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Booker achieve hoop dreams to become city champs

Booker Avenue have been crowned primary schools’ basketball champions of Liverpool after a thrilling afternoon of sporting drama at Archbishop Beck School in Fazakerly.

Eleven schools qualified for the finals day at the event hosted by the Liverpool Schools Sports Partnership (LSSP) and the top four: Booker Avenue , Childwall C of E, St Margaret’s Anfield and Smithdown qualified for the semi finals after a series of round-robin matches

Booker Avenue and St Margaret’s Anfield  emerged victorious from the two last-four clashes to set up a mouth-watering final with the team from South Liverpool avenging an earlier loss at the hands of their opponents in the group stages to clinch the silverware.

All four semi finalists will go on to represent Liverpool at the county championships held later on in the year.

LSSP’s Jay Watkinson who organised the event, said: “Today has been another brilliant event and the standard of basketball has been extremely high. It is hard to believe these are primary school pupils.

“Booker are worthy winners but all of the schools involved can be proud of their performance today – they’ve been fantastic.”

 

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