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By GreaterSport | 05 February 2016 | TAGS: gmschoolgames, schoolgames, school games, schoolgames

The U14 and U16 Basketball competitions showed off some of the impressive talent offered at the 2016 Level 3 Greater Manchester School Games event that took place week commencing 20th January. An incredible display of passion and great effort from over 150 Year 9, 10 and 11 pupils from 34 schools across the county that had qualified to compete and represent their borough.

The competitions took place at the Ameachi Centre and St. Peters RC High School. The events saw some of the best youth Basketball talent across Greater Manchester compete to be crowned the Greater Manchester Champions. It was a particularly successful week for Stockport and Manchester with Reddish Vale High School, Stockport, winning the U14 girls competition, St Matthew's High School, Manchester, winning the U14 boys competition, Cheadle Hulme High School, Stockport, winning the U16 girls competition and Wright Robinson College, Manchester, winning the U16 boys competition.

U14 Boys (Top 3)

1. St Matthew's High School (Manchester)

2. Marple Hall High School (Stockport)

3. Philips High School (Bury)

U14 Girls (Top 3)

1. Reddish Vale High School (Stockport)

2. Elton High School (Bury)

3.Trinity High School (Manchester)

U16 Boys (Top 3)

1. Wright Robinson College (Manchester)

2. Saddleworth High School (Oldham)

3. Philips High School (Bury)

U16 Girls (Top 3)

1.= Cheadle Hulme High School (Stockport)

1. = Elton High School (Bury)

3. All Saints Catholic College (Tameside)

Yvonne Harrison, Chief Executive of GreaterSport said: “It was great to see so many pupils from a variety of schools across Greater Manchester taking part at the event. The School Games events are a great opportunity for young people to get involved in sport for numerous good outcomes upon their health, fitness and well-being.”

The winners will now go on to represent Greater Manchester in Basketball England’s National Schools Competition. 

To see more information about the Greater Manchester School Games, see the GreaterSport website. http://www.greatersport.co.uk/schoolgames

The next Greater Manchester School Games event is Athletics, with the Secondary Cross Country event on 6th February 2016.

The winter festival, featuring over 20 competitions, across 16 sports and 15 venues takes place on 15th March 2016.

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