Our pupils have been attempting to slam-dunk their way to success this half-term with the excitement building as the season progresses for many of our teams. Each year group have been representing Dame Elizabeth Cadbury at several school tournaments across the region.
In Year 7, the boys have taken part in 4 games so far this season, which were held so kindly by Bishop Challoner. Showing huge commitment and effort, the boys narrowly lost 3 and won 1 game that evening. The games have provided the team with an excellent opportunity to meet students in other schools and they have all conducted themselves superbly and professionally in all games at all venues. Further league games are due in the new year.
On Thursday 29th November the Year 8 basketball squad travelled to Bartley Green to compete in a brilliant league tournament. The whole squad applied themselves terrifically meaning that on the night we played 4 and won 3 (Colmers, George Dixon & Bartley Green) losing to Shenley in a closely contested game. This is an excellent start to our season and will give us a good platform to build on for the remaining games. Equally, the Year 9 team have made a strong start with a win against St Thomas Aquinas and narrowly losing to Bartley Green 12-18. All teams have been bolstered by a strong determination for success during Thursday training sessions with Mr Hanson – we have very hopes for the season ahead!
OUTSTANDING BASKETBALLERS IN AUTUMN TERM: E. Haywood (Year 8), G. Jenkins (Year 9)