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Final Fours ‘Dynamik National Schools Championships

On Saturday 11th May our Under 14 girls Barking Abbey Basketball Team, supported by Greenhouse Sports, travelled the long road trip up to Manchester.  After being crowned the London champs at the regional finals they had secured a place at the final fours ‘Dynamik National Schools Championships’.  The girls got to stay in a hotel overnight and start the day with a slap up breakfast.  The event on Sunday was held at the National Basketball Performance Centre where the girls got to play in a very professional environment. 

The whole day was a rollercoaster of emotions with so much excitement and tension.  The girls played their socks off in the semi-final putting real pressure on a home team from Manchester.  They eventually lost by just 4 points to the team that went on to become the national champions.  In the 3rd/ 4th playoff the tension continued with a nail-biting last few seconds where we just lost out by 1 point losing  87-86.  Our girls return with heads held high as the fourth best team in the country.  As most of the team were only year 8’s playing against year 9’s, we hope to be back next year to challenge for the Gold.  Our team, led by their fantastic coach Diana,  did Barking Abbey and Greenhouse proud.