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Ashmount School take their first win at the Workplace Wheelchair Basketball Competition

Posted: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:04

Ashmount School take their first win at the Workplace Wheelchair Basketball Competition

8 teams descended on Holywell Fitness Centre at Loughborough University on 24th January for the first Workplace Competition of 2019 – Wheelchair Basketball!

The 3-hour event saw the teams split into two groups where they would play each team in a round-robin style format.

Group 1
Youth Sport Trust
Loughborough University Enterprise Office
Ashmount School (B)
Charnwood Borough Council (A)

Group 2
Charnwood Borough Council (B)
Ashmount School (A)
Blaby District Council
Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport

After a warm-up first round, with a few baskets scored, the teams upped their game, with Youth Sport Trust, Charnwood Borough Council (A) and Ashmount School (A) storming ahead with 2 wins each, and a combined 26 points between them. In the meantime, Charnwood Borough Council (B) and Blaby District Council were battling out behind the top three, with a win and a loss each.

However the third and final round of games was the real decider - Charnwood Borough Council (A) lost their match against the Youth Sport Trust in a close game that finished 4 – 2 to Youth Sport Trust. Charnwood Borough Council (B) were also beaten, with Ashmount School (A) maintaining their winning streak. The final round also saw the organisers, Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport, score their one and only basket to finish in a draw against Blaby District Council.

Scores were totalled, and the winner was revealed - Youth Sport Trust and Ashmount School (A) were tied for 1st place. A decision was made to play a final match in which the winner would be decided by the first team to score a basket. All players put their game faces on, and with their B team cheering from the side-lines, Ashmount School (A) pushed on to take the winning basket. The final results were as follows:

1st Place – Ashmount School (A)

2nd Place – Youth Sport Trust

3rd Place – Charnwood Borough Council (A)

A huge thank you to all teams for their sportsmanship and enthusiasm, and to Ian Richards and Josh Longworth for helping the event to run smoothly.

If you are interested in rallying your colleagues together to enter one of our upcoming Workplace Competitions, please visit: www.lrsport.org/workplaceevents.

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Tags: Disability Sport, Featured, Wheelchair Basketball, Workplace