Barking & Dagenham 3v3 Basketball Team 2015
(AKA – Dorothy Barley Junior Academy)
Today 1st July, we took our basketball team to Crystal Palace National Sports Ground to play against 32 other boroughs. A very hot day, saw us getting on a 2 trains all before 10am! Once we arrived, we went and had a look around, there was hundreds of children from all over London.
We found the basketball courts and settled our luggage down, then off for a warm up. Some of the other children very, very, very tall, Nelson asked the same boy about 3 times, his age and school year as he was taller than Kieron and looked like a man!
So the teams were divided into 8 groups of 4 teams, with only the top team, going through to the semi-finals. In our group we had Havering, Hounslow and Hamersmith & Fulham. Our 1st match was against Havering, we lost this game 10-0 (I think our team were nervous). But in true DBJA sprit we bounced back winning the next game 2-0. By now Havering had won both their games and we could see that it was going to be between them and us!
Then we had lunch and went to explore the other sports, we found the football and went and had a kick around in the football dome. Kieron managed to find the smallest goal ever!
So our last game we had a swap around and won 16-4. Now we were the only team to score the maxim 16 points in a game, but unfortunately it wasnt enough as Harvering won the group, with us coming a close 2nd. Havering went on to win the whole Competion, so we don’t mind losing to the top team in London.
Well done to all 8 of our children. You worked hard to get this far, not a lot of children your age can say they played for their borough. 😃🏀👍
**** UPDATE **** We came 14th in the Competion, out of 33 teams 🙂 WoW #proud