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Weymouth Basketball - End of Season Presentation

1st Team - Weymouth Bandits

2:30pm 15th August 2013

Weymouth Basketball Club marked the end of yet another successful season with their annual presentation at Redlands Community Sports Hub. With the club still going strong it was a successful evening highlighted by the support of family and friends across the club.

Weymouth Basketball Club dedicated and hard working committee and coaches spent the year giving their time freely to ensure that basketball provision continues to grow in Weymouth.

Presentations were made to individual players from each team in the club, these included: Most valuable player, most improved, best defensive and hustler. In the junior section of the club it was an extra boost as both the U12 and the U14 scooped league titles and saw U16 stand out Jake Kinder make several appearances for the Bandits first team. In the men’s setup the Bandits (first team) finished their highest place in Solent division 1 in over 10 years despite having to change venues to Budmouth Sports Centre, giving a needed boost with facilities and updated court markings.

The night was slightly darkened with news that first team ‘best defensive’ player Ian Manley was not returning next season alongside ‘most valuable’ player Dzitars Kalkis who had planned to step away from the game a month earlier. The night overall highlighted that there was plenty of reason to keep spirits high as the club would be offering more basketball to its members at no extra cost and that there was a strong push from the junior and 3rd team sections.

Chairman, Tim Kingman “Another fantastic turn out from our members and a superb year of basketball all round. It’s incredible that there are so many members of our local community that are willing to get involved and with the talent we have on the court there can only be better things to come. It’s also very important to note that this was a joint partnership with others in the Weymouth & Portland community and we would like to thank the support of our sponsors Weymouth Tandoori, GH Podiatry and Weymouth College.”

Weymouth Basketball Club will be starting their new season in September and anyone who is interested in getting involved should visit our website for more details: www.weymouthbasketball.co.uk

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