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CWBA Under 15's are National Champions!

posted 7 Apr 2013, 00:37 by Paul Claridge   [ updated 8 Apr 2013, 08:28 ]

The Under 15’s from The Coventry Wheelchair Basketball Academy won gold at the The Lord’s Taverners Wheelchair Basketball Junior League Finals at All Saints College Sports Centre, Sheffield on Saturday

In the process the 8 strong team saw off Nottingham Jaguars 17-8 to make it through to the Semi Final where they beat Leeds Spiders 28-12. The final was a more closely fought affair vs local Wolverhampton Rhinos. The final score being 20-16 to the Coventry youngsters.

The team won through to the finals after a season of hard-hitting, action-packed games across the United Kingdom, the Coventry Wheelchair Basketball Academy (CWBA).

British Wheelchair Basketball CEO Charlie Bethel said: ““The Lord’s Taverners Junior League continues to provide our younger athletes with a fantastic competitive event, enabling them to build further upon their skills and talent. Once again the level of play in this year’s competition has been fantastic and, as we continue to drive forward from London 2012, I’m sure amongst these players we have some future Paralympians.”

CWBA U15’s Head Coach, Paul Claridge said, “It is an amazing accomplishment to win this title in only our 2nd year in the league. In our team we have some very young players, who are only 10 years old, playing their first games this year!

“The experience of playing in these events is fantastic for our young people. We are very grateful to the Lord Taverners and BWB  for giving our kids this great opportunity!"

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