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Basketball England Volunteer Awards
Two members of the Gloucester Saxons were recognised for their contributions to Basketball in the South West on August 8th 2019.
The Club would like to say congratulations to both Adam Scott (Referee of the Year) and to Christian Jerome (Young Volunteer of the Year).
Local PE Teacher Jack Staynings (St. Peters School) was also recognised for his efforts and was awarded Teacher of the Year!
16+ MIXED Wednesday Night OPEN RUN
August & September Schedule
Wednesday 7th August
Wednesday 15th August
Wednesday 11th September
Wednesday 18th September
Wednesday 25th September
Saxons Basketball News
#001 Saxons Men Friendly vs Malvern Mavericks
Saxons Men hosted GBBA local league team Malvern Mavericks at Gloucesteshire College on Saturday 3rd August with a new look squad. Photos and video are available on the SAXONS facebook page: facebook @gloucestersaxons
#008 Wednesday Night OPEN RUN
OPEN RUN will continue up until Wednesday 14th August, and there will then be a break. The 1st OPEN RUN back after the SUMMER BREAK will be Wednesday 11th September.
#007 Wednesday Night OPEN RUN
Saxons regular Wednesday night OPEN RUN will be on this Wednesday the 17th July form 8.30pm-10pm. £3 for non members. £1 parking.
#006 Players Wanted for Saturday 20th July, 12pm-3.30pm
If you would like to play 5v5 as part of a Basketball England Coaching Course being run by former Saxons, Danny James, at Gloucestershire College on Saturday please confirm your interest with Joe Grainger, or send a message via the contact form.
#005 Presentation Evening Update
Thank you to everyone that attended the end of year Event at The Walls Club and especially to all of the volunteers and parents who contributed time towards the project.
#004 Sports Hall Availability (Aug/Sep 2019)
Saxons home court, Gloucestershire College, will be unavailable from Friday 16th August until Friday 6th September.
#003 Presentation Evening Update
Venue: The Walls Club, Gloucester. #teamSaxons volunteers will be out in force on Saturday 6th July at the Walls Club. It is with regret that both ex chairman Geoff Steer and ex England Player Ken Nottage will no longer attend the event.
#002 July 2019 Early Morning Workouts
Venue: Gloucestershire College, The Docks Campus. It is with regret that #teamSaxons will be unable to run the sessions planned for July 2019 due to an issue with authorisation.
#001 2019/20 Membership Pricing & Information
Gloucester Saxons will be publishing the pricing options for 2019/20 at some point during July 2019. Stay tuned to the website for updates.
Saturday 29th June 2019
U16 South West Regional Basketball News
Swindon Shock vs Gloucester Saxons
Venue: The Dorcan Recreation Centre, Swindon UK.
On a scorching hot day 9 Saxons Under 16s made the A417 road trip to Swindon to take on local rivals Swindon Shock in a two game series.
Game 1 saw the teams play 4x14min running clock quarters with Saxons winning by single digits.
Game 2 saw the teams play 4x10min running clock quarters again with the Saxons winning by single digits, although they trailed for most of the game.
Wednesday 26th June 2019
Wednesday Night OPEN RUN.
Earlier today, Basketball England published the National Basketball League (NBL) League Structures for the 2019/20 season online. Please find them on the Basketball England website here: www.basketballengland.co.uk/competitions/nbl/nbl-league-structures/
Gloucester Saxons, who are now coached rookie Head Coach Adam Stacey, will lineup against 10 other teams in South West Division 3 and from the lineup of teams, it looks like it will be a pretty spicy mix.
Saxons will play a number of teams for the 1st time, with Swindon Shock become a new local rivalry. For more updates and to keep up to date with what’s going on in the world of the Saxons, please follow us on Twitter @glossaxons and Facebook @gloucestersaxons.
Monday 24th June 2019
Gloucester Saxons Basketball Club Announces Change of Ownership.
Following the recent Public AGM, and the appointment of Joe Grainger as interim Chairman, Gloucestershire College has continued with the plan to make the Club a separate entity as of July 1st, 2019, while retaining it’s current relationship as one of the Club’s main Community Sponsors.
The Community Sponsorship Package will continue to provide integral support including providing a basketball facility as part of the Community Sponsorship Package.
As many of you may be aware, the Club ceased to operate it’s Glozball Events following a serious accident and has still not come out of the special measures which it was placed under by owners, Gloucestershire College.
With this in mind, the Club is working on ensuring that it’s paper and digital records are 100% complete and accurate before attempting to email all club members.
Wednesday 12th June 2019
Gloucester Saxons Basketball Club Announce Adam Stacey As New Men’s Head Coach.
Local coach Adam Stacey will be taking the helm as Head Coach of the Gloucester Saxons Men’s Team in a restructured NBL Division 3 for the 2019/20 season.
When asked about taking on the opportunity to coach Men’s National League Basketball in Gloucestershire, Adam commented…
“ I was really happy and excited when asked if I would consider being Head Coach of the Saxons Senior Men’s Team. I think it is vital for basketball in Gloucestershire to have a team that provides a place where the best local talent can play, showcasing to all of the younger ballers in the county what can be achieved and where they can end up playing.
It is also really important to provide a pathway for Saxons Under 16s and 18s, plus to atract more young talent play basketball in our county. Having agreed to fill the role my intention will be to build a squad from scratch, running trials, scouting talent and to setting high standards for both players, the club and myself.
Having played and been involved in basketball for 30 years and I very excited and privileged to have been given this opportunity. I promise to learn and grow as a coach and to uphold the values and the hardwork of the Saxons club. “
Gloucester Saxons Men return to training on Tuesday 18th June.
Men’s Open Trials:
Trials will take place on Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th June 2019 from 8.30pm-10pm
Venue: Gloucestershire College.
For more information:
Please contact Joe Grainger – Email: go2.create (at) gmail.com
Under 10s Spotlight
Saxons vs Stealers
Gloscol Apprentice Evening
Wednesday 20th March 2019
There will be no basketball at the SPORTS HALL at the DOCKS campus of @gloscol next Wednesday.
It is with regret that the Under 18s have had to forfeit the 2nd game in a row and will not be playing
Thursday 7th March
Schools Under 18s
Wynstones vs Crypt
In local schools basketball action, Crypt School won their 2nd game in a row.
After beating St. Peters before the recent spring half term, Crypt won on the road at Wynstones.
Well done to the teachers and officials who managed to ensure Wynstones female starter managed to avoid any injuries on her way to scoring quite a few buckets!
Glozball Girls Basketball
2019 Glozball Summer Tournaments
Gloucester Saxons and it’s partners are working towards a revised format of this years Glozball Summer Leagues. More information will be provided as soon as it is available.
There have been requests from a number of players to move the timing of the League to a later start date, so more games are played after the exam break.
Glozball Under 12s // Sunday 10th February
The photos are here: Photos
Glozball Last Minute Entries
Please ensure that you have confirmed your entry by 5pm on the SATURDAY, the weekend before the event.
GC Sports Hall diary
The Sports Hall @Gloucestershire College, Docks Campus
5:30pm Doors Open
6:00pm – 8:00pm Under 14s Team Practice
8:00pm – lockup* GBBA Hawks/Kings
5:30pm – 7:00pm U12s Team Practice
7:00pm – 8:30pm U16s National League Practice
8:30pm – lockup* Senior Mens Practice
5:30pm – 7:00pm U14s Team Practice
7:00pm – 8:30pm U16s Development Practice
8:30pm – lockup* 16+ Open Run
5:45pm – 7:15pm Girls Practice
7:15pm – 9:00pm U18s Practice
8:00pm – lockup Senior Mens Practice
7:00pm – lockup U16/U18/Senior Mens Practice
09:00am – 10:30am Under 10s Team Practice
10:30am – 12:00pm Under 12s Team Practice
12:00am – 6:00pm BE National League/Glozball
6.00pm – 8:00pm GBBA Warriors
11.00am – 6.00pm BE National Leagues/Glozball
6.00pm – 8.00pm GBBA Pumas
* lockup times may vary due to overtimes, cool downs, use of changing rooms etc.
National League Competitions
Saxons play in Basketball England Competions at Under 14 through to Senior Age Groups.
For all scheduled games and results, please use the Basketball England website. You will need to filter the initial search results.
Division Four Men
Huish Taunton Tigers 88-38 Gloucester Saxons
Dorset Storm 77-54 Gloucester Saxons
Bristol Hurricanes 102-51 Gloucester Saxons
Gloucester Saxons 64-65 Surrey Rams
Under 18 Men
Plymouth Raiders 95-50 Gloucester Saxons
Huish Taunton Tigers 108-49 Gloucester Saxons
Under 16 Boys
Gloucester Saxons 60-61 Exeter Spartans
Saxons U14 Win On The Road
Saxons Men Improve
Paolo's Last Game
Warriors hosted Pumas in the GBBA (Gloucestershire Basketball Association) Men’s League on Saturday 19th January 2019.
In this clip, Paolo Colombai runs a Pumas weak side delayed action play. Pumas make sure they haven’t left enough time on the game clock for Warriors to advance the ball to their front court for a closer 3 point attempt.
Pietro's Last Game
Gloucestershire Schools Basketball
The Finals took place from Monday the 14th January through to Thursday 17th January 2019, at the Docks Campus of Gloucestershire College.
Under 14 Girls
Monday 14 January 2019
3.00pm to 6.00 pm.
Thomas Keeble, Pates, Cotswold, Wynstones
Under 14 Boys
Tuesday 15 January 2019
3.00pm to 6.00 pm
Deer Park, Pates, St Peters
Under 16 Girls
Wednesday 16 January 2019
3.00pm to 6.00 pm
Thomas Keeble, Pates, Cotswold, Wynstones
Under 16 Boys
Thursday 17 January 2019
3.00pm to 6.00 pm
Thomas Keeble, Balcarras, Wynstones
Schools Sport in Gloucestershire is split into ‘Districts’. During the AUTUMN TERM schools play against other schools in their district, with the winners of each district progressing to the COUNTY FINALS.
The winners of the County Finals progress to the next round of the English Schools Basketball Tournament.
Under 16 Boys – Balcarras School
Under 16 Girls – Thomas Keble
Under 14 Boys – St Peters
Under 14 Girls – Pates
U16 Boys (Thu 17th January)
Congratulations to Balcarras School from Cheltenham on winning the Under 16 Boys Category!
|Thomas Keble||22-34||St Peters|
U16 Girls (Wed 16th January)
Congratulations to Thomas Keble (BLUE) who beat Pates (BLACK) by three points, 20-17 in the 1st/2nd place game at @Gloscol earlier this afternoon and will now progress to the next round of Basketball England
1st/2nd Place Game
Thomas Keble 20-17 Pates
3rd/4th place game…
Cotswold 18-20 Wynstones
U14 Boys (Tue 15th January)
Thomas Keble, Deer Park, Pates and St Peters visited Gloucestershire College, Docks Campus to take part in this years U14 County Basketball Finals.
Pates and St Peters were comfortable winners in the 1st two games setting up what looked to be an interesting final.
In the runners up game, Deer Park ran out comfortable winners beating Thomas Keble.
The final game of the day saw Pates and St Peters compete for the title and the right to progress to the next round of the England Schools National Tournament.
After starting well, St Peters built a small lead only for the taller and physically stronger Pates squad to make a spirited fight back and take control of the game going into the 2nd half.
A couple of substitions from St Peters Head Coach, Jack Staynings saw St Peters pick up their defensive intensity in a full court man to man press, forcing Pates into turnovers and scores at the offensive end.
The final 2 minutes of the game were nailbiting and entertaining, with St Peters managing to build a two point lead which they held onto at the final buzzer, which was followed by some eccentric celebrations from the St Peters squad who were clearly delighted with their accomplishment.
Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to all who have been involved in making this years tournament possible.
U14 Girls (Mon 14th January)
Pates, Wynstones and Cotswold schools made the trip to Gloucestershire College, Docks Campus earlier today to take part in a 3 team tournament at the Schools Finals after Thomas Keble withdrew due to teacher availability.
Pates ran out deserved winners after winning both games.
Wynstones 6-26 Pates
Cotswold 10-12 Wynstones
Pates 30-6 Cotswold
Wednesday NIGHT 16+ OPEN RUNS
2019 ASPIRE SOUTH WEST
Sunday 6th January (Plymouth Marjon)
Sunday 25th February (Plymouth Marjon)
Sunday 17th March (Plymouth Marjon)
Sunday 26th May (UWE Bristol)
Sunday 9th June (UWE Bristol)