PE & Sport
City Basketball Champions
On Monday 18th June, the Trinity Year 8 Basketball Team were crowned winners of the Nottingham City Championships.
The boys were competing at the Under 13 level and the final was played at the Nottingham Wildcats Arena, with the Trinity team winning 42-17 against Nottingham Academy.
The boys have played in the Sherwood Youth Winter League on a Friday night, the Summer League and the Schools' Championships. Reaching the Semi-Finals on the Sherwood Youth League, playing clubs from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire in an Under 14 age group league. This proved to be excellent preparation for the schools' tournament and the team played 13 fixtures winning all 13, repeating the feat that they achieved as Year 7's last year.
The team have made some significant progress this year, training on Tuesday night every week and working on individual skills and playing as a team, set plays learning more about the complex rules of the game.
The team has demonstrated real strength in depth which means there is fierce competition for places in the starting line up and on the court during the game. It is a credit to the boys that they integrate so well and play demonstrating such good sportsmanship to each other and the opposition and referees.
Some of the boys will be heading to Sheffield on 8th July for the first UK based FIBA national 3v3 tournament at Meadowhall Shopping Centre. We wish them luck.
The team will now have a final friendly game on 29th June at the Nottingham Wildcats Arena and then will wind down towards the summer. Next year they will play in the City Championships again (in the Autumn term for Year 9), the Sherwood League (where they will be at the top of their age group) and the English Schools Championships. We anticipate a busy training and fixtures calendar! The team have been looking forward to competing on a national level and the English Schools competition will prove to be a challenging competition. Watch this space for more news about the boys' progress.
Thank you to all the parents and family who have been an ever-present support for the boys and shuttled them to games. You make a big difference to the team performance and have been enthusiastic in learning the rules and encouraging all the boys to play their best. This is the true spirit of our club and the secret behind our progress so far and our successes.
Roll on next season!