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Hoops 4 Health

April 20, 2022
Crookhill On A Hoops High

Fighting for a place at the finals of this year’s Hoops 4 Health tournament gave fired-up pupils at Crookhill Primary a renewed sense of purpose and focus. And the runaway winners of the Gateshead competition can’t wait to compete in the end-of-season Champion of Champions event. Laura Hedley, Year Five teacher at Crookhill, revealed: “In…

March 14, 2022
St Bede’s Grab Hoops 4 Health Win

One of the most successful schools of the Hoops 4 Health era has hailed the groundbreaking community basketball programme that continues to impact positively on thousands of children across the North East. St Bede’s RC Primary, in South Shields, lifted the 2022 South Tyneside Hoops 4 Health trophy after the tournament returned from its pandemic-enforced…

February 23, 2022
St Teresa’s Take Newcastle Title

Pride and a sense of team spirit underpinned a tournament-winning performance as a Newcastle primary school bagged basketball glory. Pupils from St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School topped a bumper 25-team field to clinch the 2022 Newcastle Hoops 4 Health crown. And the Heaton-based kids won the hearts of thousands of fans after flying to victory…

February 17, 2022
Wellfield Of Dreams

All’s Well that ends Well after the jubilant winners of the North Tyneside Hoops4Health tournament overcame a nailbiting semi to dominate this year’s final. Thousands of Eagles fans watched Wellfield Middle School cruise to victory against New York Primary at the Vertu Motors Arena to take the 2022 regional title. But the Whitley Bay side…

February 16, 2022
Hoops Happy Kids Powered By Water

Two North East organisations committed to healthy living reinforce a special relationship rooted in community support when top-flight basketball returns to the Vertu Motors Arena on Friday. The groundbreaking partnership between Northumbria Water and the Eagles Community Foundation continues to make a splash across the North East. And Friday’s BBL clash between Newcastle Eagles and…

February 3, 2022
St Cuthbert’s Scoop Sunderland Title

Former semi-finalists St Cuthbert’s RC Primary clinched the 2022 Sunderland Hoops 4 Health crown in front of a packed Vertu Motors Arena crowd. Newcastle Eagles Community Foundation’s long-running schools programme — which combines healthy living messages with thrill-a-minute hoops — is back following its enforced Covid layoff. And St Cuthbert’s clinched a thrilling regional final against…

January 28, 2022
First Hoops 4 Health Regional Tournament Returns To Arena After Two Years

On Friday 28 January, the Vertu Motors Arena hosted its first Hoops 4 Health regional tournaments after a two-year hiatus throughout the pandemic. Almost 200 children took part in the competition bringing together nine schools from across North Tyneside at the home of the Eagles Community Foundation. Sam Blake, Chief Executive Officer of the Eagles…

February 10, 2020
St Bede’s Clinch Fourth South Tyneside Title

Stifling defence and big game experience helped St Bede’s clinch a fourth South Tyneside Hoops 4 Health title in front of a capacity crowd at the Eagles Community Arena. The pre-tournament favourites conceded for the first time on their way to a hard fought 4-2 semi-final win against Stanhope Primary. But a single basket was…

January 22, 2020
Seaburn Seal Sunderland Title

A nailbiting final saw Seaburn Dene retain their Hoops 4 Health title as the top four schools in Sunderland took the Eagles Community Arena by storm. Twenty-four teams from seven primaries tipped off at Sunderland University the previous week in a bid to make this season’s semi-finals. And 2019 winners Seaburn Dene Primary were joined by…