We are coming to the end of a busy term of basketball with some competitive boys fixtures. Currently the boys program stands at 1-8 with a single loss for the U13 Team against an older Bohunt outfit. Some of the highlights of the term include:
The U16 Team cruising past Ivybridge, Bishop Wordsworth and last years semi finalists Churston Ferrers. The team has shared the ball well with at least 11 players scoring in each of the 3 games we have played so far. With stiffer opposition coming in January defensive intensity must remain high and communication must improved. Shout outs to Sameer aka Mr Buzzer Beater, KJ the first in game dunk since 2004 (as the pic below shows) and Marc Maroto for settling in well to his first season in England. Even though he drives the coaches crazy with his Spanish flavour.
Whilst I have no current photos of the U14 Team they are also undefeated this term with impressive wins against Bedminster U16s and Bishop Wordsworth, who were beaten 110-29. Intense defensive pressure for 40 minutes a game has been the key to success for this athletic age group. The hard work and unparalleled intensity needs to be maintained in order to progress further in the competition. Shout outs go to the younger boys who have joined the team including Bartek, Lenny, Ogene and Shaq. They have been made welcome by the older players and are learning more and more with each practice.
More info to come soon from Coach Wallace and Williams …….
Monday’s game vs. Bohunt is at home, 2pm tip.
As we can only have a maximum of 12 players at National games, the following players have been selected:
Nile Mok-Hartley (behaviour dependent)
Players should collect catch up work from their Lesson 5 & 6 teachers during lunch and then come to the PE department at the end of lunch time.
Make sure you do not miss training on Monday morning.
With 6 games next week all players need to read the below plan very carefully to understand exactly when and where games and training sessions are. Any queries please speak to you coach.
Monday 7am – U13 + U16 Players (half the sports hall each) for a walk through
Monday 2pm Home – U13s vs U14s Bohunt (see Mr Williams for details of meet times etc)
Monday 4pm Away – U16 vs U16 Churston – Leave lessons at 12.30pm, see you teachers this week to collect missed work
Tuesday 7am – U14 Team (inc Bartek, Dele, Ogene and Lenny) train from 7am
Tuesday 2.30pm – U14 Home vs Bishop Wordsworth – Players to leave lessons at 1.45pm (all players to train P4 inc Yr8s)
Wednesday 7am – U16 Training as usual
Thursday 3pm Home U16 vs Bishop Wordsworth – Players to arrive at 2.10pm ready for game
Friday – NO TRAINING FOR ANY TEAMS
Thank you to all the friends and family of the program who bought tickets for the winter raffle in or to raise much needed funds for out sports hall redevelopment. Your support is always appreciated. Below are the winners from the draw on Friday:
D Wayde Basketball Shoes – Maisie Grant
Bristol Sport Tickets – Cheyenne Duffy
Basketball – Adnan Ahmed
Basketball T Shirt – Taz Ngozi
Perfume Set – Cheyenne Duffy
Merry Christmas and thanks again
Please be aware that the small gym will be closed before school on Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th December for Year 11 Sport Assessments.
All U13 boys have been selected to play against St Mary Redcliffe on Tuesday 4th December (4pm tip).
This will be dependent on behaviour in the days leading up to the game.
Please ensure that you are at training on Monday morning.
With 3 boys games happening next week the schedule has been changed slightly in order to prepare for games. Please ready below carefully and come and see me if you are unsure of training times
Monday 7am – U13+U14 Train as usual
Tuesday 7.30am (in kit) – U16 Training Session
Tuesday – U16 Away vs Ivybridge 2.30pm Tip – Meet at start of break (10.55am) in PE corridor
Tuesday P4 Year 9 Basketball cancelled (rearranged for 3pm Friday)
Tuesday – U13 Home vs St Mary Redcliffe U14 – 4pm tip
Wednesday – U16 Home vs U17 Bishop Wordsworth – 1.30pm tip – Arrive at the PE department for 12.50pm after P4.
Friday 3pm – Training for U14 A Team – Individual session with Mr Owen
U16 Team get the evening off!