Our fantastic Basketball players became South Tyneside Champions at the Newcastle Eagles Community Arena on Friday night! Cheered on by family, friends and teachers, the St. Bede’s team clinched the title in front of a capacity crowd.

St. Bede’s beat a talented Stanhope 4-2 in the semi-final in an exciting end to end game. The final was played at half time in the Eagles v London Lions game; which meant that there were thousands watching on. In a tight final, St. Bede’s defence was to prove unbreachable; while a slick attack was finished off by Daniel Rutter to clinch victory in a close encounter against a very good Biddick Hall side.

Captain Ellen Knowles delightfully lifted the Hoops4health trophy, and will now get the opportunity to lead her team back to the Arena to contest the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Cup later in the year.

Our whole squad trained with so much enthusiasm for the finals and it was wonderful to see their collective determination and skill displayed on such a big stage. Everyone from the St. Bede’s community who travelled to Newcastle were visibly proud of the team’s attitude and wonderful achievement. As a coach, I could not have been prouder!

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