Sunday the 18th of September Swindon Shock traveled for an away game against Woking Blackhawk Flyers in the first round of the National cup. After falling behind by 4 points early, match MVP Spencer Wells quickly scored 10 of his 29pts in the first quarter helping Shock to an early 21-14 lead. After a close second quarter that saw shock add 2 more points to their lead. Sharp Shooting Mantas Kmita hit two 3pt baskets bring his match total to 17pts and small forward Matt North added to his match total of 14pts to give shock a comfortable 60 to 45 lead going into the 4th quarter. With the bench in late in the game gaining valuable experience of closing out a game, Woking would battle back slightly, ultimately falling 77-68. Swindon Shock will now travel to Exeter October 1st to open up its regular season. Then moving on to Cardiff October 2nd for the second round of the National cup. Shock will host its first home game October 8th at New College against arch rival Bristol Flyers at 2pm.
Swindon Shock National team are moving back to their roots training from 8pm-10pm at Youth First Youth Centre in Walcot. Hosting games at New College on Saturday.
Women’s Local League will continue to be Friday’s at 7pm, at Youth first
Under 14’s will train Monday night’s at Dorcan Leisure Centre: Please see Shock Juniors for more detail.
Central Venue League 19 and under will train Monday evenings at Youth 1st or dedicated in school sessions with Matches being played at the end of each month. More to come after the Schools Meeting 1st of September.
Shock celebrated another season at their annual Awards night. The squad were in good form as we reminisced on finishing second on National League Div 2 and taking the Gold at National Championship Finals.
The winners on the night were:
Div3 Most Committed: Alan Curtis
Div2 Most Committed: Lewis Bird
Div3 Most Improved: Jordan Hunt
Div2 Most Improved: Brandon Jones
Div3 Best Defence: Jamie Whitbread
Div2 Best Defence: Stewart Elliott
Div3 Best Offence: Kyle Jones
Div2 Best Offence: Mac Tomlinson
Players Player: Brandon Jones
Coaches Player: Ben Fox & Mac Tomlinson
Div3 MVP: Jamie Whitbread
Div2 MVP: Ben Fox
Shock Spirit Snr: Steve Fox
Shock Spirit Jnr: Lane Stow
Volunteer of the Year: John Stow
Click here for full presentation>Shock Season Review 2016
It was an emotional evening as we say goodbye and good luck to some of the Shock family. U23 GB International Ben Fox is heading for the Super League with the Sheffield Steelers, Lewis Bird is joining the British Army and Head Coach Kev Ogborne is also moving on after a number of successful seasons and back to back promotion.
Great night had by all. Looking forward to next season!
By finishing as runners up in National League Div 2 (South), Swindon Shock had the honour on playing at the National Championship Finals at Worcester Arena. It was a BIG day for Shock as they took home the Gold medal after two epic matches against quality opposition.
Sat 4th June – Division 2: NW Knights v Swindon Shock
Swindon Shock stormed to a 16-8 first quarter lead against the North Wales Knights.
The Welsh team, however, hit back in a stunning second quarter: closing the Shock’s lead down to five points (29-24).
The North Wales Knights continued to battle back in the third quarter, completing the comeback as they edged ahead by 46-44 with just 10 minutes left on the clock.
Matching each other point for point, the final quarter was a nailbiting battle – Swindon hitting back to level the game on 64 points apiece.
A thrilling overtime period then ensued, Swindon finding another level to secure a 77-64 victory and, with it, a place in the Division 2 Final.
Scorers included Ben Fox 40 and Mac Tomlinson 21.
Full match stats http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/BWB/295312/
Sun 5th June Division 2 Final: Swindon Shock v Bears
The Division 2 Final treated spectators to a nailbiting match.
At the end of the first quarter, Swindon had shot their way to a 20-11 lead against the Bears.
The Warwickshire team, however, rallied together in the second quarter as they fought their way back to within two points of their opponents: Swindon Shock ahead by just 34-32 at half time.
The battle continued into the third quarter, but the Shock were able to raise their game – extending their lead to five points: 47-42.
In an incredibly tense final quarter, Warwickshire Bears showed real teamwork as they completed the comeback: levelling the game on 53 points with just under four minutes left on clock. The teams continued to trade baskets, but – showing great composure – the Swindon team edged their way to a 60-57 victory.
Scorers included Mac Tomlinson 26 and Ben Fox 22.
Full match Stats here: http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/BWB/295315/
Swindon Shock is currently training Sundays from 10am to 12pm at Youth First Youth Center in Walcot for ages 14 and above (SN33JR) near Joly Rodgers and Swindon Rugby Club, and training is open to the community £4 per session. If you are a Junior player 13 and under training is held at Dorcan Leisure Center 6:30pm-8:30.
Shock will also looking to host a summer league, which we would like to turn into a Central Venue League if we gather enough participant teams. If you are interested in your club playing officiated games over the summer please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org our apologies for not responding via the website as some plugins have not been updated, however our email is checked regularly.