Windsor Sixth Form, Richmond Street, Halesowen, B63 4BB
Part of Windsor Academy Trust

Windsor Basketball teams visit Worcester Wolves

27th February 2024

Following a fantastic season for our U16 and Sixth Form Basketball teams, the students attended a session at Worcester Wolves where they watched the game, met the team and coaches, and took part in a number of practical, sports science and management based sessions around supporting a professional sports organisation.

Shortly after arriving at the University, the students were taken onto the official Worcester Wolves court and put through their paces by Coach Kieron Howell.

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They then took part in a session looking at drugs in sport and testing different products to identify if there were items from the banned list. It was really interesting to see how many household products contained banned items which athletes have to avoid when competing.

Next, they embarked on a sports therapy session and practiced treating a number of sporting injuries that could occur in a basketball game, on each other. This included fitting a neck brace, treating a sprained ankle and splinting a broken leg. The students also learnt how to put someone in a full body support to treat a spinal injury.

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The students then took part in a "Building the Brand" session, looking at how important branding is to sports merchandising and teams. They had a go at redesigning the brands of some of the most famous Basketball teams in the world, with Mr Yafai demonstrating his artistic talents!

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In the final session, the students met with the official Worcester Wolves Strength and Conditioning Coach where they learnt about the different programmes the athletes follow to improve their athletic performance and the detail behind them.

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Finally, the students sat courtside to watch Worcester beat Myerscough 76-67, meeting the team afterwards! Maied and Elijah even took part in a half time game on court, testing their ball rolling accuracy in front of a crowd of over 1,000 people! Elijah took the win on official crowd decision!

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Thank you to Worcester Wolves for hosting us!