4 Days. 6 Teams. 34 Games
That was a week of Basketball for our Hoop Time teams!
With 6 Teams, and the only school in Victoria, to have 1 team in every section of Grand a Final Day... Yeah, you read that right. 2500 schools in Victoria and we were the only school to have a team in every section of Hoop Time Finals!
Here’s a recap of the week:
Monday- Grade 3/4 Boys and Girls All Stars: Our teams walked out disappointed as the results didn’t go their way on the day, as both teams missed out on finals by percentage, but with a super talented group of boys and girls they now understand what it takes to perform on the big stage. They’ve already set their eyes on the prize for future years and will be working hard to reach that goal! They’ll be back! And look out when they are back!
Tuesday - Grade 5/6 Boys and Girls All Stars:
The Boys with 7 grade 5 students and 1 grade 6, showed the future is bright and to look out for next year as they fought every game with passion and tenacity! If the size of their bodies matched the size of their hearts they’d be unbeatable!
The Girls... well our girls showed they are in the Elite category of teams for their year level. A top 8 finish in the State (knocked out by the team who made the Grand Final) is something to be proud of! They were disappointed, as they had a goal of making the grand final but not all stories have the perfect ending. But they can hold their heads high and know that their legacy at Yarra Road will not be easily forgotten!
Wednesday - Take a breath...
Thursday - Grade 4 Future Stars
This team of boys and girls played some great basketball! Unfortunately results didn’t go their way and they missed out on finals, but held their heads high knowing they tried their hardest! A top 32 finish is fantastic!
Thanks to Drew for coaching on the day!
Friday - Grade 6 Future Stars
After getting a Wild Card entry into the tournament, they certainly showed they belonged putting on some great basketball and making the finals. Unfortunately they got knocked out in the round of 24, but should be proud of their efforts and being able to bounce back from some early tough games!
Thanks to David for coaching on the day!
All these games makes for one very tired, but proud PE teacher, who can’t ask for anything more than what the students in our teams show game in game out. You all amaze me!
And to our grade 6’s whose this was the last time we’ll see you in a Yarra Road uniform at Hoop Time, know that you have left the Yarra Road Basketball program in a better place than when you started, you’ve done us proud, and you will be missed!