ROWLATTS HILL PRIMARY 2012 NATIONAL HOOPS 4 HEALTH CHAMPIONS ! ! ! !
On Saturday 12th May 2012 Rowlatts Hill Primary School’s basketball team, coached by Denley Andrews, travelled to the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham to compete in the Hoops 4 Health Finals against 8 schools from all over the country.
Each area competed against local schools to get through to the finals as Regional Winners.
Our heroes breezed through the groups stage winning each match comfortably and then also the semi final.
After an exhibition England v Scotland Pro match, the final took place against Two Mile Ash School in Milton Keynes.
Visibly nervous after being paraded out in front of a full stadium, Team Rowlatts struggled to get control of the game and with just a few minutes left on the clock, we were 8-0 down!
Tension was very high and it could easily have looked like we were outdone at the last hurdle.
Rowlatts Hill’s Never-Say-Die attitude dug deep and we scored 5 baskets in the dying minutes to win the title!
It was a remarkable day and the children of Rowlatts Hill did themselves and the community of Rowlatts Hill very proud indeed.
Each player was presented with a winners medal and the team received the 2012 Hoops 4 Health Winners Trophy.
Well done to all who played.
The Team: (left to right above)
Declan, Courtney, Tareeq, Abdullahi, Miquan, Kareem, Hope,
Cheznay, Tishion and Kean.
Special thanks to our excellent coach, Denley Andrews.