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COLBC ASSISTS WITH NORTH WEST SSP PRIMARY SCHOOLS BASKETBALL FESTIVAL

6th February 2022

City Of Leeds Basketball had the privilege of supporting the North West Schools Sports Partnership’s Primary School Basketball festival, hosted at Ralph Thoresby high school last week. 7 Primary schools engaged in an afternoon of basketball related activities, including tournament play. The attendees benefited from competitive games, skills and drills delivered by Coach Jake Shuttlewood from COLBC. The tournament finalists were Adel St John's and Cookridge Primary School, with Adel St John’s coming away with the title.


COLBC Director Matt Newby had warm praise for the event:


“I would like to thank Natalie Robinson for inviting us to support such a well organised event. It was great to see so many young people engaging in the sport for the first time and it was a fantastic opportunity for us as an organisation to engage with schools in the North West. It is always exciting to share the opportunities we present with teachers and young people alike, and to spotlight talented boys and girls to sign post them to our club. It’s from such tournaments, that we have found some of our best players over the years that have gone on to represent their city, region and country. As the impact of COVID-19 subsides, we hope to engage in many more activities of this type. Furthermore I would like to thank all the, pupils, families and schools PE coordinators for supporting the event”


An all-tournament team was selected with MVPs from each primary school, and each child received a free 15 week block of COLBC community basketball sessions, as well as one of our limited edition COLBC 15th anniversary t-shirts.


Anyone wishing to join our community sessions should head to the booking page of our website where you can find our full calendar for each weekend. Alternatively you can contact the club via email at foundation@cityofleedsbasketballclub.co.uk.