Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP) Level 3 Winter School Games competitions got off to a great start with the Girls’ Basketball competition held at St John’s Academy on 10 January.
The atmosphere was great with everyone encouraging each other and Bishopstrow, who had entered a team for the first time, being willed to win their first game by everyone!
Each team worked well together to involve their less experienced players and there was lots of support and advice being given amongst team members and teachers. The Commonweal school team had a Swindon Town footballer who was new to basketball and also a netballer who was struggling getting used to the different rules.
This all enhanced the competition and it was good to see such great sportsmanship being shown by all participants.
The excellent referees Walter Amos and Carl Williams helped keep everyone in check and two Young Sports Leaders from St John’s Academy were great at keeping score and supporting the officials. Everyone involved learnt a lot from the referees about the game and the rules of Basketball.
Mrs Edmondson the Principal of St John’s Academy conducted the presentation of the much deserved shields and medals to the girls. She was impressed with the girl’s determination and team work which are two of the School Games Values.
Winner - St John’s Academy
2nd Place – Commonweal
3rd Place - St Edmunds
4th Place - Bishopstrow
5th Place – Matravers
St John’s Academy are fortunate to have John Pearson as a member of staff, and he is the Girls County Basketball Coach. He is running some training sessions for Girls during March for U14’s. If you would be interested in these Wiltshire County training sessions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP) aim to promote and support sport and physical activity. We can support your club, school and workplace with a range of services including:
- Sport Funding& Grants support, information and advice
- First Aid training / Safeguarding and Child Protection / Social Media training
- Event Safety Management
- Workplace Health programme –Workplace Challenge
- Support for Sports Coaches –Coach Bursary,Coach Education,RightCoach
- Club Support & Development –Clubmark,Club Matters
- Training / meeting room hire
- Marketing & Communications support and Sponsorship opportunities
- Sport England Projects –School Games,Satellite Clubs,Sportivate.
If you think we can help you please get in touch… Kirsty@wiltssport.org.uk or call 01225 781500.