Date: Saturday, 16th September 2017
Venue: Ledbury Leisure Centre at JMHS
Match 1: Tip-off @ 13:15 - Leadonites U13s Vs Shrewsbury Storm U14s
Match 2: Tip-off @ 15:15 - Leadonites U15s Vs Shrewsbury Storm U16s
Shrewsbury Storm are a longer established club than Leadonites being formed in 2013, or maybe even earlier according to their Facebook site. Their men's team will be competing in Division 3 of the West Midlands Basketball League this coming season whilst their respective youth teams will use this season to prepare for entry into a league next season. As such their youth teams have only recently started to play friendly matches with other clubs. Their U16s playing local rivals Shropshire Warriors, the National League club from Telford with the Storm's U12s and U14s making their bow against our friends Worcester Bears, just a few weeks ago.
For coach Ian Robb and his assistant coach Rich Davis this will be a crucial part of their preparations for the Leadonites U15s playing their first YBL match in the LGT Cup at home against Coventry Tornadoes, just one week later. For coach Matt Chalkley and his assistant coach Sandra Dudley things are not quite so rushed with the U13s not starting their YBL campaign until the 4th November when they ravel to South Birmingham to play Frankley Falcons.
Match day squads will be announced in the week running up to the matches.