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CWBA Juniors and Women top their league

posted 15 Apr 2018, 09:29 by Niki Cross

With CWBA Juniors taking part in the final 8s in the new league next week to try and book a place at the National Finals the CWBA Women's team took the top spot in Div 1 this weedend with 7 wins from 8 and booked their place at National Finals at the end of May.

Jess Dowdeswell gets GB call up

posted 10 Apr 2018, 05:14 by Niki Cross

Jess and fellow Women's team players Jade and Adele Atkins have all been selected for GB Junior Women training.  

The first camp was held in Sheffield last week.

Congratulations to all 3 players who join GB regulars Charlotte Moore and  Joy Haizelden on the GB programme

Womens league all star team has major CWBA presence

posted 7 Apr 2018, 01:26 by Niki Cross

BWB have announced the line up for the 2 all-star teams who will play the last game of the final Women's event for this season.  Of the 10 named players, CWBA take 5 spots.  A further 2 places are claimed by Blackcats Adele and Jade Atkins who also play in the CWBA womens team

CWBA Juniors place at final 8s confirmed

posted 7 Apr 2018, 01:14 by Niki Cross

The U18 team who won all of their matches in the 3 round robin competions have been confirmed for the final 8s competion.  The event will take place at the EIS in Sheffield on 21 April.
The 2 finalists from this competion will progress to the National finals at the end of May.
Good luck to all of the team

CWBA Head Coach joins GB Coaching team

posted 15 Feb 2018, 06:58 by Niki Cross

CWBA congratulate Ally Hope, Head coach for our Premier, 1st Div and Women's team on his appointment as the GB Under 25 Women's team assistant coach.


Ally’s appointment is the first formal appointment to the performance support for the team.

Working alongside the current GB U25 Women’s Head Coach Dan Price, Ally will start at the half term Futures Development Camp.  

See the full announcement on the BWB website

http://www.gbwba.org.uk/gbwba/index.cfm/news/u25-womens-assistant-coach/

Welsh disabled sportsman 2017

posted 4 Feb 2018, 02:42 by Niki Cross

For the second year CWBA's Oliver Griffith-Salter has won the Welsh disabled sportsman of the year.  As well as playing for CWBA 1,  Ollie also coaches Worcester Wolves ladies in th Women's league and has recently been included in a GB camp with 5 other CWBA players.

CWBA send their warmest congratulations to Ollie

CWBA have 6 players selected for 2017 U23 GB Camp

posted 27 Nov 2017, 03:52 by Niki Cross

CWBA are proud to announce that that 6 of it's members have been selected to take part in the December 2017 Under 23 GB camp

Two of the historic Under 23 World championship team, Peter Cusack and Sam Mack will return to the camp for the 2nd. year

Joining them for the first time are Oliver Griffiths-Salter, Dan May, Sameer Rehman and Matt Travers.

Developing junior players has been at the core of the CWBA ethos for the last 15 years.  This recognition of so many of our players reflects that dedication from both coaches and players. It is the icing on the cake for club's most successful year to date.

The whole club hopes all of the players enjoy the camp and use the opportunities offered to take them to greater heights in the future. 

The full announcement can be read at: http://www.gbwba.org.uk/gbwba/index.cfm/news/gb-u23-training-camp-squad-announced/

CWBA Juniors get off to a flying start

posted 27 Nov 2017, 03:49 by Niki Cross

The new format Junior tournaments based on one team of 13 to 18 year olds (rather than the 2 U15 and U19 teams of previous years) started with the first events yesterday.  

CWBA are in a round robin group with Wolverhampton and North Wales Knights and hosted the first of the 3 preliminary rounds.

North Wales as usual brought a vocal crowd of supporters and cheer leaders.  Their first match against CWBA was hotly contested but CWBA won easily 54 to 35.

The North Wales v Wolverhampton game saw the Knights drive heavily against the more youthful team and emerge victorious 77 v 9

CWBA made a decision to field their less experienced players for longer against Wolverhampton and emerged winners by 40 to 28.

The whole day was pleasant and for the first time game each team to play 2 full games in the day.  This was a major improvement on the previous 20 min games which meant some players had very limited court time.  

All 3 teams had new shining stars and we look forward to seeing them develop over the next 2 preliminary rounds at Wolverhampton and North Wales in January and March respectively

CWBA have 6 players selected for 2017 U23 GB Camp

posted 21 Nov 2017, 08:07 by Niki Cross   [ updated 27 Nov 2017, 03:50 ]

CWBA are proud to announce that that 6 of it's members have been selected to take part in the December 2017 Under 23 GB camp

Two of the historic Under 23 World championship team, Peter Cusack and Sam Mack will return to the camp for the 2nd. year

Joining them for the first time are Oliver Griffiths-Salter, Dan May, Sameer Rehman and Matt Travers.

Developing junior players has been at the core of the CWBA ethos for the last 15 years.  This recognition of so many of our players reflects that dedication from both coaches and players. It is the icing on the cake for club's most successful year to date.

The whole club hopes all of the players enjoy the camp and use the opportunities offered to take them to greater heights in the future. 

The full announcement can be read at: http://www.gbwba.org.uk/gbwba/index.cfm/news/gb-u23-training-camp-squad-announced/

First home event has mixed results

posted 2 Oct 2017, 01:54 by Niki Cross

CWBA kicked off their fist home games of the 17/18 season yesterday with mixed results.  The division 3 game verses Wolverhampton showed development for CWBA 3 after their pre-season preparation was truncated and they cruised to a comfortable win 63 to 26.
For the other 2 teams, this was their first competitive game this season.  Both teams were promoted at the end of last season and were under no illusion that the London Titans would provide a formidable challenge in both leagues based on their previous experience and placings.  
The Div 1 team struggled from the start and with baskets not falling for all the players at some point the final score of 35 v 61 showed the Titan dominance.  
The Premier team are a new line up with Matt Travers and Ollie Griffith-Salter joining the line up for the first time and Joy Haizelden, Ryan Dickin and Sam Lewis being unavailable.  Despite this, the predominantly junior team held their own for much of the 1st half.  The 3rd quarter saw Titans pull away and the 4th saw CWBA pull back but they could not dent the Titan's lead coming our 46 to 58

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