Monday night saw the first basketball cluster competition which was hosted by St Edmund Campion School. 9 teams entered the competition, with some experienced players and some pupils who had never played the game before. Despite this, the standard of play was extremely high and all pupils played the games in a good and fair spirit. The competition was scored by the excellent young leaders form St Edmund Campion and refereed by players from local club, Birmingham Mets alongside representatives from the Midlands Basketball League. It was fantastic to see young people working so well together to lead, officiate and score this competition. After the group stages, the two group winners were Timberley and St. Peter and St. Paul who went through to the 1st vs. 2nd match. The group runners up contested the 3rd vs. 4th match; these two teams were St. Wilfrid’s and the Abbey. This was a competitive match which went into extra time. As the teams were unable to score in this time, the 3rd place team was eventually decided on goal count back with St. Wilfrid’s having scored 2 more goals and therefore progressing to the finals on 31st January. In the 1st vs. 2nd game, Timberley produced a superb performance winning 7 points to 2 over St. Peter and St. Paul’s. All three teams now progress to the year 5/6 basketball finals at Stockland Green. Many thanks to everyone who took part for a great afternoon.