Primary Physical Education:
Invitational Boys and Girls Under 11s Basketball
Published Friday, October 17, 2008.Patana shine at our very own Invitational Under 11 Basketball Tournaments
After a very busy week of Aquathlons and Inter Class Basketball some of our Year 5 and 6 Basketball stars of the present and future were invited to represent Patana in our very own Invitational Under 11 Boys and Girls tournaments. All of the games took place either on the Back Hard Courts or Sports Hall on Friday 3rd October between 3.30 and 5pm with schools invited from all over Bangkok.
Schools that answered the call were Concordian, Ruamrudee, Thai Chinese Int. School and Shrewsbury while we were fortunate enough to be able to enter 4 of our own teams in each of the boys and girls tournaments. I was delighted to be able to invite 30 of our girls and 32 of our boys to participate in the afternoon but could have invited more from our very healthy 71 boys Basketball and 40 girls Basketball ECAs. Unfortunately time and space meant that not all could play on this occasion.
The games came thick and fast with both tournaments being played on a 2 pool basis with cross over finals between 1st, 2nd, 3rd and in the boys case 4th placed team from the group stages. For many children this was their first experience of a Basketball Tournament with other schools and the learning curve proved steep indeed. It was very pleasing to see the tremendous improvement in all of the teams communication, skills and team work as the tournament progressed.
The Patana Teams all played with great enthusiasm and demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of the game throughout and all of the children benefitted from their experience. Our boys teams proved particularly strong for our visitors gaining 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place out of the 8 team tournament. Our Tigers team closing out a very close final with our Black Team 6-5. Some of the boys who played particularly well during the afternoon included Gene, Day, Devyn, Taran, Hien Htet, David, Fionn and Win while everybody contributed well to their respective teams.
Our girls team also played well with some very close score lines during the afternoon. The final results show our Patana teams in 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th in their 6 team tournament. The final once again going to the Tigers over our Black Team by just 1 point. Some of the girls who played particularly well during the afternoon were Muffin, Mint, Satu, Molly, Katie, Jolie, India and Nina while once again everybody contributed confidently to their respective teams.
The afternoon proved to be a very positive end to a busy week and I would like to say a big thank you to all of the Coaches for their efforts and support. Also to the children for playing with such confidence and to the many parents who came along to cheer on all of the Patana teams.
Next up is the BISAC Basketball tournament on Saturday 8th November so keep shooting these hoops everybody!
Head of Primary Physical Education.
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