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CWBA's Peter Cusack wins Silver at U22 European Champs!

posted 21 Jan 2017, 02:34 by Paul Claridge




We are very proud to inform you that CWBA player Peter Cusack was part of the GB Mens Under 22's squad who have bought home a Silver Medal from The European Championship Under 22 for Men of Wheelchair Basketball 2016 - from 8 to 15 January 2017 in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy

In the final, the team fought until the very end; a stunning 3rd qtr by Turkey seeing the momentum switch - Turkey battling to a 53-38 win.

We are very proud of you Peter!

CWBA hosts International Team

posted 15 Nov 2016, 05:37 by Paul Claridge

We are very proud to announce that the UAE National Wheelchair Basketball Team will be training in Coventry this month. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to see high standard Wheelchair Basketball. 
The following friendlies have been arranged! 

Sat 19th Nov  6pm CWBA 2 vs UAE
@ Woodlands Coventry

Tues 22nd  Nov 7pm CWBA 1 vs UAE
@ Woodlands Coventry
 
Thurs 24th Nov 7pm Steelers 2 vs UAE
@ Northern General,  Sheffield

Thurs 1st Dec 8pm CWBA U19's vs UAE
@ Woodlands Coventry

Sun 4th Dec  2pm RPC vs UAE
@Woodlands Coventry

Tues 6th Dec 6.20pm Blackcats vs UAE
@ Bishop Challoner,  Birmingham

Thur 8th Dec 8.15pm Bears 1 vs UAE
@ Warwickshire College,  Henley

Tues 13th Dec  7pm CWBA 1 vs UAE @Woodlands


CWBA Women Dominate in Nottingham

posted 13 Nov 2016, 06:21 by Paul Claridge   [ updated 13 Nov 2016, 06:49 ]

CWBA Women were in action this weekend in the first of this seasons fixtures in the Women's League Division 1. The team took to the court for the first time together and took 3 wins from 3 games.
CWBA Women vs Angels 38-28
CWBA vs Vixens 50-23
CWBA vs Titans 52-25

Head Coach Ally Hope said "I was a apprehensive going in to the first weekend as we had a few changes to the roster from last year, plus trying to assess where the other teams were was difficult.... however, the ladies were awesome, played sublime basketball, and built a solid foundation with solid and dynamic defence. I'm really proud of the team and I'm looking forward to the next weekend"

The games  also featured Division 1 Women's League debuts for 4 young and talented players,  Adele Atkin, Jade Atkin and Emma Walton from Blackhawks and CWBA's own 13 year old Jess Dowdeswell.
The team will have to wait until January to face the league favourites Sheffield Steelers. 



CWBA to play the GB Invictus Games Team!

posted 19 Apr 2016, 03:33 by Paul Claridge   [ updated 19 Apr 2016, 03:39 ]

CWBA coach Paul Claridge "We are very honoured and privileged to be given the opportunity to play this amazing team.  We hope to give them some valuable match practise in preparation for the competition in Florida at the Invictus Games".
The CWBA Team for the game is; Cameron Swan (CWBA),  Sean Jones (CWBA), Lee Taylor (CWBA), Sam Lewis (CWBA), Chris Morris (CWBA), Keith Batty (c) (CWBA) Sam Mack (Lowriders),  Joel Connor-Saunders (Lowriders), Ryan Dickin (Leicester Cobras).
Coaches: Paul Claridge (CWBA),  Kev Ogbourne (Swindon Shock)







CWBA Star gets GB Debut

posted 19 Apr 2016, 03:02 by Paul Claridge

CWBA Star Peter Cusack (17) will get his first GB cap this weekend when he travels to Dubai with the GB Mens under 22's team.  The young Coventry player performed well in the selection camp a couple of weeks ago.  Peter's coaches on his first trip are GB Senior mens Head Coach Haj Bhania and GB Senior mens Assistant Coach and the legendary Joey Johnson.  For the full story please click on the link below.
Fazza 2016

CWBA Under 15's take the Plate Competition at the National Junior League Finals.

posted 17 Apr 2016, 10:33 by Paul Claridge

After a poor start and a defeat in the knockout Competition to Teesside Titans CWBA Under 15's take the Plate Competition with wins against Sheffield Steelers and Hampshire Hornets. Coach Claridge said 'it was a disappointing result after a good season and it highlights how much work we still have to do!   The team showed great character to be able to regroup and complete the day in better form!  I'm very proud of all of my young players! '

CWBA Under 15's are at the National Junior League Finals this Saturday

posted 14 Apr 2016, 04:56 by Paul Claridge   [ updated 14 Apr 2016, 05:01 ]

This Saturday CWBA's Under 15's will travel to Worcester Arena to take on the best clubs in the UK! The young Coventry team qualified in first place after a good season.  CWBA gained a bronze medal last year,  this year they are intent on a higher placing. Follow their progress on the day on twitter @theCWBA, or get along to Worcester Arena to take in the action! 
CWBA Team
Tom Cutts
Dan May
Jess Dowdeswell
Laura Swan
Adryel Fernandez
Harry Evans
Nathan Leese
Ellie Thompson


Juniors take 100% in first session

posted 25 Oct 2015, 07:27 by Niki Cross

CWBA juniors have started their U15 campaign for the 2015-16 season with a 100% record in Nottingham this weekend.  The central division is a bit smaller this year so we potentially play everyone twice each session

 

CWBA 28 v  Sheffield Steelers 2

CWBA 30 v Norwich Lowriders 2

CWBA 31 v Viking Hoglets 9

CWBA 38 v Norwich Lowriders 0

CWBA 26 v Sheffield Steelers 13

 

2015/16 first game for CWBA2

posted 27 Sep 2015, 04:44 by Niki Cross

Swindon Shock 65 CWBA 2 52
Great team performance with Tom Cutts (12) and Dan May (13) getting their debut in the 2nd Division.
First ever appointment for Lee Taylor as Captain.

Top Scorers
Cam Swan with 15
Tom Millward 14
Lee Taylor 13

MVP Chris Morris with a sterling defensive show!

Tom Cutts scored in his debut!
We are checking with the league to find out if he's the youngest ever Scorer in the 2nd Division!

Well done to Shock
Ben Fox top Scorer with 39 points

Regional Junior Championships triumph

posted 3 Aug 2015, 02:32 by Niki Cross   [ updated 3 Aug 2015, 02:33 ]

The Regional Junior Championships were held 1-2 August at the Worcester Arena a new venue this year.  Spornsored by Lord Taverners and BWB, 11 U15 and 12 U19 teams took part.
 
CWBA provided half of both West Midlands teams this year. 
 
The U15 team consisted of our newest players with Laura Swan competing for the very first time in any wheelchair competition.  With brother Cameron moving up to the under 19 team this year, 12 year old Tom Cutts captained a very young team (mainly 10 - 12 year olds) to a very creditable 6th place overall.
 
CWBA player Dan May was part of the Welsh side that narrowly lost the Bronze medal position by one point in extra time.
 
The Under 19 team managed to win all of their matches and in an exciting final  they won by 2 points in extra time.
 
Well done all

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