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Abbeywood hosts basketball tournament for local primary teams

Posted on Saturday 7th March 2015 at 4:49 pm by SH (Editor)

Primary school basketball tournament at Abbeywood Community School, Stoke Gifford, Bristol.

Seb Doyle, Primary Liaison Officer at Abbeywood School writes:

On Tuesday 24th February, Year 5 teams from Charborough Road, Filton Hill and St Michael’s Primary Schools took part in a basketball tournament at Abbeywood Community School in Stoke Gifford.

The event capped off two term’s worth of basketball coaching which had been delivered by Mr Doyle in each primary school. The level of skill on show throughout all three primaries was unbelievable, especially considering some of the pupils were only introduced to the sport a few months ago.

There were some really close games with each school winning matches. The winner of the whole tournament was Charborough Road, who ended up with an incredible 132 points scored throughout the games.

The prize was a free ticket for all the team members and a number of staff and parents to attend a Bristol Flyers game. We all had fun watching the Flyers beat Leeds Force comfortably and the pupils even got to go on court at half-time to have a shoot out. Well done to all the three primaries for taking part!

Pupils from Charborough Road Primary School, Filton at a Bristol Flyers basketball match.

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Wheelchair basketballers aim to break world record

Posted on Friday 10th August 2012 at 12:38 pm by SH (Editor)

A training session of the South West Scorpions wheelchair basketball team.

With many records being broken over at the Olympic Games, a group of inspired young South West athletes are undertaking a world record attempt of their own in Stoke Gifford this weekend by aiming to play the longest ever wheelchair basketball game.

The South West Scorpions will be attempting to break the record on Saturday and Sunday 11th/12th August at the WISE campus of South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (Formerly Filton College) in New Road.

The current record stands at an astonishing 26 hours but the Scorpions are hoping to smash it by playing for 30 hours

Business advisory firm Deloitte will be sponsoring the event as part of their on-going support of Disability Sport, including funding athletes through Sport Aid’s Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS).

Andrew Jones, business partner at Deloitte, comments on the event:

“We are passionate champions of disability sport and very pleased to support this ambitious record attempt. Events like these are very important in driving participation and improving performance to help secure podium finishes for GB athletes at future Paralympic Games.”

Carol Hearne is organising the weekend event and her son Ben Fox, a TASS athlete, will also be taking part in the record attempt. Carol adds:

“It’s going to be really tough but the team are so dedicated to seeing it through I really believe they can do it. We’re very glad to have the backing of Deloitte who have provided great support to the Scorpions and Paralympics GB.”

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