Students from the Year 7 basketball team made the trip to the University of Liverpool to visit the University men’s team. The boys were given a tour of the University’s prestigious wall of fame, a tour of the University facilities and found out about their sports scholarship programme in the hope of inspiring students to combine their sporting ability with University studies in the future.
Following this the boys got to sample some of their talents in front of the players when they were allowed on court during the half-time interval – the boys impressive lay-up and ball handling skills were evident throughout.
The boys were then able to watch the University side in action with front-row seats courtside. With their rallying support the University of Liverpool squad ramped up an impressive 83-49 victory over the University of Lancaster.
Our trip was rounded off with the team being able to meet the University squad after the game. The North Liverpool Academy squad have won their basketball league with a perfect record beating St Francis of Assisi, Cardinal Heenan, Notre Dame and Archbishop Beck on the way.
One student said “I hope that one day I can play University basketball in America and eventually play in the NBA.”
PE teacher Mr Metcalf commented “The students have been inspired by their visit and it is my dream to one day return to watch one of our own representing the University side.”