Beaumont School booked a place at the Inclusive Zone Basketball national finals
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BEAUMONT School’s quest for an Inclusive Zone Basketball (IZB) national title is still alive after winning the East Schools Competition.
IZB combines wheelchair and running basketball allowing players with a physical disability to represent their school alongside their non-disabled classmates in a fast-paced game.
The St Albans school came third in the national competition last year and will be hoping to go two places better this time round at the Worchester Arena on May 1.
Placed in Pool Two of the East Schools Competition, Beaumont came out firing beating all the teams without dropping a basket, setting up a semi-final against North Herefordshire College.
A 16-2 win for Beaumont booked a final spot against Springwood High. And it was the St Albans side’s greater experience that shone through as they ran out 14-3 winners, retaining the East title.
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British wheelchair basketball education officer Matt Gibbs said: “It’s fantastic to see the tournament double in size from last year – it’s a great testament to the number of schools in the region building upon the great coverage of wheelchair basketball and the Paralympic Games to create a real sporting legacy.
“Congratulations to all the teams who took part and we look forward to Beaumont School joining us again at the National Finals.”
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