Northumbria hosted the men’s and women’s Police Sport UK national Basketball finals on 15th, 16th and 17th June 2018 at Sports Central on Northumbria Universities campus. There are over twenty police teams competing from England and Scotland in the tournament including our own men’s and women’s team. Our Chief Constable is the head of PSUK basketball so was present and took a keen interest. Our Chief Constable is the head of PSUK Basketball so took a keen interest in the event.
Our women’s team got off to an excellent start winning three out of their first four games, beating the MET for the first time! The team welcomed new member, student officer Fiona Gabbitus, who put in a solid performance at her first tournament and was even voted most valuable player in the game against the MET. The team won their final game against West Midlands police and finished third overall. This was the women’s team best result in force history and were given bronze medals by our Chief Constable. A special mention to be made to Judith English and Karen Eaketts who after years of representing the force for basketball have finally received a medal.
We have greatly improved our team over the last few years as we used to finish last and we have now finished as the best team in England as we were only beaten by a Scottish team who were in the finals
2017 PSUK Championship