Dynamik National Schools Finals 2023: Preview and schedule for Manchester showdowns

The Dynamik National School Finals return to the National Basketball Performance Centre with the cream of the national secondary school and further education basketball scene on show.

The event features the Premier finals for the Under-14 and Under-16 Co-Ed (mixed male and female), Under-17 boys and girls and Under-19 men and women competitions.


11:00am: Under-14 Co-Ed Premier Final - St Bonaventure’s School v Christ’s School LIVE STATS
11:15am: Under-16 Co-Ed Premier Final - Northampton School for Boys v Holy Trinity School LIVE STATS
1:15pm: Under-17 Boys' Final - Myerscough College v City of London Academy LIVE STATS
1:30pm: Under-17 Girls' Final - Copleston High School v City of London Academy LIVE STATS
3:45pm: Under-19 Men's Final - Bedford Academy v Richard Huish College LIVE STATS
4pm: Under-19 Women's Final - ACS Cobham v Holy Trinity School LIVE STATS

How they got to the finals

The road to Manchester has been a long one.

The finals, sponsored by Dynamik Sports Flooring, are the culmination of a run of numerous school games. Teams competed in group stages before advancing to the knockout rounds and on to the NBPC.

In the Under-14 Co-Ed Premier Final Christ’s School face St Bonaventure’s School.

Christ’s, from Richmond (main picture), saw off Whitgift, Totteridge Academy and Copleston High School on their way to the final.

London’s St Bonaventure defeated John Fisher School, St Columba’s College and Manchester’s Wright Robinson to earn their spot.

In the Under-16 Co-Ed Premier Final it’s Holy Trinity School v Northampton School for Boys.

Holy Trinity pit their well-established basketball programme against Northampton, who have also tasted the Manchester experience before.

Holy Trinity beat John Fisher School, St Paul’s Catholic College and St Bonaventure’s to earn their passage.

Northampton beat Great Baddow High School, St Thomas More High School and Helsby High School.

City of London Academy and Myerscough College contest the Under-17 Boys' Final with both establishments banking on a wealth a basketball experience in different national competitions.

Myerscough beat Beamount, Northampton School for Boys and Haringey Sixth Form, while CoLA beat City of London, John Fisher School and Harris City Academy.


CoLA (pictured above) are also represented in the Under-17 Girls' Final, where they face another prolific basketball school in Ipswich’s Copleston High.

These two establishments also know each other well with numerous battles under their belts in WEABL and WNBL.

Copleston bested ACS Cobham and Beaumont among others on their way to the final, with CoLA seeing off Aylesbury High and Holy Trinity School in the quarters and semis respectively.

In the Under-19 Men's Final Bedford Academy take on Taunton’s Richard Huish College, with Bedford counting Myerscough amongst their victims en-route.

The final contest of the day is the Under-19 Women's match-up between ACS Cobham and Holy Trinity School from Crawley.

Trinity, in their second final of the day, saw off Harris City Academy and Peter Symonds on their path the NBPC, while Cobham beat Richard Huish and Northampton School for Girls.


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