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Handball: Bower Park Academy hand it to rivals to reach London Youth Games finals at Cooper Box Arena

PUBLISHED: 12:00 08 March 2018

Bower Park Academy's under-13 girls handball team celebrate after qualifying for the London Youth Games finals (pic: Bower Park Academy).

Bower Park Academy's under-13 girls handball team celebrate after qualifying for the London Youth Games finals (pic: Bower Park Academy).

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Head of PE Chris Baker praises two squads after they defeat Chadwell Heath Academy and Mayfield School respectively to secure finals place on March 27

Bower Park Academy's under-15 boys handball team face the camera after qualifying for the London Youth Games finals (pic: Bower Park Academy). Bower Park Academy's under-15 boys handball team face the camera after qualifying for the London Youth Games finals (pic: Bower Park Academy).

Bower Park Academy had plenty to celebrate recently after their under-15 boys and under-13 girls handball teams qualified for the London Youth Games finals.

At the end of February, the under-15 boys travelled to take on local rivals Chadwell Heath Academy and a thriller occurred.

Despite losing a 5-1 lead to trail 9-8 at half time, Bower Park’s boys fought back well to secure a spot in the finals with a 18-16 victory.

It will be the schools first appearance in the finals at the Copper Box Arena on March 27 and they will be joined by the under-13 girls.

The under-13 girls took on Mayfield School and earned a comprehensive 23-3 triumph.

“Both teams have worked really hard in training and the school is proud of their massive achievements so far, but only half the job is done,” said head of PE Chris Baker.

“We’ll enjoy these victories and now work even harder to achieve our main goal to be the best handball school in the whole of London.”

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