On Thursday 7th December 14 pupils from KS2 competed at Temple Park Leisure Centre in the South Tyneside H4H qualifiers.

Our 2 teams competed with wonderful team spirit against 36 other teams – with the aim of reaching the H4H Finals night in January 2018.

The drive, focus, superb drills and sportsmanship from our teams was second-to-none, giving 100%to their team in each and every game.

Our team 1 topped their morning group winning all 5 games convincingly, while team 2 finished also won their group with 3 wins and 2 draws, to both reach the last 16 knock-out stages.

Here Stanhope 1 were paired against Stanhope 2 sadly, they had a fantastic battle, with Team 1 winning 18-0 , to advance to the final 8 teams. Here they played against Biddick Hall 1. In what was a very physical game we prevailed with fantastic leadership and agility demonstrated by Aston Hall (Captain), Charlie Bates (Vice-Captain) and Brooke Urwin in particular – scoring some wonderful baskets.

Well done to everyone that took part on the day and the parental support that we enjoyed at Temple Park. The team consisting of Aston Hall (Captain), Charlie Bates (Vice-Captain), Marc Shone, Jack Garlinge, Haiden Jones, Brooke Urwin and Beth Thompson will now play at Sports Central on Friday12th January at 6pm.

It would be wonderful if we can get a lot of children and family members from our school community to attend this prestigious event. All tickets to watch Stanhope and the Newcastle Eagles will be free. It will be a fun filled and exciting night for Stanhope’s school community!

This promises to be a very special occasion for our school, having qualified for such a great competition for the very second year in succession.

Mr Rogers


St. Oswald’s Hebburn 2 10-0 WIN
East Boldon 3 22-0 WIN
St. Bede’s South Shields 4 4-0 WIN
Biddick Hall 1 6-4 WIN
Harton 2 18-0 WIN
+60   -4 18 points 1st
Forest View 1 2-0 WIN
Hadrian 2 2-2 DRAW
Harton 3 2-0 WIN
Ridgeway 1 2-2 DRAW
East Boldon 4 4-2 WIN
+12   -6 11 points 1st

Stanhope Team 1 qualified for final 16 teams.

                           Quarter Finals

Stanhope 1    18 – 0     Stanhope 2

                             Semi Finals

Stanhope 1    16 – 4     Biddick Hall 1

Stanhope Team 1 have now qualified for the FINALS on January 12th 

                 – to be held at Sports Central, Newcastle.