After almost 2 years of Covid and lockdown disruption the Hotshots Schools Competitive Programme is back! Forge School Sports Partnership was the first tournament back at All Saints which saw 10 teams battle it out for the Forge Y4 Hotshots title: Hallam, Lowedges, Ballifield (2), Stradbroke, Dore, Bradway, Woodseats, Athelstan, and Woodthorpe
Teams fielding 8 players as per the Hotshots trademark, were split into two pools with 4 boys playing the first 4 minutes, then the 4 girls taking over for the second half of 4 minutes. Games were fast and furious with Dore topping Pool A unbeaten, whilst Pool B’s winner was decided by a “Golden” basket match where Athelstan just edged out Hallam to take the top spot!
Dore proved to be too strong for Athelstan in the final as they ran out convincing winners 12 – 2 but both teams progress to the City Championship Final which will be held in the Spring term. Hallam took a credible 3rd place.
It was great to see almost 100 children enjoying mini basketball once again, some familiar teachers back on the sidelines and Forge staff supporting the event. Thanks also to the Hatters players for refereeing and All Saints Sports Leaders for helping with the scoring. We are all looking forward to the next Hotshots encounter on Monday 13 December, watch this space!