The men’s team have a weekend off this week, the only two fixtures in the division on Saturday seeing the top two facing away fixtures. The heart would say that defeats for Cardiff Met and Coventry might see CoB overtake them and win the division; the head however would take wins for them over the chasing teams to increase our chances of nicking a play-off spot.
The under 18 Premier team, having beaten three of the top five this season, face a test of temperament away at Northants Titans, a must win to maintain if their slim hopes of reaching the play-offs.
And after the girls finish the club’s other Saturday National League fixture, away at Stockport Lapwings, they look forward to an exciting trip to watch the Great Britain Ladies play Albania. This is a crucial EuroBasket qualifier, and the first ever match at the new National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester.
In the YBL, the under 17s will take part in a Friday evening tip-off away at West Brom, whilst the under 15s visit Redditch Raptors on Saturday morning.
The one match on Sunday sees under 18 development side test themselves with a trip to a Newcastle Under Lyme side with a 15&0 record.
The club’s National League youngsters have no competitive action. However some of our top performers will be playing more basketball than usual, with RPC5 (Regional Performance Centre) running a six hour programme on Sunday. The kids will need to make sure they are well rested and ready for some intense coaching to aid their progression.