P5-7 Blaze Basketball Fri 19th December

Sarah Murphy from Blaze Basketball has invited Sciennes P5-P7 pupils to the Crags on Friday 19th December 1.30-4.00pm for a Basketball Game Day. Cost £2.00.

Below is a post from Blaze’s website on 2nd December about the growing success of Girls’ Basketball in the South Central Area:

Blaze Girls Basketball Beginning to Burn Bright

Blaze Girls Basketball Beginning to Burn Brightly

This weekend was great for Blaze Basketball Club. The newly formed under 12 and under 14 Blaze Girls Clubs showed up in numbers to play.

On Friday evening The Crags hosted the first ever girls only fixtures in the South Central Primary School Basketball League. There were four Girls teams overall, which included a mix of St Peters, Sciennes Primary School and Blaze Under 12 Development Girls.

Under 12 and 14 Girls coach Sarah Murphy spoke of her joy at seeing so many girls come get involved in the League.

‘It was great to see the girls come along and give it a try today. For many of them it was their first ever competitive match, but everyone did really well. There was examples of really good sportsmanship, teamwork and a high level of energy from start to finish. All the girls that came along today definitely have what it takes to have a great future in basketball and there is a lot of potential in the South Central Area.’

P7 Basketball Club players (6 girls and 6 boys) will receive a letter next week inviting them to participate in an Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association (EPSSA) Basketball Tournament at Meadowbank on Monday 12th January 10am-12pm. The success of Sarah and Eoghann’s lunchtime Basketball clubs for girls has enabled us to enter the competition for the first time in many years, since rules dictate that at least five girls must form the team and previously we did not have sufficient numbers of girls keen to participate. Thank you to Ms Anstruther for suggesting a Girls’ Basketball Club and thank you Sarah and Eoghann!