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Basketball Season 2017 –18


As a school this year, we have participated in a variety of basketball competitions and rallies. We entered the Vale Schools competition that was held at  Priory Belvoir Academy and competed alongside schools such as Redmile, Stathern and Waltham.

In December, we took part in the Melton and Vale Schools Basketball completion held at John Ferneley College in Melton.

Throughout the year, we have taken part in a series of matches and rallies against Carnarvon Primary School in Bingham, Candleby Lane Primary in Cotgrave, Belton Lane Primary in Grantham and Holy Trinity in Newark. These were provided by Coach Jimmy ‘Jumpshot’ Smith, who runs the Rushcliffe Whiz Kidz basketball club in West Bridgford. Coach Smith has been partnered with our school for two year now and during the Spring term, he has provided basketball coaching for all KS2 pupils.


Melton and Belvoir Basketball Competition 2017

Bottesford CE A-team crowned Champions

On Tuesday 29th November Bottesford CE took two teams off to Long Field Academy to compete in the Melton & Belvoir Basketball competition. The competition was run in partnership with Melton Kings Basketball Club. After a very tough group stage of the competition, that showcased some excellent basketball skill, Bottesford CE and Brownlow finished on equal points. This took us both in to the final. In a highly competitive final match, Bottesford A-team were crowned overall champions winning 10-4.

The overall results were:

1. Bottesford A

2. Brownlow

3. Swallowdale

4. Bottesford B

5. St Marys

6. Sherard B

7. Sherard A

Basketball Rallies 2017

As part of our link with Coach Jimmy 'Jumpshot' Smith (who has provided coaching for our KS2 pupils again this year) and the West Bridgford Whizkidz, our Year 5 and 6 pupils have taken part in a series of matches and rallies with a range of other schools. Across the year our teams have attended rallies at Carnarvon in Bingham, Belton Lane in Grantham, Holy Trinity in Newark and Candleby Lane in Cotgrave. Each team that we have taken has performed exceptionally well, displaying great team work and individual skill against some tough opposition.

Click on the link document below to access and application form for Whiz Kidz.


Bottesford CE Basketball Teams in Action