On Wednesday (28 November) there was great excitement at Hazelwood Integrated College in North Belfast when Year 8 students welcomed the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds basketball team. Eight college teams from across the United States arrived in Belfast for the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at the SSE Arena. Hazelwood IC were lucky enough to be selected as the link school for the Blackbirds.
Students gathered in advance of the visit to to watch the basketball movie ‘Space Jam’, then the students got to train with the Blackbirds and made the most of a Q and A session with the team.
The players very generously distributed lots of their team merchandise and signed autographs. The Hazelwood students then sent the team off with a guard of honour, wishing them the very best of luck for the competition ahead.
Following this, 220 students and 10 staff have been given the fantastic opportunity to take in the action and support the Blackbirds at the SSE Arena on Friday 30 November.
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