Congratulations to Upper Sixth students Finley Moss and Ellis Evans who will represent England at the Tri-Nations Basketball Tournament.

The event will take place at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester on December 21 and 22. It will provide an opportunity for Under-16 and Under-18 players from across Britain to come together to showcase their talents. It will consist of select teams from Scotland, England and Wales.

A selection process which monitors players’ performance through statistics picked out our two Basketball Academy students, Finley and Ellis.  The team selection is also based on a video review and Coach recommendations. It is the first time either student will play for England.

Finley who studies A Level PE, Maths & Business Studies and Ellis who studies BTEC Sport, are supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) at Carmel. They both have their eyes set on playing in America next season and have already received full scholarship offers to different universities. Alongside their academic studies, the boys train four times per week. They play 2-3 games per week and also take part in video analysis sessions and strength and conditioning sessions. In addition to their college commitments, they both feature for Coach Dominic O’Neill at club level for St Helens Basketball Club and several other clubs.

Basketball Coach and TASS Mentor Dominic O’Neill said “I am over the moon that the boys will represent England Under 18’s. They are fantastic players and deserve recognition as some of the best young basketball players in the country. I hope they will relish the opportunity to make a name for themselves and continue to have further international success. I hope it inspires current and future players in our program.”

Well done, this is an amazing accomplishment! Best of luck.

Finley (pictured left) Ellis (pictured right)

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