The SSP Year 5-6 Basketball League has tipped off again this year with a full afternoon of fixtures that had some close matches and lots of enjoyment throughout.
The SSP organises a variety of development leagues to provide pupils with additional opportunities to represent their school in a sport that they have shown an interest in and to help young people continue to build their interest in a sport and develop their skills further.
Fourteen teams have entered the league this year:
- Bignold Primary School A
- Bignold Primary School B
- Bluebell Primary School
- Colman Junior School A
- Colman Junior School B
- Hethersett Junior School A
- Hethersett Junior School B
- Mulbarton Primary School A
- Mulbarton Primary School B
- Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School A
- Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School B
- Wensum Junior School
- West Earlham Junior School A
- West Earlham Junior School B
The league is a 4 a side league with the teams encouraged to bring maximum of 10 players for the squad. The height of the basketball hoops have also been lowered to 9 feet, to increase scoring and also help with the form of shooting.
The matches were refereed by volunteers from the City Academy Norwich Basketball Team, helping them increase their knowledge of the game and giving them more opportunities to experience the officiating side of basketball. The development league is hosted at the Community Sports Centre at City Academy Norwich.
George Harmer, Project Officer said;
“Basketball is my favourite sport, it was good to see how they dribbled up and down the court. The players were all enjoying themselves and I hope to see them over the next set of fixtures and see what they have been learning at their school or training sessions.”
Below are the fixtures from today attached, as well as the updated two divisions. The league is split into two divisions to encourage matches against teams with similar ability.
Photos from the matches can be found in the Photo Gallery.
Division 1 Results
Division 2 Results
Division 1 Table
|1||Hethersett Junior School A||5||5||0||0||15|
|2||Mulbarton Primary School A||5||3||1||1||12|
|3||Colman Junior School A||5||2||1||2||10|
|4||Bignold Primary School A||5||2||1||2||10|
|5||West Earlham Junior School A||5||1||0||4||7|
|6||St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School A||5||0||1||4||6|
Division 2 Table
|1||Hethersett Junior School B||6||5||1||0||17|
|2||Bluebell Primary School||6||4||1||1||15|
|3||Mulbarton Primary School B||6||4||1||1||15|
|4||St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School B||6||2||1||3||11|
|5||Bignold Primary School B||6||2||0||4||10|
|6||Colman Junior School B||6||2||0||4||10|
|7||West Earlham Junior School B||6||0||0||6||6|