Our Year 5/6 Basketball team has their club on a Thursday after school. The children absolutely love playing basketball. The enthusiasm and attitude they display is fantastic!
WINNERS!!! Broadfield's basketballers were crowned Play Off Winners on the 12th June. They played two games in the finals. Their first game was an end to end game with Broadfield missing more than enough chances, Meanwood took the lead with a basket which was against the run of play. Jussara Scored a penalty shot which levelled the game, despite several more efforts at the basket the game finished 2-2.
On to the second game. After Meanwood had beaten Lowerplace 12-2 it meant that Broadfield had to win their last match by more than 10 clear points. Well... They smashed that target eventually winning 22-0. Some fantastic individual efforts resulted in a great team performance. See Broadfield showing off their trophy and medals below.
This year's team have been to two competitions in the Autumn term.
In the first tournament they competed very well but were just unable to get the ball in the basket. Qaysur and Zain showed some excellent dribbling skills whilst Isha and Ayomide excelled in defence. Isha scored a fantastic long range effort which swooshed straight into the basket.
The basketball team had another four games in December in the second competition. They were up against three of the best teams in Rochdale so it was going to be a fantastic evening of competition! The team played extremely well and after working on their shooting in practice sessions they scored a lot more baskets. The team drew 2 games, lost one by just one basket and despite a hearty comeback against a very good St Vincent's, narrowly lost their last game of the night.
Broadfield attended their first knock out style competition showing how they have progressed. They narrowly lost their first match of the night 2-0, this came after a stoppage in play due to a miss timing mistake. Their next game saw the team get their first win of the night, showing some fight and more effort to get the baskets, they went down a basket but fought back and a very late basket from Haroon saw them win the game 4-2.
This result meant they would play the table topping team from the other pool. The eliminator game was a longer affair. The team played two 5 minute halves and fought all the way through the match. Unluckily and not through lack of effort the lost the game 4-0 to a very aggressive opposing team.
There were some great individual performances on the night to top off the team's effort. Isha worked tirelessly throughout and showed some great defensive skills. Samson and Qaysur showed great vision in their passing ability and Zain and Lwaty showed us some mesmerising dribbling. Haroon got some vital points on the board and Ayomide and Shagufta provided the extra effort when in defence.
The team competed on 24/04 and had a positive night. The team came away with two wins and a narrow loss from their 3 games. Jussara top scored on the night but was pushed by excellent performances from the other team members. They won their games 4-2 and 8-4.