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Bridge of Don Academy Wins at International Summer Slam

16th June 2014 · Press Releases

Champion of School Winner Nets New Basketball Kit From iomart

An Aberdeen secondary school has won a brand new basketball kit from iomart after being named as a Champion of School Basketball.

Bridge of Don Academy in Aberdeen will receive a brand new Spalding basketball kit worth several hundred pounds.

Teacher Mhairi Guthrie, said: “We really appreciate this. We’ve just started a girls’ team and this kit will be absolutely excellent for them. Thank you so much.”

Bridge of Don Academy is one of 19 schools who have been rewarded by governing body basketballscotland for their work in encouraging young students to take up the game in Scotland. The school was presented with the award during the FIBA U14 International Summer Slam basketball tournament which was also supported by iomart and which took place at the PEAK sports centre in Stirling over the weekend.

The teacher and representatives from the school’s student body were presented with their award by GB basketball team co-captain Kieron Achara who is an ambassador for iomart’s sports kit campaign Host Your Kit.

Kieron said: “It’s been great to see so much young talent on display at the Summer Slam. Basketball is developing at a fast rate here and I’m proud to see all the hard work put in by teachers, pupils and volunteers in schools across Scotland to encourage children to take it up.”

iomart PR Manager Jane Robertson, who helped Kieron present the awards continued: “We’re delighted to be supporting this international tournament and the Champion of School initiative which recognises the hard work and extra hours being put in by school staff to help pupils get more involved with the sport.”

The FIBA U14 International Summer Slam is the only basketball tournament in the UK this summer to be supported by the sport’s European governing body. UE Horta from Barcelona won the Boys title while Dublin won the Girls trophy.

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