitan Academy (South), the team were fighting for 3rd place against Greig City Academy (London). The game finished 69 -71 with Phillips losing by just one basket!

Phillips High have made a massive achievement and been on a real journey. Due to their skills, hard work and determination they are now the 4th best U14 basketball team in the country! They have done a great job and have represented themselves, their school, Bury and Greater Manchester amazingly!

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