State championship success for young basketballers

YOUNG basketballers from Corpus Christi Catholic School have tasted success at the 2017 State Primary School Championships.

Held in Launceston in early December, Corpus Christi had three teams compete in four categories at the competition.

The grade five/six girls team finished in second place, defeated in the grand final by Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School from Devonport.

The five/six boys team placed eighth overall, with the three/four boys team winning two out of their four games, finishing in fifth position.

Corpus Christi Catholic School HPE teacher Justin Brasnja said the school had a rich tradition of basketball prowess.

He said the school had competed in a number of regional and state basketball championships in recent years.

“The state competition was fierce and teams had to be playing at their very best to win games,” he said.

“But all three of the Corpus Christi teams trained hard leading up to the championships and listened well to their coaches, implementing new set plays and strategies.”

Mr Brasnja said competing in the statewide event gave students an opportunity to represent their school, set themselves a goal and train for an event that they knew would be challenging.

“Many of the best individual basketballers and teams from around the state were competing and it was fantastic for the players to compete in this fierce, but friendly competition,” he said.

“We are lucky to have teachers and parents who support the children in their training and games and we have also been fortunate to recently acquire new uniforms to represent our school at competitions and carnivals.”

Caption: The Corpus Christi Catholic School basketball teams, who recently competed in the 2017 State Primary School Championships.