Cheshire Wire U14s battled through six gruelling 40 minute matches to win the 2017 U14 Anthony Walker Tournament by beating Cheshire Phoenix 47 – 20 in the final in Liverpool.
The tournament was attended by five teams, namely Cheshire Phoenix , Cheshire Wire , Lancashire Spinners , Stockport Falcons , and the hosts Liverpool . After a round robin tournament, the semi-finals saw Cheshire Wire play against Liverpool and Cheshire Phoenix play against Lancashire Spinners. After the earlier match in the morning which saw Wire snatch a one point victory over Phoenix 23 – 22, it was expected that the afternoon’s contest would be a close encounter also but Wire had other thoughts and put together what can only be described as a dazzling performance of team basketball by those who witnesssed it.
Congratulations go to the whole team and to their coach, Lewis Halpin.
The Junior National Basketball League structure for 2017-2018 has been announced today by Basketball England. The full structure, for all age groups, can be found by clicking on the link below.
Junior NBL Structure 2017-2018
The 2016 – 2017 season was drawn to a fitting conclusion at the Club’s recently held end of season presentation evening. A large gathering of players and their parents saw the eight teams that had represented the Club during the season acknowledged and congratulated by their coaches for their effort and hard work. In addition, the following players were recognised for their outstanding individual contributions to their teams during a tough season.
||Most Improved Player
||Best Defensive Player
|| Miguel Ferran
The evening was also an opportunity to recognise one individual for their outstanding contribution to the Club as a whole. This years winner was Alex Price who is seen below collecting his award from Coach Carl Wilson.
Congratulations to all our winners!
In the recently held Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL) Final at the Leicester Arena, Cheshire Wire old boys Joe Cummins (CWBC 2015)(Barking Abbey) and Joe Bielak (CWBC 2016)(Charnwood) found themselves in direct opposition. After finishing the regular season 14 – 0, Barking Abbey were able to continue their dominance in the postseason by winning the final 82 – 65 and completing a perfect season (17 – 0). Above we see Joe Cummins (no 6) and the rest of the Barking Abbey team celebrating their success.
The full game can currently be found by clicking the following link http://www.eabl.org/2017/03/live-stream-eabl-final-charnwood-v-barking-abbey/
Congratulations to the U16 Boys Premier team (coached by Carl Wilson) and the Under 18 Mens team (coached by Dave Price) on their fabulous achievements. Both teams, after tight and competitive regular seasons, were able to play their way into the playoff positions within their respective leagues and reach the playoff stages of this years national league competitions.
The U18 Men face a trip to Durham Wildcats in the first round of the playoffs whilst the U16 Boys must wait another week to find out who their second round opponents will be from either Eastside Eagles London or Nottingham Junior Hoods who meet in the first round this coming weekend. Their game will also be away.
Good luck to both teams, their coaches and their parents!
As part of the clubs ongoing development, and as mentioned a few weeks ago, the club was in the process of having a series of banners printed to acknowledge the club’s outstanding competition achievements since it was established in 2013. Well, those banners have been printed and are now proudly adorning the main wall at the Birchwood Leisure and Tennis Complex, the home of Cheshire Wire Basketball Club. The club committee felt that it was important not to lose sight of how far the club had come in such a short space of time, to pay tribute to the hard work of previous club teams and to hopefully inspire all of our current teams to continue to strive for such honours. There are probably many clubs throughout the whole of England who would relish the opportunity to be able to display as many banners as this but may well never get the chance to do so. We should all be extremely proud of our club and its heritage.
Cheshire Wire Basketball Club would like to take the opportunity to wish all of the club’s players, coaches, volunteers, parents, spectators, partners and all of the opponents that we have battled with so far this season, a very merry christmas and a happy new year for 2017.
We all hope that Cheshire Wire Basketball club will continue to grow and prosper as we move forwards into 2017 and eventually, through all of our hard work, achieve the successes that we all hope for.
Merry Christmas from Cheshire Wire Basketball Club
As part of the ongoing development of our home court at Birchwood Leisure and Tennis Complex, the club was granted permission by the Head of Birchwood Community High School to hang some banners in the Sports Hall so that the venue would start to look a little more like home. With this in mind, the Club committee agreed that the first banners to be completed would be a series of achievement banners that would highlight the successes of the club to date since it was formed in 2013.
Consequently, eight banners (each one 8 ft x 4ft) have now been printed by local Warrington printer, Warrington Signs & Custom Vehicle Wraps, based in Howley, Warrington. Thanks to Mike and his team at Warrington Signs for doing such a great job.
As much as we would like to hang these banners immediately, they wont be adorning the walls of Birchwood Sports Hall until the week before Christmas.
The eight banners that have been printed represent the following major club achievements:
Under 15 Boys National League Runners up
Under 18 Men North Premier Champions
Under 18 Men National League Runners up
Under 15 Boys National League Third
Under 16 Boys North Premier Champions
Under 16 Boys National League Fourth
Under 16 Boys National Cup Champions
Under 16 Boys National League Runners up
Hopefully, it wont be too much longer before we have the opportunity to add to the collection and maybe, one day, even hang a National League Champions banner.