Basketball's riding high

March 31 2017

IT was a tall order but Bristol Metropolitan Academy’s basketball teams are celebrating after notching up more than 50 wins this academic year - and no defeats.

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IT was a tall order but Bristol Metropolitan Academy’s basketball teams are celebrating after notching up more than 50 wins this academic year - and no defeats.
The academy's teams recently took part in the South of England Basketball Finals with Year 8 and Year 10 teams both taking the title with wins over the top teams from across the country.
The teams remain undefeated in competitive competitions, across every age group and gender, since September 2016.
Tom Hooper, head of PE, said the success of the teams is due to Bristol Met's innovative new programme which has the intention of producing professional basketball players of the future.
He said: "This programme also improves students’ behaviour, attendance, punctuality and will help them to develop life skills such as higher aspirations and improved self-esteem.
“The boys' on-court performances, positive attitude and determination to succeed made them a credit to the academy, the basketball programme and their families. I am extremely proud of all the boys and girls who represented us so well.”