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London teams gear up for start of Lord’s Taveners Junior Leagues

PUBLISHED: 08:00 16 November 2018

The Lord's Taverners Junior Basketball Leagues get underway this weekend (pic: Will Johnston Photography)

The Lord's Taverners Junior Basketball Leagues get underway this weekend (pic: Will Johnston Photography)

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London All-Stars and London Titans are gearing up for an epic weekend of wheelchair basketball, as the Lord’s Taverners Junior Leagues returns for the 2018/19 season.

Tipping off on the weekend of November 17-18 in Livingston, Colwyn Bay and Newark, the junior league is a vital part of British Wheelchair Basketball’s hugely successful player pathway.

Every member of the current men and women’s Great Britain Junior squads have previously competed in the Lord’s Taverners Junior League and have gone on to excel at international level.

The GB Junior women’s team are two-time under-24 European champions and the current under-25 world champions, while the GB Junior men’s team are the current under-23 world champions.

The Lord’s Taverners Junior League is also critical in the selection of junior players to regional teams for School Games and Junior Championships.

British Wheelchair Basketball Participation Director, Jo Richards comments: “November welcomes the start of our junior competition season. The Lord’s Taverners Junior League is pivotal in underpinning the talent and skills development of young players within the UK.

“The Lord’s Taverners continued investment in British Wheelchair Basketball’s Junior Programme is proven to have significantly contributed to the world-wide success of the GB Teams.

“The Lord’s Taverners Junior league also enables high quality competitive opportunities for young players and has opened the sport of wheelchair basketball to new participants.”

The league allows players to enjoy extended periods of play on the court, providing players of all skill levels the opportunity to experience the strong team ethos and fun that makes wheelchair basketball an inclusive and accessible sport.

The league features 16 teams from across the UK, placed into five groups with teams playing each other over four weekends between November 2018 and March 2019.

On April 27, the top eight teams will compete in the ‘Elite 8’ competition, in which there will be 11 back-to-back, full length matches to determine the two teams who will compete in the Lord’s Taverners Junior League Final Game at EIS Sheffield on May 25.

To find to find your local club visit britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/gbwba/index.cfm/get-involved/find-a-club.

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