PUPILS FROM ELGIN primary schools demonstrated the sports skills they have been learning through a partnership between the Active Schools team and Elgin Eagles Basketball Club.
Last weekend saw 45 pupils taking part in the eighth annual basketball festival aimed at strengthening school to club links and increasing the number of young people playing basketball in the town.
Coaches from Elgin Eagles and Moray Council spent four weeks working with all eight primary schools, providing pupils with a fun introduction to the sport and developing dribbling, passing and shooting skills.
Active Schools Co-ordinator, Roy McPherson, explained: “We are delighted to have organised this festival for the eighth year.
“Over 140 Primary 4-7 pupils have been involved in the coaching with 45 competing at the festival, where Greenwards Primary team came out on top with joint second place slots taken by West End and New Elgin primary school teams.”
Stuart McQuaker, chairman of the Eagles, said, “The development of Basketball in Moray continues to be in a strong position.
“Previously players that have advanced through the school program joined our club and with some even been recognised at regional squad level. We look forward to welcoming new members to the junior section as a result of the festival.”