Highfields’ basketball players enjoying slam dunk success

Talented basketball players from Highfields are flying high in the sport after netting back-to-back successes on the courts and proving their talents against the best in the country.

The school's team finished top of the Wolverhampton School League last season after an undefeated run of seven games and is now playing at a national standard under the leadership of coach, Mr M.Baker.

Mr Baker said: “We’ve got a really good team and I wanted to try them at that level. They are doing incredibly well and I am extremely proud of them.

“We have a small group of six players from Year 11 who train three times a week in the morning at 7.30am before school starts. That takes a lot of dedication and their efforts are really paying off.

“They have been working hard for three years winning league titles and it is great that their efforts and talents are being recognised.

“The sport is growing a lot and I hope more of our students will get interested in playing, especially when they see how much our team is achieving.”

The first game of the new Wolverhampton School League season will take place on March 2 and the team is also competing in the Wolverhampton School Plate competition.

Posted on February 11, 2016 .