Hard work has paid off says Redden Court coach Hughes after more basketball glory
PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 March 2018
Redden Court basketball coach Tom Hughes has praised the efforts of his school teams after another year of silverware.
The Harold Wood pupils enjoyed cup success in the year seven and year eight competitions while their year nines fell just short.
The year 10 team are yet to play their final with the recent bad weather conditions forcing it to be postponed.
Hughes also guided the year 11 side to a league title and believes they’re building a reputation of being a force in sport.
“That’s the reputation that we’re building I think,” he said.
“To get to all of the finals we’re obviously really pleased with and we’re really impressed with all of the boys.”
The PE teacher is also feeling positive about the future of the school’s teams after the two younger age groups came up triumphs.
“That’s the most impressive thing really. The year sevens and eights have put so much hard work in and continue to put so much hard work in to training. Morning and night they put the effort in.
“The parents are so supportive, they do whatever they can to get the kids to our training sessions and come to support us at all the matches.
“The year seven success this year was really down to hard work and determination. There is boys like every year seven set-up, boys that have never played basketball before and they just worked so hard to learn and play the game successfully.
“That’s the Redden Court way as we say and that hard work has paid off.”
Hughes also admits it’s a great feeling to see the youngsters progress as they make their way through the ranks at the school.
“It makes you feel extremely proud when you see these young men progress as they turn up on week one, having never experienced a game of basketball, and by the end of the year they’re scoring lots and lots of points.
“They understand the game by the end and it all comes down to them and their hard work.
“As a coach it’s something I will continue to do with Redden Court, it’s not just basketball it’s every sport, where we want to emphasise hard work.”
Redden Court will be targeting more success next season throughout the year groups again, with Hughes adding: “The target next year is to do the same.”
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