Monday, 27 November 2017

MATCH RESULTS - Glozball U14 CVL

Glozball U14 CVL PM Pool
@ Gloucestershire College on Sunday, 26th November 2017
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RESULTS
Exeter Spartans 8 - 22 Leadonites (ht: 6-6)
Swindon Shock II 18 - 24 Leadonites (ht: 4-10)
Leadonites 26 - 27 Abingdon Eagles (ht: 18-14)


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Nearly a clean sweep of three from three but for some errant shooting in the last match and some disappointing refereeing calls pulling us back down to reality.
But as the emotion of the final contest ebbs we have to realise that weak defensive resistance to opposition dribble drives to the basket, sleepy defence against opponents getting in behind us for long outlet passes and uncontested lay-ups added to a number of missed shots and five missed free-throws (worth 8 points in total in a match lost by one point!) were the real reasons for defeat rather than a couple of unfortunate refereeing calls/non-calls.
What we got today were a number of opportunities to work on our game to come back stronger next time around.
A big thank you to coach Sandra Dudley for helping out today and to all the parents for getting the players to and from Gloscol. Added to that thank you to all at GlosColl for inviting us and running the event.


(More in depth reports to follow)
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Upcoming CVL Matches

GLOZBALL U14 CVL


MATCH SCHEDULE: Pool B


TIME
TEAM A
TEAM B
SCORE
13.30
ABINGDON EAGLES
SWINDON 2
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14.00
LEADONITES
EXETER SPARTANS
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14.30
SWINDON 2
LEADONITES
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15.00
ABINGDON EAGLES
EXETER SPARTANS
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15.30
EXETER SPARTANS
SWINDON 2
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16.00
ABINGDON EAGLES
LEADONITES
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EVENT DETAILS:
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Venue: Gloucestershire College, Gloucester Campus, Llanthony Road, Gloucester
Date: Sunday, 26th November 2017
Arrive at venue: by 1:15pm
First Tip-off time: 2:00pm (second match on court)
Competition: Glozball U14s CVL
Match Code: N/a

LEADONITES TEAM (8 players)
Colour of Kit: Black jerseys and Black shorts.

#2        - 47414 - Michael  S                             (White #6)
#5        - 47254 - Riley B                                  (White #7)
#6        - 47259 - Ben D                                    (White #3)
#7        - 47324 - Toby B                                  (White #5)
#8        - 47256 - Finlay C (Captain)                (White #16)
#10      - 47287 - Rufus W                                (White #4)
#11      - 47284 - Tom S                                    (White #17)
#23      - 47275 - Samuele M                            (White #8)

Coach:             47290 – CHALKLEY Matthew
Assist Coach:  TBC

Match Subs: £3.00 per player
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Monday, 20 November 2017

MATCH RESULT - YBL U15 South Division

Venue: LQ Arena, Stourport on Severn
Date: Sunday, 19th November 2017

YBL U15 South Division

SPARTANS 45 Vs 58 LEADONITES
(Q1: 9-13 / Q2: 13-10 / Q3: 12-22 / Q4: 11-13)

 Having lost at home to Spartans, back in September, it was not only important to win this return fixture but to win it by 7 points or more to secure the head-to-head should the two teams finish the season on equal points.


 Leadonites took the lead in the second minute and though they were soon pegged back to 4-4 they were never behind at any time in the first period. After recent criticism from their head coach regarding the lack of points scored overall the boys set about building the points margin required. 7-points from Robb (including a 3-pointer), aided with 2-apiece from Nicholls, Calvo-Whitelegg and Chalkley allowed Leadonites to end the first quarter 13-9 ahead.

 Spartans hit back and and briefly lead in the second minute of the second quarter. Six straight points from Calvo-Whitelegg (4 pts) and Chalkley restored Leadonites prominence but, despite anther two long range twos from Robb, it was two 3-pointers and a converted And-1 that gave the hosts the second quarter and a fittingly tight half-time score of Spartans 22-23 Leadonites. It could have been worse, Fisher making a vital defensive block, it could have been better, Spriggs missing two late free-throws and clearly struggling with an ankle injury sustained in a school training session.


 The third quarter started with Spartans tying the scores up at 23-all but this was the decisive period of the match with guards Chalkley and Hobson finding quick outlet passes and fast break long passes time and again. With the normally proliferate scorer Spriggs limping coach Ian Robb called time on his contribution for this match and he watched from the bench as his Leadonite team mates stretched out their advantage to 11 points; scores from Nicholls, French and Miccio (4 pts) contributing to the power quarter enjoyed by Calvo-Whitelegg (6 pts) and Chalkley (8 pts - including 4 converted free-throws) to leave Leadonites entering the fourth quarter 45-34 up.

 Robb stretched the lead to 13 points in the first minute of the final period. Spartans cut the lead to 9 points before French sank a lay-up. Spartans scored again before Robb hit his second 3-pointer of the match in the fifth minute as his final score of a team-high 16 points. Fouls started to mount up against the Leadonites defence with Spartans going to the free-throw line 12 times but only able to sink three of those chances. Calvo-Whitelegg scored the last of his 14 points in the seventh minute before fouling out of the game one minute later. Miccio stretch the lead again, in the nine minute with a fast break lay-up to make the score 56-45 just before French fouled out. Chalkley missed two free-throws but the match, and the margin required, were secure and just to ice the victory Hobson scored the final points of the match.
With two Leadonites players fouling out in the last two minutes of the match the value of a rounded squad game that has been developed by Coach Robb and Assistant Davis this season was proven; notably Fisher and Wheeler getting game-time minutes in meaningful parts of the match. 

It was nice to see a good spread of points with 7 of the 10 players scoring but, crucially, everyone pulling their weight on defence in a grind of a match.
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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Basketball England - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OFFICIALS

Basketball England have released a mailshot regarding their interpretation and amended regulations concerning officials (referees and table officials). To read the full article please click here.







CONTENTS:

1) 2017/18 CHANGES TO THE OFFICIAL RULES OF BASKETBALL 

2) LICENSE CARDS ONLINE PLATFORM

3) CREW CHIEF CHECKS FOR ALL GAMES

4) ASSIGNR INFORMATION & GUIDANCE

5) NATIONAL LEAGUE HANDBOOK

6) SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY FOR ALL OFFICIALS

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FIBA's new travel rule explained

STAYING on top of the newest FIBA interpretation, Basketball Victoria’s Technical Officials Commission (TOC) has posted the latest travel interpretation video. Please click this link here to view.
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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Next Match

SPARTANS Vs LEADONITES BASKETBALL

Leadonites Basketball Inters squad travel up to Stourport on Sunday looking to atone for their only home defeat of the season when they lost 45 - 51 to Spartans at Ledbury Leisure Centre back in mid-October. Having since gained league victories over Bournville Bears and Redditch Rockets this has become a pivotal match for Leadonites. However, by a strange quirk of the fixtures schedule, although this will be the fourth league match of the season for Leadonites it will be only the second for Spartans. 

MATCH DETAILS:
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Venue: LQ Arena, Windermere Way, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 8LA
Date: Sunday, 19th November 2017
Tip-off time: 4:00pm
Competition: YBL U15 South
Match Code: F30

LEADONITES TEAM (10 players)
Colour of Kit: Black jerseys and Black shorts.

#5        47281 - George R
#7        47266 - Michael F (Cap)
#8        47256 – Finlay C
#10      47291 – JJ H
#11      47264 – Joseph F
#12      47255 – Teo C-W
#13      47273 – Alessio M
#14      47276 – Samuel N
#15      47285 – Joshua S
#19      47288 – Ethan W

Team Coach:   47294 – ROBB Ian

Assist. Coach: 47292 – DAVIS Richard
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MATCH RESULT: Lorna Tull Griffith Cup

Date: Sunday, 12th November 2017
Venue: Sandwell Academy, Halfords Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4LG
Competition: YBL U15 Lorna Tull Griffiths Cup Preliminary Round 3

WBA D-Squad 54 v 45 LEADONITES BASKETBALL 
(Q1: 14-12 / Q2: 13-11 / Q3: 16-6 / Q4: 12-16)























Having played the same team at the same venue in Preliminary Round 2 of the same competition, U15s head coach, Ian Robb, decided to use this match as a chance to try out some different plays in the environment of a competitive match setting.







This was the second match of the weekend, coming on the back of an excellent league win over Redditch, and in certain parts of this match some players looked a bit leggy. However, ultimately a withering combination of poor defensive rebounding and weak lay-up shots were the tale of this defeat and as much as WBA deserved their victory Leadonites only had themselves to blame for the end result. 
With close, but losing first and second quarters(Q1: 14-12 / Q2: 13-11) the Herefordians were trailing 27-23 at half time before the hosts effectively put Leadonites to sword with a 16-6 third quarter; built on some excellent three and long range two-point shooting.
A mini comeback in the final quarter reduced the final deficit to nine points but coach Robb’s recent warnings over profligate shooting came to bear in this match. Better concentration will be required in next weekend’s crunch league match away in Stourport against Spartans.
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Leadonites on the coaching pathway

Last Sunday (12th November) three volunteers from Leadonites Basketball attended the coaching course put on by the Gloucestershire School of Basketball at GlosCol by Director of Basketball Danny James and assisted by Joe Grainger. Danny is an excellent coach tutor and each and every Leadonites coach has gained their qualifications under his tutelage.

The three course attendees are...
Duncan Rudge
Duncan completed his Basketball England (BE) Level 1 course last year and became the head coach for Leadonites Cubs/U12s this season. Taking the BE Level 2 course is the logical step for Duncan having now coached the Cubs players in more than ten matches starting last season. Duncan has two sons training with the club.
Daniela Long 
Dani only arrived at Leadonites at the start of this season when she brought one of her children along to join the Cubs training session. Dani is also taking the BE Level 2 course based on her basketball background of having played for many years back in her native Czech Republic. She will assist Duncan with our U12s set up this season and transition with those players when they step up to play in next season's YBL U13s.
Kayleigh Edwards
Kayleigh is one of the Leadonites Originals having played in the very first match played by any age group team when the inaugural season's U17s team played away at the then Worcestershire Men's Regular League Season champions, Malvern Hills Buzzards in October 2015. That match also made Kayleigh the first girl to represent the club and successful completion of the BE Level 1 course will see her become the first Leadonites player to transition to becoming a coach. Not bad for a 17 year old!
(photo borrowed from Gloucester Saxons Facebook site)
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MATCH RESULT: YBL U15 South Division

Date: Saturday, 11th November 2017
Venue: Ledbury Leisure Centre
Competition: YBL U15 South

LEADONITES BASKETBALL 47 v 41 Redditch Raptors 
(Q1: 22-10 / Q2: 8-10 / Q3: 10-8 / Q4: 7-13)
A much tighter affair in the older age game with a late charge by Rockets putting the result in doubt before a long outlet pass found Nicholls on a charge to the basket and a finger roll score in the final minute of the match.
Before that the damage seemed to have been done in the first with Chalkley and Spriggs leading the charge to a first period score of 22-10. The second saw the visitors claw back some of that deficit before baskets from French, Hobson and Spriggs reasserted Leadonites to a 30-20 half-time lead.
Running their 5-out motion offence to Coach Robb’s instructions saw buckets from Spriggs and Chalkley push the lead up to 12 points at 40-28 going into the final period.
Poor shooting at one end and lack-lustre boxing out at the other allowed Redditch to reduce arrears to just 3 points with 5-minutes remaining. Two converted free-throws by Chalkley kept Leadonites noses above water but back came Redditch again with their own score. Emotions flared and referee intervention was required to calm tempers then Calvo-Whitelegg pushed the lead back up to four points with less than two minutes remaining. Each side scored a single free-throw before the tension busting finale from Nicholls.

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MATCH RESULT: YBL U13 South Division

Date: Saturday, 11th November 2017
Venue: Ledbury Leisure Centre
Competition: YBL U13 South

LEADONITES BASKETBALL 55 v 32 Redditch Rockets
(Q1: 12-7 / Q2: 13-6 / Q3: 20-11 / Q4: 10-8)
Leadonites made it two wins out of two in the league, winning all four quarters of this match. The game started well with Leadonites 12-0 up before Rockets scored the first points of their own mini run to end the first at 12-7. The second quarter was much the same as the Dudley twins added to the rampant scoring of Miccio and Deards to finish the half 25-13 to the good.
The scoring flood gate burst open in the third with 31 points scored between the two teams and Leadonites going into the last quarter 45-24 ahead.
The final quarter was by far the closest, with just two points in it, as Stunt, John, Fisher and Renfrew-Clarke each scored to compliment the screens and defensive work of Short and French.
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Friday, 10 November 2017

Remembrance trip to the Black Country (again!)

WBA D-SQUAD Vs LEADONITES BASKETBALL

Leadonites Under 15s travel up to the Black Country and to the impressive Sandwell Academy, opposite the West Bromwich Albion FC stadium, The Hawthorns to play WBA D-Squad in the 3rd Preliminary round of the LTG Cup. The two teams also met in preliminary round 2 when the Herefordians came away with with a 55-45 victory against a young but well drilled and well motivated West Brom Foundation team.

MATCH DETAILS:
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Venue: Sandwell Academy, Halfords Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4LG
Date: Sunday, 12th November 2017
Tip-off time: 12:00 noon
Competition: YBL U15 Lorna Tull Griffiths Cup Preliminary Round 3
Match Code: LTG21

LEADONITES TEAM (10 players)
Colour of Kit: Black jerseys and Black shorts.

#5        47281 – ROBB George
#7        47266 – FRENCH Michael (Cap)
#8        47256 – CHALKLEY Finlay - Unavailable due to Remembrance Parade duties
#10      47291 – HOBSON JJ
#11      47264 – FISHER Joseph
#12      47255 – CALVO-WHITELEGG Teo
#13      47273 – MICCIO Alessio
#14      47276 – NICHOLLS Samuel
#15      47285 – SPRIGGS Joshua
#19      47288 – WHEELER Ethan

Coach:             47294 – ROBB Ian
A. Coach:        47292 – DAVIS Richard
A. Coach:        47290 – CHALKLEY Matthew

Match Subs: £3.00

Players are to meet at JMHS at 10:30am to sort lifts.

REFEREES:
BRUCE Keith
HENRY Kevin

TABLE OFFICIALS

N/a – Away Match

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YBL Home Double Header this Saturday

LEADONITES BASKETBALL Vs Redditch Rockets

Leadonites Basketball will hold its first Youth Basketball League Double-header as the Under 13s and Under 15 teams play their age counterparts from Redditch Rockets.

If you are at a loose end this weekend then please feel welcome to come along and support the boys (and Katie); it's free to come in and watch and there is a tuck shop for those a little thirsty or peckish.

DETAILS:
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Venue: Ledbury Leisure Centre, (JMHS) Mable’s Furlong, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2HF
Date: Saturday, 11th November 2017

REFEREES:
49350 – KOZEL Martin
47398 – SOLVASON Joshua

TABLE OFFICIALS
47290 – CHALKLEY Matthew
47257 – CLARKE Emma
47272 – LEWIS Claire
47274 – MICCIO Doreen
47280 – REYNOLDS Michelle

47289 – WILKINSON Irene
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GAME 1
Tip-off time: 1:15pm
Competition: YBL U13 South
Match Code: T26

LEADONITES TEAM (10 players)
Colour of Kit: Black jerseys and Black shorts.

#1 –     47265 – FRENCH Joseph
#2 –     47414 – STUNT Michael
#3 –     47283 – SHORT James
#6 –     47259 – DEARDS Ben
#21 -    47260 – DUDLEY Adam
#22 –   47295 – CORLEY Richard
#23 –   47275 – MICCIO Samuele (Cap)
#24 –   47261 – DUDLEY Katie
#25 –   47262 – FISHER Alfie
#26 –   47279 – RENFREW-CLARKE Fraser

Coach:             47290 – CHALKLEY Matthew
Assist Coach:  47293 – DUDLEY Sandra
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GAME 2
Tip-off time: 3:15pm
Competition: YBL U15 South
Match Code: F26

LEADONITES TEAM (10 players)
Colour of Kit: White jerseys and White shorts.

#2        47273 – MICCIO Alessio
#3        47291 – HOBSON JJ
#4        47255 – CALVO-WHITELEGG Teo
#5        47266 – FRENCH Michael (Cap)
#6        47281 – ROBB George
#10      47285 – SPRIGGS Joshua
#11      47288 – WHEELER Ethan
#15      47276 – NICHOLLS Samuel
#16      47256 – CHALKLEY Finlay
#17      47264 – FISHER Joseph

Coach:             47294 – ROBB Ian
A. Coach:        47292 – DAVIS Richard


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MATCH RESULTS - Glozball U12 CVL

Glozball U12 CVL
@ GlosCol on Sunday, 5th November 2017
Game 1 - Gloucester Saxons (II) 20-10 Leadonites (ht: 6-6)
Game 2 - Gloucester Saxons (I) 26-12 Leadonites (ht:18-4)
Game 3 - Leadonites 16-6 Bristol Flyers (Girls) (ht: 14-2)
Game 4 - Leadonites 4-24 Stroud Sharks (ht: 2-14)





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Well done to all ten boys who played for us today.
Also, a big thank you to Coaches Duncan Rudge and Rich Davis. An important leap forward, in Leadonites Basketball short history, today.
(Photos all nicked from the Gloucester Saxons FB site!)