Wednesday Photo Opportunity

All pupils involved in the European Tour to Belgium should meet in the sports hall at 9.30am on Wednesday morning in full kit including shooting shirts.  You attend P1 and leave at 9.20am.

A few local papers would like to run a story about the current success of the program so we need to look our best.  They also want to feature the current National Team Players also in kit but with there respective flags in you can find one over the weekend.

Kacey + Marvin – England or GB Flag

Nathan + Hasan – Welsh Flag

Nassim – Tunisia Flag

This is a tough ask to obtain the flags but will make for a great story and coverage for the program.

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Congratulations England Kacey and Marvin

Yesterday the MET Program reached a huge milestone when 2 of it’s players were selected for the England U15/16 teams.  Marvin Dinnall and Kacey Cox will attend England Camps in Manchester in December in the hope of securing a place in a final 13 players for the European Championships next year.  This is the first time the school has gained representative honours since 2003 when Greg Streete made the National Program.

The entire program can share in their success and be proud of what they have accomplished.

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Good luck RDT Participants

Good luck to Kacey Cox, Marvin Dinnall and Nassim Ladjimi on day two of the RDT in Manchester.

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USA Basketball Tour Parent Meeting

Just a reminder that parents, guardians and pupils who wish to attend the USA Basketball Tour in 2019 have a meeting this Friday 15th September at 4.15pm.

Player invites go out to, Louie West, Louie Tucker, Yusuf Hafid, Nassim Ladjimi, Nathan Symons, Joe Mattews, Sameer Ahmed, Junior Buckley, Hasan Ali, Tomek Szczot, Pharell Robinson, Finley Woodward and Daniel Ling

See you Friday

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Welcome Back Meetings

I hope everyone has had a relaxing summer but is now looking forward to getting back in the gym and working hard ready for another successful season.  The gym will be open each morning next week from 7am for independent sessions but there will be no team practices during the first week back.

On the first Friday back (8th September) there will be a whole program meeting where every player must attend from 3pm – 4pm.

Team practices will resume from Monday 11th September.

There will then be an extra meeting  regarding the Flyers / MET USA Tour on Friday 15th September at 4.15pm.  This is only for the pupils mentioned – Yusuf, Marvin, Nassim, Hasan, KJ, Nathan, Joe, Sameer, Finley, Louie T, Louie W, Pharell, Tomek.  Players who wish to be part of this once in a lifetime trip MUST attend with a parent.  If your parent cannot attend please make me aware ASAP.  All trip details will be discussed at the meeting instead of by letter / post.

Enjoy your last few days of summer and see you next week

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Belgium Congratulations + Photos

I would like to once again congratulate all players on such an incredible achievement, after winning the Flanders Classic Cup at U14 and U16 age groups.  Our second U14 team also finished a credible 8th from 12 teams.  Without being disrespectful to the other teams at the tournament, we were significantly more advanced in terms of basketball IQ, skill level and team unity.  Whilst we played a different brand of basketball compared to our European cousins, on this occasion we prevailed as victors and deserve all the plaudits.

A worthy note is that Elvis Ezendu, Hasan Ali and Ahmed Khierawi were voted tournament MVPs for there respective age groups.  Below are as many photos as I could upload.

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Sports hall Open for select players tomorrow

The sports hall will be open from 9.30am – 2pm tomorrow for players involved in the upcoming RDT and National Team Trials.  These players should include:

Yusuf Hafid, Marvin Dinnall, Nassim Ladjimi, Nathan Symons and Hasan Ai.

Please confirm your attendance by email and let the above players know via text if possible

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