THE COMPETITION is heating up in a Clydebank basketball tournament as schools across the area show off their talent.

Week three of the Junior NBA programme took place at Clydebank High School last week, with five schools doing their best to secure the top two spots to progress to the next stage of the competition.

Each school represents NBA teams with Clydemuir being Denver Nuggets, St Stephen’s - Minnesota Timberwolves; Goldenhill - Oklahoma City Thunder; Whitecook – Portland Trailblazer, and Kilbowie – Utah Jazz.

Glasgow Fever Basketball Club are leading the competition in West Dunbartonshire.

Andy McKay, Active Schools manager, said: “We are delighted to give children from Clydebank the opportunity to take part in this fantastic initiative.

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“Basketball has been a growing sport in Clydebank for the last five years through Active Schools and Glasgow Fever Basketball Club partnership. We hope having the Junior NBA will continue to raise the profile of basketball within our community, as well as encouraging more children to try and love the sport.”

Derek O’Riordan, of basketballscotland, added: “We are excited by the opportunity to partner with the NBA to deliver their programme. The team is looking forward to engaging with local kids who will benefit.”

If your child is interested in taking part in basketball, Glasgow Fever Basketball Club have community sessions running on Thursdays, 4-5pm for P1-3 pupils at Clydebank High School, and 5-6pm for P4-7 pupils.

Each sessions cost £2. For more information call Active Schools on 0141 562 2485. No previous experience is required.