SWINDON SHOCK JUNIOR BASKETBALL

SWINDON SHOCK JUNIOR BASKETBALL

Summer Programme

Beginners/Improvers age 7 – 13

At Dorcan Recreation Complex, SN3 5DA. Every Monday (Bank holidays excepted) from 24 April 2017, 6.30 – 7.30. Weekly fees £3

Club training squad (current school years 7 and 8)

At Dorcan Recreation Complex, SN3 5DA. Every Monday (Bank holidays excepted) from 24 April 2017, 7.30 – 9.00. Weekly fees £4

This session is aimed at boys currently in year groups 7 and 8 who are interested in playing basketball to a higher standard. We intend to develop a squad of players for next season (from October) to play matches against other clubs. This will involve going to monthly tournaments staged at different venues in our region at weekends. A commitment to improvement and becoming the best player you can be is essential. The focus will be on developing both individual and team skills. Players who attend this session must be committed to attending every week.

Under 18 Club training squad (current school years 11 and 12)

At Oakfield Campus Sports Hall, Marlowe Avenue, Swindon, SN3 3HQ from 25 April 2017, 7.00 – 9.00. (Fees £16 per month, payable at first session)

 

Unfortunately we are currently unable to cater for players in school years 9 and 10.

 

New players are welcome at all our sessions. Come along a few minutes before your session starts to register, and then you will be able to join in.

Contact details:      

shockjuniors@gmail.com

NBL D4 Playoff update

Swindon Shock survived a nail-biting finish as they booked their place in the National League Division Four semi-finals beating Wolverhampton 76-75.

Their rivals Wolverhampton pitched up to Swindon late and they paid the price in the first quarter as the home side came flying out of the blocks.

Antonio Wilburn and Spencer Wells, in particular, were on form as Swindon raced into a 27-18 lead after the first session.

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Swindon Shock Junior Basketball

Swindon Shock Junior Basketball

Are you interested in playing basketball on a regular basis? Swindon Shock are starting new sessions soon for current year 7s and 8s. Our sessions are based at Dorcan Complex Sports Hall, Swindon, SN3 5DA on Monday evenings. It helps if you’ve had some previous experience, but if you want to improve, having a commitment to regular practice and working hard are more important. If we have sufficient players who show this commitment, we intend to run a team to play in regular tournaments across the region next season. If you would like to indicate your interest in possibly participating, ask your parents to contact us on shockjuniors@gmail.com with your name and date of birth, and we will forward them more details. If you are currently in year 9 or 10, you can still contact us, and we will let you know about sessions starting soon with our partner club, Gloster Jets who organise sessions in Cirencester for their teams on Friday evenings.

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Shock start the New Year with a bang.

Not only did Swindon Shock welcome back former Point Guard Antonio Wilburn during the Christmas break.  But the team came out on fire and ready for business after a month long layoff.   Sharp shooting Chris Cole remained hot on the 3 point line knocking down his first 5 shots and 6 3pt shots in the game.  Alistair Tilney made his way back to the starting lineup with a a couple of strong training session that carried on into the game, as the young shooting guard had quick baskets and timely block shots to help push the team to a 18 to 2 run early into the second quarter.  In addition Ollie Swann saw valuable game time as his speed and power led to easy baskets and the young guard continues his growth at the national level.  Spencer Wells and Matt North followed up the game with dagger breaking shots in the second half that stole the will of Oxford and diminished any hopes of a comeback.  Junior player Ben Clark got in on the action midway in the 4th quarter and recorded a rebound and an assist to increase his own game experience.  Although it was a great victory for the team Shock are still dealing with a couple of injuries from Lee Hobbis (arm) and David Colclough (Ankle) that have limited and sidelined the players.  Shock will have a bye week, next week before welcoming Woking Black Hawks on the 28th at New College tip 2pm.

Central venue gaining traction

Its been a long wait but mark the dates for the monthly basketball tournament in Swindon.  Oct, 30th, Nov 27th, Dec 18th, Jan 29th, Feb 26th, Mar 26th, and Apr 30th will mark match days for our first Central Venue League.  Bring a friend, make your own team or join a team and play real basketball matches for £1 with refs and table.  In the mean time join either or juniors session on Monday nights at Dorcan starting at 6:30 for little ones whilst 7:30 will host 14 and under.  need a challenge our Men train Tuesdays 8-10pm at Youth First.  new session to be added soon.