LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Visit Hazelwood Integrated College

Wednesday 28th November 2018

On Wednesday 28th November the levels of excitement rose amongst our Year 8 students who stayed behind after school for the visit of the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Basketball team. Eight College Basketball teams from across the United States are in Belfast for the next few days for the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic 2018 held at the SSE Arena. Hazelwood were lucky enough to be selected as the link school for the Blackbirds.

Students gathered in advance of the visit to to watch the famous Basketball movie ‘Space Jam’, then the noise levels escalated when the coach carrying the team arrived at the College. The students gave the players a fabulous Hazelwood welcome and then got the opportunity to train with the team and also participate in a Q&A session, where some very interesting questions were asked!

The players very generously distributed lots of their team merchandise and signed autographs for the students. The Hazelwood students then sent the team off with a guard of honour, wishing them the very best of luck for the competition ahead.

220 students and 10 staff will have the fantastic opportunity to take in the action at the SSE arena on Friday 30th November. Go Blackbirds!