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The European Championship Under 22 for Men of Wheelchair Basketball 2016 - from 8 to 15 January 2017 in Lignano Sabbiadoro, ItalyWe are very proud of you Peter!
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 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
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 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 are set to play a very special friendly match against the GB Invictus Games Team . The game will take place at Stoke Manderville Stadium on Wednesday 20th April at 8pm .
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 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.
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! '
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 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
Swindon Shock 65 CWBA 2 52
MVP Chris Morris with a sterling defensive show!
Tom Cutts scored in his debut!
Well done to Shock
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