Schools battle for title

New Park Primary School slam-dunked its way to glory after coming out on top in a basketball competition for pupils in school Years 5 and 6.

The tournament, organised by the Liverpool Schools Sports Partnership (LSSP) in conjunction with Mersey Mavericks Basketball club, saw seven of the city’s primary schools battle it out for a place at the Summer Games with the top two schools qualifying.

Belle Vale, Holy Family, King David, New Park, Northway, Our Lady Bishop Eton and St Anne’s played against each other at St Margaret’s School in Aigburth during a memorable morning of sporting action with New Park emerging victorious after remaining unbeaten throughout, with Our Lady Bishop Eton finishing runners up to clinch the other spot.

LSSP’s Jason Evans said: “A huge well done to New Park Primary on their victory although every team played their part and probably deserved the win too. The standard of play was incredibly high all morning. The watching coaches from Mersey Mavericks were genuinely surprised at just how good some of the play was and spotted lots of future basketball players in the making.”

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