The British Basketball League Cup Final


Applemore PE Department headed out on the road again in search of a live sporting event. This time our road trip took us up north to Birmingham, with 30 students in tow, to watch the annual BBL Cup Final at the Barclaycard Indoor Arena.

This year’s Final was between the current Cup Holders, Newcastle Eagles, against Glasgow Rocks. A repeat of the Final from 2015, which Newcastle also won. I guess the writing was on the wall, and we witnessed Newcastle being victorious once again re-claiming their trophy in a close fought encounter which they won 91-83.

The day was action packed. On arrival at 12.00 we witnessed the Ladies Basketball League Cup Final too, with Manchester Mystics beating Nottingham Wildcats comfortably, 71-60 to win the cup.

This was followed by a Slam Dunk contest and lots of cheerleading before the main event of the Men’s Final.

The students, who were from an array of different Year Groups, were excellent in their behaviour and were a real credit to our College.

We arrived back at school at 9.00 pm, exhausted but having had an experience the students will remember for some time.

My special thanks to my PE team for giving up their time to make this happen: Mr Poole, Miss Arnold and Mr Trueick.

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