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The Hertfordshire Basketball Association is run by a group of volunteers that are passionate about the development of youth basketball in the county of Hertfordshire. Not only do we aim to promote and improve the participation of basketball, but we also run coaching and officiating courses all throughout the year so that anyone is able to gain a deeper involvement into the beautiful game. 


Upcoming Events

DateEventTime/Results
2016-08-27 10:00:06August 27, 2016 BE Level 2 Table Official Course 10:00:0610:00 am
2016-08-27 15:00:15August 27, 2016 BE Level 3 Table Official Course 15:00:153:00 pm
2016-09-03 12:00:26September 3, 2016 Basketball England Level 2 Referee Course - #2 - Unit 3 12:00:2612:00 pm
2016-09-25 09:00:31September 25, 2016 HBA Referee & Coach Workshop 09:00:319:00 am
2016-09-25 12:00:55September 25, 2016 HPL Pre-Season Tournament 2016 12:00:5512:00 pm
2016-09-25 12:00:58September 25, 2016 HPL Pre Season Tournament 2016-17 12:00:5812:00 pm
2016-09-25 16:30:33September 25, 2016 Tribute Vetrans Basketball Game in Memory of Referee Mick Howell 16:30:334:30 pm
2016-10-01 12:00:25October 1, 2016 Basketball England Level 2 Referee Course - #2 - Unit 4 12:00:2512:00 pm
2016-10-16 00:00:27October 16, 2016 Regional Performance Centre - RPC 1 00:00:2712:00 am
2016-11-13 00:00:33November 13, 2016 Regional Performance Centre - RPC 2 00:00:3312:00 am
2016-12-18 00:00:28December 18, 2016 Regional Performance Centre - RPC 3 00:00:2812:00 am
2017-01-08 00:00:11January 8, 2017 Regional Performance Centre - RPC 4 00:00:1112:00 am
2017-01-29 01:45:23January 29, 2017 Nash Plate Final 2017 01:45:231:45 am
2017-01-29 15:45:16January 29, 2017 Nash Cup Final 2017 15:45:163:45 pm
2017-02-12 00:00:16February 12, 2017 Regional Performance Centre - RPC 5 00:00:1612:00 am
2017-02-25 10:00:36February 25, 2017 Herts County U11s & U13s Girls/Boys Junior Basketball Trials 2017 10:00:3610:00 am
2017-02-26 10:00:34February 26, 2017 Herts County U15s & U17s Girls/Boys Junior Basketball Trials 2017 10:00:3410:00 am
2017-03-12 00:00:47March 12, 2017 Regional Performance Centre - RPC 6 00:00:4712:00 am
2017-04-09 00:00:04April 9, 2017 Regional Performance Centre - RPC 7 00:00:0412:00 am
2017-04-29 09:00:37April 29, 2017 Inter County U11s Juniors Tournament 2017 09:00:379:00 am
2017-04-30 14:00:08April 30, 2017 HPL Playoff Finals 2017 - Division 1 14:00:082:00 pm
2017-04-30 16:15:17April 30, 2017 HPL Playoff Final 2017 - Division 2 16:15:174:15 pm
2017-05-06 09:00:59May 6, 2017 Inter County U13s Juniors Tournament 2017 09:00:599:00 am
2017-05-20 09:00:46May 20, 2017 Inter County U15s Juniors Tournament 2017 09:00:469:00 am
2017-05-21 00:00:14May 21, 2017 Regional Performance Centre - RPC 8 00:00:1412:00 am
2017-05-21 09:00:44May 21, 2017 Inter County U17s Juniors Tournament 2017 09:00:449:00 am


News

National Talent Camp 2016 – Young Coaches & Officials Needed! 

Young coaches and officials are being sought for the Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp 2016 to take part in an inspiring four day residential experience that will bring together over 300 of the most talented young athletes, coaches and officials from across England.  The YST National Talent Camp, will be held at Loughborough University 16th -19th December 2016.

Developed and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, hosted by Loughborough University and funded by Sport England, the camp is globally unique with athletes, coaches and officials sharing the experience and developing in the same environment.

The camp is designed to encourage young people to be ambitious about where their interest and talent can take them. In addition, young athletes will explore and develop skills outside of basketball that can help them excel as they develop their passion for basketball.

Coaching Participation & Development Manager  Brian Aldred, said: “The National Talent Camp is a fantastic opportunity for young people and will provide a real and meaningful environment for our young coaches and officials to explore their abilities and dreams.

Leadership opportunity

Basketball England will use the National Talent Camp as a platform to launch the coaching and officiating careers of the young people chosen. Following the YST camp BE will host additional workshops in 2017 to assist in the development of both the young coaches and officials.

For more information on the YST National Talent Camp visit their website here.

How to apply

Interested young coaches and officials must be aged 15-18 but not yet in university, and will need to complete the application form by 7th October.  Applicants will be contacted in mid October.

Young Coach Requirements

  • Be recommended by a Basketball England Official, mentor or teacher.
  • Be aged 14 – 18
  • Be in full time education and be either at school or college
  • Be enthusiastic and willing to learn and improve as a coach
  • Show positive leadership qualities and a positive attitude to improving themselves and their sporting performance
  • Be motivated to pass on their knowledge to others
  • Be available to attend the entire National Talent Camp at Loughborough on Friday 16 – Monday 19 December
  • Be committed to developing further through local clubs and will engage in the pre and post camp development programme set by Basketball England and the Youth Sport Trust
  • Have a named Club, Coach or NGB mentor
  • Aspire to become a level 2 qualified and deployed coach

Young Official Requirements

  • Be recommended by a Basketball England Official, mentor or teacher.
  • Be in full time education and be either at school or college
  • Be age 14-18
  • Be enthusiastic and willing to learn and improve as an official
  • Show positive leadership qualities and a positive attitude to improving themselves and their sporting performance
  • Be motivated to pass on their knowledge to others
  • Be available to attend the entire National Talent Camp at Loughborough on Friday 16 – Monday 19 December
  • Have a named Club or NGB mentor
  • Be committed to developing further through local clubs and will engage in the pre and post camp development programme set by Basketball England and the Youth Sport Trust
  • Hold a Level 2 Refereeing qualification

Lauren’s Charity Walk in Memory of her Dad Mick 

As you know sadly we lost a great friend within Basketball Mick Howell early this year.

Sadly Mick was unable to walk his daughter Lauren down the aisle, but Lauren and her husband flew by helicopter on the day of their wedding to have photographs with her dad Mick at the Hospice.

Lauren wants to raise money to say Thank You to all the staff for looking after her dad.

I have attached Lauren’s Just Giving Link below.

Please help and support Lauren Hertfordshire Basketball would not be what it is without all the time, effort Mick dedicated to the game we all love

Lauren’s Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I’m doing this sponsored walk in memory of my dear dad. The hospice were incredible and considering he didn’t want to go there initially we had the best time and some of our happiest memories there including them allowing me to see him on my wedding day. He raved about the food and nurses and I owe it to him to give something back.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Lauren-Hughes23?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Lauren-Hughes23&utm_campaign=pfp-share

 


Loren Christie 

Hertfordshire is right begin our local girl Loren Christie #14 who is playing for England U16 Girls Basketball Team in Romania


 

Changes to the Safeguarding Requirements for Officials – 2016/17

Basketball England has reviewed the current safeguarding requirements and following feedback from membership, we have made a few changes to respond to your suggestions. We hope the new requirements will continue to serve our members in order to meet child protection in sport standards while maintaining a system that is workable for individuals, clubs and associations. Following advice and guidance from CPSU (Child Protection Sport Unit)

The changes are as follows;

Referees

All Referees will be required to log into their online account and complete an electronic Self Declaration form. When an individual has signed in to their own account, they would need to navigate to their profile details. There is a new tab there called Self Declaration and Disclosure. From there they can submit the disclosure.

All Referees will be required to maintain an annual safeguarding update which can be done online by clicking HERE.

Table Officials

National League Table Officials and Local League Table Officials will not be required to obtain a safeguarding course. Basketball England will produce a Safeguarding and Protecting Children presentation for Table Officials and will supply this within the next 3 – 6 months. In the meanwhile, Table Officials should ensure they read and understand the BESafe Guide which can be found at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions about the changes please contact Melissa Hague by clicking HERE.

For more information and to download the BEsafe document, please click here.

Officiating Awards 2016-2017

We currently have 3 awards which recognise the recipient for their achievements in officiating throughout the season. These awards will be presented at the National Officiating Conference.

·        Referee of the Year – Steve Lallament Award

·        Services to Officiating – Mary Clarke Award

·        Table Official of the Year – Bill Taylor Award

If you know somebody who is deserving of one of the awards above please complete the attached nomination form and return it to Simon Unsworth no later than Tuesday 30th August 2016. Details about the awards can also be found attached.

Licensing, Membership & Fees

The membership and registration system for the 2016/17 season is now open.

Please be advised that membership fees remain unchanged from last season. As such, the following prices will be in effect for 2016/17:

For officiating in Junior National League, Local League and BUCS:

Senior Referee/Table Official Fee – £15

Junior Referee/Table Official Fee – £10

For officiating in Senior National League, plus the competitions listed above:

Senior Referee – £40.00

Junior Referee – £35.00

Senior Table Official – £27.50

Junior Table Official – £22.50

Member Communication and Guidance

We have produced a registration guide that should help any Senior National League Officials who need to log in and pay for their 2016/17 registration. This can be found by clicking HERE.

If you wish to become an official in the Senior National League and you have not done this previously, please contact me by clicking HERE.

Other Notes

The sign in page for the online membership portal can be accessed from: http://legacy.basketballengland.co.uk/members/signin.aspx

Sign in details should not have changed from last season but if you experience any issues accessing the membership portal please let me know.

Senior National League Referee (SNL) Assignments (AssignR)

For the 2016-17 season Basketball England will once again use the online AssignR programme to complete all of its referee assignments for SNL games.

If you officiated in the SNL last season and have paid for a registration this season then your AssignR account will remain active.

If this is your first season then please complete and pay for your registration and we will be in contact regarding your AssignR account.

 

 


 

Basketball England Finals are coming to Hertfordshire in February 2017 

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Hertfordshire Basketball Association are proud to announce ‘BASKETBALL ENGLAND FINALS ARE COMING TO HERTFORDSHIRE February 2017’

The Finals will be held at Herts Sports Village in Hatfield

Saturday 18th February 2017 –

Junior NBL National Cup U16s Girls Finals
Junior NBL National Cup U16s Boys Finals
NBL National Cup U18s Women’s Finals
NBL National Cup U18s Men’s Finals

Sunday 19th February 2017 – Senior Cup Finals

Senior Men’s National Shield Final
Patrons Cup Final
Men’s National Trophy Final


 

Qualified Basketball Coaches, Assistant Coaches & Team Managers Required 

If you would like to be part of the Coaching Staff of one of Hertfordshire County Junior Teams in 2017 please contact Angela Griffin hertsbasketball@gmail.com


Inter County Junior Basketball Tournament 2017 

The dates have just been released for Inter County Junior Basketball Tournament 2017, more details will be available nearer the time.

If you would like to be a Head Coach, Assistant Coach or Team Manager of one of the Hertfordshire Teams please contact Angela Griffin hertsbasketball@gmail.com

Saturday 29th April 2017 – Under 11’s – Oaklands Sports Zone, St Albans, Herts

Saturday 6th May 2017 – Under 13’s – Oaklands Sports Zone, St Albans, Herts

Saturday 20th May 2017 – Under 15’s – University of East Anglia, Norwich

Sunday 21st May 2017 – Under 18’s – University of East Anglia, Norwich


Referee Andrew Carey 

Good to see Hertfordshire Referee Andrew Carey refereeing in The Singapore National Games Finals.

All three games were played in searing hot heat and very close and competitive.

The Masters Final was very feisty and the first half took over an hour with 20 Fouls called in just the First Quarter!!!!


Congratulations to Newly Qualified Basketball England Level 2 Referee’s 

Well Done to all the candidates who took part in the first BE Referee Level 2 Course HBA organised for Basketball England.

Some of the candidates were away on holiday and will do the exam in October,

Everyone enjoyed the  course and were amazed how much referees have to learn.

HBA are looking forward to seeing you all out on court come the start of the season.

HBA Referee Mentor Committee members came along to introduce themselves to everyone Eduard Udyanskyy, Hoj Fozi, David Griffin & Patrick Hunter and explained the help and support they will continue to have.


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Sunday 25th September 2016

HBA Referee & Coach Workshop

9am to Midday

Court 10am to 11am

Oakland Staff to prepare courts 11am to 11:30am

Players taking part in the HBA Pre Season Tournament can warm up on court from 11:30am

Pre Season Tournament

Midday to 4pm

Oakland Staff to prepare Show Court4pm to 4:30pm

Refreshments 4:30pm to 5pm

Mick Howell Veterans Memorial Game

Tip off 5:15pm

Refreshments will be available to purchase throughout the day

Supplied by Oaklands Sports Zone Staff

Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, Snacks ect

 


‘Bounce Back to Basketball for Women’

To all you lovely ladies out there that want to start playing basketball again or wish to start playing here is the basketball session just for you …

Starting Date – Friday 9th September 2016
Time: 7:30pm to 9pm
Fee: £5
Venue: Francis Combe Academy
Horseshoe Lane
Watford
Herts
WD25 7HW

Contact: Fran Edwards  – 07875 247563 – Qualified BE Level 2 Coach


North Herts Knights Basketball Player Ewan Kassir – Sky Dives for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Charity

Well Done Ewan 

Dear All

Sadly as you know HBA have had to cancel the All Star Basketball Charity Event due to lack of support.

The event was to help raise much needed funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Matt & Jo Eames have been part of Herts Basketball Family for many years and has helped so many others over the years.

Their little boy William has recently been diagnosed with DMD its our time now to show our support to The Eames Family.

Ewan Kassir will today be jumping out if an aeroplane to raise money for the DMD Charity, every penny raised will help towards finding a
cure to DMD.

How ever big or small a donation we all make will help and show Matt and Jo that we are here to help and support them all.

If you can make a donation please click on Ewan Kassir Just Giving Link below

Thank you

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Ewan-Kassir?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Ewan-Kassir&utm_campaign=pfp-share

 


Basketball England Level 2 Coaching Course 16th & 17th July 2016 

Busy weekend for all 18 candidates attending the BE Level 2 Coaching Course
(Day 1 & 2)

Tutor Michael Ball and Assistant Tutor Thomas Baker was pleased with the enthusiasm and the willing to learn from all the candidates taking part.

The following two dates are the last two units for the BE Level 2 Coaching Course.

Saturday 20th August 2016 – 10am to 6:30pm
Sunday 21st August 2016 0 10am to 6:30pm

On Saturday 20th August 2016 candidates will be at Herts Sports Village as normal but for only 2 hours.
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Then everyone will travel to Oaklands Sports Zone where there is going to be a Senior Women’s game being played at 2:30pm.

Oaklands Women v Muhlenberg College USA

All the candidates attending the BE Level 2 Coaching Course are going to have the opportunity to shadow the coaches of both teams from the very start of the game to the final whistle,

BE Level 2 Referee candidates that are attending the 2 courses running at the moment here in Herts have also been invites along so that they too can gain experience with the HBA Referee Mentors


Basketball England Level 2 Qualified Basketball Coach Required 

Can you help?

North Herts Knight’s Basketball Club are looking for a qualified Level 2 Basketball Coach for Junior players – Friday evening 6pm to 9pm

North Herts Knights HPL Senior Men’s Team also require a qualified Level 2 Basketball Coach

Are you that person?

If you are and you want to join a very organised friendly basketball club then North Herts Knights is the club for you

Please contact their chairman Ewan Kassir Ewan.Kassir@claritytm.co.uk


Dont leave anything to chance!

 

 

 

 

If you have Juniors (Under 18s and younger) playing/training in your basketball clubs/teams then its up to you to make sure all your Coaching Staff including Team Managers have the above in place …..

ITS THE LAW …


****NEWS FLASH****

HBA ALL Star Basketball Charity Event

As you all know HBA are hoping to organise and run the above event to raise money for the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Charity.

So far no one has contact Fran Edwards lakers65@hotmail.com and confirmed they are playing or paid the £10 per player fee.

The deadline to register is Thursday 21st July 2016

If there is a lack of response then the event will be CANCELLED


Up & Coming New Hertfordshire Basketball Referee Alex Emmerson 

As you know HBA second BE Level 2 Referee Course got under way yesterday and one of the candidates from Hertfordshire Alex Emmerson was given the opportunity to pick up his whistle and referee at Hoop Central Basketball League organised and run by Essex Basketball.

Alex refereed three games in total two Under 12 games and one U14s games.

I would really like to Thank Ellie Grafton who is also a qualified Level 3 referee from Essex for helping and mentoring all candidates from Essex that are attending both the BE L2 Referee Courses HBA have running at the moment, and giving Alex from Herts the chance to head out on to court the gain experience from dedicated referees in Essex helping to improve refereeing and high the standard and level of officiating.

Ellis said ‘Alex is welcomed back anytime and it was a pleasure to meet and work with him’

I would also like to Thank Sean Worrall who was also at the event who was on hand to help advise Alex.


Bishops Stortford Walking Basketball Team

Early start this morning HBA Secretary Angela Griffin drove over to Bishops Stortford and meet Mark Swainston who set up back in January 2016 the Bishops Stortford over 50’s Walking Basketball Team.

They started with 4 members and gradually have built up to 10 players attending every Sunday morning 9-10am.

The average age of is 60 years old, they are all absolutely amazing, to be honest i personally thing walking basketball is alot harder than running up and down the court!

They all have played sports before rugby, tennis, football, and there is also a member who is a fisherman. Jan the lady on the team has previously played netball.

Two members have played basketball and to a high level.

Head Coach Eamonn who is a PE teacher has played and is working wonders with them all.

Fantastic morning I had a fantastic morning meeting them all and hope that more members pick up the basketball and try Walking Basketball I can assure you its hard going


Basketball England Level 2 Referee Course – #2 

As you know HBA have organised and run a number of courses so far this year and are pleased that BE gave authorisation for BE Level 2 Referee Courses to take place here in Hertfordshire. The response has been so good that the second Level 2 Referee Course (Unit 1) started today.

Referee Tutor Eduard Udyanskyy and Assistant Referee Tutor David Griffin are pleased to see a variety basketball officials taking the next step in becoming Level 2 Referees and with the support of the HBA Referee Mentors they have a good future a head of them.

The future of Referee’s in Hertfordshire is looking good

 


Basketball England Level 1 Coaching Course 

The BE Level 1 Coaching Course took place over the weekend and there were seventeen candidates that took part, one flew from Amman in Jordan to do the course.

HBA would like to thank basketball tutor Coach Thomas Baker who did an outstanding job


Polly Camp 2016 

Some of Hertfordshire Basketball Referees have headed to Sheffield to attend this years Polly Camp 2016

Ian Pollard was a FIBA referee of 8 years with an appetite to be the best not only for himself but for others. He refereed over 100 FIBA games and several international tournaments. He was an outstanding BBL referee, officiating BBL Championships, Cup and Trophy finals as well as working BE competitions. He officiated 369 national league games. Sadly Ian passed away in 2009 and the “Polly Fund” was created to support the development of basketball officials.

Hertfordshire Referees Eduard Udyanskyy, Hoj Fozi & David Griffin attended Polly Camp 2016


West Herts Warriors Plays Host 

West Herts Warriors’ hosted a close competitive friendly game against NBC Camps USA who are on tour around the UK


Women’s Back to Basketball Session

HBA Committee Member Fran Edwards is in the process of trying to start a Women’s Back to Basketball Friendly Session in Watford.

If you are a woman and are interested then please click on the Contact Us on the HBA Website and complete the the form and Fran will contact you or you can join the Women’s Back to Basketball Session Facebook Group.

Fran is at the moment just needs to know if you are interested in taking part and playing so that she has an idea of numbers and will try and get some funding to get the project off the ground.


HBA First Aid Course – #2 

Even though it was a Sunday morning 9 candidates turned up to the First Aid Course taking place at Herts Sports Village.

I am pleased to announce everyone passed

If you would like more information with regard to doing a First Aid Course please dont hesitate to contact Angela Griffin


Basketball England Level 1 Referee Course 

 

HBA organised and run a very successful Basketball England Level 1 Referee Course at Herts Sports Village today.

Referee David Griffin was the Tutor and Referee Hoj Fozi came along to help out and both referees are HBA Referee Mentors and they did a fantastic job with all 19 candidates.

All 19 candidates passed the Referee Level 1 and seven candidates have been advised that they apply and take part in the BE Level 2 Referee Course that starts in July 2016

Well Done to ALL

 


BISHOPS STORTFORD SNIPERS BASKETBALL CLUB

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Its lovely to hear of a NEW basketball club starting up in Hertfordshire and HBA will do everything to help support them

Bishops Stortford Snipers Basketball Club

Currently they are running one session a week;
Mondays 8-9 p.m – (Players must be over 14 on 1/9/2016).
Venue:. The Bishops Stortford High School Gym.
Contact: Jeremy Catchpole email address: stortfordsnipers@gmail.com

Bishops Stortford Snipers are hoping to run more sessions next year
(e.g. Junior, U16, U18, Senior, Ladies)

Looking to play League Basketball 2017.


Basketball England Level 2 Referee Course – #2

Basketball England have asked HBA to run a second BE Level 2 Referee Course … ALL DETAILS BELOW

Pleases reply to:

Hertfordshire Basketball Association Secretary: Angela Griffin

Email: hertsbasketball@gmail.com

Tel / text: 07739 321847

Website: www.hertsbasketball.co.uk

 EAST Region

Re: England Basketball Level 2 Referee Course

Dates of Courses: Unit 1 – Saturday 9th July 2016 – Midday to 6:30pm

Unit 2 – Saturday 6th August 2016 – Midday to 4pm

Unit 3 – Saturday 3rd September 2016 – Midday to 4pm

Unit 4 – Saturday 1st October 2016 – Midday to 4pm

 

Includes FREE Basketball England String Bag, Whistle & Lanyard, Safeguarding manual, Mechanics Manual, Officials Rule Books, & England Basketball Water Bottle

 Venue: University of Hertfordshire Sports Village, de Havilland Campus,

Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9EU

Public Transport: Performance Hertfordshire is well serviced by the uno bus network www.unobus.info which has routes to Hatfield from all over Hertfordshire including St Albans and Welwyn Garden City. The nearest stop to the clinic is at Albatross Way on St Albans Road West.

Hatfield train station is approximately 2 miles from Performance Hertfordshire. Bus numbers 620/621 are direct services to de Havilland Campus.

Time: Please aim to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of your course:

Equipment: Please bring with you sports clothes, trainers, pen, notepad packed lunch & water

 Course Fee: £120:00

Free Car Park

 All candidates are issued with a Free Day Gym and Swimming Pool Pass.

 Sit down cafe serving hot and cold food.

 Yours in Basketball,

Angela Griffin

Payments must be made in advance online within 3 clear days of receiving this

Course Confirmation and Invoice; otherwise your space will be made available to others to book.

 For direct payment using Internet Banking, use the following bank details:

Name of Bank: HSBC

Name of Bank Account: Hertfordshire Basketball Association

Bank Sort Code: 40-45-42

Bank Account Number: 01118420

Please use reference: R2 – surname


Hertfordshire Local Summer Scrimmages 2016 Information:

Club/Team – Michaelians
Venue – Parmiters Sports Centre, Watford, WD25 0UU
Day – Most Mondays (check here www.michaelians.co.uk/index_files/Schedule.htm)
Time – 20:00 – 21:30
Fee – £5 (First session free)

Club/Team – East Herts Royals
Venue – Marriotts
Day – Tuesdays
Time – 8:00. – 10:00.
Fee – £5.
*Probably best email ahead to david@stevenagebasketball.co.uk


Herts Premier League Senior Men’s Basketball Teams for 2016-17 

Below are all the Senior Men’s Basketball Teams that have entered the Herts Premier League 2016-17

The Teams are as follows:
Aylesbury Dux – 2 teams
Bedford Thunder – 2 teams
Berkhamsted Bears – 1 team
East Herts Royals – 2 teams
Harlow Hawks – 1 team
Hatfield Magic – 1 team
Hemel Hempsted Warriors – 1 team – new team entry
Hitchin Kings – 1 team
LT United – 1 team – new team entry
Luton Basketball – 1 team – new team entry
Michaelians – 1 team
North Herts Knights – 2 teams
West Herts Warriors – 2 teams

Information for Funding for Basketball in Hertfordshire


Basketball England Level 1 Table Official Course 

 

HBA organised and run a BE Level 1 Table Official Course tutored by David Griffin and the Course was held at Herts Sports Village, Hatfield.

Even though it was Fathers Day 23 candidates took part and ALL PASSED


Herts Basketball Association Annual General Meeting 2016  

The Herts Basketball Association AGM was held on Wednesday 15th June and welcomed a record turnout at the Herts University in Hatfield.

All the main active members of the committee agreed to see though another year and there was a welcome to Hoj Fozi and Terry Fryer who have become part of the Herts team and will be working in development and referee mentoring/assigning. Following a late request Michael Ball has agreed to act as DBS verifier for Herts.

We also saw a number of new teams put their case forward for inclusion to the Herts Premier League

Hemel Hempstead Warriors
Luton Basketball Club
Lithuanian United (LT) Basketball Club

Aylesbury Dux and Bedford Thunder have now entered a second team each in the League

All in all it promises to be an exciting and full on season with the extra teams now included. The charity tournament is booked for 6 August at Queens School and the pre-season tournament booked for the 25th September where there will also be a tribute game to the late Mick Howell

Dave Pollard
Chairman Herts Basketball


Shona Harnett 

Shona Harnett is a BE Table Official who officiated at the Olympics here in the UK four years ago.

Shona also is a BE National League Referee, but she also referee’s Wheelchair Basketball


Basketball England Level 2 Referee Course – Unit 2 

The BE Level 2 Referee Course Unit 2 took place today and the tutor was BE Referee Jose Celorio from London.

As you all know Hertfordshire Basketball Association (HBA) this year have organised eleven courses ranging from Coaching, Referee, Table Official, Safe Guarding,
First Aid,

Basketball England gave the go ahead for HBA to organise and run Basketball England Level 2 Referee Course and it was so successful with all 18 new referee candidates that BE have asked us to run another course throughout the summer.

We desperately need to increase the number of referees in Herts, we cannot go through another season like the last, no one wants basketball games having to be cancelled, HBA do not want referees officiating games on their own, so HBA are working hard to help improve the situation as well as offer help, support and guidance to all you new referees.

We are very lucky in Hertfordshire that we have a number of highly qualified and well respected Basketball Referees that attend the National Officials Conference every year and have to pass a fitness test as well as exams on the FIBA Rules and Regulations to be able to referee National Senior League.

HBA want to be able to support and mentor all new referees attending the two courses running, so that they dont feel like they have been thrown in the deep end without any help and support.

With the help and support of David Griffin, Edward Udyanskyy, Hoj Fozi and Pat Hunter who will mentor the new referees, they will give the new referee’s feed back ect and have agreed to deliver a Basketball Workshop just after the National Official Conference in Sheffield in September, either the week before or on the day of the HPL Pre Season Tournament 2016-17. All referees new and old have to attend and be updated with the Basketball Rules and Regulations interpretations.

HBA Referee Mentor Committee Angela Griffin, David Griffin, Edward Udyanskyy, Hoj Fozi and Pat Hunter with help and support from Basketball England Officials Participation & Development Officer Simon Unsworth held their first meeting last week at Herts Sports Village, Hatfield and Simon Unsworth attended.

New referees will have to committee officiating 3 HPL games before Christmas and 3 games after Christmas, the Mentors as mentioned will either officiate the game with the new referees or observe the game to give feed back to both officials to improve the level and standard. The existing referees will all benefit from the help and support the Referee Mentor Committee will deliver.

All clubs, teams coaches & players have already been informed of the new Referee Mentor Committee and their plans and actions to help new and existing referees and they are all on board to help make this work and they have agreed to be patient as well as encouraging and supportive towards all you new referees.

These new referees are the future of the game we all so much love so much and HBA along with BE will help develop, support and mentor them into the best referees there are in the EAST Region and beyond


 

Dear All

HBA have received the details of Mick Howells funeral.

If you wish to attend please contact Angela Griffin
Email – hertsbasketball@gmail.com


University of Hertfordshire Basketball Coaching Staff – Season 2016-17

As of September 2016 great things are happening with regard to the Uni of Herts Basketball Development Programme.

The Senior Basketball Ladies Team will be heading into the Premier League with Head Coach Michael Fields.

With regard to the Senior Men’s First Team Uni of Herts welcome on board Head Coach Tom Baker

Uni of Herts second year student, BE Level 3 Referee & Level 2 Coach David Griffin will be the Head Coach for the Senior

 


HBA Referee Mentor Committee 

 

Hertfordshire Basketball Association (HBA) this year have organised eleven course Coaching, Referee, Table Official, Safe Guarding, First Aid.

Basketball England gave the go ahead to organise and run Basketball England Level 2 Referee Course and it was so successful with 18 new referee candidates that BE have asked as to run another course throughout the summer.

We are very lucky in Hertfordshire that we have a number of highly qualified and well respected Basketball Referees that attend the National Officials Conference every year and have to pass fitness text as well as exams on the FIBA Rules and Regulations to be able to referee National Senior League.

HBA want to be able to support and mentor the new referees so a small committee has been set up just to do this.

Angela Griffin, David Griffin, Edward Udyanskyy, Hoj Fozi and Pat Hunter with help and support from Basketball England Officials Participation & Development Officer Simon Unsworth.

The first meeting was held last night at Herts Sports Village, Hatfield and Simon Unworth attend

Existing and new basketball referees will all benefit from the help and support the Referee Mentor Committee will deliver.

Details to follow ………………………..


Tribute Veterans Basketball Game in Memory of Referee Mick Howell

Mick Howell's Profile Photo

As you all know Referee Mick Howell has sadly passed away,
 
Mick was highly respected throughout basketball on and off the court.
 
HBA would like to pay Tribute to such a nice man who has helped so many over the years.
 
Anyone who knew Mick and is over the age of 40 and would like to play in the Mick Howells Veterans Basketball Game 2016
Sunday 25th September 2016
Oaklands Sports Zone, St Albans Campus, Hatfield Road, Herts AL4 0JA
4:30pm to 7pm
https://www.basketballengland.co.uk/mick-howell-a-tribute
 
HBA are also in the process of announcing The Fair Play Award that will be presented yearly – Details to follow

Three Hour Face to Face Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop Course 

 

Herts Basketball Association organised through Sports Coach UK the following required Basketball England Governing Body Course The Three Hour Face to Face Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop.

We hope that the candidates found the course interesting and that it will help give the knowledge and confidence to be able of recognise anything within basketball or in your everyday life to take note and act upon any issues or concerns that you face.

Please find out who within your club who is your Welfare Officer

Hertfordshire Basketball Association Child Welfare Officer is myself Angela Griffin

Basketball England Child Welfare Officer:
Melissa Hague
Compliance Manager
0114 2841088
melissa.hague@basketballengland.co.uk

 


Bev Guymon 

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our much loved colleague and friend Bev Guymon who passed away yesterday after a brave fight against liver & pancreatic cancer.

Throughout her life Bev experienced and promoted every facet of the game resulting in her spending the last 8 years of her life working for Basketball England to increase opportunities for all ages to fall in love with the game. Her passion, commitment and inspirational attitude will live long in the hearts and minds of those who were fortunate to have been blessed by this exceptional lady.

Bev will be truly missed by all those who knew her and worked alongside side her. Our thoughts & prayers are with Jimmie, Matt, Kirstie and extended family during this difficult time.


Basketball England Level 2 Referee Course #2 

HBA are in the process of organising the SECOND Basketball England Level 2 Referee Course here in Hertfordshire.

Plus, Hertfordshire top basketball referee officials are coming together to mentor existing and new referees

Basketball Officials Participation & Development Officer Simon Unsworth will be attending the first meeting

Hertfordshire is making headway of offering and delivering to everyone involved in basketball the VERY BEST


Transforming Basketball in Britain  together: A New Vision & Strategy 

 


Mick Howell – A Tribute 

Hertfordshire Basketball Association are deeply saddened to announce that Hertfordshire Retired Referee, commissioner and instructor Mick Howell has passed away. Our sincere condolences reach out to Mick’s family and friends.

Mick was introduced to basketball in 1976 as a player and soon became a referee which was his passion. In 1986 Mick became the 44th international referee to qualify from England, and go on to referee European club and major international games over the next 15 years.

He retired soon after attending the World Student Games in Beijing, the biggest tournament of his career to date. Mick had always said that he wanted to be remembered as a referee when he was at the top of his game.

Mick passion for referring continued as he became a FIBA commissioner and instructor. The wealth of knowledge Mick possessed was invaluable and he became one of England’s top referee mentors.

Mick devoted a lot of his time travelling up and down the country attending games, finals and clinics where he provided feedback to officials on game performance. It didn’t matter what the age group was or level the games were, if he was available he would attend. One of Mick’s favourite events was the Regional Development Tournaments which he would regularly attend. 

He had one objective, to improve the standard of officiating in England.

With over 500 BBL games Mick became a perfect candidate to take on the role as the BBL Referee Supervisor responsible for the co-ordination of BBL referees prior to being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

The love for him was shown recently at the Molten BBL Play-Off Final at The 02 when the match officials wore his name on their shirts for the game.

He was a close family member, friend and a huge advocate of the sport we all love. RIP Mick – you will be missed.

Mick Howell – was a gentleman on and off the court


HBA – First Aid Course 

HBA have organised two First Aid Courses that are taking place at Herts Sports Village in May & June 2016.

Basketball England Governing Body are now making it compulsary that First Aid is included along with Safeguarding & DBS checks for Coaching Basketball

 

 


EAST Region U11s Boys Basketball Tournament 2016 

Congratulations to West Herts Warriors U11s Boys Basketball Team who WON the EAST Boys Basketball Tournament today and they have qualified to take part in The National Tournament

 

 


Herts County Junior 2016 Players selected at the Inter County Tournaments 2016 (40 in total)

Herts County Junior 2016 Players selected at the Inter County Tournaments 2016 (41 in total)

U11s Girls
Rosie Porter – Oaklands Wolves
Cheluchi Ejikeme – Oaklands Wolves
Grace Strickland – Oaklands Wolves
Isabella Paas – Oaklands Wolves
Joanna Akpan – Oaklands W olves

U11s Boys
Bertie Hill- Harlow Hawks
Damola Bolarin – West Herts Warriors
Harry Lupton (Moatt) – East Herts Royals
Tom Finch –

U13s Girls
Emily Martin – Russell Hoops
Molly Bacon – Oaklands Wolves
Alice Cuell – West Herts Warriors
Daisy Oblein – West Herts Warriors
Eleanor Sollis – Oaklands Wolves

U13s Boys
William Eldridge – East Herts Royals
Tom Hughes – East Herts Royals
George Goates-Smith – Oaklands Wolves

Joe Webster – Oaklands Wolves

U15s Girls
Loren Christie – Oaklands Wolves
Mia Sarkodee-Adoo – Oaklands Wolves
Charlotte Wilkinson – West Herts Warriors
Derin Akinbobola – Oaklands Wolves
Amber Young – Oaklands Wolves

U15s Boys
Moyosore Adekeye – Barnet Bulldogs
Stephen Akpan – Oaklands Wolves
Alexander Distras – Newham Youngbloods
Toby Gastaldi-Davis – Oaklands Wolves
Charlie Howard – Oaklands Wolves
Jett Koukoulis – East Herts Royals
Mathew Offeh – West Herts Warriors

U17s Girls
Louisa Moore – West Herts Warriors
Robyn Ainge – West Herts Warriors
Anna Pollard – West Herts Warriors
Ailsi Trustcott – Oaklands Wolves
Oladoyin Bulaji – Oaklands Wolves
Maria Del Cuvillo – West Herts Warriors
Macy Spinks – Oaklands Wolves

U17s Boys
Bradley Roberts – West Herts Warriors
Jonathan St Hilaire – Barking Abbey
Robin Bedford – Barking Abbey
Ope Afolabi – Oaklands wolves


 

 

Hertfordshire Basketball Association would like to thank the following people for all their help, time and support and making Herts Junior County possible this year

Naomi Turner – U11s Girls Head Coach
Kieran Matthews – U11s Boys Head Coach
Alex O’Neill – U11s Boys Assistant Coach
Pablo Sanchez – U13s Girls Head Coach
Julie Fryer – U13s Girls Assistant Coach
Terry Fryer – U13s Girls last minute Head Coach
Daniel Sanders – U13s Boys Head Coach
David Turner – U13s Boys Assistant Coach
David Griffin – U13s Boys Conditioning Coach
Benjamin Daniels – U13s Boys Helper
Pride Nyathi – U15s Girls Head Coach
Jasper Chiwuzie – U15s Girls Assistant Coach
Emma Moatt – U15s Boys Head Coach
Mark Strickland – U15s Assistant Coach
Candice Chilolie – U15s Boys Team Manager
Michael Fields – U17s Girls Head Coach
Fego Adhokorie – U17s Girls Assistant Coach
Luke Renshaw – U17s Boys Head Coach
Andrew Renshaw – U17s Boys Assistant Coach
Julie Renshaw – U17s Boys Team Manager

Dave Pollard – Referee – U17s Boys Friendly Game against Hemel Storm
Wendy Tierney & Jo Daniels – Table Officials – U17s Boys Friendly Game against Hemel Storm
Samantha St Hilaire – helping at the U17s Boys Friendly Game
Julie O’ Mahony – helping at the U15s Girls last training session
Marine Christie – Queen of the Laundrette
Lorraine Howard – Princess of the Washing Machine

Lastly all the players and especially all the parents/guardians

THANK YOU


Hertfordshire County Junior Basketball 2016 

EAST Region Inter County Basketball Tournament Results 2016

ICT U11s Girls:
Winners: Essex
Runners-up: HERTFORDSHIRE
Third: Norfolk
Fourth: Suffolk
Fifth: Essex II
Sixth: Suffolk II

ICT U11s Boys:
Winners: Essex
Runners-up: Essex II
Third: HERTFORDSHIRE
Fourth: Suffolk
Fifth: Norfolk
Sixth: HERTFORDSHIRE II

ICT U13s Girls:
Winners:Suffolk
Runners-up: Essex II
Joint Third: HERTFORDSHIRE & Essex
Fifth: Norfolk
Sixth: Suffolk II
Seventh: Norfolk II

ICT U13s Boys:
Winners: Essex
Runners-up: HERTFORDSHIRE
Losing Semi-Finalists: Suffolk & Cambridgeshire
Other positions: Not determined due to truncated schedule

ICT U15s Girls:
1st: Essex
2nd: Suffolk
3rd: HERTFORDSHIRE
4th: HERTFORDSHIRE Development
5th Norfolk

ICT U15s Boys:
1st: Essex
2nd: Suffolk
3rd: HERTFORDSHIRE
4th: Cambridgeshire
5th: Norfolk
6th: Bedfordshire

ICT U17s Girls:
1st: Essex
2nd: Suffolk
3rd HERTFORDSHIRE
4th: Norfolk

ICT U17s Boys:
1st: HERTFORDSHIRE
2nd: Suffolk
3rd: Essex
4th: Cambridgeshire
5th Bedfordshire
6th: Norfolk


Three Hertfordshire Ladies Basketball Players have been selected to play for GB

Bethany Sarson, Kyla Nelson & Paige Robinson 

       Image result for kyla nelson basketball

The invitees will attend a camp in Manchester on 25 June, where preparations will begin in earnest for the tournament in Podgorica.

GB Senior Women’s Head Coach, Jose Maria ‘Chema’ Buceta will hold the coaching reins and will be assisted by Chris Bunten, who has just led Team Northumbria to a famous victory in the 2016 Molten WBBL Play-Off Final at The 02 – as well as Senior Women’s star Rachael Vanderwal.

Savannah Wilkinson debuted with the Senior Women last November in Montenegro and the Barking Abbey Crusaders’ forward is one of the headline names in contention, with Gabby Nikitinaite of Sevenoaks Suns and Kyla Nelson of Brixton Topcats having both taken part in Senior Women preparation camps across the last couple of FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 qualifying windows.

The list also includes the reigning Molten WBBL Young Player of the Year in Georgia Gayle, who has impressed with Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters. There is further current WBBL representation from Tea Charlton of league winners Nottingham Wildcats, Paige Robinson of Brixton Topcats and Abigail Johnson of Barking Abbey Crusaders, who has featured in a number of WBBL Weekly All-Star Five line-ups in 2015-16.

Bethany Sarson and Sadie Russell are returnees, having featured at the same event last summer which was also held in Podgorica.

Meanwhile there is a potential first introduction to the international game for Kennedy Leonard, who has produced big numbers with 12.1 points and 4.6 assists per game in the NCAA for the University of Colorado Boulder in the Pac-12 Conference.

The 16-player candidate list is as follows:

Tea Charlton – Nottingham Wildcats (GBR)
Samantha Clement – Cornell University (USA)
Jessica Davies – Lipscomb University (USA)
Abigail Johnson – Barking Abbey Crusaders (GBR)
Kennedy Leonard – University of Colorado Boulder (USA)
Courtney Lyons – Concordia University (USA)
Georgia Gayle – Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters (GBR)
Kyla Nelson – Brixton Topcats (GBR)
Gabriele Nikitinaite – Sevenoaks Suns (GBR)
Rachel Odumu – Monmouth University (USA)
Paige Robinson – Brixton Topcats (GBR)
Sadie Russell – Odessa College (USA)
Bethany Sarson- Pfeiffer University (USA)
Amelia Stevens – Illinois State University (USA)
Holly Wilkes – Charnwood College (GBR)
Savannah Wilkinson – Barking Abbey Crusaders (GBR)

Warm-up games are scheduled against Ireland on 01 and 02 July, while there will also be further preparation games in Romania on 04 and 05 July, prior to departing for Montenegro on 06 July


Oaklands Wolves – WBBL 

 

Oaklands Wolves Basketball Academy will take part in the Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) next year.

The Wolves will join eight other existing WBBL clubs when the action gets underway in October.

Oaklands Wolves are thrilled at joining the WBBL and will play their homes fixtures at their impressive facility at the College, which has been a home training base in recent years for the England Junior National Teams.

Director of Basketball at Oaklands Michael Ball said: “This is fantastic news for our basketball programme, our players and the College.

“We aim to add to the excitement of the WBBL and bring a young and fast-paced style of basketball to fans around the league. It would not have been possible to make this happen without the support of the College – they are always fully behind the basketball programme and are especially keen to see our elite female student athletes get the same opportunities as the boys.”

“The team will be based upon our Academy players with the addition of professional and university players. Just as we are trying to produce the next generation of International players from within the basketball academy, we are going to try to add GB International players.”

 


Tribute to Referee Mike Howell 

All the referees at the BBL Final yesterday wore referee shirts with Hertfordshire Mick Howell name on as a mark of respect to a fantastic referee and an amazing man who sadly has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

 


HBA ALL Star Basketball Charity Event 2016 

 

Hertfordshire Basketball Association

Presents

The ALL Star Charity Basketball Event 2016

 In aid of

 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Charity

 Saturday 6th August 2016

Queen’s Sports Hall

South Campus

Queen’s School

Aldenham Road

Bushy

Watford

Herts

WD23 2TY

 Basketball teams or individuals are welcome to take part

 Senior Men

Under 18 Men

Women of any age

 FEE £10 each

 Court available from 10:00am

 Tournament starts 10:30am – 3pm

 If you wish to take part and register please contact Fran Edwards

lakers65@hotmail.com

(Please bring with you reversible tops, food and drink)


Congratulations to Vicky Grey 

Hertfordshire lass Vicky Grey played in the WWBL Finals at The O2 today for Nottingham Wildcats, sadly they lost against Team Northumbria,

Final Score 75-68


Herts County U17s Girls v Herts University Men’s Players 

Its getting close to the Inter County Tournament that takes place next weekend at the UEA in Norwich and Coach Michael Fields asked some of the Herts University Team to come along and play against the Herts County U17s Girls Team.

The Uni Boys were SHOCKED at the high level and standard the Girls pay

Well Done Girls


Hertfordshire Basketball Referees attend the Second Officiating Masterclass 

David Griffin & Hoj Fozi attended this years BE Officiating Masterclass in London

The second Masterclass in Officiating referee clinic was another great success and saw officials in attendance from all over the UK.  The day commenced with an introduction from Basketball England’s Chief Executive Officer Stewart Kellett. Stewart spoke about what the future holds for basketball in Britain and how officiating is an integral part of this development. A recent discussion with FIBA and an assessment of our current practices will highlight where our resources are best aligned.

Alan Richardson’s FIBA Europe Referee Consultant delivered a session on motivation and demonstrated that those who succeeded and reached their goal were those that were motivated, passionate and determine to do so. He commented that…

‘FIBA have been working with selected Federations in Europe to host these types of clinics since 2014. Great Britain has the potential to producing European top ranking officials and the Masterclass is an important educational seminar which will help to support this cause.’

He was pleased to see a genuine interest of British officials wanting to further their learning and development as officials.

Steve Bucknall, England’s Under 18 Men’s Head Coach, brought Player, Coach & Referee Relationships to the forefront and encouraged in-depth discussion around the dynamics around these relationships. Steve shared many of his game experiences from his playing days in the NBA right through to being a spectator at U14 Basketball England finals. The discussions brought real clarity to the audience as they got to understand how each other’s behaviours had a positive or negative impact especially in contentious situations.

Tappe Henning Referee Commissioner from the Scottish Rugby Union led a session on the importance of Communication. Through examples in Rugby Union he demonstrated the effects of good and poor communication highlighting the importance of this skill.

‘Correct and effective communication is not an easy skill and something you have to really work at and develop. When you get it right you can really control and diffuse some very difficult situations that sport brings’

Tappe’s second session talked about the importance of Game Management and how this came hand in hand with communication.

Steve Swanson (PHD) from Loughborough University London brought Leadership and Sport and Performance Enhancement straight to the forefront. This really got the audience thinking about what qualities they acquired in order to lead a game of basketball and the people involved in the game. What techniques could be used in order to improve in this area?

Day 2 was opened by Davorin Nakic, Referee Manager from FIBA Europe, who discussed the developments of 3 person mechanics and updated the officials in attendance.

He was followed by Ex-FIFA and Premier League football referee Dermot Gallagher who gave and insight about his past experiences as an official. Dermot explained how goal setting and perseverance helped him in achieving his successes. He explained how regularly analysing the job you do is important to improving your performance.

Dave Parry, Sports Science Lecturer, Director of Human Performance Unit, and Performance Sport Director at University of Essex, used the masterclass as an opportunity to announce the Level 3 Refereeing Academy that will be starting up at the University of Essex in 2017.

The second officiating masterclass was closed by the Chair of the British Basketball Federation, Nick Humby, who gave an oversight of the future and vision of British Basketball moving forward at this very exciting time for basketball and officiating.

Basketball England would like to thank the partners that help enable this Masterclass to take place – British Basketball, Unum and FIBA.


HBA- Basketball England Level 2 Referee Course 

HBA are proud to announce that 18 candidates attended the BE Level 2 Referee Course Unit 1

 


Hertfordshire Referee David Griffin called up to Officiate the BE Finals 

David Griffin BE Level 3 Hertfordshire Basketball Referee traveled to Manchester to referee the National League Senior Mens Development League Basketball Final as well as the National League U18s Mens & National League U16s Girls Finals


Congratulations Oaklands Wolves 

Congratulations to Oaklands Wolves U18s Men’s Team that won Basketball England National Basketball Development League Play off Finals against Chelmsford Lions in Manchester at the weekend, final score 76-68

Men – D-League

Oaklands College Wolves (St Albans) scooped the under-18 D-League crown after they defeated Chelmsford Lions 76-68 in a physical encounter at the Amaechi Basketball Centre.

Evan Walshe led the Wolves with 24 points as they forced 18 turnovers off the Lions, who were paced by Tom Chadwick’s double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds.


 

Congratulations to Coach Michael Fields who was awarded University of Hertfordshire Coach of the Year 2016


 

Bucks Hornets Vs. Oakland’s Wolves – U18 Development League Semi-Final

Oaklands Wolves U18 Men are through to the Semi Finals and are playing AWAY against Bucks Hornets on Saturday 16th April 2016.

Tip off Midday

Aylesbury Grammar School (HP21 7RP)

Pop down and cheer the Wols Pack on


Course Dates Confirmed

 

Hertfordshire Basketball Association would like to announce the Eleven Basketball Courses available at a Discount Price to all Hertfordshire Basketball Clubs/ Teams, Coaches and Players


Discount available to all basketball teams that play in the HPL.

Full Price will be available to those from outside Hertfordshire.

There are limited places for every course so don’t miss out and book you place now.

All courses must be paid for in advance by Internet Banking within 4 days of reserving your place.

Please note if payment is not received within 4 days then your place will be reissued for others to apply.

All courses are held at:

University of Hertfordshire – Sports Village
De Havilland Campus,
Hatfield
AL10 9EU

Every Candidate and Tutor attending the courses will be issued with –
• FREE Swimming Pool Day Pass
• FREE Gym Day Pass
• & FREE Cark parking.

There is sit down cafe serving hot and cold food throughout the day.

If you would like to book your place on any of the courses mentioned can you please email me Angela Griffin hertsbasketball@gmail.com and I will send you all the Internet Banking Details along with a Course Confirmation and Invoice when payment has been made.

Yours in Basketball

Angela Griffin – HBA Secretary

*Safeguarding Course – 16 & 17 year olds must be chaperoned by an adult

BE Level 1 Coaching Course – (16 years and above)
Saturday 2nd July & Sunday 3rd July 2016
10am to 6:30pm
Fee £50:00

BE Level 2 Coaching Course – (18 years old and above)
Saturday 16th July & Sunday 17th July & Saturday 20th August & Sunday 21st August 2016
10am to 6:30pm
Fee £100:00

BE Level 1 Referee Course
Saturday 25th June 2016
10am to 4:30pm
Fee £20:00 – Includes FREE Fox 40 Whistle & Lanyard

BE Level 2 Referee Course
Saturday 7th May 2016 – Midday to 6:30pm
Sunday 5th June , Saturday 2nd July & Saturday 30th July 2016 – Midday to 4pm
Fee £ 30:00 per Unit – £120 for all 4 Units
Includes FREE Basketball England String Bag, Whistle & Lanyard, Safeguarding Manual,
Mechanics Manuals, Officials Rule Books & Basketball England Water Bottle

BE Level 1 Table Official Course
Sunday 19th June 2016
10am to Midday
Fee £10:00 – includes FREE Bic 4 Colour Grip Ballpoint Pen & Ruler

BE Level 2 Table Official Course
Saturday 27th August 2016
10am to Midday
Fee £20:00 – includes FREE Bic 4 Colour Grip Ballpoint Pen & Ruler

BE Level 3 Table Official Course
Saturday 27th August 2016
3pm to 7pm
Fee £30:00 – includes FREE Bic 4 Colour Grip Ballpoint Pen & Ruler

First Aid Course
Sunday 22nd May 2016 – 10am to 1pm – Fee £20:00
Sunday 26th June 2016 – 10am to 1pm – Fee £20:00

Safeguarding Course – (16 years old and above) *
Wednesday 25th May 2016 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm – Fee £25:00


 

Herts County U17 Boys Training Changes and Friendly Vs. Hemel Storm 

Herts county U17s Boys County Training Sessions times have slightly changed, so please take note –

Sunday 17th April 12.00-14.00 (start 15 mins early)
Sunday 24th April 12.15-14.45 (half an hour extra)
Sunday 1st May 12.00-14.00 (start 15 mins early)

Also, on Sunday 1st May 2016 Herts County U17s Boys will be playing in a Friendly Game against Hemel Storm to get them ready to play at the Inter County Tournament in Norfolk.

So please make a note of the 1/5/16 and go along and support the guys and make loads of noise!


 

County Trial and Training Dates – 16/17th April 2016

Saturday 16th April 2016
Herts County U11s Boys Training Session
10am to Midday
Herts Sports Village

Saturday 16th April 2016
Herts County U11s Girls Basketball Trail
1am to 3pm
Heerts Sports Village

Sunday 17th April 2016
Herts County U13s Boys Training Session
Midday to 2pm
The Priory Sports Centre, Hitchin

Sunday 17th April 2016
Herts County U17s Boys training Session
12:15pm to 2:15pm
Shephall, Stevenage

Sunday 17th April 2016
Herts County U15s Boys Trail
3pm to 6pm
Herts Sports Village, Hatfield


 

Herts Teams Playoff Update – 9/10th April 2016

Oaklands Wolves U18s Boys v Bristol Academy II
WIN – 83-55

Oaklands Wolves U16s Boys v Bristol Academy
LOST – 48-78

East Herts Royals U14s Boys v Haringey Hawks
LOST – 61-69

West Herts Warriors U14s Girls v Tameside Royals
LOST – 68-60


 

Herts U17 Boys County Squad Selections

Herts County U17s Boys Team has been selected. Head Coach Luke Renshaw & Assistant Coach Andy Renshaw have selected the 12 players who will represent Herts in the East Inter County Tournament in Norwich in May. The number of players who attended the U17s Trial this year has been amazing.


 

Herts Junior Teams Playoff Update

Oaklands Wolves U16 Boys stepped out on court today in the first round of the Play offs and won against Newcastle Eagles 65-53.Oaklands Wolves U16 Boys stepped out on court today in the first round of the Play offs and won against Newcastle Eagles 65-53.

Next weekend the Wolf Pack travel to Bristol to take on Bristol Flyers

 

East Herts Royals U14s Boy’s Play Off game was delayed by an hour today due to Tees Valley Mohawks stuck in traffic traveling to the game. EHRs went on to win the game 86 v 46.

Next Saturday EHRs U14 Boys play at home in the Quarter Finals against Haringey Hawks at Marriotts Sports Centre Tip off 5:30pm


 

County Training Date Changes

The County U13s & U17s Boys Training Sessions have had to be changed due the BE Play Off Dates.

County U13s Boys NEW Training Sessions dates are as follows:
Venue: The Priory Sports Centre, Hitchin
Sunday 3rd April 2016 – midday to 2pm
Sunday 10th April 2016 – midday to 2pm
Sunday 17th April 2016 – midday to 2pm
Sunday 24th April 2016 – midday to 2pm

County U17s Boys NEW Training Sessions dates are as follows:
Venue: Shephall Sports Centre, Stevenage
Sunday 3rd April 2016 – 12:15pm to 2:15pm
Sunday 17th April 2016 – 12:15pm to 2:15pm
Sunday 24th April 2016 – 12:15pm to 2:15pm
Sunday 1st May 2016 – 12:15pm to 2:15pm

County U15s Boys Training Sessions stay as they are.


 

Herts Referees Return From Scania Cup 2016 in Sweden

David Griffin, Hojjat Fozi and James Dominique were three of the nine selected referees to attend the Scania Referee Camp in Sweden 2016. The camp ran from the 24th-28th March where referees from Europe, Africa and Asia refereed 4 days of high-level, competitive basketball from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland.


 

Place Your Order for the HBA Table Official Fleece

It was agreed at the last HBA Committee Meeting that HBA Regular Table Officials would be issued with a free HBA Fleece to be warn at all
HBA Events.

Basketball Clubs/Teams will be issued with 2 free fleeces, if any more are required that will have to be paid for either by the club or the person needing one.

Table Officials Fleeces
The fleeces are top of the range and made by 2786
The fleece is available in men’s & ladies styles and sizes.
The colour of the fleece will either be charcoal grey or black
HBA green logo on the left breast
BE logo either on the right breast or the left sleeve (to be decided)
KLM logo on the back below the neck.

Place your orders now!


 

Help and Support Needed

Here in Hertfordshire Basketball is one BIG Family and we need your help for one of our very own.

Most of you will know and have played against, coached by either Jo or Matt Eames, I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with both over the years and they are a lovely couple and have two wonderful children William & Phoebe.

William has recently been diagnosed with Duchenna Muscular Dystrophy and this is where the rest of the family come in, Jo & Matt need your help and raise as much money to help to find a cure for this condition.

Please donated as much or as little you can every penny helps

Thank you

https://www.justgiving.com/adams-lunchtime-thames-swim-action-duchenne?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=shares-from-eua&utm_content=adams-lunchtime-thames-swim-action-duchenne&utm_campaign=eua-share-facebook


Herts County U17s Boys Trial

Herts County U17s Boys Trial went really well today. 34 young men turned up, and the standard of each individual player was outstanding, and that’s down to the Basketball Clubs/Teams we have in Hertfordshire.


 

HBA Courses Update

The next HBA Committee Meeting is taking place next week and shortly after there will an announcement of Course Dates that are taking place.

If you have Junior players aged 18 and below i strongly recommend that your coaches are fully qualified and that they attend the Safeguarding Course as well as the First Aid Course.

As a County we need to improve on qualified Level 2 Referees, Table Officials.

By the start of Basketball Season 2016-17 every basketball club in Herts will have to inform HBA of all their Coaching Staff and Team Managers so that we can build a Database and submit their details to BE to check that they have a valid coaching qualification, BE registered and licenced, they have attended a Safeguarding Course and the certificate is still valid, a valid DBS check. The Governing Body is also going to bring in a regulation that coaching staff have to have a valid First Aid Certificate.

Lets do everything possible to keep our juniors safe

If you would like more information please dont hesitate to contact me hertsbasketball@gmail.com

BE Level 1 Coaching Course
BE Level 2 Coaching Course
BE Level 1 Referee Course
BE Level 2 Referee Course
BE Level 1 Table Official Course
BE Level 2 Table Official Course
BE Level 3 Table Official Course
First Aid Course
Safeguarding Course


 

 Congratulations to East Herts Royals Who Have Won The Midlands South U14s Boys League 


 

64 Turnout for U11 County Trials

There was an amazing turnout for the U11 Boy’s Trials. 64 players came along and those who aren’t currently with a club have been put in contact with their nearest club with a couple of free taster sessions.


 

Young Referees Stepping Out On To Circuit

It is so good to see up and coming young Referees here in Herts, Naomi Turner steps out on the circuit.


 

Updated County Trial Dates

Inter County U11s Girls Team – (School Year 6 or younger)
Head Coach: Naomi Turner
Venue: Herts Sports Village, Hatfield

Trial Date: 16/4/16 – Time: 1pm – 3pm
Training Session: 23/4/16 – Time: 1pm – 3pm
Training Session: 24/4/16 – Time: 1pm – 3pm
Training Session: 28/4/16 – Time 5pm – 7pm

Tournament Date: 1st May 2016 – Time: 9:30am – 1pm – Oaklands, St Albans  

 

Inter County U11s Boy’s Team – (School Year 6 or younger)
Head Coach: Kieran Matthews
Venue: Herts Sports Village, Hatfield

Trial Date: 12th March 2016 – Time 3pm – 5pm
Training Session: 27/3/16 – Time 10am – Midday
Training Session: 16/4/16 – Time 10am – Midday
Training Session: 24/4/16 – Time 9am – 11am

Tournament Date: 1st May 2016 – Time: 2pm – 5pm – Oaklands, St Albans 

 

Inter County U13s Girls Team – (2004/2003 Born)
Head Coach: Pablo Sanchez 

Trial Date: 19th April 2016 – Time 6pm – 8pm – Venue Wodson Park, Ware
Training Session: 21/4/16 – Time 6pm – 8pm – Venue St Mary’s CE High School, Cheshunt
Training Session: 26/4/16 – Time 6pm – 8pm – Venue St Mary’s CE High School, Cheshunt
Training Session: 28/4/4/16 – Time 6pm – 8pm – Venue St Mary’s CE High School, Cheshunt

 Tournament Date: 30th April 2016 – Time: 9am – 2pm – Oaklands, St Albans

 

Inter County U13s Boys Team – (2004/2003 Born)
Head Coach: Dan Sanders
Venue: The Priory School SC, Hitchin

Trial Date: 27th February 2016 – Time: Midday – 3pm
Meet & Greet Training Session: 26/3/16 – Time: Midday – 2pm
Training Session: 2/4/16 – Time: Midday – 2pm
Training Session: 9/4/16 – Time: Midday – 2pm
Training Session: 16/4/16 – Time: Midday – 2pm
Training Session: 23/4/16 – Time: Midday – 2pm

Tournament Date: 30th April 2016 – Time: 2:30pm – 7pm – Oaklands, St Albans 

 

Inter County U15s Girls Team – (2002/2001 Born)
Head Coach: Pride Nyathi 
Venue: Herts Sports Village, Hatfield

Trial Date: 12th March 2016 – Time: 11am – 1pm
Training Session: 24/4/16 – Time: 3pm – 5pm
Training Session: 8/5/16 – Time: 2pm – 4pm
Training Session: 14/5/16 – Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tournament Date: 15th May 2016 – Time: 11am – 4pm – UEA, Norwich  

 

Inter County U15s Boys Team – (2002/2001Born)
Head Coach: Emma Moatt
Venue: Marriott’s SC, Stevenage & Herts Sports Village, Hatfield

Trial Date: 17/4/16 – Time: 3pm – 6pm –HSV
Training Session: 23/4/16 – Time: Midday – 3pm – Marriott’s
Training Session: 7/5/16 – Time 2pm to 4pm – HSV
Training Session: 14/5/16 – Time: 10am – 1pm – Marriott’s

Tournament Date: 15th May 2016 – Time: 11am – 4pm – UEA, Norwich 

 

Inter County U17s Girls Team – (2000/1999 Born)
Head Coach: Michael Fields 
Venue: Herts Sports Village, Hatfield

Trial Date: 23//4/16 – Time: 11am – 1pm
Training Session: 24/4/16 – Time: 11am – 1pm
Training Session: 7/5/16 – Time: 11am – 1pm
Training Session: 8/5/16 – Time: 11am – 1pm

Tournament Date: 14th May 2016 – Time: 11am – 4pm – UEA, Norwich

 

Inter County U17s Boys Team – (2000/1999 Born)
Head Coach: Luke Renshaw
Venue: Shephall LC Stevenage

Trial Date: 19/3/16 – Time: 1pm – 4pm
Training Session: 2/4/16 – Time: 2pm – 4pm
Training Session: 16/4/16 – Time: 2pm – 4pm
Training Session: 23/4/16 – Time: 2pm – 4pm
Training Session: 30/4/16 – Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tournament Date: 14th May 2016 – Time: 11am – 4pm – UEA, Norwich  


Great Turnout in First County Trial (U13 Boys)

37 boys turned up for the U13 Boys trial. 13 of the boys who weren’t connected to a club have been given details to their nearest club with the aim of joining and training on a consistent basis. Congratulations to all those selected, and those who were unsuccessful this year, continue to work hard and improve to represent your county in future years.


Hertfordshire Referee Firooz Dehdarvand Successfully Passes Basketball Wales Level 4 Award

Congratulations to Hertfordshire BE Referee Firooz Dehdarvand who has just qualified as a Basketball Wales Level 4 Referee… Next stop FIBA


Junior Players Take The Step Up To Officiating

Its good to see Junior National League players going one step further and qualifying as BE Referees. Luke O’Mahony BE Level 2 Referee and his sister Ellie O’Mahony BE Level 1 Referee


Evan Walshe Update

Evan Walshe is one of the top players here in Herts and the UK, as well as BE Level 2 Referee. Evan is the captain for Oaklands Wolves U18s Men’s Team; captain of Oaklands Elite Men’s Team, plays for Essex Leopards Senior Men’s Div 1 Team and England.

Hard working, determined, competitive, never gives up, gives 100% and more, professional in everything he does and a fantastic role model to younger basketball players.


Kyla Nelson Called Up for International Duty

Kyla Nelson who is a student here is Herts and attends Oakland Basketball Academy and also plays for WBBL Brixton Topcats and has been called up to play for GB Women, read her story here: http://www.gbbaskertball.com/news/3869.php


 

Talented Herts Players Practice alongside GB Senior Ladies


Course Update Information

Herts Basketball Association are in the process or organising a number of Courses that will be available to Hertfordshire Basketball Clubs/Teams

BE Level 1 Coaching Course
BE Level 2 Coaching Course

BE Level 1 Referee Course
BE Level 2 Referee Course

BE Level 1 Table Official Course
BE Level 2 Table Official Course
BE Level 3 Table Official Course

First Aid Course’s

Safeguarding Course’s

** Please note that ALL Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches & Team Managers must have a valid Safeguarding Course Certificate, plus a DBS check and First Aid Certificate that will be part of the Governing Body regulations**

For more information please fill in the ‘Contact Us’ form and ask for more information.


 

HBA Nash Plate and Nash Cup Finals 2016 

Sunday 14th February saw the slightly later than usual Nash Cup and Plate competitions reach their conclusion at Oaklands.  In the Plate competition a very close fought contest saw North Herts Knights just managed to triumph over Aylesbury Dux by 6 points 61-55. In the main Cup contest East Herts Royals triumphed over North Herts Knights by 12 points 67-55. It was nice to see Sara and Ian Nash present to watch the games and present the winners their trophies.

On behalf of the Herts Basketball Association I would like to thank all the officials for a thoroughly professional performance and the hosts of the venue for setting everything up for the games. Lastly it was good to see the four teams bring along a number of supporters to cheer them on and make the day a success

Dave Pollard
Chairman Herts Basketball

North Herts Knights II

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East Herts Royals I


 Good Luck and Farewell to Level 4 Referee Andrew Carey

HBA would like to wish Referee Andrew Carey (far right) all the very best in his next adventure relocating to Singapore with the Royal Navy.


Three Hertfordshire Referees Appointed International Tournament

Congratulations to the following 3 Hertfordshire Referees: David Griffin, Firooz Tiam and Hoj Fozi who have been selected by Basketball England to referee at this years Scania Cup 2016 Tournament in Sweden.


 

Herts Basketball Association Facebook

Herts Basketball Association now have a Facebook group. Follow the link for all the up to date news and events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/www.hertsbasketball.co.uk/


 

HPL Nash Plate and Nash Cup Finals Confirmed

All the teams through the county have been playing extremely competitive basketball throughout the season to get a chance to compete in their respective finals. the schedule for the day is as follows:

Nash Plate Final
Tip-off: 12:45pm
Aylesbury Dux vs North Herts Knights II
Referees: Hoj Fozi, Ronnie Oren
Table Officials: Steve Cutts, Fran Edwards

Sara and Ian Nash Presentation

Nash Cup Final
Tip-off: 2:45pm
East Herts Royals I vs. North Herts Knights I
Referees: Hoj Fozi, David Griffin, Henry Salvatierra
Table Officials: Kim Goddard, Julie Fryer

Sara and Ian Nash Presentation

The Finals will be held at:
Oaklands Sports Zone (Smallford Campus)
Hatfield Road
St. Albans
Herts
AL4 0JA

It’s going to be an exciting day of basketball so be sure to bring all your friends and family to show your support and create a brilliant atmosphere.

 


East Region Trial Dates

Dear Coach/Club/Official
It is that time of the year again where we are looking for people who wish and are willing to coach one of the Herts teams in the Eastern Region County Games in 2016. This is a rewarding commitment that opens up a pathway for the talent within Hertfordshire to play at a higher level if they are then selected for the Eastern Regional squads. The full dates/details of the tournaments are listed below, but in short the U11 and U13’s are played in Hertfordshire at Oaklands and the U15 and U17’S are played in Norwich. All prospective coaches need to have a current Basketball England licence as well as being DBS checked and ideally have attended a Safeguarding Course. We are looking for a coach for each category for boys and girls (so 8 in total). 

Due to the aftermath of the incident revolving around Oaklands and some of the clubs in Hertfordshire, the format where central trials were all held at Oaklands in the February half term for all potential players to be considered, a different approach is now needed. Appointed coaches will therefore need to arrange a trial themselves (probably at their own home court with the club they are associated with Herts Basketball will help with advertising dates for these once selected and can be approached for financial support for the initial trial date/venue booking (subsequent training dates with the selected squads should be self funded from the players involved).

The full details of dates/venues are as follows:-

The Inter-County Tournament Dates are as follows: 
U13 Girls – Saturday 30th April 2016 – 9:30am to 14:00pm – Venue Oaklands College 

U13 Boys – Saturday 30th April 2016 – 14:30pm to 19:00pm – Venue Oaklands College U11 Girls – Sunday 1st May 2016 – 9:30am to 13:00pm – Venue Oaklands College  

 
U11 Boys – Sunday 1st May 2016 – 14:00pm to 17:00pm – Venue Oaklands College  
U17’s Girls & Boys – Saturday 14th May 2016 – 11:00am to 16:00pm 
Venue Sports Park, University of East Anglia, Norwich U15’s Girls & Boys –  Sunday 15th May 2016 – 11:00am to 16:00pm  
Venue Sports Park, University of East Anglia, Norwich

Please express your interest by emailing the Herts Secretary (Angela Griffin) with the category (age/gender) that you would be interested in coaching by the 10th January at 

ANGELA GRIFFIN <hertsbasketball@gmail.com>, 

We can then look at all interested parties and apportion in the best way possible.


 

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Regional Development Programme
Coach Vacancies 2016

Applications are invited for the roles of Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Team Manager for Regional Teams (U13, U15 and U17: Boys and Girls) in each of the ten Basketball England regions.
 
The positions are voluntary and are for a one-year period through to the conclusion of the respective Regional Development Tournaments in 2016.
 
Each appointed Head Coach will be required to attend the education workshops planned for the weekend 28/29th May 2016 and become part of the selection process for their Team Manager, Assistant Coach and Support Personnel positions.
 
Please note 2015 RDP Head Coaches should confirm your interest to continue in post for the 2016 Tournaments with your respective PCC.
 
Head Coach Job Description
Head Coach EoI Form
 
Assistant Coach Job Description
Assistant Coach EoI Form
 
Team Manager Job Description
Team Manager EoI Form
 
 
Applicants should forward the completed EoI form together with a covering letter and brief CV preferably by Email to: brian.aldred@basketballengland.co.uk or by post to: Coaching, Basketball England, English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield. S9 5DA by 30thNovember 2015.

The selection process will be conducted regionally.

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Amendments to the Official Basketball Rules (Highlighted in Yellow) – Valid as of 1 November 2015

BE Level 2 Referee Qualification – EAST Update – 3/11/15

  • Based on Tutor/RMC feedback the programme has been amended. They have reduced the number of units from 8 to 4, so essentially RPC’s 2-5 is L2 course number 1 and 6-8 is L2 course number 2. Unit 4 for the second course is TBC.
  • 36 people have signed up to attend a course to date which puts us in a comfortable position to achieve the target of 55.
  • London (11) will commence on the 8thNovember with the South West (16) commence later in the month.

Other numbers are as follows:

  • East (0)
  • South (0)
  • South East (3)
  • North West (2)
  • North East (2) potentially 10+ more
  • East Midlands (2)
  • West Midlands (0) RPC programme TBC
  • Yorkshire (0) 4 in the Sheffield area

You will see that nobody has signed up to the course in the East however BE have been liaising with Andrew Milbourne (RMC) regarding potential candidates who are Norfolk based. It would seem that the travelling distances/requirements for potential candidates could be a possible deterrent.

BE will look to promoting the course with a difference strategy to try to alleviate travelling distances which in turn should increase the number of interested people.


The New Look Level 2 Referee Award

‘Basketball England are pleased to launch the new look Referee Level 2 Qualification and you can sign up today! All you need to do is complete 4 units spread throughout the season (with additional units scheduled in should you miss a session) at one of the Baskeball England Regional Performance Centres. Then it’s over to you to complete your practial games and you’re done! The table below gives you all the information you need about the units, costs, times and locations. So what are you waiting for? Earn some money, develop your skills, make new friends and work your way up the Officiating Pathway.

Download an Application Form by clicking HERE. You can fill the form out for yourself, or get other members of your club to come along and join you

You can grab a discount on your first 2 units if you book now, so don’t delay! All units are at the venues specified below except for the final unit 4 “Mechanics 2 & Philosophy” which will be at a venue to be confirmed. Each unit will be delivered in conjunction with the Regional Performance Centre Set up in your area, creating an excellent learning environment for players and officials alike.’


Important Rules Changes From Basketball England For Officials

“EABL, ABL, and WEABL institutes who also enter the National School Competitions must provide a list of players that are play in each separate team. Players are not eligible to compete in the National School Competitions if they are registered as EABL, ABL, or WEABL players. This will be governed by BE centrally but if you spot any instances of players participating across multiple teams, please let us know.

The use of a zone defence is not permitted in any of the Basketball England National Schools Competitions with the exception of the Premier competitions only. Man to man is the only permitted defence.

The U13 and U14 competitions will adopt a “Fair Play” ruling where each nominated player must play all of one of the first 2 quarters. If a team has 8 players this ruling will still apply to the three players not used in the first quarter along with 2 nominated players who will be permitted to play in the second quarter. Please work with your table officials to try and police this.”


HBA Pre-Season Tournament 2015

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On Sunday 20th September 2015, seven teams took part in the tournament which was held at Oaklands Sports Zone in St. Albans.

The teams that took part were:

  • Hatfield Magic
  • Harlow Hawks
  • Hitchin Kings
  • Michaelians
  • North Herts Knights 1 & 2
  • Oaklands Wolves

A big congratulations to Oaklands Wolves for winning the tournament, and Hatfield Magic for coming in second place. Overall, the event was a success which ran smoothly and prepared all teams and referees for the upcoming season.


Simon Tierney Memorial Game 2015

Simon Memorial Game Silence

The final score was Knights Legends (RED) 56 Current players 54 (BLUE).

A select team of Current Knights players faced off against a Legends team (including two of Simon’s former police colleagues) for the first Simon Tierney Memorial cup. It was a tense matchup with the Current players taking an early lead, the first quarter was closed off with brothers Adam and Drew Sullivan facing off against each other for the first time both scoring three pointers.  The legends came back firing in the second quarter with Ali Miller scoring 7 of his 15 points to give the Legends a 4 point lead at the half. The third quarter was a close affair with the Current players coming back into the game finishing the quarter just 3 points behind. The fourth quarter was dominated by Paul Jessop of the Current players and Jerome Thompson of the Legends, Jessop hitting his jump shots to bring the scores level  with just 14 seconds on the clock. The Legends patiently worked the ball around the court looking for an opening, which they found with MVP Ali Miller scoring with just 0.6 seconds on the clock. The current players took a timeout but couldn’t get a shot off in time. The Legends took the trophy winning 56 to 54.

The day was a wonderful tribute to a great man, he would have been so proud that everyone came together in his honour and raised £425 for the charities he supported.

 


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On Sunday 20th September 2015, East U12’s Basketball League was launched. It consists of 6 teams, and the tournament is committed to developing U12 basketball in the East Region. The link below takes you to the tournament’s Facebook page where you can gain more information and details about the tournament. Please contact the main organiser (Billy) via the Facebook page.

The teams are:

  • Cambridge Cats
  • County Upper Wolves
  • East Herts Royals
  • Ipswich Basketball
  • Oaklands Wolves
  • West Herts Warriors

https://www.facebook.com/EastU12League/timeline?ref=page_internal


Herts Basketball Association are pleased to support Andy Milbourne and his family in a sponsored bike ride. Phillip and Richard cycled over 2,000 miles, and visited 94 football grounds in order to raise money for Breast Cancer Care, British Liver Trust and the NHS Donor Register. Herts Basketball Association donated £100 to their cause.