Easter rolls in once again and our season starts to draw to a close – BUT there are things to settle before the curtain comes down on a busy eight months.
One issue which was sorted was the Handicap Cup Final which was won for the past two seasons by Arden Griffins but yesterday it went the way of Tile Hill Trojans 1 who defeated Tamworth Tigers at Rawlett School in Tamworth.
Trojans 2 were undone at Aylesford earlier in the week as were Leamington Spartans at the hands of Coventry College – both games in Division One.
NOW GET READY FOR WOODLANDS SUMMER LEAGUE….
After three successful Summer League competitions at the Woodlands Sports Complex, it is returning for a 4th year and will be tipping off late May/early June. If you didn’t know how it works, the clock is a running one it’s very much aimed at development and a bit of fun. Officials from the WBA support the running of the Woodlands Summer League and it contains a mixture of experienced local players and beginners. For more information or to register your interest, please contact Dec Connolly – Declan.email@example.com / 07943 846142
HALL OF FAMER ROGER PAYNE IS BACK IN COVENTRY!
Roger Payne, (pictured) arguably Warwickshire Basketball’s most successful coach has returned to the city of Coventry and has joined forces with Paul Adams in the running of Coventry Tornadoes. Roger, who won two titles as a player before taking NINE as a coach after injury cut short his playing career has been out of the area for a few years enjoying success as a joint owner and coach at several clubs.
Roger was inducted into the Warwickshire Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013 as an acknowledgment of his services to basketball in our Area. He is arranging camps involving several NBA players and a tournament called “Kings of the Court” which takes place in August at The Wildcats Arena Nottingham.
He has also employed the services of his son Bryson to work with the youngsters of Coventry and he will be coaching the under 17 side as “The Family Business” continues to develop. Roger’s details are found by logging onto www.ballersheaven.com
WARWICKSHIRE BASKETBALL ANNUAL AWARDS EVENING…..
It is time for you to nominate your favourites for consideration for the Warwickshire Basketball Awards which will be presented at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and Presentation evening which this year takes place on
THURSDAY 20TH JUNE AT
JAGUAR SOCIAL CLUB, FENTON ROAD, COVENTRY CV5 9PS.
The categories we are looking for nominations for are:
Table Officiating Award
Young Player of the Year (under 19)
If you feel that someone qualifies for consideration in any of the above please e mail us with their name and why you think this – in no more than 150 words please.
ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 31st MAY
Please E MAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org