New Season Ahead

The new season for Swindon Shock Basketball Club in National League will produce new faces and bigger challenges. The club is in talks with the council and local businesses to refurbish our home court with the vision of a Center of Excellence for Basketball, that could carry the club forward for an additional 10 years.

Furthermore Shock would like to put out a special thanks to Kennys Fascias for sponsorship towards alternative kit. Thank you on behave of our National Team.

National schedule is out and we are also welcoming our local team to a Division 2 promotion in WESSEX. Congratulations and Lets go Shock!

Shock charm Cobras with win.

Swindon Shock Wheelchair Basketball played Leicester Cobras in Division 1 South. Shock were looking improve on the result from the reverse fixture earlier in the season, where Leicester had won by 10 points.

Shock got off to a great start with Player Coach Lewis Bird scoring 12 points in the 1st quarter. Swindon extended their lead in the 2nd quarter with a confident display. Junior player Wes Newman came on to score 4 points with big performance. Half time score Swindon 25 – 12 Leicester.

Leicester mounted a strong challenge in the 3rd quarter and 4th quarter but with baskets from Martin Lane, Brandon Jones and Lewis Bird, Shock resisted the comeback and showed they are growing in experience. Final Score: Swindon 44 – 34 Leicester

Big thank you to Dave, John and Max for the table. Thanks also to all those that game to support including Antonio and all his friends and family from the US who were celebrating his wedding.

Shock Wheelchair are Looking for a Kit Sponsor

Swindon Shock Wheelchair Basketball are looking for a kit sponsor for 2019.

Your organisation name on our vests, hoodies and t-shirts! You will also feature on our website, Facebook and Twitter.

We can also provide team building events and fun tournaments for your staff.

Swindon Shock Information Kit Sponsor 2019 – Click Here for more information.

Please get in touch with Ben Humphrey email: benhumphrey@hotmail.com phone: 07815 776593 for more details

Shock go into the break with National Shield win

After a tough loss to Barking Abbey Division 1 in the National Cup, Swindon would also fall in league play to Team Solent Kestrels the following week.  I think we were riding such a high over the summer and we have played a lot of basketball without losing so to lose back to back really hurt some of the guys and we started to question a lot of things as well as ourselves.  Swindon rebounded with a home win against Essex Blades and followed it up with wins against Bristol Flyers and Cardiff City.  The win streak continued again against Newcastle under 23’s in the National Shield, Pushing Shock win streak to 4 in a row.  I think our point guard Antonio is really demanding that the ball move around and guys do not get in a habit of taking and forcing shots and thats really helped said the Head Coach.  Defensively we are still giving up to many points but I have seen situations where we can really lock teams down and get key stops.  Sometimes the scores don’t explain how one sided a game has been but I don’t think we have felt threatened in a match for sometime.  Our next game after the break is going to really test us, because Cardiff Archers have a tough team and we are playing away at their place.

 

Shock rebound from first loss of the season

Although Swindon Shock suffered their first loss of the season to BC Medelynas last week with a 108-106 score.  They responded in a way that veteran players do.  The home side made quick work of their guest Oxford Brookes University and finished off with a win of 146-86.   “We have not had a lot of success against Oxford in the past but thats two games in a row against them that we have been nothing short of dominate.  It was a good game in the first quarter but their team started to trash talk and we took it a bit personal.  Ed Potter gave the team a goal to really lock down defensively and we roared to a 45-17 third quarter that blew the game open.  Mantas Kmita continued his hot streak scoring 38 points whilst Ed Potter added 25 and both Antonio Wilburn and Sam Newman scored 21 each.  “I think that was an all around team game and everyone got in on the act.  Ollie Swann had a career high of 12 points.  Whilst Alistair Tilney, Matt Ford and Janis Spruds all came just shy of hitting double digit points.  With starting forward Matt North was admitted to hospital the night before the game with an elbow injury, players stepped up in his absence.  Swindon will now have a short rest as they travel to Division 1 Barking Abbey Crusaders for the third round of the National Cup.  “This is the bar of where we would like to play said the head coach.  This is a well organised basketball academy that has set a standard for national League basketball and we get a chance to measure ourselves against a team like this.