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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

CWBA 3 start the season away from home

posted 27 Sep 2017, 01:05 by Niki Cross

CWBA's third team travelled to Jags on Saturday 23rd of September to launch the new season.  A reduction in practice opportunities was enforced by the temporary closure of our home court, so the new team only had one practice meeting before their first game.  The score was a 44 to 30 loss but the squad showed a promising start for the mainly junior team.  Well done all.

URGENT Woodlands News

posted 29 Aug 2017, 12:36 by Niki Cross

Woodlands will be closed for the first 2 weeks in September 2017 whilst some urgent site safety work is carried out.  

Our Tuesday sessions are temporarily moving to Warwick University main sports centre for the closure period (Tuesdays 5th and 12th September).

We are unable to move all of our equipment so we will postpone the start of our Thursday sessions until Thusday 21 September when service will resume as usual.

We look forward to seeing all our members then.

Richard Langhorne Award wins

posted 30 Jul 2017, 02:31 by Niki Cross

CWBA were honoured at the BWB Richard Langhorne Awards last night as the Club of the Year.   Paul Claridge, CWBA's first life member collected the award.

Also honoured for his unstinting contribution in working as a statistician, was CWBA Treasurer Keith Batty who received the Official of the Year award.  

This tops a super year for CWBA and sets a huge target for next year!

Best Awards night ever

posted 24 Jun 2017, 01:34 by Niki Cross

CWBA's annual awards night  (our 1st as an independant organisation) saw Tom Cutts sweep the board with 6 awards as top scorer in 2 leagues, MVP in 3 leagues and league most improved player.  Other awards went to:
Pete Cusack (top scorer and MVP CWBA 1)
Cam Swan (top scorer u19, CWBA2)
Sam Mack (u19 MVP, Players player)
Joy Haizelden (CWBA Allstar top scorer and MVP)
Ryan Dicken (NL Endeavour)
Tristan Dawe & Chris Halpin (Club Endeavour)
Adam Dixon (Best new player)
Jess Dowdeswell (Club most improved)
Ally Hope (Coach of the year)
Debbie Cutts ( Volunteer of the year)
Keith Batty (Keystone award).

The first lifetime membership was awarded to Paul Claridge for 25 years service to CWBA

CWBA players help GB U23 team to Gold

posted 17 Jun 2017, 03:41 by Niki Cross

CWBA's Peter Cusack and Sam Mack received gold medals yesterday after an exciting final against Turkey in the Under 23 World Championship tournament in Toronto Canada.

The team also included ex CWBA player Ben Fox, who excelled in the 2nd half.  

This is the first time GB has won gold in the 20years of the competition.

We are all very proud of the team's achievement.

A full report is available on the IWBF website .  

https://iwbf.org/2017/06/16/great-britain-crowned-mens-u23-world-champions-2017/?utm_source=IWBF&utm_campaign=d7622a9291-Great+Britain+crowned+Men%27s+U23+World+Champions&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6529127773-d7622a9291-114630429

CWBA AGM and Awards

posted 16 Jun 2017, 00:11 by Niki Cross

Formal notice is made of the 1st CWBA AGM on 23/6/17 prior to the awards presentation.  The AGM will cover :
the annual report of the Secretary.
the financial statements and the Treasurer’s report.
Election of the officers and the Committee for the ensuing year.
Consider any amendment to the constitution (n/a this time)
Transact any other notified business (none notified) 

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