School Sport: Redden Court girls rally to win

11:41 25 January 2014

Redden Court

Redden Court's girls' basketball squad have new kit thanks to fundraising efforts by parents, staff and governors


Pupils put Essex League losses behind them in London Youth Games qualifier

Redden Court’s under-14 girls basketball squad ended a busy week on a high with victory in the London Youth Games qualifiers.

The Harold Wood pupils played three games on successive nights, losing to Essex League rivals Shenfield High and Great Baddow before beating Dagenham’s All Saints.

The girls were beaten convincingly in both their league matches against Shenfield and Great Baddow, but their good form in the borough knock-out competition in which Redden Court are representing Havering was not affected, as they beat All Saints 29-20.

All Saints proved a strong and physical side, but despite their league defeats the Redden Court girls played with confidence and precision and showed their ability to compete both physically and mentally against Barking & Dagenham’s representatives.

Redden Court took an early lead and maintained this throughout the match, although All Saints were not without their opportunities.

Grace Pickford played excellently in defence and captain Emily Roofe led by example, working hard for her team and converting most of her lay-up opportunities.

The Havering champions now go on to play host to Newham’s Cumberland School in mid-February.

Redden Court’s girls are playing in new basketball kit, purchased with monies collected for the PE department by staff, governors and parents of students in a fundraising event which took place before Christmas.

Squad: Emily Roofe, Scarlett Jacks, Bethany Johnston, Sophie Sands, Charlee Harrop, Tayler Martin, Grace Pickford, Lucy Eost, Emily Diwell, Josie East, Alanah Jefferies, Holly Nash, Grace Deavin, Amy Pinkney, Louise Banham-Scott.


Latest Sport Stories

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Evergreen striker in primite position to replace injured McClure in attack for visit of Plymouth

Yesterday, 17:53
Action from the latest indoor cricket league matches at UEL

Latest news from indoor cricket league

Yesterday, 17:30
Jimmy McFarlane of Hornchurch (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch boss targets success against Haringey ahead of Thurrock trip

Yesterday, 17:00
London Raiders captain Tom Davis (pic: John Scott)

Captain Davis wants to build momentum

Yesterday, 16:47
Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers boss eyes up defeat of table topping Plymouth on Saturday

Yesterday, 15:30
Romford manager Paul Martin and assistant Mark Lord (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Boro looking to shock top of the table Wanderers after coming back to take point at Witham

Yesterday, 14:30
Action from the Romford v Ipswich game on Saturday

Crow Lane first team manager reflects on third victory of the month and form of his youngsters

Yesterday, 12:00
Coopers Coborn pupils came out on top at the borough's badminton championships

Coopers claim hat-trick, as Sacred Heart also celebrate

Most read sport

News from your area


Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.


MAC Makeup

MAC are renowned for their flawless, fabulous make up that is used worldwide by the stars. You too can have the chance to have the perfect makeup to suit your needs with £1,000 to spend on all the glam goodies you like!


You are never far from an Argos, wherever in the country you may be. They are like a magical cavern where whatever you need they seem to have it out the back behind the counter. So why not put them to the test with this great MyOffers competition to win £1000 to spend in-store.

Digital Edition

Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder