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Bower Park secure plenty of London Youth Games success

PUBLISHED: 15:00 08 February 2018

Bower Park's under-15 boys handball team face the camera (pic: Bower Park).

Bower Park's under-15 boys handball team face the camera (pic: Bower Park).

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Romford-based school saw their pupils excel in various recent events

Bower Park's under-13 girls handball team face the camera (pic: Bower Park). Bower Park's under-13 girls handball team face the camera (pic: Bower Park).

Bower Park’s under-15s made the last-four of the London Youth Games boys handball competition earlier this month.

Park faced Cumberland, who finished fifth in the event last year, and expected a tough test, but they made a strong start and never looked back.

The Romford-based school pupils roared into a 5-0 lead and kept their composure to claim a deserved 29-12 win.

Park will now take on local rivals Chadwell Heath away on February 23 looking to secure a spot in the London Youth Games finals at the Copper Box Arena.

The under-15 girls were not able to follow the lead of the boys as they lost a dramatic game with Bexleyheath 19-17.

Bexleyheath were runners-up in 2017, but the Park girls made a good start and led 16-14 at one stage before the hosts fought back to progress.

There was better news for the under-13 girls though, as they defeated Barking Abbey Academy 33-18 to reach the last-four of the competition.

Bower Park had success in the district basketball too with three of the four year groups qualifying for the semi-finals, though the under-14 girls were not in action – they were awarded a walkover against Welling Academy.

The under-15 girls cricket side enjoyed their first round of games in the Essex indoor cricket championships recently.

Bower Park's under-15 girls cricket team face the camera (pic: Bower Park). Bower Park's under-15 girls cricket team face the camera (pic: Bower Park).

They faced Passmore Academy and won comprehensively, by 38 runs, after scoring 76-1 off six five-ball overs with Passmore dismissed for 38.

Park then faced St Helena School and secured another victory, this time by 31 runs after scoring 66-4 and reducing their rivals to 35-7.

It means the girls will now compete in the regional finals at Essex’s County Ground in March attempting to be the county champions and progress to the National Finals as a result.

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