Grangemouth Sports Complex hosted this years Jump2It Falkirk Finals when 20 teams from 10 primary schools took part in a morning’s primary school basketball competition.
The schools from Grange and Deanburn in Boness; Moray and Bowhouse in Grangemouth; Bankier and Denny; Maddiston and Wallacestone; and St Andrews and St Francis had all had a roadshow on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle delivered at their school by the Glasgow Rocks pro BBL team and Scottish Sports Futures who run the events. There was also a partnership with Clark Eriksson Fury BC and Active Schools Falkirk that saw six hours of coaching delivered to each school by Fury coaches and players. The competition saw four groups of five teams and the group winners – Moray , St Francis, Maddiston and Bankier go through to the Finals in Glasgow. The four schools will play off at the Rocks home venue at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow at the start of 2013 for the overall title of Jump2It Falkirk winner. On the day of the competition which was hosted by Active Schools Falkirk and Fury BC, the Glasow rocks players – Donald Robinson, EJ Harrrison and Fury/Rocks player Jonny Bunyan handed out the prizes. Voted as MVP‘s of the day were –Aiden McGlynn - St Francis; Thomas Boyle - Maddiston; Cameron Clark – St Andrews; Marc Allen – Grange; and Best Hustle awards went to Myles Wilson, Rhona Kerr and Charlotte Bell.
More than 1000 children attended the Roadshows delivered at the 10 schools and 200 children took part in the basketball coaching and competition.