14th November 2018
Danny James is leaving his role as Head of Basketball at Gloucestershire College
Please read the full story HERE
Fixtures: Saturday 10th/Sunday 11th November 2018
Saturday 10th November
U16s // AWAY vs Bristol Storm 12.20pm
U18s // AWAY vs Bristol Storm 14.20pm
Venue: St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, Somerset Square, Bristol BS1 6RT
Sunday 11th November
Men // AWAY vs RCT Gladiators 14.30pm
Venue: Rhondda Sports Centre, Tyntla Road, Geligaled Park, Pentre CF41 7SY
Results: Saturday 3rd November 2018
U16 Boys South West National League
Saxons 74-64 Dorset Storm
U18 Men South West National League
Saxons 80-86 Dorset Storm
U14 Boys South West Regional League
Saxons 40-46 Cardiff Met Archers
Saxons 40-36 Bristol Flyers
Results: Sunday 4th November
Men Division 4 South West National League
Saxons 65-67 Oxford Stealers
2018/19 Coaching Course
Saturday 27th October, 2018
Saturday 20th October, 2018
Half Term Update
Gloucestershire U16 Basketball
South West National League
Gloucester Saxons vs Cardiff Met Archers
Cardiff Met Archers made the trip from Wales to visit Gloucester’s historic docks and take on the Saxons in an U16 South West National League match up.
Cardiff got out to a quick start and established a double digit lead early in the 1st quarter which they pretty much maintained throughout the game, although Saxons made a spirited 4th quarter fight back to cut the lead to single digits and keep the crowd on edge for the final 5 minutes.
Next Game: Saturday 27th October. (H) vs Vale Vipers.
Saturday 13th October, 2018
Men’s National League
The men welcomed league newcomers, Dorset Storm to Gloucestershire College for an #NBL1819 National League Fixture. The tip off was delayed, due to traffic and the late arrival Storm players, with the game starting approximately 10 minutes late.
The first three quarters were a closely fought affair, with both teams taking the lead but neither team managed to gain a significant double digit lead. Going into the final quarter, Storm led by 5, but finished off the game with a strong 4th quarter, showing a disciplined display to run out winners by 20.
1st Quarter: Saxons 18-17 Storm
2nd Quarter: Saxons 31-37 Storm
3rd Quarter: Saxons 54-59 Storm
Final Score: Saxons 63-83 Dorset Storm
U16 Boys National League
The u16s travelled to newcomers, Exeter Spartans for their 1st #NBL1819 National League fixture of their season for a 1pm start
Final Score: Saxons 85-28 Exeter Spartans
U14 Boys Regional League
The U14s travelled to Cirencester, home of Deer Park School, to take on local rivals, Gloster Jets in their 1st South West Regional League Game of the season. After a tense, closely fought game, Saxons lost narrowly by 3 points.
1st quarter Saxons 15 – 13 Jets
2nd quarter Saxons 26 – 24 Jets
3rd quarter Saxons 43 – 42 Jets
Final Score: Saxons 57 – 60 Jets
GLOZBALL U12 CVL
Gloucestershire College hosted another successful GLOZBALL U12 CVL, featuring Bristol Flyers Girls, Abingdon Eagles, ROAR Basketball, Saxons Blue and Saxons White.
As usual for the U12 events the seating area was filled to capacity with a noisy and supportive crowd.
Saxons Blue 10-8 Flyers Girls
Abingdon Eagles 18-8 ROAR
Saxons White 0-26 Flyers Girls
Saxons Blue 15-12 Abingdon Eagles
ROAR 2-14 Flyers Girls
Abingdon Eagles 17-2 Saxons White
Saxons Blue 16-4 ROAR
Flyers Girls 14-4 Abingdon Eagles
ROAR 6-2 Saxons White
Saturday 7th October 2018
#NBL1819 U18 Result
Saturday 29th September
#NB1819 South West Men D4
Saxons get blown away by Hurricanes
After the game, Head Coach Danny James wrote:
“Saturday saw the Saxons Men’s first competitive game of the season against the visiting Bristol Hurricanes.
Saxons, whose preseason had not gone to plan, played this game as their very first game together as a squad.
Bristol Hurricanes took full advantage of the situation opening up a 26 point 11 opening quarter. The second quarter was no different with Hurricanes taking a 48 point to 17 point lead into the break.
The half time break allowed Saxons to re group and to break down areas that simply were not good enough. Hurricanes played great team basketball and were very aggressive defensively which proved to be a tough opening test for the home team.
The second half saw noticeable improvements in key areas for the Saxons. They were no longer second best in the hustle plays, offensively they spaced the floor better and were more aggressive in attacking the basket.
Hurricanes still topped the second half with a 35 point to 25 point display in their favour. Noticeable Saxon improvements meant that there were still positives to take from the game.
“Today was a very tough test”
Hurricanes will be fighting it out at the top of the league this season. We were very poor in the first half, we failed to take care of simple things. We were out hustled and really didn’t commit to the game plan. The second half was better, we hustled more, we were more aggressive at both ends and we competed.
“Hurricanes were professional in their execution of their game plan and they deserved the win. We have a lot to learn but I believe we have the players willing to do that”.
Saxons welcomed 7 new players to the team yesterday with a further 4 new faces in the 16 man squad. It will be interesting to see how the players begin to gel in the coming weeks.
Stand out Saxon performer was Damon Dyer who led the team in scoring (9) and blocked shots (7).
Another positive was that 9 Saxons players got onto the scoreboard which was encouraging to see, despite the big loss.
Hurricanes balanced scoring saw 3 players in double digits with 3 more just shy of double digits.
Next week the Saxons travel to Cardiff on Sunday to take on Cardiff Met Archers II.“
Sat 29th Sep 2018