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Basketball - Weymouth Hold End Of Season Presentation

Basketball Bandits

3:12pm 10th June 2014

Weymouth Basketball Club marked the end of their 2013/14 season with their annual presentation, celebrated at Aura Restaurant and Bar on the seafront.

The club continues to find success, developing their 9 teams; as well as having 2 junior players called up to Dorset regional team and the senior men winning the Exeter & District Division 2 playoffs.

Highlights also include improvements in the youth development programme, co-ordinated by Alex Fuhrmann, on Saturday afternoons. The U12/U14/U16 all competed in the Dorset Storm central venue leagues, with U12 and U14 both finding top half success in their respective leagues. The U9 program also continues to grow as the club registered a record number within the age group, offering sessions for only £1 per child.

The men’s teams; Bandits, Cowboys and Raiders all showed a completive spirit in their respective leagues with mixed results. Cowboys showed their worth, winning some very high profile games in their respective competition; Bandits had the hardest task in Solent Division 1 finishing bottom of their table and Raiders with their first year in Solent Division 4, were able to stay away from the bottom of the table with a solid run to close the season.Weymouth Huskies showed determination and promise, switching back to the Exeter & District ladies competition and landing of a very respectable 5th place in their most successful season to date.

Presentations were made to individual players from each team in the club, these included: Most Valuable Player, Most Improved, Best Defensive and Hustle Award. Three more awards were also made to those in the club who had made the effort off the court, giving out Coach of the Year to Eric Olson for his continued work with the U14 team as well as running the Cowboys team. There was the annual Huw Price Service to Basketball Trophy who also went to Olson in recognition of his willingness to represent the club as a county referee. There was also the creation of a new award to the club, allowing players to vote for their own players’ player. It went down to the line as the contest was decided by a single vote was winner Vitoldas Balciunas.

Club Development Officer, U16 Coach and 1st Team Coach Alex Fuhrmann said: “We would like to thank all members and parents for attending the evening, and especially Aura for their support. We will still strive to have a positive impact on our community and are excited about moving forward.”

The club maintains training throughout the summer and welcome those who wish to attend. For more details of current training and the new season in September, visit www.weymouthbasketball.co.uk.

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