St John Bosco Catholic Primary School

As we affiliate to the Kings Norton Sports Association, we are already District Champions and tonight represented the area as one of four league winners from the South Birmingham area. Understandably, the competition was tough, because all teams have been so successful already this year. We started nervously, going behind early in the first game but we eventually found our rhythm, scoring several baskets to win 8-4.

In the second game we seemed to lose our composure, trying to force the issue too much. We were behind 2-0 for most of the game. With not long left we equalised, only to concede immediately again right on the final buzzer, for a tough 4-2 loss.

Luckily, all teams had now won one and lost one, meaning that there was still all to play for in the final game. We certainly saved the best until last! We put in a dominant display to win 6-0, with all children contributing, particularly in defence.

This means that we are now basketball champions of the whole of South Birmingham! A great achievement. Well done to all of the squad who have contributed, not just those there today. A special mention must go to Jacob, who was pointed out by another teacher for his sportsmanship; and also to Grace and Owen, who were mentioned by the organisers for their excellent play.

A big thank you to Mrs Slade and Madison’s dad for coming with us, and well done to all of our basketball squad.