29th January 2019 — Yateley Manor’s U11 and U13 basketball teams were both crowned IAPS National Champions.
The teams both played superbly throughout the day at the championships, winning all their matches in convincing style.
It is the first time that a school has won both U11 and U13 national basketball titles in one year. To cap off the day Yateley Manor also scooped up the two Most Valuable Player awards at the championships with Megan winning the U11’s trophy and Alex the U13’s.
Pete Daines, Yateley Manor’s basketball coach, said ‘I am really proud of all the children involved. The U13s have been improving their skills and understanding over a long time and it all came together on the day. Both teams listened to all their instructions, trusted each other and played really well as a team. They were extremely disciplined in defence and incredible on offence.”
Basketball is a very popular sport at Yateley Manor. The U11 and U13 squads are both coached by Pete Daines who, as well as being a Yateley Manor sports teacher, also co-ordinates the under 18 Great Britain and England basketball team’s programme.