JMHS are now double County Boys Basketball Champions after winning both the U16 and U14 County competitions. The U16 Boys beat Earl Mortimer College and the U14s beat Whitecross in their respective finals with comfortable victories. Mr Hawksworth who oversees the basketball at John Masefield said ‘These successes are a great example of community partnership. As well as weekly school practice the boys’ superior skill levels and enthusiasm for the game have been mostly developed by the highly successful Leadonites Basketball club which the vast majority attend with some of the boys being members for three years. John Masefield basketball teams also use the Leadonites basketball kits for their school matches and are extremely grateful for their generosity. Furthermore to ensure continuity of coaching John Masefield utilise one of Leadonites capable coaches Jack Powell who delivers weekly training sessions and attends some school matches. Finally Community Action Ledbury provide transport to the matches which helps reduce the cost to the school. It’s a real community team effort!
Both the U14s and U16s now go on to represent the County in the Regional stages of the competition.