City of Birmingham’s Pool Selected for Inaugural Hoopsfix All Star Classic

LONDON, Thursday, May 29 2014 – City of Birmingham’s George Pool has answered the call of his country and will take part in a one-day showcase of British basketball designed to inspire and assist a new generation of players. The sport’s grassroots community has taken it upon itself to respond in the wake of UK […]

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Young Officials Course

COB continue our commitment to deliver to our members with the first part of our Level 1 Young Officials Course delivered in May. Highly respected and experienced referee, Keith Bruce, delivered the refereeing element of the course to 13 COB youngsters providing them with the guidance and knowledge to develop their own skills and understanding […]

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Emerging Talent Squad win at Bournville in ESP Shield

ESP Shield GAME 1 of 5 Bournville Bears v COB Development Under 16s COB have had a year of playing short CVL games, with only a few full length games.  For the first time we were able to pick a strong and healthy Under 16 team. Coaching his first game against Bournville, David Malcolm focussed on […]

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GB Captain at COB for May Camp!

We are delighted to announce that our May Half Term Camp will be led by Great Britain Captain Drew Sullivan as part of our partnership with DS8 Clinics. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from the current Leicester Riders captain who has continuously brought success to wherever he has played and proudly captained Great […]

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Premier League 4 Sport Boys finish 4th in National Tournament

Following their win in the Regional Competition, the Premier League 4 Sport Select team represented Aston Villa and COB in the National Tournament at the Manchester Amaechi Centre on Saturday 17th May. Our team were chosen from the Yardley School satellite centre of Premier League 4 Sport and the boys did the club proud with […]

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Massive Turnout for COB Trials!

Saturday 10th May saw the 2014 COB trials take place. The coaching staff were amazed at the huge turnout with 175 young people turning up during the day looking to gain selection for the club squads from Under 13 to Under 18 age groups. The standard of trialists was higher than ever before across the […]

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2014 Trials

2014 Club Trials The 2014 City of Birmingham Basketball Club Trials take place on Saturday May 10th at Nechells Community Sports Centre. This is great opportunity to be noticed and to be selected for our elite Performance Squads! Times for trials are as follows: Under 13/14 (Current School Year 7&8) 10am-12 Under 15/16 (Current School […]

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Awards Afternoon 2014

Awards and All Star Afternoon Fun! COB celebrated another great year of basketball with the end of season Awards Afternoon and All Star games on Saturday 26th April at Nechells Community Sports Centre. Following award presentations the large crowd were treated to 2 All Star games, the first consisting of current COB talent and the second a […]

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England Honours for Pool

Following a gruelling Under 16 Premier North season COB Player George Pool was selected in a squad of 12 players to represent the England Under 16 Team in an Easter Tournament in Slovakia.  Pool, shown here with COB Director of Basketball and Under 16 Head Coach Rob Palmer, played against Spain, Slovakia and the Czech […]

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2014 Performance Programme Trials

COB will host our 2014 Performance Programme Trials on Saturday 10th May at Nechells Community Sports Centre from 10am – 4pm. Age group times for trialists are as follows: Current School Year 7 & 8s              10am – 12       Boys and Girls Current School Years 9 &10s […]

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Performance Camp February 2014 Success

COB Performance Camp Success COB delivered it’s first Performance Camp on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st February at Nechells Community Sports Centre. During the 2 days just under 100 COB participants took part in 12 hours of camp including a wide range of performance related activities as  club coaches work to ensure COB players are given […]

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Educational Courses

Coaching Courses As part of our coach education at COB we are working with our partners to deliver a series of qualifications during the off season to our players and coaches. We will be delivering a Level 1 Young Officials Award on May 11th and putting 2 Officials forward to to a Level 2 course the […]

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Awards and All Star Afternoon 2014

COB will celebrate another great year of basketball with an end of season Awards Afternoon on Saturday 26th April from 12-5pm at Nechells Community Sports Centre. Each age group will be up for Most Improved Player, Players/ Coaches Player and Most Valuable Player. In addition we will host 2 All Star games for both current […]

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COB Club Sessions

The club will be running whole club sessions every Saturday from 1-3pm over the summer open to any player involved with COB. The sessions will form part of the club’s pre season and will be delivered by COB Head Coaches. First session takes place on Saturday 20th July from 1pm at the home of COB, […]

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2013 All Star Awards Afternoon

Saturday 27th April saw the biggest and best COB All Star Awards afternoon take place at Nechells Community Sports Centre.  A packed crowd were treated to 2 entertaining games. The first, Under 15s and below was played out between all the award winners from COB’s Under 12,13,14 and 15 teams. The players showed the exciting […]

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