Alley-Oop at King’s!

Our Junior school pupils were delighted to welcome members of the Cheshire Phoenix Basketball club to the school this week.

The club were represented by team captain Orlan Jackman, Raheem May Thompson and CJ Gettys, all of whom were recently part of the thrilling triumph in the British Basketball Cup Final. The team were victorious against Worcester Wolves Basketball club by a margin of 99 – 88, thus claiming the BBL Cup title in front of a sell out crowd at the Arena Birmingham.

Following their success in Birmingham, the club agreed to visit the school to showcase their trophy to the Junior school pupils. During their visit, the players hosted numerous basketball workshops allowing pupils to learn about the various techniques a professional player uses whilst competing in a match. They also spent time with pupils in the classrooms, educating them on the importance of maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet in order to enhance performances on the court. 

The players capped off their day by dining with pupils at 1541, before parading the trophy through the school, giving pupils the chance to hold it up close and personal.

A fab-ball-ous day!