RGK UofW SPORTING CLUB RHINOS

Rugby League Team in Wolverhampton, WV10 6SE

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  2. News: Teams confirmed for National League Championship Finals 2013/2014! 4 months ago

    Teams confirmed for National League Championship Finals 2013/2014!

    \"Teams

    With just over a week to the culmination of the National League all the teams have now secured their place at National League Championships Finals 2013/14, at the University of Worcester Arena (24-25 May).

    Teams from across the country, representing all levels from Super League to Divisions Three will come together to play to win the top honours.

    In the Super League, it’s Oldham Owls who will take on Sheffield Steelers whilst second and third place are RGK UofW Sporting Club Rhinos and GLL & Aspire London Titan will fight it out for a place in the coveted Super League Cup Final.

    Division 1 a round robin of games will take place between the top three teams from each regional division Oldham Owls, Essex Outlaws and Leicester Cobras.

    Top of Division 2 South TCAT Shropshire Warriors will take on second place in Division 2 North Lothian Phoenix. As leaders of Division 2 North Owls take on Lewisham Thunder.

    There is another three team decider in Division 3 as Stoke Spitfires, Tees Valley Titans and Blackhawks will all play each other once in a bid for the Division 3 Title.

    The weekend will also play host to the Women’s League Finals as current League Winners Sheffield Steelers are looking to fight off tough competition from Vixens and London Titans.

    Full schedule and Live Stats of all games

    Don't forget book your tickets to see the UK's greatest battle it out for the Super League Cup

    Whether you're playing or supporting, if you're looking for somewhere to stay, check out:

  3. News: Book your tickets to see the UK\'s greatest battle it out for the Super League Cup! 4 months ago

    21 games. 4 teams. 1 Champion.

    After a season of nail-biting fast-paced action, as dusk descends on Saturday 24th May it heralds crunch time for the UK’s greatest teams as they enter their final battle of 2013/14.

    With the Super League Cup on the line, the unmissable finale to another gruelling Super League season promises a clash of legends as the remaining two teams tip off at 8.15pm under the lights of the University of Worcester Arena.

    As the sun goes down, the stars of the morning’s semi finals will return to centre stage as the winner of the Oldham Owls – Sheffield Steelers encounter lines up against the victor of the RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos – GLL & Aspire London Titans.

    With Paralympians and GB players past, present, and future among the line-ups, this is a final not to be missed and you can guarantee your place in the stands by booking your free ticket now.

    Get behind your club and support them in this epic finale as the Super League Finals and National Championships Finals make their debut at the home of the 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships.

    Heroes will be made. Rivals vanquished. Will you be there?

    Book your free tickets now: tickets@britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/ 01509 279900

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  5. News: Shrewsbury Summer Open 2014 4 months ago

    Shrewsbury Summer Open 2014

    The Shrewsbury Summer Open is part of the Tennis Foundation Wheelchair Tennis
    Summer Development Series.

    The tournament takes place at The Shrewsbury Club (visit website) which is a fantastic
    spa, gym and tennis facility.

    The date is the weekend 12th and 13th July 2014 with an open coaching session on
    Friday 11th afternoon/evening.

    After winning tournament of the year for 2013 we are sure you will have a great weekend
    and welcome everyone at all abilities to enter!

    BTM Number - To enter a development series tournament this year you require a
    BTM number – this is free if you play at a club – find out more here.

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  10. News: Britain's best battle it out in Europe! 6 months ago

    Britain's best battle it out in Europe!

    Britain's best battle it out in Europe!

    The 7th-8th March saw four GB club teams head overseas to battle it out across Euro Leagues 1 and 2.

    In Division 1, Group A, the RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos opened the competition in Germany where they took on Hyeres Handi Basket, the French team coming out on top by 75-53. Returning to court in the evening, the Rhinos bounced back as they kept their cool to edge out a 68-65 victory against Italy’s GSD Anmic Sassari. Day 2 then saw the Wolverhampton-based team consolidate the win as they took a 65-50 triumph against Padova Millennium Basket – featuring GB’s Mark Scholefield. The team was then up against another familiar face in their final match of the event where they battled hosts and GB Joe Bestwick’s club RSV Lahn-Dill.  A strong performance from RSV Lahn-Dill saw the team finish the tournament undefeated as they shot to an 86-46 win over the Rhinos; nevertheless, the Rhinos earlier performances secured the team a well-deserved spot in the André Vergauwen Cup which will be held in Spain from the 24th-27th April.

    Meanwhile, in Group A of Division 2, the GB Coyotes lined-up against revered opponents in Switzerland. Starting their campaign against France’s Le Cannet, the Coyotes put on a gritty display but it was their opponents who took the win by 78-37. The team’s final game of the first day saw them take on KIK Zmaj Gradacac, the latter coming out on top by 81-42.  On Saturday, the Coyotes first match saw them take on the eventual group winners, RSB Team Thüringen who shot their way to a 69-22 triumph. Closing the competition against hosts Pilatus Dragons, the Coyotes once again battled hard but it was the Swiss team who took the win by 77-24.

    In Group B of Division 2 the Sheffield Steelers opened with a nail-biter in France – holding their nerve to take a 75-74 victory over KKTC Turkcell. The Steelers’ second game was another close affair, but this time it was their opponents – hosts Meylan Grenoble – who took the win, 75-66. Day 2 saw an early start for the Sheffield side as they got the day’s action underway against B. H. Haifa in a game that came down to just four points, the French team taking it 62-58. The Steelers final game saw them tip off against the group’s winners, Roller Bulls, and it was the German team who took the win by 69-53 on their way to the clean sweep.

    France was also host to the Oldham Owls as they battled it out in Group C of Division 2. In their first match on Friday afternoon, the Owls fought hard against the Koln99ers but it wasn’t quite enough to prevent their opponents from taking it by 58-45. The Owls’ second game of the day proved to be a real nail-biter – the Oldham team taking the win against host Leopards de Guyenne Bordeaux by two points, 64-62. Day 2 saw the Owls get their morning off to the perfect start as they raced to a 76-65 victory against Club Tregorrois handisport de Lannoion. Then, in their final game of the event, the Owls soared to a 69-37 triumph over Les Aigles de Meyrin. This meant that the Oldham Owls ended the competition tied on three wins apiece with both the Leopards de Guyenne Brodeaux and the Koln99ers. On points’ difference, it was the Leopards who clinched first place, the Koln99ers with second, and the Owls with third – therefore qualifying for the Challenge Cup in Spain from the 24th-27th April.

    In addition to the above team efforts, the tournament also saw individual successes with the following British players receiving the All-Star accolade in their respective group:

    • Mark Fosbrook (RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos)
    • Amy Conroy (GB Coyotes)
    • James MacSorley (Sheffield Steelers)
    • Pete Finbow (Oldham Owls)

    Further more, the following GB Men’s Squad members qualified for the next EuroCup rounds with their European clubs:

    • Joe Bestwick (RSV Lahn-Dill) – Champions Cup
    • Ian Sagar (Briantea84) – Champions Cup
    • Martin Edwards (Briantea84) – Champions Cup
    • Abdi Jama (RSC Rollis Zwickau) – Champions Cup
    • Gaz Choudhry (RSC Rollis Zwickau) – Champions Cup
    • Matt Sealy (RSC Rollis Zwickau) – Champions Cup
    • Ade Orogbemi (GSD Porto Torres) – Willi Brinkmann Cup
    • Richard Sargent (GSD Porto Torres) – Willi Brinkmann Cup
    • Simon Munn (GSD Porto Torres) – Willi Brinkmann Cup

    Also in the Champions Cup as hosts is CD Fundosa ONCE, featuring GB’s Terry Bywater

  11. News: Training weekending 16th March 2014 6 months ago

    Wednesday: 6pm - 8pm, NEW Academy 

    Saturday: Junior, Development, Women's 10am- 11.30am
                  Div 1/Super league 11.30am - 1pm - Sunday team only

    Sunday: Super League v Titans 2.30pm National League 4.30pm
                 Aspire Sports Centre, Midlesex 

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  13. News: RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos prepare to charge in Euro League 1 6 months ago

    RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos prepare to charge in Euro League 1

    RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos prepare to charge in Euro League 1

    Competing in EuroLeague 1, Group A, the Rhinos will take be pitting themselves against Germany Champions RSV Lahn Dill, Hyéres Handi Basket, Padova Millenium Basket, and GSD Anmic Sassari.

    The RGK Sporting Rhinos will face some familiar faces over the weekend, as they come up against former Rhino and GB player Joe Bestwick who will be pulling on the vest for hosts Lahn Dill as well as former Sheffield Steeler, Mark Scholefield, in their third game on Saturday morning against Padova.

    RGK Sporting Rhinos Head Coach Mat Foden said: “We have been drawn against Europe’s elite teams in EuroLeague 1 and it will be a massive challenge for us to make the Finals in April.

    “We don’t get that much time together as a team but we have had a couple of warm up games which were important for our preparation for this coming weekend of competition;  we’re looking to continue progressing as the tournament goes on and to fulfil our target of qualifying for one of the finals.

    “We have a mixed team of youth and experience, and I think it’s a case that everyone can learn off each other so the youth coming through gives it the vibrancy and the old heads give it an experience

    “We are first on against the French team Hyeres, so we'll see how we go against them and then just take it game by game. We’ll be looking to improve each game as the tournament progresses and we finish with the game against Lahn Dill who are one of Europe’s top clubs and will be the toughest team we will face in this competition with some world class players such as Mikey Paye, Steve Serio (USA), Joe Bestwick (GB) all playing there. Padova also has Mark Scholefield one of my GB juniors so it will be good to go up against him.

    “We’re looking forward to playing all of them as gives us something to different to think about.

    “Euro League is important because it gives the players this opportunity to play against the best in Europe: it’s a valuable experience for them whether they’re young players coming into it or older more experienced players, and - for myself and my assistant coach Alan Caron - it’s a good test for us to test our wits against the finest coaches in Europe.”

     

    RGK Sporting Rhinos EuroLeague Team

    Mark Fosbrook                 1.0

    Paul McKillop                     2.0

    Steven Ross                       2.5

    Jonathan Hall                     3.0

    Philip Pratt                          3.0

    Jordan Bright                     3.0

    Emmanuel Filson              3.0

    Charles Fryer-Stevens   3.5

    Darren Greenfield           4.0

    Jordan Luce                        4.5

     

    Schedule: GMT

    Friday 7th March

    10:15 Rhinos vs Hyéres Handi Basket

    12:30 Padova Millennium Basket vs GSD Anmic Sassari

    14:45 Hyeres Handi Basket vs RSV Lahn-Dill

    17:00 GSD Anmic Sassari vs Rhinos

    19.15 RSV Lahn-Dill vs Padova Millennium Basket

     

    Saturday 8th March

    9:30 GSD Anmic Sassari vs Hyeres Handi Basket

    11:45 Padova Millennium Basket vs Rhinos

    14:00 RSV Lahn-Dill vs GSD Anmic Sassari

    16:15 Hyeres Handi Basket vs Padova Millennium Basket

    18:30 RSV Lahn-Dill vs Rhinos

     

    Tournament Facebook and Website

    For all the action and news from the RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos and all the GB club teams taking part in Euro League 2014, make sure you keep an eye on www.britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk, our Facebook Page, on Twitter @BritWheelBBall, and RGK Sporting Club Rhinos Twitter @sportingrhinos

Welcome to RGK UofW SPORTING CLUB RHINOS

RGK Sporting Club Rhinos are a community based sports club for Everyone!

 

We work closely within the local community of Wolverhampton, as well as Central England, and surrounding areas of the Black Country. We also work regularly in Cheshire and Derbyshire, and are available for workshops and road shows throughout the UK.

 

Sporting Sections include: Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby League, Boccia, Wheelchair Tennis, and numerous Paralympic Sports

 

We run a number of multi sports programmes, including Summer and Winter Paralympic Sports for all adults and young people with (Or without) a disability, to participate in. Following on from the London 2012 games we aim to inspire and develop the next generation of sporting athletes!

 

We participate in National League Competitions, and European Competitions, of all Sport Governing Bodies, and have a number of junior and senior international players in all sports.

 

The Main Bits!

Our club participates in the following activities:

  • Rugby League
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Boccia
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St Peters School: Saturday Morning

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Friday evening: TCAT, Telford
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15th May - Teams confirmed for National League Championship Finals 2013/2014! by Alan Caron

Teams confirmed for National League Championship Finals 2013/2014!

\"Teams

With just over a week to the culmination of the National League all the teams have now secured their place at National League Championships Finals 2013/14, at the University of Worcester Arena (24-25 May).

Teams from across the country, representing all levels from Super League to Divisions Three will come together to play to win the top honours.

In the Super League, it’s Oldham Owls who will take on Sheffield Steelers whilst second and third place are RGK UofW Sporting Club Rhinos and GLL & Aspire London Titan will fight it out for a place in the coveted Super League Cup Final.

Division 1 a round robin of games will take place between the top three teams from each regional division Oldham Owls, Essex Outlaws and Leicester Cobras.

Top of Division 2 South TCAT Shropshire Warriors will take on second place in Division 2 North Lothian Phoenix. As leaders of Division 2 North Owls take on Lewisham Thunder.

There is another three team decider in Division 3 as Stoke Spitfires, Tees Valley Titans and Blackhawks will all play each other once in a bid for the Division 3 Title.

The weekend will also play host to the Women’s League Finals as current League Winners Sheffield Steelers are looking to fight off tough competition from Vixens and London Titans.

Full schedule and Live Stats of all games

Don't forget book your tickets to see the UK's greatest battle it out for the Super League Cup

Whether you're playing or supporting, if you're looking for somewhere to stay, check out:

13th May - Book your tickets to see the UK\'s greatest battle it out for the Super League Cup! by Alan Caron

21 games. 4 teams. 1 Champion.

After a season of nail-biting fast-paced action, as dusk descends on Saturday 24th May it heralds crunch time for the UK’s greatest teams as they enter their final battle of 2013/14.

With the Super League Cup on the line, the unmissable finale to another gruelling Super League season promises a clash of legends as the remaining two teams tip off at 8.15pm under the lights of the University of Worcester Arena.

As the sun goes down, the stars of the morning’s semi finals will return to centre stage as the winner of the Oldham Owls – Sheffield Steelers encounter lines up against the victor of the RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos – GLL & Aspire London Titans.

With Paralympians and GB players past, present, and future among the line-ups, this is a final not to be missed and you can guarantee your place in the stands by booking your free ticket now.

Get behind your club and support them in this epic finale as the Super League Finals and National Championships Finals make their debut at the home of the 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships.

Heroes will be made. Rivals vanquished. Will you be there?

Book your free tickets now: tickets@britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/ 01509 279900

8th May - Shrewsbury Summer Open 2014 by Alan Caron

Shrewsbury Summer Open 2014

The Shrewsbury Summer Open is part of the Tennis Foundation Wheelchair Tennis
Summer Development Series.

The tournament takes place at The Shrewsbury Club (visit website) which is a fantastic
spa, gym and tennis facility.

The date is the weekend 12th and 13th July 2014 with an open coaching session on
Friday 11th afternoon/evening.

After winning tournament of the year for 2013 we are sure you will have a great weekend
and welcome everyone at all abilities to enter!

BTM Number - To enter a development series tournament this year you require a
BTM number – this is free if you play at a club – find out more here.

23rd Apr - RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos ready to take on Europe in the André Vergauwen Cup! by Alan Caron

After March’s successful campaign in the preliminary EuroLeague Division 1A (Germany), this week sees the RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos return to continental Europe to battle it out in the André Vergauwen Cup.

This time taking to court in Getafe, Spain, the Rhinos will charge into action against A.S.D. Polisportiva Nordest (ITA) at 1.30pm (CET) in Group B of the Cup on Friday before facing Beit Halochem Tel Aviv (ISR) in the evening at 8.30pm (CET).

The Saturday morning will then see the Rhinos play their final pool game against Roller Bulls Sankt Vith (GER) at 11.45am (CET) to determine their place in the crossover rounds.

In the crossovers, the Rhinos will line-up against one of the following teams from Group A: hosts CID Casa Murcia Getafe (ESP), Besiktas Jimnastic Club (TUR), Oettinger RSGB Team Thüringen (GER), or the Leopards de Guyenne Bordeaux (FRA).

Head Coach Mat Foden said: “There are some really good professional players and teams in the tournament, so we'd like to be competitive, play our own game, and see where it takes us. A semi-final place would be a great achievement and, if we get there, we can see what happens from there.”

Captain Jon Hall said: “We’re all very much looking forward to competing in the André Vergauwen Cup as it’s full of word class teams and players. The tournament will be very tough as we’ll be facing professional teams who are able to train together twice a day, but, personally, my goal is for us to make the semi finals. I love playing for the Rhinos and believe we have a great bunch of guys on and off the court:  we have some current GB players and junior players, so we have great balance and depth”

RGK Sporting Rhinos EuroLeague Team

Mark Fosbrook, 1.0

Paul McKillop, 2.0

Steven Ross, 2.5

Jonathan Hall, 3.0

Philip Pratt, 3.0

Jordan Bright, 3.0

Emmanuel Filson, 3.0

Charles Fryer-Stevens, 3.5

Darren Greenfield, 4.0

Jordan Luce, 4.5

Full Schedule

11th Apr - Easter Holiday Course - Sport in the City by Alan Caron

Easter Holiday course at Alderley leisure village 10am to 12pm (week 1) Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday. Cost 5.00 per day, go to the rhinos website www.sportingclubrhinos.com and book online info@sportingclubrhinos.com

8th Apr - Training this Week by Alan Caron

Wednesday 6pm - 8pm NEW Academy Wheelchair Basketball

Saturday: 10am - 11.30am Juniors, Development, Women

                11.30am - 1pm Super League

1pm - 4pm Regional Training Juniors to be contacted via Joan Dunn

                for more info please email joan@sportingclubrhinos.com 

Sunday Owls v Rhinos Round 8 Super League tip 1pm

8th Apr - Boccia Session this week by Alan Caron

Just to confirm that Boccia training in taking place this Saturday – 12 04 13 at NEW Academy

There is also a Boccia league Tournament on SUNDAY 13 04 14

If you wish to take part can you PLEASE LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE?

If you are not registered as a player and wish to take part I need to sort the paperwork as soon as possible!


JUST TO CONFIRM THE DETAILS FOR THE MATCHES THIS WEEKEND:

The venue is:

NEW ACADEMY, FOXLEY CAMPUS, MARSH LANE, FORDHOUSES, WOLVERHAMPTON WV10 6SE

Times: 12:00 – 16:00 ( Matches will start at approximately 12:15

31st Mar - Sporting Club Rhinos Sessions this weekending 6th April 2014 by Alan Caron


Wednesday:6pm - 8pm NEW Academy Development 
Saturday: Junior, Development, Women's Training 10am - 11.30am
Seniors 11.30am - 1pm
Boccia 11.30am - 1pm

Sunday: Wolverhampton Cricket Club Disability Day Staffordshire Cricket 2pm onwards

24th Mar - RHINOS WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL QUALIFY FOR EURO LEAGUE 2014 IN MADRID – HELP US MAKE IT A REALITY… by Alan Caron

Sporting Club Rhinos Disability Sports Club have earned the huge privilege of reaching the 2014 Euro League Wheelchair Basketball Finals in Madrid competing against the other Elite Teams in Europe.    Sporting Club Rhinos have played several rounds in the Euro League to reach this level, successfully attending the Euro League Semi Finals held in Germany and the costs of participation have been mounting up.   It has been a great honour and yet at the same time a huge shock financially that our Disabled Athletes has been so successful and getting through to the Final round, having competed against the other Elite Teams of Europe.  
 
Sport Club Rhinos is the one and only team in Great Britain to have qualified to play in these prestigious Euro Finals in Madrid and it would be a National Shame for Great Britain if our Team did not have a chance to compete in the Finals!!! – We need to raise £8,000 to make it a reality so if you can help in any way towards the covering the costs for our Team to be able to compete in the Euro Finals in Madrid we look forward to hearing from you.
 
Sporting Club Rhinos is Non Profit Making Charitable Wheelchair Basketball Club based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands which trains its members (the disabled/able-bodied) from grass roots level through to Super League and relies heavily on donations.
 
We are hugely proud of our Elite Players being able to compete at the top level in Europe and help us make it a reality to get our team to Europe!
 
Please follow our progress and the results of the Euro Finals in Madrid will be posted on our Website www.SportingClubRhinos.com, Facebook and Twitter.

24th Mar - Training weekending 30th March 2014 by Alan Caron

Training weekending 30th march 2014
Wednesdays development 6pm to 8pm with guests from round table have a go seesion
Saturday junior. Development and ladies 10am to 11.30am
Seniors 11.30am to 1pm
Sunday national league one central v Birmingham blackcats

19th Mar - Training weekending 23rd march 2014 by Alan Caron

Training weekending 23rd march 2014
Wednesdays development 6pm to 8pm
Saturday 10am to 11.30am Junior's. Development. Women's
11.30am to 1pm
seniors 11.30am to 1pm 
Boccia 11.30am to 1pm 

11th Mar - Britain's best battle it out in Europe! by Alan Caron

Britain's best battle it out in Europe!

Britain's best battle it out in Europe!

The 7th-8th March saw four GB club teams head overseas to battle it out across Euro Leagues 1 and 2.

In Division 1, Group A, the RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos opened the competition in Germany where they took on Hyeres Handi Basket, the French team coming out on top by 75-53. Returning to court in the evening, the Rhinos bounced back as they kept their cool to edge out a 68-65 victory against Italy’s GSD Anmic Sassari. Day 2 then saw the Wolverhampton-based team consolidate the win as they took a 65-50 triumph against Padova Millennium Basket – featuring GB’s Mark Scholefield. The team was then up against another familiar face in their final match of the event where they battled hosts and GB Joe Bestwick’s club RSV Lahn-Dill.  A strong performance from RSV Lahn-Dill saw the team finish the tournament undefeated as they shot to an 86-46 win over the Rhinos; nevertheless, the Rhinos earlier performances secured the team a well-deserved spot in the André Vergauwen Cup which will be held in Spain from the 24th-27th April.

Meanwhile, in Group A of Division 2, the GB Coyotes lined-up against revered opponents in Switzerland. Starting their campaign against France’s Le Cannet, the Coyotes put on a gritty display but it was their opponents who took the win by 78-37. The team’s final game of the first day saw them take on KIK Zmaj Gradacac, the latter coming out on top by 81-42.  On Saturday, the Coyotes first match saw them take on the eventual group winners, RSB Team Thüringen who shot their way to a 69-22 triumph. Closing the competition against hosts Pilatus Dragons, the Coyotes once again battled hard but it was the Swiss team who took the win by 77-24.

In Group B of Division 2 the Sheffield Steelers opened with a nail-biter in France – holding their nerve to take a 75-74 victory over KKTC Turkcell. The Steelers’ second game was another close affair, but this time it was their opponents – hosts Meylan Grenoble – who took the win, 75-66. Day 2 saw an early start for the Sheffield side as they got the day’s action underway against B. H. Haifa in a game that came down to just four points, the French team taking it 62-58. The Steelers final game saw them tip off against the group’s winners, Roller Bulls, and it was the German team who took the win by 69-53 on their way to the clean sweep.

France was also host to the Oldham Owls as they battled it out in Group C of Division 2. In their first match on Friday afternoon, the Owls fought hard against the Koln99ers but it wasn’t quite enough to prevent their opponents from taking it by 58-45. The Owls’ second game of the day proved to be a real nail-biter – the Oldham team taking the win against host Leopards de Guyenne Bordeaux by two points, 64-62. Day 2 saw the Owls get their morning off to the perfect start as they raced to a 76-65 victory against Club Tregorrois handisport de Lannoion. Then, in their final game of the event, the Owls soared to a 69-37 triumph over Les Aigles de Meyrin. This meant that the Oldham Owls ended the competition tied on three wins apiece with both the Leopards de Guyenne Brodeaux and the Koln99ers. On points’ difference, it was the Leopards who clinched first place, the Koln99ers with second, and the Owls with third – therefore qualifying for the Challenge Cup in Spain from the 24th-27th April.

In addition to the above team efforts, the tournament also saw individual successes with the following British players receiving the All-Star accolade in their respective group:

  • Mark Fosbrook (RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos)
  • Amy Conroy (GB Coyotes)
  • James MacSorley (Sheffield Steelers)
  • Pete Finbow (Oldham Owls)

Further more, the following GB Men’s Squad members qualified for the next EuroCup rounds with their European clubs:

  • Joe Bestwick (RSV Lahn-Dill) – Champions Cup
  • Ian Sagar (Briantea84) – Champions Cup
  • Martin Edwards (Briantea84) – Champions Cup
  • Abdi Jama (RSC Rollis Zwickau) – Champions Cup
  • Gaz Choudhry (RSC Rollis Zwickau) – Champions Cup
  • Matt Sealy (RSC Rollis Zwickau) – Champions Cup
  • Ade Orogbemi (GSD Porto Torres) – Willi Brinkmann Cup
  • Richard Sargent (GSD Porto Torres) – Willi Brinkmann Cup
  • Simon Munn (GSD Porto Torres) – Willi Brinkmann Cup

Also in the Champions Cup as hosts is CD Fundosa ONCE, featuring GB’s Terry Bywater

11th Mar - Training weekending 16th March 2014 by Alan Caron

Wednesday: 6pm - 8pm, NEW Academy 

Saturday: Junior, Development, Women's 10am- 11.30am
              Div 1/Super league 11.30am - 1pm - Sunday team only

Sunday: Super League v Titans 2.30pm National League 4.30pm
             Aspire Sports Centre, Midlesex 

5th Mar - RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos prepare to charge in Euro League 1 by Alan Caron

RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos prepare to charge in Euro League 1

RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos prepare to charge in Euro League 1

Competing in EuroLeague 1, Group A, the Rhinos will take be pitting themselves against Germany Champions RSV Lahn Dill, Hyéres Handi Basket, Padova Millenium Basket, and GSD Anmic Sassari.

The RGK Sporting Rhinos will face some familiar faces over the weekend, as they come up against former Rhino and GB player Joe Bestwick who will be pulling on the vest for hosts Lahn Dill as well as former Sheffield Steeler, Mark Scholefield, in their third game on Saturday morning against Padova.

RGK Sporting Rhinos Head Coach Mat Foden said: “We have been drawn against Europe’s elite teams in EuroLeague 1 and it will be a massive challenge for us to make the Finals in April.

“We don’t get that much time together as a team but we have had a couple of warm up games which were important for our preparation for this coming weekend of competition;  we’re looking to continue progressing as the tournament goes on and to fulfil our target of qualifying for one of the finals.

“We have a mixed team of youth and experience, and I think it’s a case that everyone can learn off each other so the youth coming through gives it the vibrancy and the old heads give it an experience

“We are first on against the French team Hyeres, so we'll see how we go against them and then just take it game by game. We’ll be looking to improve each game as the tournament progresses and we finish with the game against Lahn Dill who are one of Europe’s top clubs and will be the toughest team we will face in this competition with some world class players such as Mikey Paye, Steve Serio (USA), Joe Bestwick (GB) all playing there. Padova also has Mark Scholefield one of my GB juniors so it will be good to go up against him.

“We’re looking forward to playing all of them as gives us something to different to think about.

“Euro League is important because it gives the players this opportunity to play against the best in Europe: it’s a valuable experience for them whether they’re young players coming into it or older more experienced players, and - for myself and my assistant coach Alan Caron - it’s a good test for us to test our wits against the finest coaches in Europe.”

 

RGK Sporting Rhinos EuroLeague Team

Mark Fosbrook                 1.0

Paul McKillop                     2.0

Steven Ross                       2.5

Jonathan Hall                     3.0

Philip Pratt                          3.0

Jordan Bright                     3.0

Emmanuel Filson              3.0

Charles Fryer-Stevens   3.5

Darren Greenfield           4.0

Jordan Luce                        4.5

 

Schedule: GMT

Friday 7th March

10:15 Rhinos vs Hyéres Handi Basket

12:30 Padova Millennium Basket vs GSD Anmic Sassari

14:45 Hyeres Handi Basket vs RSV Lahn-Dill

17:00 GSD Anmic Sassari vs Rhinos

19.15 RSV Lahn-Dill vs Padova Millennium Basket

 

Saturday 8th March

9:30 GSD Anmic Sassari vs Hyeres Handi Basket

11:45 Padova Millennium Basket vs Rhinos

14:00 RSV Lahn-Dill vs GSD Anmic Sassari

16:15 Hyeres Handi Basket vs Padova Millennium Basket

18:30 RSV Lahn-Dill vs Rhinos

 

Tournament Facebook and Website

For all the action and news from the RGK UoW Sporting Club Rhinos and all the GB club teams taking part in Euro League 2014, make sure you keep an eye on www.britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk, our Facebook Page, on Twitter @BritWheelBBall, and RGK Sporting Club Rhinos Twitter @sportingrhinos

3rd Mar - Sessions Weekending 9th March 2014 by Alan Caron

Sessions weekending 9th March 2014

Wednesday: Development training 6pm - 8pm NEW Academy 
Thursday: Euroleague Team fly out to Germany
Friday: Rhinos v Hyeres (11.15) and Sassari v Rhinos (18.00)
Saturday: No Training - NEW academy
Bag Pack @ Codsall Coop 10am - 15.00pm 
Padova v Rhinos (12.45pm) Rhinos v Lahn-Dill (7.30pm)
Sunday: Development League Round 2 - (raiders) Coventry 
Euroleague team fly home

1st Mar - British Wheelchair Basketball - Junior League Results by Alan Caron

 Game 1 final score Rhinos 26 celt shock 6

Game 2 Final Score Cobras 24 Rhinos 19

Game 3 Final Score Rhinos 21 Jaguars 20

Game 3 Final Score Mavericks 36 Rhinos 19

24th Feb - Training weekending 2nd March 2014 by Alan Caron

Wednesday Night: Development training - NEW Academy 6pm-8pm

Saturday: No Training - Juniors, Development/Women's & Seniors.
                (Junior League Round 3 - Nottingham)

Sunday: Euro league Challenge 2014 - Super League Friendly                       Games v Owls, Steelers

22nd Feb - British Wheelchair Basketball - result by Alan Caron

British Wheelchair Basketball Results: Rhinos 67 Steelers 56

18th Feb - Weekending Feb 23rd 2014 by Alan Caron

Wednesaday night: Development Training 6pm - 8pm

Saturday: Juniors, Development & Women\'s Training NEW Academy 10am - 11.30am
11.30am - 1pm Super League Shooting Session & warm up
Rhinos v Steelers 1pm

Sunday: Development League Round 1 (Raiders) 1pm to 6pm
Raiders v Coventry, Raptors v Coventry, Raptors v Raiders

16th Feb - British Wheelchair Basketball Result by Alan Caron

British Wheelchair Basketball Result: Cobras 62 Rhinos 53 #cobrasvrhinos

12th Feb - Sport in the City - Feb Half Term Courses by Alan Caron

Sport in the City is back, we are running sessions at Aldersley Leisure Village on
Monday 17th Feb 10am - 12pm
Tuesday 18th Feb 10am - 12pm
Wednesday 19th Feb 1pm - 3pm

cost per session will be 3.00, if you would like to book onto the sessions contact info@sportingclubrhinos.com

10th Feb - Training weekending 16th Feb 2014 by Alan Caron

Training this week
Wednesday night development training at new academy 6pm to 8pm
Saturday junior. Development. Women's 10am to 11.30am.
Seniors training 11.30am to 1pm
Sunday national league game v cobras away tip tbc

10th Feb - Weekend Results: by Alan Caron

British wheelchair basketball national rgk super league owls 64 rhinos 60 #wheelchairbasketball

10th Feb - Last Call For Young Talented Wheelchair Basketball Players To Apply For GLL Sport Foundation Funding by Alan Caron

Last Call For Young Talented Wheelchair Basketball Players To Apply For GLL Sport Foundation Funding

Last Call For Young Talented Wheelchair Basketball Players To Apply For GLL Sport Foundation Funding
Talented young wheelchair basketball players from across the UK have until 20 February to apply for funding for 2014 from the GLL Sport Foundation (GSF) an independent athlete support scheme which works in partnership with the Wheelchair Basketball Association through national charity SportsAid to support the next generation of sporting talent. Rising sport stars have until 20 February 2014 to apply for a share of the GSF funding pot of 1million.

In 2013, GSF supported 1300 athletes to achieve sporting success including 45 young wheelchair basketball players. One notable supported athlete is Jim Palmer who represented GB at the U23 World Championships, a competition where GB narrowly missed out on a bronze medal to Australia by one basket. Jim is also part of GLL Aspire London Titans Wheelchair Basketball Club that are focussed on further National success this year in the Super League.

To apply and find out further details of the scheme please go to the GSF website at www.gllsportfoundation.org. Applications for 2014 awards are open until 20 February 2014.

With this and many more phenomenal junior achievements GB are set for further success on both the junior and senior elite stage culminating at both the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and then the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

GSF understands the obstacles and barriers athletes face in reaching the top, a massive 90% of 2013 GSF award recipients received no other centralised funding while research by SportsAid shows their average annual expenditure is more than 6,000.

GSF was launched by charitable social enterprise, GLL, in 2008. Since then, the GSF has provided over 5000 awards across 80 Olympic, Paralympic, Deaflympic and Special Olympic sports with support worth over 2.8million.

Sally Gunnell - OBE, GLL Sport Foundation Patron and former concurrent Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth 400m hurdles title holder explains, From my own experience starting out as a young athlete and progressing through my sport, I understand how support from the Foundation can be to the realisation of sporting ambitions.

We will now ensure that we take full advantage from the inspiration from the Games and harness the legacy for the gifted and talented youth of our nation.

GLL Sport Foundation Chairman, Peter Bundey states, It is crucial that we support the talent and enthusiasm of our young sporting stars. We can help young athletes bridge the difficult leap from regional to national level as they start to become ready for senior competition.

We are delighted to continue to work in partnership with SportsAid, who provide vital links between us and national governing bodies of sport. Working with SportsAid ensures that our funding becomes part of the national talent development programmes, which is important for all sports and young sporting talent.

SportsAids Chief Executive Tim Lawler adds, Working with the GLL Sport Foundation enables us to help more young athletes and ensure the right people are funded at the right time. In the wake of London 2012 we know these athletes are more committed to sport than ever before but also more reliant on our support.

To be eligible for a grant, young sportsmen and women must live or be in education in a partnership where GLL or its partners operate; or be affiliated to a sports club that has a training base at a GLL or partner operated sport and leisure venue.

Each of the successful applicants will benefit from financial and or training awards. Financial awards of up to 1,250 will support athletes associated travel, competition and equipment costings during the next 12 months. Recipients will also benefit from training awards that allow free sporting access to more than 130 sport and leisure venues managed by GLL and partners across the UK.

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4th Feb - Training weekending - 9th Feb 2014 by Alan Caron

Sporting club rhinos training weekending 9th February

Wednesday development 6pm to 8pm
Saturday junior. Development 10am to 11.30
Super league (only) 11.30 to 1pm

27th Jan - Training weekending 1st Feb 2014 by Alan Caron

Wednesday: Co-op Challenge Rhinos All stars v Academy Raiders, 6pm @ NEW academy
Saturday: Junior League Round 2 @ Nottingham (Jess Boot Arena) all day.

No Development or Senior Training, Women's League Session only 11am - 1pm NEW Academy TBC

22nd Jan - Training weekending 26th Jan 2014 by Alan Caron

Wednesday: Development Training 6pm - 8pm North East Wolverhampton Academy.

Saturday: Junior, Development, Women's 10am - 11.30am
Senior training 11.30am - 1pm @ NEW Academy.

12th Jan - British Wheelchair Basketball Result: by Alan Caron

British Wheelchair Basketball Results: RGK UofW Sporting Club Rhinos 81 Jaguars 52

Next Games: London titans Division 1 Central @ 5pm, Super League: London Titans @ 7pm
Saturday 18th Jan 2014 @ University of Wolverhampton. Walsall Campus.

9th Jan - First Contact Project by Alan Caron

Dear Members, Please can we ask if you can help with a donation for the first Contact Project we have set up for new members and to increase new members to the club.







http://www.fundmyteam.co.uk/project/105/first-contact-project#.Us6bFttKgHs.facebook

8th Jan - Training tonight by Alan Caron

We are writing to confirm that training sessions will start back tonight 6pm - 8pm, at North East Wolverhampton Academy, with Junior and Senior sessions starting Saturday 10am - 1pm.

18th Dec - Up and coming by Alan Caron

Return to Training - 11th Jan 2014, Juniors, Development, Seniors

Rhinos 2013 AGM will take place at 1pm on Saturday 11th Jan 2014 ...

Rhinos v Jags 12th Jan 1pm NEW Academy

No Training - 18th Jan 2014 (Saturday) NEW Closed

Div 1 - Home 18th Jan 2014 - University of Wolverhampton Walsall Campus
Rhinos Div 1 are at home to London Titans, double header before the super league game ...
Super League - Sat 18th Jan 2014
Rhinos Super League take on London Titans at home, get your free tickets!..

18th Dec - Can you Help by Alan Caron

As promised here is copy of the flyer for the testing we are doing at The Hive on Thursday. The Hive is a library and archive centre as well as part of University of Worcester.

The aim is to look at how to improve the touch table which holds images from its archive collection. The Hive as it is not very accessible for wheelchair users. One solution is to see if some cool motion gesture software is the answer. Its called Leap Motion and only came out to market in the summer. We want to see if it works, what its like and there are no rights ands wrongs here it is very experimental.

We are looking for wheelchair users who might be interested in being involved and we will cover all travel costs including taxis, local transport or milage.

I can be contacted on 07794405686

The arrangements are:
Date: Thursday 19th December
Time: between 10am - 5.00pm
Where: The Hive Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR13PB
Whats involved: just try out the touch table and tell us what you think also test out the leap motion gesture on the table without touching the table. There is also chance to have a personalised tour of the building including their archive collection (which includes Shakespeares marriage certificate!)

I look forward to hearing from you,

with best wishes
Alison


Director
Pesky People
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m: 07794405686
e: alison@peskypeole.co.uk
w: www.peskypeople.co.uk
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f: www.facebook.com/peskypeople
Go Genie: www.gogenie.org

18th Dec - Results: Wheelchair Basketball weekending 15th Dec by Alan Caron

British wheelchair basketball national league one central result RGK UofW sporting club rhinos 72 Cardiff Celts 30

12th Dec - Training this weekending 15th December 2013 by Alan Caron

Hi All

Please note this weekend will be the last one before Christmas, we train on Saturday 14th Dec - 10am - 11.30am Juniors, Development, 11.30am - 1pm Seniors Division one.

Sunday 15th Dec - Rhinos v Celts 1pm tip off

7th Dec - Rhinos Christmas Dinner Wednesday 11th December 2013 by Alan Caron

Rhinos christmas do this Wednesday 7.30 to midnight. The village dudley. You can get your tickets from today. Contact info@sportingclubrhinos.com. ticket price is 20.00 three course meal funds go to steve daneils challenge we are one of the charities he is raising funds four.

7th Dec - Weekending 08/12/2013 - Results by Alan Caron

Final Results: RGK National Super League Steelers 43 - Rhinos 83.
National League 1 Central Steelers 44 - Rhinos 69 #wearerhinos

1st Dec - Training this Weekending 8th December by Alan Caron

Training This Week: Wednesday 6pm - 8pm @ North East Wolverhampton Academy,

Friday Night @ University of Wolverhampton Walsall Campus 7pm - 9pm ( Division One/ Super League Player picked for Steelers game on Saturday only)

No Training on Saturday: Juniors, Development, Div 1

1st Dec - Weekend - Results by Alan Caron

British wheelchair basketball result coyotes 32 rhinos 57 division one central

British Wheelchair basketball National League Division 1 Central Result: RGK UofW Sporting Club Rhinos 44 Cobras 57

26th Nov - University of Worcester Arena to host National Championship Finals 2014 by Alan Caron

University of Worcester Arena to host National Championship Finals 2014
With another fast-paced season underway, British Wheelchair Basketball is delighted to announce that the gripping finale to 2013/14 will be held in the historical town of Worcester.

The pinnacle of the senior domestic calendar, the upcoming National Championship Finals will take place from the 24th-25th May at the stunning University of Worcester Arena.

Home of the 2015 European Championships and the training base of the Standard Life GB Wheelchair Basketball Teams in the run up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, this state of the art venue will now play host to the leading British teams as the top clubs battle it out in the play-offs of the Super League, Womens League, and National League.

British Wheelchair Basketball CEO, Charlie Bethel, said: The National Championship Finals always provides a fantastic weekend of wheelchair basketball. After many great years in Sheffield we now look forward to another great Championship at the University of Worcester Arena.

25th Nov - Training weekending 1st December 2013 by Alan Caron

Wednesday @ NEW Academy, 6pm - 8pm, Development
Saturday @ NEW Academy, 10am - 1pm, Junior, Development, seniors - no training
Saturday @ Worcester Arena, 2pm v coyotes National League 1
Sunday @ NEW Academy, 1pm. v Cobras National League 1

25th Nov - Could you be the voice of wheelchair basketball? by Alan Caron

Could you be the voice of wheelchair basketball?
Have you got an outgoing and enthusiastic personality? Enjoy watching wheelchair basketball? We have the course for you!

British Wheelchair Basketball is holding a two day introduction into what it takes to be a wheelchair basketball commentator and announcer. This un-missable two day training, which will include fun and energetic practical sessions, will be run by industry experts Funky Town and Alan March Sport Ltd.

As part of the training you will be required to use what you have learnt by volunteering two days of your time Commentating at British Wheelchair Basketball events in the next 12 months.

Information

Date: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th January 2014

Venue: Nottingham Wildcats Arena, Greenwood Road, Nottingham, NG3 7EB

Cost: Free accommodation, meals and travel expenses included*

How to apply:

Places are limited so candidates will be asked to complete an application form including; a brief overview of their relevant experience. Applications will be judged by a panel with candidates notified by Christmas if they have been accepted.

To apply,please download the application form and return to BWB Workforce Development Officer, Samantha Lue - Email: s.lue@gbwba.org.uk and Tel: 01509 279900

* Due to funding restrictions travel for applicants from the Home Countries cannot be covered.

Deadline - Friday 13th December 2013

25th Nov - Passing of a Friend: Jean Ratcliff by Alan Caron

Passing of a Friend: Jean Ratcliff

Passing of a Friend: Jean Ratcliff
It is with our deepest regret that we have to inform you of the passing of our dear friend and vice president Jean Ratcliff.

Jean had been fighting cancer for some time and following an operation last week she passed away yesterday (Friday 22nd November) evening.

In tribute to Jean, British Wheelchair Basketball CEO Charlie Bethel said, Jean was so full of energy, an inspiration to all she met. Her drive not only helped build our junior programme and establish the Celtic Cup, she did something more special, she transformed peoples lives, their approach to life and she inspired us all.

Jean's impact will not pass away; her legacy is our junior programme and the many people that have been introduced to the sport through this and all its benefits.

Jean was a Lady Taverner who drove the partnership between British Wheelchair Basketball and The Lords Taverners.

She inspired change with her passion and she will be sorely missed.

25th Nov - Officials Mentoring Workshop by Alan Caron

Officials Mentoring Workshop

Officials Mentoring Workshop
British Wheelchair Basketball is looking to develop a pool of mentors and observers across Great Britain to help assist all levels of our sports officials progress.

Would you like to develop new skills along with helping develop young people in our sport? This is a fantastic opportunity to share your expertise and knowledge.

You should be an experienced level 2 or 3 table official, or level 2 floor official with wheelchair basketball conversion qualification who is actively involved in the game of wheelchair basketball.
You will have a commitment to personal development and staying up to date with the ever changing rules and mechanics of the game.
You should also be willing to donate time to the mentoring programme and carrying out observations.
If you would like to attend this workshop please send an expression of interest to Samantha Lue, s.lue@gbwba.org.uk including your name, email address, address and qualification.

If the demand exceeds the number of available places, BWB will select participants based on location, qualification and experience.

Deadline for expression of interest: Friday 3rd January 2014

Information

Date: Saturday 8th February 2014

Venue: University of Worcester Arena

Time: 9am 5pm

Cost: Free to attend, travel expenses will be reimbursed (25p per mile)

24th Nov - British Wheelchair Basketball Result: by Alan Caron

British Wheelchair Basketball Division 1 Central result: Cardiff Celts 37 RGK UofW Sporting Club Rhinos 83

18th Nov - Training this Week - ending 24.11.2013 by Alan Caron

Wednesday Night @ NEW Academy - 6pm - 8pm (Development)
Saturday Morning @ NEW Academy - 10am - 1pm (Juniors, Development, Seniors)

Sunday Game day (Away to Cardiff Celts) Tip TBC, Venue TBC

13th Nov - No Training - Saturday 16th November 2013 by Alan Caron

Please note there will be no training this Saturday at North East Wolverhampton Academy, Marsh Lane, Wolverhampton. as to British Wheelchair Basketball Junior League Round one in Nottingham,

5th Nov - Rhinos v Owls - Super League by Alan Caron

Please see link for live stats to the Super league game this saturday 9th nov @ Wolverhampton University Walsalll Campus - 5pm tip

http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/4668/09/59/98/95tpgwYxR8Gg/

5th Nov - Training this week by Alan Caron

Wednesday Night: Development 6pm - 8pm

Friday: 7pm - 9pm University of wolverhampton Super League only

Saturday: Junior, Development, Seniors - Open 10am - 1pm

3rd Nov - British Wheelchair Basketball National League Division 1 Central by Alan Caron

British Wheelchair Basketball National League Division 1 Central: RGK UofW Sporting Club Rhinos 75 v Birmingham Blackcats 34

2nd Nov - Free Entry to Black Cats Game by Alan Caron

RGK UofW Sporting Club Rhinos will take on Birmingham Black Cats tomorrow at North East Wolverhampton Academy, Marsh Lane, Wolverhampton, WV10 6SE, Tip off @ 1pm, entry is free to all members please come down and cheer on the team in the first home game of the Season.

2nd Nov - A Fire Work Push Thank You by Alan Caron

Thank you to all the members that took part in the sponsored Firework Wheelchair Push at Aldersley Leisure Village today, we will confirm the total in the next two weeks.

for more information on the push and photos visit the rhinos facebook page and website www.sportingclubrhinos.com

22nd Oct - National RGK Super League Game v London by Alan Caron

National RGK super League v London, This weekend has be cancelled and will be confirmed later on in the season 2013-14. No training this Friday at University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus.

18th Oct - Parachute for FREE! by Alan Caron

If you have ever wanted to do a parachute jump here is your chance. Wolverhampton Rhinos are looking for hundreds of adventurous volunteers to make a fundraising parachute jump and if you raise enough in sponsorship you will get to jump for free! There are three types of jump available an Accelerated FreeFall where you can experience the thrill of skydiving solo from up to 12,000 feet, a Tandem Skydive from 10,000 feet attached to a professional instructor and a Static Line jump which is performed solo from up to 3,000 feet - and you can jump from any one of over twenty British Parachute Association approved airfields across the UK. No experience is necessary as all training is given and if you raise from 360 (depending on the type of jump you choose) you will receive your jump for free.
So if you would like to make a thrilling skydive from 10,000 feet or an exhilarating solo jump from up to 3,000 feet give us a call at the office on 0843 289 4485 - we will send you a full information pack and everything you need to take part in the experience of a lifetime

16th Oct - Rhinos Lottery by Alan Caron

Dear Members, Please see link below if you would like to sign up and join in.

http://www.theweatherlottery.com/charitiesHomepage.php?client=WOLRH

15th Oct - Rhinos Draw Big boys in EuroLeague by Alan Caron

Rhinos will take on some of the big boys of Euroleague this season the draw for league 1 is as followed:

Group A
RSV Lahn - Dill GER-14
Hyeres HandiBasket FRA-13
G.S.D. Anmic Sassari ITA-16
Padova Millennium Basket ITA-20
RGK W of U Sporting Club Rhinos GBR-10

15th Oct - Google+ by Alan Caron

You can follow us on google+

https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112545384391634873094/112545384391634873094/posts

15th Oct - Acting Opportunity by Alan Caron

Acting Opportunity

Julie Harkin is casting the comedy series SIBLINGS for BBC3 and one of the roles, Charlie, is written as a wheelchair user. He can be aged anywhere between 16 and 30 years old. Below is further information on the series and a character description.

If you would like further information or to apply, please send a photo and CV to info@julieharkincasting.com



SIBLINGS
Brand new comedy series for BBC3. Dan (Tom Stourton) and Hannah (Charlotte Ritchie) are brother and sister. They are hugely selfish and go about screwing up other peoples lives without a second thought.

Production dates (eg. shoot, rehearsals) Shoot: 18th November - 22nd December
Rehearsal: 11th - 17th November

Location LONDON

Director Dan Zeff

Producer Phil Gilbert

Pay category Equity minimum or equivalent

Company Bwark/BBC3

Casting director Julie Harkin

CHARLIE (Male)

Charlie is the son of Hannah's new boss. He's pretty cool and Dan befriends him and starts to hero worship him. He is a wheelchair user and plays for a wheelchair basketball team. He gets on brilliantly with Dan, they have the same sense of humour. Dan pretends to be a wheelchair user too to so Hannah can get onside with her boss. Dan feels he has found his soul mate.
Funny role so an actor with comedy skills is needed.

ANY RACE. ANY UK ACCENT.

LARGE GUEST ROLE IN ONE EPISODE

Playing age Between 16 - 30

Height Any

Pay category Same as production (Equity minimum or equivalent)

15th Oct - Standard Life GB Womens Wheelchair Basketball Team Head Coach Announced by Alan Caron

Standard Life GB Womens Wheelchair Basketball Team Head Coach Announced

Standard Life GB Womens Wheelchair Basketball Team Head Coach Announced
British Wheelchair Basketball is delighted to announce that internationally renowned coach Miles Thompson is to become the Head Coach of the Standard Life GB Womens Wheelchair Basketball Team.

A vastly experienced coach who, as the Defensive Coordinator of the USA Womens Team, played a crucial role in the USAs run to gold at the 2010 World Championship and the semi-finals of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. This year has already seen further coaching success for Thompson who led the University of Alabama Mens Team to the title at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Championships in March.

With a history of constant development and success with his teams at all levels in the sport, Thompson joins BWB at a very exciting time for Wheelchair Basketball within the UK: at grassroots the sport continues to build upon the momentum of London 2012, whilst at the elite level the national teams prepare to take on the Worlds best teams at the 2014 World Championships, before hosting the European Championships in the year preceding the 2016 Paralympic Games.

As Head Coach, Thompsons new role will include leading and preparing both womens national and U25 teams for international competitions, as well as contributing to the development of elite players across the whole of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Miles Thompson said: "Coming to Great Britain and entering onto the world stage of wheelchair basketball is a logical next step for me; but more than that, I am a coach that enjoys, and believes in, the process. Within this outstanding programme, all the necessary pieces are in place that will allow the process to successfully unfold. I am excited to get to work. We will be a strong, fast and disciplined product, willing to take on all-comers."

British Wheelchair Basketball Performance Director Paul Davies said: The recruitment of Miles to lead the Womens programme represents another significant step towards achieving our ambition of winning a Paralympic medal in Rio. Miles to comes to us with an extensive background in the game, a track record of success and a strong and visible desire to achieve high levels of performance. He is exactly the right man to lead our womens programme to the success that they are capable of.

British Wheelchair Basketball Chairman Malcolm Tarkenter said: Were delighted to have Miles joining our Coaching Team. We know that the future of our Womens Programme is extremely bright we have a fantastic combination of young up and coming players with those who have been playing the sport internationally for many years now, and Miles brings with him the knowledge and experience to continue to move us forwards.

3rd Oct - Rgk UofW Sporting Club Rhinos v Steelers by Alan Caron

National League and Super League is back this week for more info www.sportingclubrhinos.com

3rd Oct - Don't miss the BWB Women's Development Sessions! by Alan Caron

Don't miss the BWB Women's Development Sessions!

Don't miss the BWB Women's Development Sessions!
Open to all ages and abilities, the BWB Womens Development Sessions are a great way to build upon your skills and meet other players in a friendly womens only environment.

And, with fantastic coaching from GB staff, these free sessions are unmissable!

For more information or to register, please contact Hollie Smith on h.smith@gbwba.org.uk / 01509 279900

Saturday 26th October
University of Worcester Arena, 10am-1pm

Saturday 18th January
Nottingham Wildcats Arena, 10am-1pm

Saturday 8th February
University of Worcester Arena, 10am-1pm


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3rd Oct - Womens League 2013-14 by Alan Caron

Women's League 2013/14

Women's League 2013/14
With less than a month to go until the Womens League 2013/14 storms into action, make sure youve added the teams' games to your calendar!

Featuring more teams than ever before and with players including Paralympians as well as the next generation of sporting stars, the Womens League offers you an unmissable opportunity to watch some stunning wheelchair basketball right up close to the action!

Split into two divisions, the teams will once again battle it out across three weekends in the quest to secure both the League title and a high seeding for the end of season playoffs at The National Championships Finals.

This year the Womens League teams will compete on the following dates:

26th-27th October University of Worcester Arena
18th-19th January Nottingham Wildcats Arena
8th-9th February University of Worcester Arena
Make sure you dont miss it!

Live Stats will be available for Division 1 from here

If youre not playing in the Womens League this year, but would like to get more involved in wheelchair basketball make sure you check out the free BWB Womens Development Sessions open to all ages and abilities with coaching from GB Staff!

3rd Oct - Wheelchair Basketball Masters round up by Alan Caron

The Sheffield Steelers 2013 Masters Tournament

The Sheffield Steelers 2013 Masters Tournament
Round up courtesy of the Sheffield Steelers:

The Sheffield Steelers hosted the fourth annual Wheelchair Basketball Masters Tournament at Northern General Hospital this weekend. Men and women who had to be over 40 and over 35 respectively came out to kick off the regular season in the British wheelchair basketball calendar.

Twenty-six current and former players ranging from 36 to 71 were placed in four evenly balanced teams with the two oldest Grand Masters in the same team, meaning that at one point the combined age on the bench for that team was 136! It was great to see Bernie Fox and Arty Davies still able to show us how its done.

It was a fabulous opportunity to meet up with old friends and catch up a bit off the court, as well as a chance to play some quality basketball with some of the stars of the past. Some fantastic basketball was played and the experience of some of the players shined through, as well as supportiveness, positivity and fun! Particular highlights were Callum Gordon launching a shot of the length of the court right on the buzzer and only missing by a whisker; a couple of awesome shots from the elbow by organiser Yvonne Waft and Colin Price running rings around teams with some very impressive shooting - top scorer of 2013s Master.

Robin Surgenor, Julian Mattinson and Ian Brown worked every second of game time, cutting, curling and some great shots, Chris Hassels amazing offensive rebounding and Jo Harper adding valuable points as well as defensive work. There is too much to mention but important was, every single player was involved and the team spirit was visible throughout the day.

DVD footage of the Big 8 was displayed from 1992 and 1994 to fun jibes about nineties hairstyles and how drastically the technology and design of basketball chairs has changed over the past two decades. If anyone has footage of the other years of the tournament it would be great to have copies to show in future years.

At the end of the tournament all participants agreed to make the Masters bigger and better next year and grow it into a two day tournament with 8-10 teams. There must be many more players out there of a certain age who would enjoy a light-hearted but competitive weekend of basketball and a chance to catch up with old mates.

Congratulations to the winning team of Manja Wolfram, Stewart Pimblett, Julian Mattison, Jill Fox, John Ray and Richard Pullen. Also big congratulations to the All Star 5 of Callum Gordon, Paul Buttery, Dan Johnson, Julian Mattison and Yvonne Waft.

Big thanks have to go to the officials on the day - Gav and Jess refereeing, Jan, Karen, Charlotte, Chris, Maisie and Josh on table, Vicky for doing a fabulous buffet lunch and the organising team of Yvonne, Manja, Lorraine, Steve and Jo. Finally thanks to all the players for coming along, taking part and making the Masters 2013 an event to remember.

27th Sep - Wheelchair Push - Event date change by Alan Caron

Please note that Wheelchair Push date will be on the following day and not to the last news email you had: Saturday 2nd November 2013 - Aldersley Leisure Village 10am - 1pm. for more information please contact steve@sportingclubrhinos.com or go to the website www.sportingclubrhinos.com

26th Sep - Wheelchair Push - 1st November 2013 by Alan Caron

Can you help raise monies for sporting club, by doing a wheelchair push on the 1st November 2013 @ Aldersley Leisure Village 10am - 1pm. for more information please go to www.sportingclubrhinos.com or email info@sportingclubrhinos.com

26th Sep - British Wheelchair Basketball League Tips off 5th October 2013 by Alan Caron

Rhinos will take on Sheffield Steelers on 5th October with a double header of action at University of Wolverhampton Walsall Campus - 5pm National League, 7pm - Super League, for more information on all games played this season and to book your tickets please visit www.sportingclubrhinos.com

26th Sep - Time Change to British Wheelchair Basketball Pre Season Friendly by Alan Caron

Rhinos would like to confirm that RGK UofW Sporting Club Rhinos will be playing AC Coaching Academy Raiders @ 12.30pm, Saturday 28th September 2013 (North East Wolverhampton Academy. Please come along and enjoy the game.

www.sportingclubrhinos.com

25th Sep - Sainsbury's 2013 School Games: Day 2 Round Up by Alan Caron

Sainsbury's 2013 School Games: Day 2 Round Up

Sainsbury's 2013 School Games: Day 2 Round Up
All the action from Day 2 of the Sainsburys 2013 School Games which saw the conclusion of the Pool Games, the Semi Finals, and the 5th/6th Play Off

Game 5: Northern Ireland v England South (Pool A)

With a quarter final spot at stake, a nervy start by both teams saw shots not dropping for either in an end to end opening five minutes England South the first to find the basket courtesy of a great shot by Macauley Tomlinson whose following scoring spree gave the team a 6-0 lead. Two points from George Winsborrow then saw the English extend their lead to 8 points before Cameron Campbell fired home two from the line to make it 2-8 at the end of the first.

Northern Ireland rallied together to find their scoring touch at the start of the second, Dane Browne and Jack Agnew sinking unanswered shots to put the team back within four points of their opponents: 6-10. With Northern Ireland continuing to battle hard at both end of the court, England South raised their game to close out the lead at half time, 24-12.

A fantastic third quarter by the South then saw them overcome a strong Northern Ireland defence to secure a 34-18 lead as the teams headed into the final 10 minutes.

Northern Ireland continued to make things as difficult as possible for their opponents throughout the final quarter, outshooting their rivals by 10-9; nevertheless it was England South who secured the final quarter final spot with a 43-28 win.

Top Scorers

Northern Ireland: 1. Joshua Porter, 11 (also w/ a double double); 2= Dane Browne & Luke Marshall & Cameron Campbell, 4; 3. Jack Agnew, 3.

England South: 1. Macauley Tomlinson, 16; 2. Matt Greenwood, 10; 3. George Winsborrow, 7

Game 6: Wales v Scotland (Pool B)

Next on court was the deciding game in Pool B with both Wales and Scotland vying for the groups final qualification spot in the afternoons semi finals. It was Scotland who had the first shot of the game, but Wales who were first to capitalise Clayton White putting his team up by 2-0. Jack Waring, however, soon answered for Scotland and the teams continued to trade baskets until the buzzer, Harri Jenkins sinking the last basket of the quarter to see Wales enter the second up by 10-8.

The second quarter saw Waring kick off the scoring with a stunning long two to tie up the game at 10 points apiece. However, it was then Wales who then managed to edge out a lead, working their way to 20-16 before Scotland once again responded to level the game by half time at 20 points all.

Scotland then came out firing in the third, winning the quarter by 19-4 to close out the quarter by 39-24.

The fourth quarter then saw Scotland overcome the gritty Welsh Team who continued to make their opposition battle hard at both ends of the court, Scotland taking a 59-31 victory.

Top Scorers

Wales: 1. Alex Morgan, 8; 2. Liam Roberts, 7; 3= Harry Jenkins & Clayton White, 6

Scotland: 1. Jack Waring, 44 (also w/ a triple double); 2. Ross Smith, 11; 3= Sean Frame & Luke Pearce, 2.

Semi Final: England Central v England South

In the first semi final of the Sainsburys 2013 School Games, it was the winners of Pool B, England Central, who got off to the best start: Jake Robinsons basket quickly consolidated by one from Jacob Robinson to put the team up by 4-0. England South, the runners up in Pool B, continued to hustle hard at both ends of the court, but it was Central who were able to make the most of their opportunities to take a 12-0 lead before Matt Greenwood put South on the scoreboard. With the South now finding the basket, Central found another level of play to finish the first quarter ahead by 20-6.

It was the South who came out with intent at the start of the second, doubling their score within the opening five minutes and overall outshooting Central by 8-4; Central, however, still holding a 24-14 lead at half time.

Upon the teams return to court, it was South who were first to score before Central then hit back to take a 38-20 advantage into the final quarter of the game.

The final quarter was an extremely tight affair with Central sinking 9 points to Souths 8 as they sealed their place in the final with a 47-28 triumph.

Top Scorers

England Central: 1. Jack Stafford-Baynham, 16 (also w/ a double double); 2. Jake Robinson, 14; 3= Jacob Robinson & Freya Levy, 4

England South: 1. Macauley Tomlinson, 12 (also w/ a double double); 2. Matt Greenwood, 8; 3. George Winsborrow, 4

Semi Final: England North v Scotland

The second semi final saw the winners of Pool A, England North, take on the runners up in Pool B, Scotland. With just under 4 minutes played, it was North who led by 4-2 and who then continued to push forwards to take a 16-7 lead into the second quarter.

With England North finding the basket with their shots, Scotland continued to battle hard on defence to make their rivals work for every point, but it was the North who headed into half time up by 34-14 despite Ross Smith firing home a phenomenal long three for Scotland right on the buzzer.

The third quarter was a fantastic battle with Scotland earning 11 points to the Norths 12, the crowd rallying behind both teams in a quarter that ended with North ahead by 45-25.

Scotland had a fantastic final quarter, outshooting their opponents by two, but North had done enough in the previous 30 minutes to earn a place in the final with a 59-41 win.

Top Scorers

England North: 1. Chris Rainforth, 16; 2. Aaron Hirst, 14; 3. David Ion, 10.

Scotland: 1. Jack Waring, 38 (also w/ a double double); 2. Ross Smith, 3.

5th/6th Play Off: Northern Ireland v Wales

The final game of day 2 saw Northern Ireland and Wales both take to court for the final time in the Sainsburys 2013 School Games in the 5th/6th Play Off. There was little to separate the teams at the start of the game, Northern Ireland with just one point in hand (4-3) at the end of the first five minutes. In a gripping encounter, the teams continued to trade baskets before Frankie Jones basket on the buzzer gave Wales a 13-10 lead.

Joshua Porter closed the gap at the start of the second, bringing Northern Ireland back within a single point before Wales moved ahead by 19-14 with just over six and a half minutes left in the quarter. From there Wales continued to capitalise on the attack, Northern Irelands shots just not dropping and the half ending with the Welsh up by 29-14.

Northern Ireland continued to fight hard in the third, a great basket from Devan McMordie seeing the team enter the final 10 minutes with 24 points; Wales also having earned 10 points to finish the quarter on 39.

Whilst Northern Ireland got off to the better start in the opening five minutes of the final quarter, Wales kept calm and focused to close out the victory and 5th place the final basket of the game seeing Dylan Evans score his first ever basket in a competition and taking Wales points tally to over half a century as they triumphed 51-30.

Top Scorers

Northern Ireland: 1. Joshua Porter, 12; 2. Dane Browne, 6; 3. Cameron Campbell, 4.

Wales: 1. Clayton White, 16; 2. Liam Evans, 12; 3. Harri Jenkins, 10.

25th Sep - Sainsbury's 2013 School Games: the battles for Bronze and Gold! by Alan Caron

Sainsbury's 2013 School Games: the battles for Bronze and Gold!

Sainsbury's 2013 School Games: the battles for Bronze and Gold!
Day 3 of the Sainsburys 2013 School Games saw Sheffields Motorpoint Arena play host to the stunning medal matches of the hard-fought wheelchair basketball event.

Bronze Medal: England South v Scotland

First on court, it was England South against Scotland in the battle for bronze the former the first to capitalise with a basket from Macauley Tomlinson before Scotland hit back courtesy of both Jack Waring and Ross Smith to move ahead by 6-2 at the end of the first five minutes. But South then rallied together and two more baskets from Tomlinson saw the team tie the game at 6 points apiece with just two minutes and 48 seconds left in the quarter. However, Waring then retook the lead for Scotland with a fantastic basket before George Winsborrow sunk three points and Callum Palmer fired home a two pointer to give South an 11-8 advantage at the close of the opening 10 minutes.

Again, it was South who got off to the better start in the second as they shot their way to a 15 point lead (25-10) with four minutes 46 seconds left in the quarter. Once again, however, Scotland put on another gritty performance, including a phenomenal three pointer from Waring with three minutes and three seconds remaining, to close the gap to nine points at the end of the half: 17-26.

The teams continued to battle hard in the third, England South grinding out a 38-25 lead with just 10 minutes to go.

With only one quarter left to play, the South continued to fight hard as they built upon their momentum, a phenomenal basket from Bradley Dent putting the English team up by 54-32 as they went on to overcome a great performance by their opponents to take both a 54-36 victory and the bronze medal.

Top Scorers

England South: 1. Macauley Tomlinson, 22; 2. George Winsborrow, 15; 3= Joy Haizelden & Callum Palmer & Tom Tobin, 4

Scotland: 1. Jack Waring, 30; 2. Ross Smith, 4; 3. Luke Pearce, 2

Gold Medal: England Central v England North

After being treated to three days of stunning wheelchair basketball matches, the final saw the crowd once again served up an incredible sporting battle as England Central took on England North with both teams looking to close out the event undefeated and lift the trophy.

It was David Ion for North who got the scoring underway with just under three minutes played, quickly following it up with another basket less than a minute later to put his team up by 4-0. Charlotte Moore then responded for Central, completing the three point play to take it to a one point game. From there, Central pushed ahead to a 7-4 lead before North closed the gap back to a single point before half time: 6-7.

The teams continued to trade baskets in a nail-biting second quarter, England North this time coming out on top as they outshot their rivals by 10-8 to enter half time with a 16-15 advantage.

A basket from Aaron Hirst with five minutes and 13 seconds left in the third saw North push ahead by 22-17; Hirst going on to add four more points to Norths tally to take the score to 26-19 Centrals basket coming from Jake Robinson. Both teams continued to battle hard, a great basket from Jack Stafford-Baynham seeing England Central close the gap back down to five points with one minute 17 left in the third: 27-32. Nevertheless, it was the North who entered the final 10 minutes up by 33-29.

The gripping encounter continued in the fourth quarter with Central continuing their fight-back: two baskets from Jacob Robinson bringing the team back within a point of North, 34-35, with 8 minutes and 28 seconds left on the clock. However, from there, England North upped their game as they shot their way to a 47-38 victory and the title.

Top Scorers

England Central: 1. Jake Robinson, 12; 2. Jack Stafford-Baynham, 8; 3=Jacob Robinson & Charlotte Moore, 7

England North: 1. Chris Rainforth, 20; 2. David Ion, 11; 3. Aaron Hirst, 10

25th Sep - Camp Whizz-Kidz - inspirational speakers needed! by Alan Caron

Camp Whizz-Kidz - inspirational speakers needed!

Camp Whizz-Kidz - inspirational speakers needed!
Whizz-Kidz is looking for speakers who are able to inspire young people with a physical disability (13-18 years old) in a very positive way about a variety of different things such as:

Achievements in sports and experiences within competitive environments, sharing examples and strategies for dealing with various challenges and the impact sport has had on their lives.
Sharing information about activities/sports available, what opportunities sports/activities can offer and perhaps encouraging their participation and interest further through taster sessions.
Sharing everyday life experiences in a positive way anything from going to university, learning to drive, working etc.
Speakers usually have a disability of their own offering real life experiences that the young people at Camp can relate to and be inspired by. So long as speakers have a very positive outlook a session can include anything.

Camp Whizz-Kidz takes place all over the country throughout the year and is an opportunity for young disabled people to stay away from home helping to build their independence further. The inspirational speaker sessions are a great way to help young people to build confidence and self esteem and are a huge success at camps. If you think you can help and would like to get involved, please contact Catherine Marsh on:

Mobile: 07787 421501

Free phone: 0800 1513350

Email: c.marsh@whizz-kidz.org.uk

20th Sep - Pre Season Friendly - 28th September 2013 by Alan Caron

Rhinos v Raiders Pre Season Friendly - NEW Academy 1pm Saturday 28th September 2013

20th Aug - Play the Rhinos Weather Lottery by Alan Caron

Dear Members

Please see information on playing the Rhinos Weather Lottery and see if you can win weekly amounts up to 10,000.

All you need to do is fill in the information card enclosed send back to the weather lottery and they will do the rest.

The more lines you have the more income you can make for the rhinos and it can go all to the charity to support:

Sports Wheelchairs

Hire of Training equipment

Placing Coaches on sports courses

Overseas Competition

Can you help for more information please ask one of your coaches, team managers or visit www.sportingclubrhinos register online by clicking on the rhinos community page.

20th Aug - Netherlands take gold at the first ever Women's U25 European Championships, by Alan Caron

Netherlands take gold at the first ever Women's U25 European Championships, supported by the FSB!

Netherlands take gold at the first ever Women's U25 European Championships, supported by the FSB!
All the action from the second day of the Women's U25 European Championships, supported by the Federation of Small Businesses.

In a stunning climax to the inaugural championships, the Netherlands continued their unbeaten streak to become the first ever team to be crowned the U25 European Champions!

Game 1: Netherlands v Germany

Day 2 of the Womens U25 European Championships supported by the FSB saw the Netherlands return to court against Germany, the latter aiming to avenge the previous days loss whilst the Dutch looked to extend their winning streak. In a physical opening quarter both teams on two team fouls within the first two minutes it was the Netherlands who kicked off the scoring with two points from Mariska Beijer. Germany, however, were quick to respond and that pattern of play continued throughout the period: the quarter ending with the teams level on 12 points.

The second quarter began in the same fashion with the teams matching each other point for point in a fast paced battle, but with just under two minutes left in the half it was Germany who had managed to edge ahead by three: 26-23. However, in the end, it was the Netherlands who entered half time with the lead: 29-26

The start of the third saw both teams struggle to find the basket before Germany broke the cycle to get back within one point (28-9) before the Netherlands edged ahead once more. With just under three and a half minutes remaining, Germany fought back again to close the gap back to just one point: 36-37; the quarter setting up a nailbiting final 10 minutes with the Netherlands ahead by only 39-38.

Germany continued to hit back at the start of the final quarter, working their way back into the lead by 44-41 with just over eight minutes left on the clock. Once again the teams traded baskets just two points in it with 5:31 remaining, Germany ahead by 48-46. With just under two and a half minutes to go, Germany held a one point lead (52-51) before the Netherlands hit back with 1:38 on the clock to move ahead by 53-52. Germany had regained the lead (54-53) by the time that there was just 21 seconds left on clock, but a free throw from Visser tied the game before Timmerman fired another basket home to give the Dutch a hard-fought 56-54 win.

Top Scorer

Netherlands: 1. Mariska Beijer (18); 2. Jitske Visser (13); 3. Lucie Houwen (11)

Germany: 1. Mareike Adermann (28); 2. Linda Dahle (14); 3. Anna Gerwinat = Maya Lindholm (4)

Game 2: Great Britain v Netherlands

With the Netherlands entering their final game still undefeated in the Championship, Great Britain knew they would have to come out firing and Amy Conroy got the home team off to the best of starts with a fantastic basket. The teams continued to trade shots for the remainder of the quarter, before the Netherlands just edged ahead to close out the first 10 minutes by 22-18.

Great Britain once again started strong in the second quarter, a basket from Charlotte Moore tying up the game on 24 points with three and a half minutes played. But from there the Netherlands raced to a 38-24 advantage as the teams entered half time.

The third quarter saw the Netherlands outshoot Great Britain by 15-13 to enter the final 10 minutes of the game with a strong 53-37 lead.

Great Britain continued to fight back in the final quarter, but they werent able to overcome the strong Dutch side with the Netherlands sealing both their fourth win and the Championship with a 70-47 triumph.

Top Scorers

Great Britain: 1. Helen Freeman (21); 2. Amy Conroy (20); 3. Judith Hamer (4)

Netherlands: 1. Mariska Beijer (34); 2. Lucie Houwen (16); 3. Sanne Timmerman (9)

Great Britain Coach Mat Foden said: We were confident going in to the game and had discussed the way we wanted to play. We were disappointed with how we played for the majority of the game and that we didnt build on our previous two performances. We know we are a lot better than that and the things wed discussed beforehand werent put into practice on the floor. When the Netherlands had a good spell in the second quarter we started to rush and panic with our offence which affected our whole game. We need to go out against Germany in our next game and be more consistent both with our offence and defence.

Game 3: Germany v Great Britain

The final game of the tournament would determine who won silver with Germany taking on Great Britain in a crunch match! Helen Freeman once again got the scoring underway for Great Britain making 2/2 from the line before Judith Hamer fired home a basket to put the hosts up by 4-0. GB remained dominant at both ends of the court as they worked their way to a fantastic 24-11 advantage by the end of the quarter.

However, the second quarter saw Germany hit back: outshooting their rivals by 20 points to 11 to close the gap to four: 31-35

After half time both teams came out hard, Germanys Annabel Breuer narrowing the gap to two points before Sophie Carrigill moved GB ahead to 37. Sensing the threat, GB continued to push forwards to take a 42-35 lead with 5:46 remaining in the third. But Germany hit back once more, GB then battling through to take a 48-42 lead into the final quarter Freeman with two on the buzzer.

The final quarter saw Great Britain continue to build upon their momentum, piling on the pressure at both ends of the court to secure a 63-48 victory.

Top Scorers

Germany: 1. Maya Lindholm (14); 2. Mareike Adermann (12); 3. Anna Gerwinat = Annabel Breuer (6)

Great Britain: 1. Helen Freeman (24); 2. Amy Conroy (15); 3. Jude Hamer (14)

Great Britain Coach Mat Foden said: It was a fantastic way for us to end the tournament. The team came out with the right intensity and were much more aggressive at both ends of the court. We were disappointed with our performance against the Netherlands because we knew we didnt play to our capabilities but we put that right in this game. Its been great to have been involved in the first Womens U25 European Championships and, thanks to FSB and their support, weve been able to give international experience to some of our future stars which is extremely important in their development.

16th Aug - Parachute for FREE! by Alan Caron

Parachute for FREE!


If you have ever wanted to do a parachute jump here is your chance. Sporting Club Rhinos are looking for hundreds of adventurous volunteers to make a fundraising parachute jump and if you raise enough in sponsorship you will get to jump for free! There are three types of jump available an Accelerated FreeFall where you can experience the thrill of skydiving solo from up to 12,000 feet, a Tandem Skydive from 10,000 feet attached to a professional instructor and a Static Line jump which is performed solo from up to 3,000 feet - and you can jump from any one of over twenty British Parachute Association approved airfields across the UK. No experience is necessary as all training is given and if you raise from 360 (depending on the type of jump you choose) you will receive your jump for free.
So if you would like to make a thrilling skydive from 10,000 feet or an exhilarating solo jump from up to 3,000 feet give us a call at the office on 0845 519 9026 - we will send you a full information pack and everything you need to take part in the experience of a lifetime.

15th Aug - Help for Heroes by Alan Caron

Help for Heroes on court with GB Wheelchair Basketball teams

Help for Heroes on court with GB Wheelchair Basketball teams
Standard Life presents an exhibition match showcasing Team Help for Heroes and the Standard Life GB Wheelchair Basketball teams.

The special exhibition match will take place at 1.15pm in the GLL operated Copper Box at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 11th August, prior to the Standard Life GB senior mens EuroBasket preparation game against Puerto Rico.

The match will feature a Help for Heroes team of wounded servicemen, women and veterans along with a selection of players from the Standard Life GB Mens and Womens Wheelchair Basketball teams who have just returned from successful European Championship campaigns, claiming gold and bronze medals respectively.

Standard Life GB Womens player Kirsty Wallace, who has been supported through Help for Heroes and their funded Battle Back programme, said, Im really looking forward to playing in the H4H [Help for Heroes] team against Standard Life GB selection team in front of such a crowd. Its an excellent opportunity to exhibit the wheelchair version of the able bodied game to people who may not have seen it before; showing them it is just as explosive and entertaining. Hopefully itll inspire people to try it for themselves.

H4H and Battle Back have done so much to support me on my journey to compete for GB at the recent European Championships and I was honoured to be asked to play for them.

The Help for Heroes team is made up of current and former military personnel who have all suffered life-changing injuries or illness, as well as a few ringers.

Help for Heroes has been involved in sports and physical activity since 2008 when it started the Battle Back programme with the MOD and understands the importance of physical activity as part of the recovery process. Since then, Help for Heroes has supported individuals from grass roots, right up to those who wish to take up sport at a performance level, including six individuals who took part in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Martin Colclough, Head of Physical Recovery at Help for Heroes said: The exhibition match promises to be an exciting, adrenaline fuelled game for both participants and supporters alike. Sport is such an important part of the recovery process, helping an individual physically but also socially and psychologically too. Wheelchair Basketball is a favourite with the guys and girls and were honoured to have been invited to put together a team to compete at such an iconic venue. The talent in the grass-roots Help for Heroes team is extremely promising and theyll certainly put the GB team through their paces.

Don't miss out and buy your tickets today from The Ticket Factory online or by calling 0844 338 8000

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15th Aug - Boccia Competition by Alan Caron

2013 Teams and Pairs National Championships



The third annual Teams and Pairs competition will open the 2013-2014 Boccia season on Saturday 12th October 2013 at the Concord Sports Centre, Shiregreen Lane, Sheffield, S5 6AE

http://www.concordsportscentre.co.uk/maps/concord_sports_centre



The Boccia England Teams and Pairs Competition is open to players that meet the international classification guidelines for boccia (BC1, BC2, BC3, BC4). All players must hold at least a regional classification.



There is no qualification process for the event. Teams/pairs will be awarded places on a first come first served basis. Players from the other home countries are also invited to represent their club/group.

There will be three divisions of play: BC1/BC2 Teams, BC3 Pairs, BC4 Pairs

Entry Fees:
Team = 30 (Members), 50 (Non-Members)
Pair = 21 (Members), 35 (Non Members)


If you would like to enter this competition please complete the attached entry form by Friday 27th September and return it to rcrack@bocciaengland.org.uk

15th Aug - Womens Under 25 Championships by Alan Caron

Great Britain U25 Team announced for The Women's U25 European Championships supported by the Federation of Small Businesses

Great Britain U25 Team announced for The Women's U25 European Championships supported by the Federation of Small Businesses
The Great Britain Womens U25 Team will head into battle at the birthplace of the Paralympic Games, Stoke Mandeville Stadium, where they will take on Europes best at The Womens U25 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships, supported by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

With a team comprising of six members from the recent senior European Championship Bronze Medallists team, and an abundance of young up-and-coming talent, Great Britain will line-up against their age-old rivals of Germany and the Netherlands from the 16th-17th August.

As the current U25 World Bronze Medal holders (2011), Great Britain will be looking to cement their position as one of Europes top teams and a future world threat.

Coach Mat Foden said: We have six of the team from the U25 Worlds two years ago and six new faces playing in their first U25 tournament, so its great we have athletes coming through our system. Selections are always difficult, but we looked at the line-ups we are likely to play and it came down to who best suited those line-ups.

We know both Germany and The Netherlands are dominant on the senior world stage in the Womens game, so were looking forward to matching our young talent up against their stars of the future.

Without the support that the FSB are providing, some of the players wouldnt be able to gain this international experience which will be crucial as we continue to build for the next three years and beyond.

Norman Lay, Sponsorship Chairman at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said: The FSB is delighted to be supporting the Women's U25 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships 2013.

As a long-term supporter of womens wheelchair basketball, its great to help stage a competition that will only help the GB side further improve its game and raise the profile of such a deserving sport and the athletes involved.

The FSB has long-championed the rights and demands of small businesses and the self-employed; were proud to be backing the best of British and hope that the GB Team can make it high up into the medals.

Charlotte Moore (1.0, CWBA)
Sophie Carrigill (1.0, Leeds Spiders and Coyotes)
Natasha Davies (1.0, Leicester Cobras and Coyotes)
Freya Levy (2.0, GLL & Aspire London Titans)
Joy Haizelden (2.5, Blackhawks)
Jordanna Bartlett (3.0, Manchester Mavericks)
Siobhan Fitzpatrick (3.0, CWBA)
Helen Freeman (4.0, University of Illinois USA) (Captain)
Amy Conroy (4.0, Aces and Coyotes)
Judith Hamer (4.0, Aces and Coyotes)
Madeline Thompson (4.5, Steelers and Coyotes)
Emily McLean (4.5, Aces)
Reserves: Ella Beaumont (1.0, Aces and Coyotes), Michaela Bell (1.5, Blackhawks), Megan Wood (3.0, GLL & Aspire London Titans)

15th Aug - Celtic Cup 2013 by Alan Caron

The Lord's Taverners Wheelchair Basketball Celtic Cup 2013

The Lord's Taverners Wheelchair Basketball Celtic Cup 2013
After success in both Scotland (2011) and Northern Ireland (2012), The Lord's Taverners Wheelchair Basketball Celtic Cup 2013 heads to Wales for another fantastic line-up between the Home Countries!

Held at the University of South Wales (Newport) from the 24th-25th August, this unmissable clash sees the host nation and Northern Ireland battle it out with Scotland for the title; and, with Scotland on the hunt to be crowned champions for the third consecutive year, the event promises two days of fantastic wheelchair basketball - don't miss out!

The Celtic Cup is a competition that uniquely targets representative players under the age of 23 from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. It is aimed to build upon the existing junior development work within our Home Countries and form a pathway to potential representation within our Great Britain squads - the importance and success of which has recently been demonstrated with seven of last year's players having been selected into the GB U23 World Championship Squad.

In addition to The Lord's Taverners, thanks must go to Disability Sport Wales and RGK for their support of this event.

Schedule

Saturday 24th August
13:15 Wales v Northern Ireland
Sunday 25th August
10:00 Northern Ireland v Scotland
13:00 Wales v Scotland

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15th Aug - Celtic Cup 2013 by Alan Caron

The Lord's Taverners Wheelchair Basketball Celtic Cup 2013

The Lord's Taverners Wheelchair Basketball Celtic Cup 2013
After success in both Scotland (2011) and Northern Ireland (2012), The Lord's Taverners Wheelchair Basketball Celtic Cup 2013 heads to Wales for another fantastic line-up between the Home Countries!

Held at the University of South Wales (Newport) from the 24th-25th August, this unmissable clash sees the host nation and Northern Ireland battle it out with Scotland for the title; and, with Scotland on the hunt to be crowned champions for the third consecutive year, the event promises two days of fantastic wheelchair basketball - don't miss out!

The Celtic Cup is a competition that uniquely targets representative players under the age of 23 from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. It is aimed to build upon the existing junior development work within our Home Countries and form a pathway to potential representation within our Great Britain squads - the importance and success of which has recently been demonstrated with seven of last year's players having been selected into the GB U23 World Championship Squad.

In addition to The Lord's Taverners, thanks must go to Disability Sport Wales and RGK for their support of this event.

Schedule

Saturday 24th August
13:15 Wales v Northern Ireland
Sunday 25th August
10:00 Northern Ireland v Scotland
13:00 Wales v Scotland

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15th Aug - International News by Alan Caron

Americas Cup World Championships Qualifying for Men Final Wrap-Up

By the time the final game was played the strongest team in the competition at the 2013 Americas Cup qualifying tournament emerged victorious. The USA, who dominated throughout comfortably defeated Argentina 61-36 on the final day to win gold. A strong and enthusiastic team from Mexico defeated Colombia 71-52 to take Bronze.

During the games Argentina, Colombia, and Canada were all very equally matched, trading victories, much perhaps to the surprise of the Canadians. The 2012 Paralympic gold medalists struggled against hard working and hungry South American teams all tournament. When the playoffs began The USA was clearly first but Argentina and Colombia were looking stronger then the Canadian squad. In the quarter finals when Canada met up against a determined team from Mexico they were denied a trip to Korea and the World Championships in 2014.

The final results from the tournament were:
USA First
Argentina Second
Mexico Third
Colombia fourth.

IWBF President Maureen Orchard told us I was not as surprised as some at the final results since I was present at the championships held for South and Central America & the Caribbean and saw the improvement in the teams from that part of the Zone. Still it will be a shock for many to see Canada fail qualify for the first time in my recollection. It certainly electrified the other nations to see that first victory of Argentina over Canada. They all came out with a different sense of their ability to beat any team if they played their best. I am sure Canada will be back stronger than ever in 2015 in the Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada, but for next year I look forward to seeing some great games from energized teams like Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.

Also heading to the World Championships in 2014 - These 4 teams will join Great Britain, Turkey, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands who qualified at the European Championships in Frankfurt. The remaining teams will be decided later this year at the Asia Oceania Championship in Bangkok in and the African Championship in Angola both slated for November.

8th Aug - Rhinos Website - updates by Alan Caron

Please visit the Sporting Rhinos website for all up to date info www.sportingclubrhinos.com

31st Jul - World Championships Team Confirmed U23 by Alan Caron

Great Britain U23 Wheelchair Basketball Team announced for World Championships 2013

Great Britain U23 Wheelchair Basketball Team announced for World Championships 2013
Great Britain U23 Wheelchair Basketball Team will head to Adana, Turkey, from the 7th-14th September 2013 to battle it out against their biggest rivals at the U23 World Championships.

Having earned their place in this prestigious event with a top four finish at last years European Championship, the GB U23 Team will be looking to follow in the recent medal success of the Standard Life GB Men and Womens Wheelchair Basketball Teams as they kick off their campaign in Pool A against Canada, Germany, Iran, Mexico and South Africa.

Meanwhile Pool B will also be fiercely contested with host Turkey, Australia, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and Venezuela fighting it out for a highly coveted place in the Quarter Finals.

Great Britain U23 Head Coach, Mat Foden, said, To select the final twelve was a really difficult decision as there is such depth and talent in our junior programme at the moment. The pool of players we had to choose from has grown even from last years European Championships.

The team myself and Kev have selected, has some experience mixed in with a few new faces making their debuts for GB. There will be some really competitive teams well need to match-up against but we feel we have a good blend of players to build on our 4th place at last years Europeans and to achieve our aims of medalling at the World Championships in September"

Jim Palmer (1, GLL & Aspire London Titans)
James MacSorley (1.5, Belfast Knights)
Gregg Warburton (2, Manchester Mavericks/Rhinos - SL
Harry Brown (2.5, Leeds Spiders)
Richard Sargent (2.5, Jaguars) (Captain)
Steven Ross (2.5, Lothian Phoenix/Rhinos - SL)
Philip Pratt (3, Cardiff Celts/ Rhinos - SL)
Billy Bridge (3, Vikings/Rhinos - SL)
Ben Fox (3, CWBA)
Charlie Fryer-Stevens (3.5, Vikings/Rhinos - SL)
Jack Perry (4.5, Bury Bombers)
George Bates (4.5, Leicester Cobras)
Reserves: Mark Scholefield (1.5 Sheffield Steelers), Emmanuel Filson (3, Aces/Rhinos - SL), Chris Chapman (4, Sheffield Steelers), David Ion (4.5, Percy Hedley Eagles)

30th Jul - Summer of Sport Sessions by Alan Caron

Rhinos in the Community are running sessions 10am - 12pm at Aldersley leisure Village

Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th, Wednesday 31st July
Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th August
Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th August - 1pm to 3pm

you book by visiting www.sportingclubrhinos.com and downloading the forms

30th Jul - Round up of the Lord Taverners Junior Championship by Alan Caron

Round Up: The Lord's Taverners National Junior Championships 2013

Round Up: The Lord's Taverners National Junior Championships 2013
With over 180 junior wheelchair basketballers taking to court, The Lords Taverners National Junior Championships 2013 was kicked off in stunning style on Friday 26th July as 21 teams battled it out in the U15 and U19 events.

With players from all across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales representing their regions over three days of fantastic matches, the teams opened their campaigns in fiercely contested pool groups.

Pool A in the U15s saw Northern Ireland storm to first place without losing a match, South East coming in second, West Midlands finishing third, Scotland in fourth and South West with fifth place.

Meanwhile, in Pool B it was the North West who emerged unbeaten, sailing through to a Quarter Final game against Scotland. Sealing second place and setting up a Quarter Final against the West Midlands, was Yorkshire. Meanwhile, in third spot was the North East who would line-up against the South East in their Quarter Final battle. Earning the final Quarter Final spot was London, finishing in fourth place to line up against Northern Ireland. Whilst Wales entered the 9th/10th Play Off against South West with fifth spot.

After a series of fantastic play off matches, it was the South West who came in 10th with Wales scooping 9th place; whilst a 17-9 victory gave Scotland 7th place over London. In the match for 5th/6th, it was the North East who emerged triumphant with an 18-10 win against the West Midlands. The battle for Bronze saw Yorkshire raise their game to defeat the South East by 29-18.

An incredible final between Northern Ireland and the North West saw just two points in it at half time, but the second half saw the North West pull away to be crowned champions of The Lords Taverners National Junior Championships U15 event with a 26-17 victory.

In the U19s, reigning champions the North West shot their way to the top of Pool A without losing a game, the East Midlands coming in second, Northern Ireland in third, the South East finishing fourth, Scot-NE ending up in fifth and Wales with sixth.

In Pool B, the West Midlands saw an unbeaten run take them to first place to set up a Quarter Final against South East, Yorkshire with second to face Northern Ireland, London came in third to line-up against the East Midlands, whilst the Easts fourth place finish saw them take on the North West. Joining Scot-Ne and Wales in the 9th-11th play offs was the South West who came in fifth.

A hard-fought series on play off matches ensued, Wales taking 11th place with Scot-NE in 10th and the South West in 9th. In the battle for 7th/8th it was London who emerged triumphant with a 13-8 win over the East, whilst Yorkshire took 5th place over the South East with 22-10 victory. The bronze medal game saw the East Midlands triumph over Northern Ireland by 20-10.

A nail-biting final between the West Midlands and North West saw the West Midlands take the early lead and head into half time with an 8-4 advantage. But the 2012 champions, North West, staged a fantastic comeback to take the Championship once again with a 24-17 win.

In addition to their team successes, Conn Nagle (Northern Ireland) received the Most Improved U15 Award whilst Callum Palmer (South East) was awarded with the Most Improved U19. The Peter Jackson Young Female Player of the Year Award went to Joy-Lan Haizelden (South East) whilst The Peter Jackson Young Male Player of the Year was awarded to Lee Fryer (Yorkshire). The Shot of the Tournament went to Conner Hardy-Gray went following his phenomenal free throws.

The Graham Bool Young Photography Award was presented to Miriam Haizeldon and the runner up was Katie Chidlow (the photographs can be viewed at the bottom of this page)

British Wheelchair Basketball, CEO Charlie Bethel said: Thanks to the fantastic support from The Lords Taverners, our junior programme continues to go from strength to strength: this year The Lords Taverners National Championships has seen more players than ever before take part and the standard of play has been outstanding. Not only this, but the recent European Championships clearly demonstrated the effects of The Lords Taverners invaluable support with 16 of our medallists having come through this Junior Programme.

The Lord's Taverners CEO Paul Robin said: It was a thrilling day and a fantastic culmination to the season. The Lords Taverners has sponsored the Junior Development Programme for 5 years now and we are pleased to confirm our continued sponsorship for a further three years so more children can participate from this brilliant inclusive sport.

The Lords Taverners National Junior Championships 2014 will be held next year between 25th 27th July 2014 at the University of Worcester Arena.

Awards

Most Improved U15: Conn Nagle

Most Improved U19: Callum Palmer

The Peter Jackson Young Female Player of the Year: Joy-Lan Haizelden

The Peter Jackson Young Male Player of the Year: Lee Fryer

The Graham Bool Young Photography Award: Miriam Haizelden; Runner Up: Katie Chidlow

Shot of the Tournament: Conner Hardy-Gray



The Graham Bool Young Photography Award

1st Place: Miriam Haizelden

2nd Place: Katie Chidlow

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30th Jul - Help the Heroes by Alan Caron

Standard Life presents an exhibition match showcasing Team Help for Heroes and the Standard Life GB Wheelchair Basketball teams.

The special exhibition match will take place at 1.15pm in the GLL operated Copper Box at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 11th August, prior to the Standard Life GB senior mens EuroBasket preparation game against Puerto Rico.

The match will feature a Help for Heroes team of wounded servicemen, women and veterans along with a selection of players from the Standard Life GB Mens and Womens Wheelchair Basketball teams who have just returned from successful European Championship campaigns, claiming gold and bronze medals respectively.

Standard Life GB Womens player Kirsty Wallace, who has been supported through Help for Heroes and their funded Battle Back programme, said, Im really looking forward to playing in the H4H [Help for Heroes] team against Standard Life GB selection team in front of such a crowd. Its an excellent opportunity to exhibit the wheelchair version of the able bodied game to people who may not have seen it before; showing them it is just as explosive and entertaining. Hopefully itll inspire people to try it for themselves.

H4H and Battle Back have done so much to support me on my journey to compete for GB at the recent European Championships and I was honoured to be asked to play for them.

The Help for Heroes team is made up of current and former military personnel who have all suffered life-changing injuries or illness, as well as a few ringers.

Help for Heroes has been involved in sports and physical activity since 2008 when it started the Battle Back programme with the MOD and understands the importance of physical activity as part of the recovery process. Since then, Help for Heroes has supported individuals from grass roots, right up to those who wish to take up sport at a performance level, including six individuals who took part in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Martin Colclough, Head of Physical Recovery at Help for Heroes said: The exhibition match promises to be an exciting, adrenaline fuelled game for both participants and supporters alike. Sport is such an important part of the recovery process, helping an individual physically but also socially and psychologically too. Wheelchair Basketball is a favourite with the guys and girls and were honoured to have been invited to put together a team to compete at such an iconic venue. The talent in the grass-roots Help for Heroes team is extremely promising and theyll certainly put the GB team through their paces.

Don't miss out and buy your tickets today from The Ticket Factory online or by calling 0844 338 8000

30th Jul - Sporting Club Rhinos Training by Alan Caron

Hi All, Please note that Rhinos sessions for all sports will start on Saturday 7th September 2013.

11th Jul - Standard Life GB Men crowned Champions of Europe. by Alan Caron

Standard Life GB Men crowned Champions of Europe.


In a thrilling European Championship Final which went right down to wire, the Standard Life GB Men wheelchair basketball team retained their European Championships title beating Turkey 59-57. Standard Life GB Men were up against a tough and physical Turkish side, who were looking to better their highest finish of Silver from 2009.

The opening minutes of the game saw both teams struggle to find their touch as nerves were an obvious factor, with the score at 4-4 after four minutes. Turkey composed themselves first with Gezinci adding nine points, but then Ian Sagars two baskets just before the end of the first quarter ensured GB were only down by eight, 8-16.

Head Coach Haj Bhania changed his tactics in the second quarter bringing on the pressing line up of Harry Brown, Ade Orogbemi, Ian Sagar, Gaz Choudhry and Simon Brown. This lifted the intensity in defence and the pressure allowed GB to claw back the deficit to level the score as they went into the break 26-26.

All through the third quarter the teams went basket for basket with no one taking more than a 2point lead. Captain Abdi Jama made the final basket of the quarter to edge GB ahead 47-45 with 10 minutes remaining.

Turkey regained the lead at the start of the fourth quarter but a 6-0 run from GB gave them a 5 point cushion with seven minutes remaining. Turkey werent going to give up without a fight though, and came back with an 8-0 run of their own as GB failed to score for five and a half minutes. Head Coach Haj Bhania made a couple of substitutions to find the right line-up but it was the re-introduction of the experienced Bywater and Jama that made the difference in the end scoring the last six points for GB whilst Turkey missed five from six free-throws in the closing seconds as GB ran out winners and European Champions to retain their crown, 59-57.

Standard Life GB Mens Head Coach, Haj Bhania said, Its fantastic to win gold. We are a great team, we played really well and Turkey gave us a big battle, they played brilliantly. I thought it was a great final with the two best teams of the tournament here. We had to do something special to win and credit to the team they were just unbelievable.

GBs Top scorer, Ian Sagar said, Its fantastic. We came out here to win and weve done it. We knew the Turkish were going to be tough and what a final to play in. This is why I play basketball, not for the celebration after but to play in those games.

I didnt even know I was top scorer, you get caught up in the moment and you just play the game as it comes, but its a nice little bonus.

18th Jun - British Wheelchair Basketball to host 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships! by Alan Caron

British Wheelchair Basketball to host 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships!

British Wheelchair Basketball has been selected to host the 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships.

Over 400 elite male and female athletes from across Europe will be based at the University of Worcester and will play at the recently opened University of Worcester Arena.

It comes after it was announced that the University had been selected as the Standard Life GB wheelchair basketball team training venue in the lead up to the 2016 Paralympic Games and preceding World and European Championships.

The successful bid for the Championships, which received support from UK Sport, was announced by the International European Wheelchair Basketball Federation President, Jan Berteling, during this weeks Standard Life Continental Clash, taking place at the Arena.

British Wheelchair Basketball Chairman, Malcolm Tarkenter, said We are delighted to have won the bid to host the European Championships. It reaffirms the UK as a leading nation of the sport in Europe. Our partnership with the University is going from strength to strength and we are looking forward to delivering a world class event with them, UK Sport and other partners we hope to attract from the local area.

Professor David Green, University of Worcester Vice Chancellor, said: It is a huge honour to have been selected as the venue for the 2015 European Championships and is testament, not only to the quality of the our new Arena, but also to the work of the University in supporting and leading the way in disability sport.

The championships will take place in the summer of 2015.

Adrian Gregson, Leader of Worcester City Council, said: The City is very proud that this prestigious international sporting event will be held in Worcester, and we look forward to welcoming over 400 athletes from throughout Europe to our beautiful city. This is a fantastic opportunity for basketball and for Worcester.

Head of the Universitys Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, Mick Donovan, added: We have worked very closely with the British Wheelchair Basketball in securing the bid and it will be a fantastic opportunity for the City and the University to be an active part in making this one of the most remarkable championships ever. This success is testimony to the great work that has been taking place at the University in the development of disability sport.

Simon Morton, Director of Major Events at UK Sport, said: Along with our partners British Wheelchair Basketball and the University of Worcester, we are delighted to have won the bid to host the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships in 2015, a significant event in the build up to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

UK Sports National Lottery backed Gold Event Series has the ambitious goal of securing 70 of the worlds top sporting events following London 2012, and this would be a great addition to our growing portfolio of Paralympic events.

Professor Green and Mick Donovan will be travelling to Germany to accept the IWBF Europe Flag during the closing ceremony of this years Championships.

18th Jun - Don't miss the WheelPower National Junior Games and National Junior Wheelchair Games 2013! by Alan Caron

Don't miss the WheelPower National Junior Games and National Junior Wheelchair Games 2013!

The first element to the Games, taking place on the 21st and 22nd September, is the National Wheelchair Games. The Games are for young people aged 11 to 18 years old that use a manual wheelchair to participate in sport. Due to the weekend dates for the Games there will be a greater emphasis placed in individual entries. Entrants will arrive on Friday evening or Saturday morning and depart after a closing ceremony on Sunday evening. The Games will have a greater emphasis on structured competition with informal classification alongside have a go opportunities in a number of sports. This element of the Games will utilise the accommodation at Stoke Mandeville Stadium with a maximum entry of 50 competitors with an entry fee of 50 per person attending.

The National Junior Games will take place between the 24th and 27th September and provides a mixture of friendly competition and have a go opportunities in a variety of sports, and will be open to young people with a physical or sensory impairment aged 11 to 18 years old. Due to the mid week dates for the games greater emphasis will be placed on school and group team entries. Entrants will arrive on Tuesday with activity beginning Tuesday afternoon. The Games will finish after a closing ceremony on Friday afternoon. To reduce the requirement for external accommodation, accommodation at Stoke Mandeville Stadium will be fully utilised and therefore there will be a maximum entry of 150 competitors with an entry fee of 70 per person attending. Alternatively, if you wish to use external accommodation it can be arranged at your own cost.

It is possible for competitors to enter both the National Junior Games and National Wheelchair Games if applicable.

For more information please download the entry forms and information packs below or contact WheelPower Sports Development Officer Stewart Jeeves on 01296 395995 / stewart.jeeves@wheelpower.org.uk
National Junior Wheelchair Games - preliminary entry deadline Friday 12th July
National Junior Games - preliminary entry deadline Friday 12th July

13th Jun - Standard Life Continental Clash: Day 3 by Alan Caron

Standard Life Continental Clash: Day 3

Day 3 of the Standard Life Continental kicked off with a great battle between Spain and Germany, the latter looking to get revenge for their earlier loss on the opening day.

Flying to a 10-2 lead, Germany dominated the opening five minutes of the first quarter before Spain hit back to tie the game at 10-10 with just over three minutes to go, Germanys shots no longer dropping. The final two minutes saw the teams trade baskets, the German side just edging ahead by 16-15.

The second quarter saw Germany really capitalise on their opportunities whilst Spain now struggled to make their shots: only earning 6 points to their opponents 22.

Spain fought back with a much stronger third quarter, bringing the score to 37-53.

However, Germany raised their game in the final quarter, extending the gap once more as they pushed ahead to a 74-53 victory.

The Standard Life GB Men then took to the court for their first game against Canada. Piling on the pressure at both ends of the court, the GB side soared to a 10-4 lead before Canada pulled back to within just two points. Raising their game, the Bulldogs continued their battle to end the quarter ahead two baskets from Joe Bestwick helping the side to close it out by 16-12.

But less than three minutes into the second, Canada edged ahead and, from there, worked to seven point lead at half time: 37-24.

However in the third quarter, the GB side put on a gritty performance as they worked to keep within reach, entering the final 10 minutes at 44-53.

A fantastic team effort by the Standard Life GB Men saw them complete the comeback as they tied the game on 63 points with just over two minutes of play left on the clock. However, in the end a great basket from 21 year old Nik Goncin and two freethrows from three-time Paralympic Champion Dave Durepos saw Canada take 70-66 win.

The first game of the afternoon saw Great Britain return to court looking to make it three wins from three games against Spain. But the Spanish had different plans as they raced to an 8-1 lead on their way to a 20-9 first quarter.

Great Britain, however, hit back in the following two quarters: Martin Edwards with another 3 pointer to bring the hosts back to within four points as they worked their way to a 32-33 scoreline.

Spain pushed ahead once more before a great basket from Ian Sagar on the buzzer brought the hosts back within two points at the end of the third: 54-56.

An incredibly tense final quarter followed, but in the end Spain sealed their first victory of the tournament over GB with a 76-68 triumph.

The last game of the day saw Germany seek revenge over their previous encounter with Canada, but it was the Canadians who hammered home basket after basket on their way to an 8-0 lead. The final five minutes of the opening quarter, however, saw Germany hit back to take an 18-13 lead into the second with Canadas shots not dropping.

The following quarter was an incredibly tight affair, Germany outshooting their opponents by just one point (12-11) to take a 30-24 advantage at half time.

A fantastic third quarter by the Canadians saw them hit back to tie the game with just three seconds to go before a stunning 3 pointer by Becker saw Germany take a 46-43 scoreline into the final quarter.

An incredibly tense final quarter saw Canada fight back to tie the game again, but despite a fantastic three pointer by Nik Goncin with 14 seconds left on the clock, the Canadians were unable to overcome their rivals, Germany taking a 70-64 victory.

12th Jun - Standard Life Continental Clash: Day 2 by Alan Caron

Standard Life Continental Clash: Day 2

Day 2 of the Continental Clash saw the Standard Life GB Men return to court at 9.30am in a rematch of the previous evenings battle against Germany. Coming out strong, Great Britain held the lead for almost the entire opening six minutes of the game before Germany hit back to take a 18-14 advantage at the close of the first quarter.

Germany fired home shot after shot at the beginning of the second quarter, working to a 11 point lead with just over three minutes remaining; the host nation, however, continued to fight back a three point shot by Gaz Choudhry on the half time buzzer seeing them back within three points of their rivals.

The third quarter saw the GB comeback continue as they twice overcome their deficit to level the game, but Germany continued to push forwards to take a 56-51 lead into the final quarter.

Once again, GB hit back to tie the game after Simon Munn fired home four consecutive freethrows but they could not stop Germany from surging ahead to take a 72-68 victory.

The second game of the day saw London 2012 Champions Canada play their first game of the event as they faced off against Spain. After Spain took the first basket of the game, Canada raised their game to dominate the scoreboard for much of the first quarter before the Spanish side once again pushed ahead. In the end the opening 10 minutes finished with nine points apiece.

The second quarter saw the teams trade baskets for much of the first seven minutes before Spain pulled away to take a 27-19 advantage into half time.

Spain continued to pile on the pressure at both ends of the court in the third, building to a 50-32 lead as the teams entered the final quarter.

Canada continued to battle hard but were unable to overcome the deficit, Spain earning a 66-53 triumph to join Germany on two wins.

The 4pm game saw Canada take on Germany, coming out strong as they worked their way to a 20-11 lead by the end of the first quarter.

However, Germany hit back in the second: outshooting their opponents by 17-9 to close Canadas lead to a single point at half time, 29-28.

The third quarter saw the European side continue to fight back, taking a four point lead (44-40) with just ten minutes left in the game.

But with just over three minutes played in the final quarter, Canada hit back to take a one point lead once more. And, from there, they built their way to their first win of the series: 61-55.

The final game of the day saw GB face up against Spain for the second time in the tournament. In front a packed crowd the game was a nail biter going right down to the wire.

However, with solid performances from Terry Bywater (23 points) and Gaz Choudhry (13 points) GB came back from 5 points down to do the double of Spain winning 68 -65.

12th Jun - Euro GB Named by Alan Caron

Standard Life GB Mens Team announced for European Championships

The Standard Life GB Mens Wheelchair Basketball Team will defend their 2011 European Championship title with a team that extends from six-time Paralympian Simon Munn to 18 year old Harry Brown.

Heading to Frankfurt, Germany, from the 28th June-8th July, Haj Bhania will make his European Championship debut as Head Coach for the Standard Life GB Mens Team which includes five new faces from that of London 2012.

In addition to Brown who, at just 16 helped the team to European gold in Israel two years ago, the team has been bolstered by the return of 2008 Paralympic bronze medallists Joe Bestwick and Simon Brown, as well as newcomers Martin Edwards and Kyle Marsh, making their senior European debut.

Great Britain, who narrowly missed out on a medal coming 4th in London 2012, will open their European campaign against the host nation Germany on Friday 28th June.

Standard Life GB Mens Coach Haj Bhania said: With an extremely strong squad of players performing to a high level over the past few months, we found ourselves in the great but difficult situation of having to make a tough selection.

With the best teams in Europe taking part, there will be no easy games but we believe we have chosen a very strong team who can compete at the highest level. We go into the Europeans following a series of highly competitive training camps and matches.

The Standard Life GB Mens team will prepare for the European Championships competing in the Continental Clash, against Canada, Spain and Germany at the University of Worcester Arena, between the 10th June 13th June.

Standard Life GB Mens Team for European Championships:

Abdi Jama (c) (30, Liverpool)

Matt Byrne (38, Nottingham)

Simon Brown (27, Kingsbury, London)

Kyle Marsh (23, Wolverhampton)

Harry Brown (18, Halifax)

Ade Orogbemi (35, Liverpool)

Ian Sagar (31, Barnsley)

Simon Munn (45, Peacehaven, East Sussex)

Gaz Choudhry (27, Ealing, London)

Terry Bywater (30, Redcar, Middlesborough)

Joe Bestwick (28, Nottingham)

Martin Edwards (24, Bury)

11th Jun - Standard Life Continental Clash: Day 1 by Alan Caron

Standard Life Continental Clash: Day 1

The opening game of the Continental Clash 2 saw the Standard Life GB Men roar into action against their opening opponents, Spain.

Racing to a 14-4 advantage within the first seven minutes, Great Britain continued to pile on the pressure at both ends of the court to secure a 22-10 advantage after the opening quarter.

The second quarter saw the Standard Life GB Men maintain their focus, rallying together to keep out the Spanish side to take a nineteen point lead: 39-20.

Spain put on a gritty performance at the start of the second half, outshooting their rivals by 16 points to 14 as they continued working towards closing the gap.

Sensing the threat, the Standard Life GB Men raised their game in the final quarter to claim the first victory of the event with a 78-46 scoreline.

At 4pm Great Britain returned to court, this time to face off against Germany. What would turn out to be an incredibly close opening quarter was kicked off in stunning fashion with Terry Bywater firing home a 3-point basket. From there the Standard Life GB Men pushed forwards to take the lead until the last 44 seconds when Andre Bienek made a freethrow to tie the game up at 18 points apiece. Germany then moved ahead by two before Abdi Jama sunk two freethrows to end the quarter at 20 all.

The second quarter saw Germany continue their comeback as they built to a 10 point lead (38-28) with just four seconds left in the first half. Their turn to show their grit, the Standard Life GB Men closed the gap to seven points when Martin Edwards fired home a phenomenal mid court three pointer to take the team up to 31.

The host nation raised their game in the third quarter, closing the game to just four points as they outshot their opponents by 21-18 to trail by just 52-56 as the teams entered the final quarter.

A nail-biting final 10 minutes saw Simon Munn tie the game at 60 points apiece with 7.32 left on the clock. From there the teams both had time with the lead, Germany however dominating for the most part. With just one minute and 37 seconds of play left, Harry Brown levelled the game once more (69-69) before Germany edged ahead by two with only 65 seconds to go. But it was a freethrow from Andre Bienek with 16 seconds on the clock that saw Germany take what would prove to be an insurmountable three point lead: 72-69.

The last game of the day at 7.30pm saw Spain take on Germany. Looking for their first win of the day, the Spanish came out firing to take the early lead. Germany, however, quickly responded to keep within reach of their rivals: fighting all the way back to within just one point at the end of the first quarter, 17-18.

The following quarter saw Germany once again demonstrate their mental and physical toughness as they closed out the first half with a two point lead: 26-24.

After half time, Germany overcame Spain to continue building their momentum towards the final quarter, extending their lead to 45-36.

Spain, however, put on a fantastic performance in the final quarter, raising their game to tie the game at 47 all within almost five minutes. The game was tied again with just one minute to go at 53 points apiece, but from there the Spanish side pushed forwards to take a 59-53 victory; the day ending with every European team holding both a loss and a win.

5th Jun - Standard Life GB Womens Team announced for European Championships by Alan Caron

Standard Life GB Womens Team announced for European Championships

The Standard Life GB Womens Wheelchair Basketball Team is ready to send the world a warning signal at the 2013 European Championships (Frankfurt, 28th June-8th July 2013) with a young team selected to build upon last years Paralympic success.

The current European Bronze Medallists, Great Britain heads to Frankfurt at the end of the month with Head Coaches Nigel Smith and Joe Jayaratne having combined a strong mix of experience and fresh blood to create a formidable future threat.

With an average age of 24, the team includes three new faces from that of London 2012 with 14 year old Charlotte Moore joining Sophie Carrigill (19) and Kirsty Wallace (31) in making their European Championship debut.

Standard Life GB Womens Coach, Nigel Smith said, It was very tough for us to narrow the squad down to the 12 players selected, but we feel they are the best players at this moment to help us achieve success in Frankfurt.

"We are looking forward to the European Championships as we believe that with the changes we have made over the last few months we can compete for a major medal although the tricky task of qualifying for the World Championships is never easy.

Standard Life GB Womens Coach, Joe Jayaratne said, It was a really tricky selection process and, after a lot of discussion, we are happy that we have selected a team that will not only be competitive, but also has the scope to develop greatly, with the future in mind.

Our first and main goal at the Europeans has to be to qualify for the World Championships next year and then, hopefully, to try to improve on our positioning relative to previous European campaigns.

Standard Life GB Womens Team for European Championships:
Amy Conroy (20, Norwich)
Madeleine Thompson (18, Hope Valley, Derbyshire)
Helen Turner (35, Chobham, Surrey)
Judith Hamer (22, Exeter)
Laurie Williams (21, Altrincham, Manchester)
Sarah Grady (29, Ely, Cambridgshire)
Clare Strange (33, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire)
Sophie Carrigill (19, Wakefield)
Charlotte Moore (14, Coventry)
Kirsty Wallace (31, Fareham)
Louise Sugden (28, Wokingham)
Helen Freeman (23, Watford)

Find out more information on the European Championships

3rd Jun - National Championship finals day 2 by Alan Caron

National Championship Finals 2012/13: Day 2 Round Up!

Day 2 of the National Championship Finals saw all teams face crunch time head on in their final games of the event.

In the Division 2 Final it was the Carlisle Panthers who took the early advantage over the Sheffield Steelers, closing out the first quarter by 18-6 and heading into half time up by 28-18. From there the Panthers continued to push forwards, taking the win and Division 2 title by 56-47.

Meanwhile in the battle for Bronze, CWBA were up by 13-10 after the opening 10 minutes before the Blackhawk Mallards hit back to take the game to just one point at half time: CWBA leading by 19-18. But the Blackhawks continued to fight back, taking the lead with just over three and half minutes left in the third; nevertheless it was CWBA who took a two point lead into the final quarter: 36-34. With just two minutes and 35 seconds left on the clock there was just one point in it, CWBA still with the advantage. In the end, it came down to three points: CWBA closing out a 55-52 win and the bronze medal.

The last game of Division 1 saw the Owls fly into action against the Essex Outlaws, building on an early lead to enter half time with a 27-18 advantage. The Outlaws continued to fight back in the second half, making play as difficult as possible for their opponents, but it was the Owls who ended their season without a single loss adding the 2012/13 Division 1 title to that of Central Winners with a 65-35 win.

The Womens League Final saw the GLL & Aspire London Titans take a 12-10 lead over the Eastern Blue Stars at the end of the first quarter before extending the lead to 30-22 by half time. However, the Eastern Blue Stars rallied together for a fantastic third quarter where they made 21 points to the Titans 6. The final quarter was a much closer affair, but it was the Eastern Blue Stars who closed out a 53-42 win to take the title.

Meanwhile, the battle for Bronze was another close game with the Vixens just take a 10-8 advantage over the Sheffield Steelers after the opening 10 minutes and a 26-23 lead at half time. The Steelers put on a gritty performance in the third to take a 39-37 lead into the final quarter. However, the Vixens surged ahead once more, closing out a 60-52 victory and the bronze medal.

The last game in the Division 3 Finals saw the high-scoring TCAT Warriors overcome a gritty performance by Lewisham Thunder to take a 42-16 lead into half time. The Warriors continued to build upon their lead in the third, entering the final quarter up by 66-25. Lewisham continued to battle hard, but the Warriors secured an 88-37 win and the Division 3 crown.

The RGK Super League Bronze Medal match saw the RGK Sporting Rhinos charge to a 15-6 lead over the GLL & Aspire London Titans before a much closer second quarter which ended with the Titans trailing by 18-28. The third saw the Titans push ahead to close the gap to just two points, 39-41. After a tense final 10 minutes, the Rhinos secured a 57-49 triumph and the bronze medal.

The RGK Super League Final saw the National Championship Finals concluded in stunning fashion with an incredibly close battle between the Owls and Sheffield Steelers. The Owls closing out the first quarter by 21-12 before the Steelers hit back in the second with 22 points to the Owls 12 to take a 34-33 lead into the third quarter. Both teams came out firing after half time, but it was the Steelers who maintained the upper hand to enter the final 10 minutes up by 52-50. But the Owls continued to fight hard, levelling the game at 60 points a piece with just 3 minutes of play on the clock. With just 14 seconds to go, the Steelers led by just a single point before George Bates fired home an offensive rebound three seconds later to seal the title by 66-63.

3rd Jun - Championship finals 2013 - day 1 by Alan Caron

National Championship Finals 2012/13: Day 1 Round Up!

The opening day of the National Championship Finals roared into action with a Division 1 battle between the Tameside Owls and Sheffield Steelers. It was the Steelers who got off to the better start, but the Owls quickly hit back and continued to build upon their momentum to take the first victory of the day 85-46.

Next up on court, the Womens League semi final between the Sheffield Steelers and the GLL & Aspire London Titans proved to be a close affair with the GLL & Aspire London Titans edging out a 54-48 win to earn a spot in the finals.

Meanwhile, in Division 3, it was end to end action between the Tameside Owls and Lewisham Thunder, the Owls just managing to come out on top by 60-52.

Following the British Wheelchair Basketball AGM, all three courts were in action with Division 1, 2, and RGK Super League games.

In the RGK Super League, spectators were treated to an incredibly close game between the Owls and RGK Sporting Rhinos. It was the Owls who edged ahead by 15-14 at the end of the first quarter before the Rhinos took a 27-25 advantage into half time. However the Owls fired home five more baskets than their opponents in the second half to move through to the final with a 50-47 win.

The Division 1 line-up between the Essex Outlaws and Sheffield Steelers proved to be another tight game with the home side entering half time up by just four points: 24-20. But the Steelers continued to push forwards, coming back to take a 48-45 triumph.

The first of the Division 2 semi finals saw the Carlisle Panthers end the first quarter up by 14-10 against the Blackhawk Mallards. The Blackhawk Mallards put on a fantastic performance at the start of the second to level the game, but the Panthers hit again back towards the end of the quarter. This set the home team on a roll and they continued to take advantage of their momentum, working their way to an 82-46 win and a place in the finals.

The second Division 2 semi finals was a true nail-biter between CWBA and the Sheffield Steelers. A game that saw CWBA up by 14-4 at the end of the first quarter and fight off a comeback by their opponents to take a 20-13 scoreline into half time; the Steelers then hit back in the third to take the lead for the first time: 37-33. The final quarter saw the teams take it in turn with the advantage, building to an incredibly tense finale. In the end it was the Steelers who came away with the win after a Hollywood ending that saw Chris Rainforth remain calm and composed under immense pressure to fire home his freethrows and give the Sheffield side both a 45-44 win and a finals place.

In Division 3, the TCAT Warriors piled on the pressure at both ends of the court to take a 40-24 lead into half time against the Owls. The second half saw the Owls continue to put up a gritty performance, but the TCAT Warriors played their way to an 82-46 victory.

The second Womens League semi final saw the Eastern Blue Stars take a 17-13 lead over the Vixens at the end of the first quarter before outshooting their opponents by 20-10 in the second, resulting in a half time score of 37-23. But the Vixens came out firing in the second half, shooting 16 points to the Blue Stars 14 before an incredibly close final quarter saw the Stars make just one more point to come away the victors by 67-54.

The final match of the day, the second RGK Super League semi final, also proved to be another tense game with just one point in at the end the first, the Sheffield Steelers up by 9-8 against the GLL & Aspire London Titans. The second quarter was a similar affair with the teams earning 16 points apiece, the Steelers just maintaining the lead: 25-24.

However the GLL & Aspire London Titans hit back in the third to enter the final 10 minutes ahead by 39-34. After an incredibly nerve-wracking final quarter, it was the Steelers who eventually came out on top: 52-51 a fantastic match, concluding a great days play.

For videos from the day, visit our YouTube Channel

24th May - The Standard Life Continental Clash 2013 by Alan Caron

The Standard Life Continental Clash 2013

The Standard Life Continental Clash 2013 will see Great Britain Men's Wheelchair Basketball team take on the world forces of Spain, Germany and London 2012 Gold Medallists Canada at the University of Worcester Arena from the 10th-13th June.

With the European Championships less than three months away, the Standard Life GB Men's Team will be looking to build upon their clean-sweep of the 9th Easter Tournament in March where they battled their way to wins over Belgium, the Netherlands, and Canada.

But with each team having earned their place in at least the Quarter Final rounds of the Paralympic Games last summer, every game will see the nations pushed to their limits!

Standard Life GB Mens Head Coach Haj Bhania said: We have a fantastic squad of players who are continuing to drive each other forwards as players and as a team. The Standard Life Continental Clash offers us an invaluable opportunity to compete against some of the worlds leading teams in the approach to the European Championships.

21st May - Don't miss the National Championship Finals 2012/13! by Alan Caron

Don't miss the National Championship Finals 2012/13!

After playing their way to the tops of their League Divisions, 18 BWB Club Teams will descend upon EIS, Sheffield, from 1st-2nd June for the final battles of the 2012/13 Season at the National Championship Finals.

Kicking off the action on the Saturday, the Division One North Winners the Tameside Owls will take on the Division One Central Winners the Sheffield Steelers at 10am; both teams also lining-up against Division One South Winners the Essex Outlaws.

The opening games of Division Two see the Carlisle Panthers (1st North) face the Blackhawk Mallards (2nd South) in the first of the semi finals with CWBA (1st South) later taking on the Sheffield Steelers (2nd North).

In Division Three, the Tameside Owls 3 (North Division Winners), Lewisham Thunder (South Division Winners), and the TCAT Warriors 1 (Central Division Winners) will fight it out for the League trophy.

Meanwhile the RGK Super League semi finals see the winners Tameside Owls verses the RGK Sporting Club Rhinos whilst runners up the Sheffield Steelers face the GLL & Aspire London Titans.

In the Womens League, the first of the semi finals sees the Sheffield Steelers, runners up, take on the Aspire London Titans and, in the evening, the winners the Eastern Blue Stars play the Vixens.

Additionally, during the National Championship Finals, the AGM of British Wheelchair Basketball will be held at 2pm on Saturday 1st. AGM Papers can be found under the Governance section of the website.

BWB CEO Charlie Bethel said: The National Championship Finals is a huge event within our calendar and always provides a fantastic weekend of wheelchair basketball.

For the full schedule, www.gbwba.org.uk

20th May - Don't miss WheelPower's 17th Junior Sports Camp! by Alan Caron

Don't miss WheelPower's 17th Junior Sports Camp!

WheelPower - British Wheelchair Sport will be hosting the Seventeenth Junior Sports Camp at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July.

The Junior Sports Camp is open to youngsters aged 11 - 18 with a physical impairment. The camp will provide the opportunity to receive coaching in a number of sports. The Sports on offer will include Archery, Basketball, Cue Sports, Fencing, Handcycling, Rowing, Rugby League, Swimming and Table Tennis.

The session times will be Saturday 09.30 18.00 and Sunday 09.00 15.00. Coaching will take place on Saturday and Sunday morning. The weekend will conclude with a mini competition in all the sports on the Sunday afternoon.

Accommodation, if required, will be available on Friday and Saturday night at the Olympic Lodge, Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

Lunch will be provided on both days.

Entry, Accommodation and Payment forms are available here. Completed forms should be returned by Wednesday 26th June 2013.




The entry fee is:


Saturday and Sunday


15.00







Saturday only


9.00







Sunday only


7.00


For further information, please contact WheelPower British Wheelchair Sport on 01296 395995 or e-mail stewart.jeeves@wheelpower.org.uk

16th May - Join us for the BWB Club Conference! by Alan Caron

Join us for the BWB Club Conference!

The BWB Club Conference will be held on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2013

The venue will be Burleigh Court, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TD.

Each BWB registered club will be offered 2 free places at the conference (dependant upon availability) this will include accommodation and meals (Saturday - lunch and evening dinner, Sunday breakfast and afternoon lunch).

Please note: additional spaces for individuals are available but will cost 95 per person in a shared room or 125 per person single occupancy.

Workshops will include:
Fundraising for Facility Development
Social Media
Marketing and attracting new players and supporters
Partnership working with Schools, Colleges and Universities
Selling your club to the local community
Talent Profiling
Partnership working with wheelchair sports partners
BWB updates and delivery plan

To book onto the BWB Club Conference 2013 please Email Hollie Smith on h.smith@gbwba.org.uk alternatively call 01509 279900

9th May - National Championships 2013 by Alan Caron

National Championship finals Super League game against Owls will now take place at 16:00 on Saturday 1st June.

9th May - British Wheelchair Basketball Website Satisfaction Survey by Alan Caron

British Wheelchair Basketball Website Satisfaction Survey

British Wheelchair Basketball are looking to renovate our website and would like your say?

To make sure that our members get the most of the website we are asking for your opinion.

Let us know what youd like to see on the website and how we could enhance your experience?

Click here to take survey

8th May - Paralympic Potential launch by Alan Caron

Paralympic Potential launched to discover new talent for Rio 2016

Future Paralympic stars will have the chance to be fast-tracked on the road to Rio 2016 thanks to an exciting new initiative launched today.

A partnership between UK Sport, The English Institute of Sport (EIS) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) has launched Paralympic Potential: Bring on Brazil - the first Paralympic talent identification initiative since London 2012.

Competition is intense in Paralympic sport and the search is now on for new talent to prove they have got what it takes for Rio, to ensure continued success for ParalympicsGB after the team won a superb 120 medals at London 2012.

Karen Darke was among those medallists, winning silver in Handcycling at London 2012, having only starting to compete seriously in the sport three years earlier.

Karen said: The Beijing Paralympic Games was truly inspirational for me and I was determined to give it my best shot to compete at London 2012.

Looking back, the three year journey from my first races in Handcycling to winning a silver medal at a home Paralympic Games in London is one of the most incredible and intense things I have experienced in my life.

Nothing can really compare with the elation of competing for your country at a Paralympic Games and I am living proof that with determination and sacrifice you can fulfil your dream. I would encourage anyone with a disability who is active and already involved in some form of sport to sign-up and you could be part of the ParalmypicsGB team in Rio.

Nathan Stephens, an IPC javelin world champion, was spotted at a Disability Sport Wales event when he was a teenager. He has competed for Great Britain at both Winter and Summer Paralympic Games.

Nathan said: This is a fantastic opportunity to aim to be part of the Paralympic team in Rio. I began my journey in to Paralympic Sport after attending a talent identification day in Wales as a teenager and never imagined it would change my life the way it has.

Getting involved in sport has given me wonderful opportunities to compete and to test myself against the best Paralympic athletes in the world.

I would urge anyone thinking about signing up to Paralympic Potential to take this great opportunity you never know where it could lead.

Paralympic Potential: Bring on Brazil is seeking disabled athletes aged between 18-35 years old with the drive to compete and win at the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016. The programme will be run by the UK Talent Team, with support from the BPA.

The UK Talent Team is a collaboration between UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS). It supports World Class Programmes to identify and develop talented athletes

Jayne Ellis, Paralympic Talent Scientist for the UK Talent Team, said: This is a fantastic opportunity for disabled people to get involved in Paralympic Sport and I find it really exciting to think about the talent we could unearth through Paralympic Potential: Bring on Brazil.

We are looking at potential athletes for a wide range of sports and the only criteria are you need to be fit, used to playing sport and really focused on achieving your goals.

Those selected will ultimately have the chance to become part of World Class Performance Programmes within Paralympic sports here in the UK, which are regarded as being among the finest in the world.

Penny Briscoe, Director of Sport at the British Paralympic Association, said: We know from our experience with talent initiatives in the past that they can be a really important way of identifying the World Champions and Paralympians of the future. The last Paralympic Potential campaign that was run inspired a number of stars and we are confident that the UK Talent Team will find us some more talented athletes this time around.

London 2012 provided us with an incredible opportunity to inspire disabled and non-disabled people alike. Hopefully with this campaign we will reach out to those who watched British athletes on TV or in the stadia at the Paralympics last year and who thought to themselves "I would love that to be me next time around?. This is their chance.

Since 2007, the UK Talent Team have worked in partnership with 20 Olympic and Paralympic sports and over 100 World Class coaches and run eight national athlete recruitment campaigns assessing more than 7,000 athletes.

These projects have been highly successful and resulted in more than 100 athletes being selected by sports for the World Class Performance Programme with a total of 102 international medals won.

Athletes wishing to prove they have got what it takes for Rio can sign-up for at www.paralympics.org.uk/potential with assessment days planned in June and July.

7th May - Raising monies for Rhinos by Alan Caron

hey everyone why don't u come on down to asda Wolverhampton and put the green token in the charity boxes for the rgk sporting club rhinos

29th Apr - Owls fly to Spain for Challenge Cup! by Alan Caron

Owls fly to Spain for Challenge Cup!

Best of luck to the Tameside Owls as they compete in the Challenge Cup, having earned a qualification spot earlier this year in the Euro League 2.

This afternoon sees the Tameside Owls kick off their campaign in Europes Challenge Cup against Turkish rivals KKTC TURK CELL before taking on the Swedish side of Akropol Norrbacka HIF this evening.

The second day of play tomorrow will see the Owls then enter their final pool game of Group A against hosts Mideba Extremadura (Spain) to determine which Play Off game the team will enter on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in Pool B the four teams of Srug Silverspokes Gent (Belgium), Goldmann Dolphins Trier (Germany), Beit Halochem Tel Aviv (Israel), A.S.D. Polisportiva Nordest (Italy) will be fighting it out to determine their Play Off position.

For more information please click here

29th Apr - Results weekending 28th May 2013 by Alan Caron

Jaguars 47 RGK Sporting Club Rhinos 57 (saturday)
RGK Sporting Club Rhinos 77 Jaguars 54 (Sunday)

National League Division one central

22nd Apr - Wheelchair Sports 2013 event by Alan Caron

Don't miss the Wheelchair Sports Spectacular 2013!

With the opportunity to try over 15 sports, find out about your local clubs, and the chance to meet club coaches and Disability Sports Officers, make sure you don't miss The Wheelchiar Sports Spectacular 2013!

Taking place at the National Indoor Athletics Centre (Cardiff) from 10am to 4pm on both Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May, The Wheelchair Sports Spectacular 2013 is open to everyone but is particularly suitable for:
People with a physical disability who are able to walk
Manual wheelchair users
Powerchair users

In addition, people with a sensory or learning disability are also welcome to participate as well as non-disabled friends and family.

A wide range of manual sports wheelchairs are available for use at the event.

To find out more please, download the flyer, visit www.wheelchairsportsspectacular.co.uk or contact Joanna Coates-McGrath on jcoatesmcgrath@cardiff.gov.uk / 02920 873935

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22nd Apr - GB Womens v Netherlands by Alan Caron

Foundations are set as Standard Life GB Women learn from Head to Head.

The Standard Life GB Women will take some real positives out of the Standard Life Head to Head against the Netherlands womens team, which took place at the University of Wolverhampton between Thursday 18th Saturday 20th April 2013.

The five match series was the first time the Standard Life GB women had faced any international opposition since London 2012 and with new coaches, Nigel Smith and Joe Jayaratne bringing in some new faces it was a great opportunity to blood the new players.

Paralympic Bronze Medallists, The Netherlands, definitely proved worthy of their medal though winning the series 5 0 nevertheless there were plenty of encouraging performances from the young GB team with everyone given chance to play their part and develop.

In the opening match on the Thursday evening it was a close run affair with the lead exchanging hands on a number of occasions, but the Netherlands finishing edged them the win, shooting 45% from the floor compared to GBs 37%. Maddie Thompson and Judith Hamer topped the scoring for GB with 13 and 12 points, respectively.

The early game on the Friday again started as an extremely close match with hardly anything separating the two teams in the first half, however a very strong third quarter from the Netherlands which they won, 13 2, secured the victory for them 50 - 32. GBs Amy Conroy hitting a double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds

Second match on Friday evening saw GB women come out strong with something to prove and won the first quarter 12 -6, however the Netherlands came back and pressed GB led by 21 points from Inge Huitzing to win the match 49 62.

A very low scoring game due to great defence by both teams was had at the beginning of the last day of the series. GB struggled to find their shooting touch and a number of easy turnovers let The Netherlands take a strong hold on the match. GB did not let their head drop and courtesy of 18 points from Amy Conroy kept GB within 19 points, 30 49.

The series finished with the highest scoring game as the Netherlands came out the blocks very quickly, again led by Inge Huitzing, who made 25 points at 80% for the game. The experience of Clare Strange and Sarah Grady rallied the home team for the second half and a combined score of 21 points from them along with 16 points from Amy Conroy pushed them over the 50 point mark for the first time in the series, nonetheless it wasnt enough to overcome the first half deficit finishing the game 55 75.

Standard Life GB Women coaches Joe Jayaratne and Nigel Smith agreed after the match, Its been a positive first tournament for the girls. We feel weve put in some good foundations to build on now up to the European Championships. Throughout the series the team has progressed with each match, everyone in the team played their part and received valuable court time.

Sophie Carrigill, making her debut for GB at the tournament said, It was an amazing to be able to represent GB for the first time and a really good experience to play against such a good team like the Netherlands and to experience how different the International Standard is to club level basketball and the level Ive been playing at. We know now what weve got to put in to make that European

22nd Apr - Results: by Alan Caron

National League Division 1 Central: Biringham Blackcats 51 RGK Sporting club rhinos 71

17th Apr - Wheelchair basketball player banned for two years following test refusal by Alan Caron

Wheelchair basketball player banned for two years following test refusal

UK Anti-Doping has today confirmed that wheelchair basketball player Jack Gibbs has been suspended from all competition for two years following an anti-doping rule violation.

Mr Gibbs admitted refusing to provide a urine sample for doping control whilst competing at the British Wheelchair Basketball Super League match (formerly the GBWBA) match between the GLL & Aspire London Titans and Tameside Owls 1 on 8 December 2012.

The athlete is banned from all competition from 8 January 2013 to midnight on 7 January 2015. The full written decision can be found on the UK Anti-Doping website at www.ukad.org.uk/violations/

UK Anti-Doping Chief Executive Andy Parkinson said: Athletes must remember that testing is a vital part of clean competition. To fail to comply with sample collection is a serious violation of the anti-doping rules and the consequences of failing to provide a sample warrant stiff penalties.

The message to clean athletes is that when anti-doping authorities request a sample, athletes need to do everything they can to cooperate.

15th Apr - GB Women v Netherlands by Alan Caron

Four to make debut for Standard Life GB Womens Teams against the Netherlands

Four new faces have been selected to make their debut for the Standard Life GB Womens team to take on the Netherlands in the Head to Head presented by Standard Life later this week (Thursday 18th Saturday 20th April 2013) at the University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus.

The team will see five changes from the one that competed in London 2012 and the new Coaches Nigel Smith and Joe Jayaratne have backed youth selecting four players under 19 years old, Joy Haizelden, Sophie Carrigill, Jordanna Bartlett, and Charlotte Moore to make their debut for GB.

Standard Life GB Womens Co-Coach, Joe Jayaratne said, "After much deliberation and some very difficult decisions to make, we are confident we've selected a team with the right balance of youth and experience to go forward.

The tournament against the Netherlands will provide us with tough competition and be a good tester for the team to see where we are at."

GB Womens Team to face the Netherlands:
Amy Conroy (Norwich)
Madeleine Thompson (Hope Valley, Derbyshire)
Helen Turner (Chobham, Surrey)
Judith Hamer (Exeter)
Laurie Williams (Altrincham, Manchester)
Sarah Grady (Ely, Cambridgshire)
Clare Strange (Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire)
Joy Haizelden (Southampton)
Sophie Carrigill (Wakefield)
Jordanna Bartlett (Manchester)
Charlotte Moore (Coventry)
Kirsty Wallace (Fareham)

The Head to Head series presented by Standard Life will see GB take on the Netherlands five times at the University of Wolverhampton. (Thursday 18th April Saturday 20th April 2013), with all games being free for spectators>

15th Apr - BWB - AGM by Alan Caron

British Wheelchair Basketball AGM 2013 Notification

On behalf of the Secretary of the Association we hereby give notice of the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association Ltd. which will be held at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield. S9 5DA on Saturday 1st June 2013. The AGM will be hosted in conjunction with the Championship Finals and is scheduled for 1400.

14th Apr - Super League Results: by Alan Caron

RGK Sporting Club Rhinos 52 Oldham Owls 71

14th Apr - Super League Live by Alan Caron

http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/4668/06/14/72/49yMgwh4aAYAc/?post_id=653117253_10151571520812254#_=_

11th Apr - RGK Super League Heats Up by Alan Caron

The RGK Super League heats up!

With just three matches left in the 2012/13 Season, the RGK Super League is really heating up!

Currently in pole position, and with one game in hand over their nearest rival, the Tameside Owls hold 14 points with seven wins to zero losses. Not only topping the table, the Owls are also topping all of the individual average statistics with Martin Edwards leading the way in points scored by per game, Richard Pullen in first place for rebound, Peter Finbow for assists, and Chris Greenhalgh for field goal percentage.

Meanwhile, in second place, the RGK Sporting Club Rhinos have battled their way to three wins and five losses to earn 11 points, Philip Pratt earning a top five spot when it comes to assists.

Just behind the Rhinos, but with a game in hand, the Sheffield Steelers are sitting on 10 points with three wins and four losses. George Bates and Harry Brown, in particular, having strong seasons with the former featuring in the top five for points, rebounds, and field goal percentage; whilst Brown hits the top five for both rebounds and assists.

Also on 10 points are the GLL & Aspire London Titans who, after eight games, have two wins and six losses; Alan Mansell leading the way for the London side in points, rebounds, and field goal percentage, and Matthew Rollston also top five for assists.

The remaining games of the season will see a rearranged clash between the Owls and Steelers, with April 14th hosting a stunning Super League Sunday where each team will play their last game to determine the draw for the RGK Super League Cup at the National Championships, 1st-2nd June.

The RGK Sporting Rhinos final game sees them tip off against the Tameside Owls, whilst the GLL and Aspire London Titans will face the Sheffield Steelers if youre not playing make sure you head over to support your local team!



Individual Statistics from the RGK Super League 2012/13

*The statistics are worked as averages per game; please note that not all clubs have provided stats for every game.

Points Per Game
Martin Edwards (Owls) - 16.83
Peter Finbow (Owls) - 13.67
Richard Pullen (Owls) - 13.33
Alan Mansell (Titans) - 13.29
George Bates (Steelers) - 12.57

Rebounds Per Game
Richard Pullen (Owls) - 14.00
Martin Edwards (Owls) - 11.67
Alan Mansell (Titans) - 9.29
George Bates (Steelers) - 8.29
Harrison Brown (Steelers) - 7.29

Assists Per Game
Peter Finbow (Owls) - 9.00
Dan Johnson (Owls) - 6.00
Matthew Rollston (Titans) - 5.40
Harrison Brown (Steelers) - 4.86
Philip Pratt (Rhinos) - 4.50

Field Goal % (min. 20 attempts)
Chris Greenhalgh (Owls) - 63.64%
Richard Pullen (Owls) - 59.68%
George Bates (Steelers) - 50.00%
Peter Finbow (Owls) - 46.15%
Alan Mansell (Titans) - 45.74%

11th Apr - Junior League Finals by Alan Caron

Round Up: The Lord's Taverners Junior League Finals 2012/13!



Super Saturday saw 16 junior wheelchair basketball teams from all across the country hit the courts of All Saints Sports Centre, Sheffield, for the highly awaited climax to the 2012/13 season: The Lords Taverners Junior League Finals.

Always a fantastic showcase of the sport and its future talent with the nations top U15 and U19 juniors battling it out, this years event proved to be no exception.

In the U19 event, the Sheffield Steelers (43-9 v Aces), GLL & Aspire London Titans (32-12 v West Midland Whirlwinds), Knights (34-31 v South West Scorpions), and Vikings 2009 (30-18 v Manchester Mavericks) all secured their places in the semi finals on the back of very strong performances.

In the semi finals, the GLL & Aspire London Titans put on a stunning performance to defeat the Knights, 37-15; whilst the Vikings edged out a 35-27 win over the Steelers.

Meanwhile, in the 5th-8th Play Off games, the South West Scorpions rallied together to earn a 37-17 victory over the West Midlands Whirlwinds to set up a battle for 5th place against the Manchester Mavericks who defeated the Aces by 30-19.

The 7th/8th Play Off saw an incredibly tight game between the Aces and West Midlands Whirlwinds, the Aces just managing to gain the upper hand to seal out a 24-23 win.

In the 5th/6th Play Off, the South West Scorpions upped their game to finish their tournament on a high with a 34-22 triumph over the Manchester Mavericks.

The Bronze Medal game saw the Sheffield Steelers utilise their greater experience against the Knights, closing it out 35-15.

The final between the GLL & Aspire London Titans and Vikings proved to be a fitting end to a fantastic day. A gripping affair during which both teams had the lead at points, it was the Titans who were able to overcome their opponents and take the title with a 30-26 victory.

Head Coach of the U19 GLL & Aspire London Titans Ann Wild said: We really didnt expect to be in this position so its fantastic! It was a great game played by both teams: even with a player down Sue Peels team [Vikings 2009] fought with great passion and endurance. The GLL & Aspire London Titans just showed we had real class and real ability under the boards and Im very proud of them. In the absence of our coach Ian Laker Im stepping in for this occasion, but Im very very happy to be here and happy to take them to a winning position.

The U15 Event saw some incredibly close games in the opening round with both the RGK Sporting Rhinos defeating the Knights and the Aces beating the Wakefield Whirlwinds by a single basket (28-26 and 21-19 respectively). In addition, the game between the Leeds Spiders and GLL & Aspire London Titans came down to just three points, the Spiders coming away the winners (21-19) whilst CWBA earned a 19-8 win over the Jaguar AllStars to secure their spot in the semi finals.

The semi finals saw CWBA continue their impressive form with a 28-12 triumph over the Leeds Spiders whilst the RGK Sporting Rhinos saw off the Aces 36-15.

In the 5th-8th Play Offs, the Jaguar AllStars worked their way to a 23-12 win over the GLL & Aspire London Titans whilst the Wakefield Whirlwinds suffered another extremely narrow loss, the Knights taking a 12-11 victory.

The 7th/8th Play Off saw yet another close match with the GLL & Aspire London Titans just clinching a 21-20 win over the Wakefield Whirlwinds.

In the fight for 5th place, it was Knights who came out on top with a 30-15 triumph over the Jaguar AllStars.

The Bronze Medal game was an incredibly gripping affair that came right down to the wire with both the Leeds Spiders and Aces tied on 23 points a piece at the close of regular time. An extremely tense overtime followed and whilst the Aces were first to score, in the end, it was the Leeds Spiders who came away victorious: 27-25.

The Final saw CWBA continue their undefeated run, denying a comeback by the Rhinos to take a 20-16 win and the U15s title.

CWBA U15s Head Coach, Paul Claridge said, It is an amazing accomplishment to win this title in only our 2nd year in the league. In our team we have some very young players, who are only 10 years old, playing their first games this year!

The experience of playing in these events is fantastic for our young people. We are very grateful to the Lord Taverners and British Wheelchair Basketball for giving our kids this great opportunity!"

5th Apr - Junior League Finals by Alan Caron

This saturday will see the Junior League Finals in Sheffield, we would like to wish the best of luck to all players, coaching and back room staff and all teams taking part. as to this no training will be on for all sports sections this saturday. we will be back to normal from next weekend.

go rhinos go

26th Mar - Easter Weekend by Alan Caron

Hi All, Easter weekend will see the saturday sessions for Boccia, Junior and Senior Wheelchair Basketball off as the school is closed, Wednesday we will be back as normal 6pm - 8pm, can we ask all juniors to attend this session for junior basketball training before the Junior league finals on 6th April 2013

26th Mar - Wednesday night by Alan Caron

Hi All, Training is on this wednesday night at new Academy 6pm - 8pm

11th Mar - Rhinos in Euro League 1 by Alan Caron

In EuroLeague 1, the RGK Sporting Rhinos opened their campaign against BC Verkerk, the latter coming out on top by 74-44. In their second game on Friday, the Rhinos fought back against ASD. S. Stefano Sport but it was not enough to prevent their opponents claiming a 68-40 triumph. On the second day of play, the Rhinos put on a gritty display against Toulouse I.C. with the hosts nevertheless just edging it out by nine points, 55-45. In their final game, the Rhinos took on eventual pool winners Besiktas Jimnastic Club who sealed an 82-40 victory.

6th Mar - Sporting sessions this weekending 10th March by Alan Caron

Saturday
Boccia 11.30am - 1.pm NEW Academy
Wheelchair Basketball Juniors - 10am - 11.30am
Wheelchair Basketball Seniors - 11.30am - 1pm (one to one sessions/ skills)
Level 1 Wheelchair basketball course - NEW Academy Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm
Sunday:
Wheelchair Tennis 4pm - 6pm Wolves Tennis Club

Euro League 8th - 10th March 2013 Frances

6th Mar - euro league live games by Alan Caron

Please see Euroleague link to see IWBF Euroleague games live
http://cap-sport.tv/?p=1708

6th Mar - live games euro league franc by Alan Caron

Please see Euroleague link to see IWBF Euroleague games live
http://cap-sport.tv/?p=1708

6th Mar - euro league link facebook by Alan Caron

facebook page for euroleague 2013
https://www.facebook.com/coupe.europe.handibasket.toulouse

26th Feb - Sports Sessions Weekending 3rd March 2013 by Alan Caron

Wednesday: 6pm - 8pm - NEW academy
SaturdToulouse ICay: Junior League - nottingham (No Basketball Juniors/Senoirs)
Sunday: Super League : London v Rhinos

17th Feb - Results by Alan Caron

cobras 49 RGK Sporting club Rhinos 52 division 1 central

11th Feb - Rhinos sessions weekending 17th Feb 2013 by Alan Caron

Wednesday: Development Session 6pm - 8pm
Saturday: Junior Wheelchair Basketball 10am - 11.30am
Senior Wheelchair Basketball 11.30am - 1.00pm
Boccia 11.30am - 1pm

Sunday: Division 1 Central Game: Cobras v Rhinos Away

23rd Jan - Invite to please by Alan Caron

Hello,

Hope you are well and your club is having a great season so far!

You may recall that I wrote to your club a little while ago asking for your
support in helping with the research for my dissertation. I am in my final year
of the Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science degree at the University
of Birmingham and am looking for volunteer participants to undergo a short
interview which would help me compile research data for my dissertation based on
the barriers wheelchair basketball players face.

I am looking to organise interviews with two of your club members in the week
beginning the 11th February. Each interview would last a maximum of one hour
and it would be good if one could take place at the training venue before one of
your training sessions and the other after the session.

Please could you let me know if it would be possible for me to come along to
your training session and whether your club members still give their consent to
participate in this research.

Many Thanks,
Caroline Evans

13th Jan - Dates for 2013 by Alan Caron

Women's League
13th January (Nottingham Wildcats Arena)
3rd March (Nottingham Wildcats Arena)



The Lord's Taverners Junior League
2nd February
2nd March

The Lord's Taverners Junior League Finals

6th April (All Saints, Sheffield)




IZB Schools Competitions

14th March - West Midlands (Worcester Arena)


27th March - South East (Surrey Sports Park)


16th April - East Midlands (Beauchamp College)


IZB Schools Competition Finals
1st May (Fenton Manor, Stoke on Trent)



National Championship Finals
1st - 2nd June (EIS, Sheffield)



BWB National Club Conference
15th - 16th June (Burleigh Court, Loughborough)



European Championships
28th June - 7th July (Frankfurt, Germany)



The Lord's Taveners National Junior Championships
26th - 28th July (Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury)



BWB Summer Camp
5th - 11th August (Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury)



Sainsbury's UK School Games
12th -15th September (Sheffield)



U23 World Championships
14th - 23rd September (Adana, Turkey

13th Jan - socal media sites to follow by Alan Caron

Hi All we have a new rhinos facebook page to follow just go to rgk sporting club rhinos and like, you can also go to the website www.sportingclubrhinos.com to like twitter, and follow use on like game and stats with the Super League Team

13th Jan - Sprting Club Sessions weekending 20th Jan 2013 by Alan Caron

Sporting Club Sessions this weekending 20th Jan 2013

Wednesday:Development Team Training 6pm - 8pm
NEW Academy
Saturday: Junior Wheelchair Basketball 10am - 11.30am
Senior Wheelchair Basketball 11.30am - 1pm
Super League Wheelchair Basketball 1pm - 3pm

Sunday: Super League game Away London V Rhinos 12.30pm tip
Wheelchair Tennis 4.30pm - 6.30pm Wolves Tennis Centre

11th Jan - Training back on this week by Alan Caron

Training for basketball, Tennis and boccis will be back on this weekending 12th Jan 2013

Saturday: Junior Wheelchair Basketball 10am - 11.30am,
Senior Wheelchair Basketball 11.30am - 1pm
Boccia 10am - 11.30am all at NEW academy

Sunday: Wheelchair Tennis 4.30pm - 6.30pm Wolves Tennis Centre

20th Dec - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year by Alan Caron

RGK Sporting Club Rhinos would like to wish everyone a great Christmas and New Year for 2013

16th Dec - Results: National League Division 1 Central by Alan Caron

RGK Sporting Club Rhinos 30 Cardiff Celts 50

9th Dec - Sessions weekending 16th Dec 2012 by Alan Caron

Wednesday: 6pm - 8pm, Wheelchair Basketball Development Session & Senior Training
Saturday: Juniors 10 - 11.30am, Seniors 11.30am - 1pm
Christamas Party - See Joan Dunn
Sunday: Division 1 Central V Cardiff Celts 1pm NEW Academy

9th Dec - Result: Super League by Alan Caron

RGK Sporting Club Rhinos 42 Steelers 46

6th Dec - rhinos partnership with wolves aid by Alan Caron

RGK Sporting Club Rhinos working will Wolves Aid partners
http://www.wolvescommunitytrust.org.uk/wt/wolves_aid

2nd Dec - Training weekending 16th Dec 2012 by Alan Caron

Wednesday: Wheelchair Basketball Development Session 6pm - 8pm NEW Academy
Saturday: Junior League Wheelchair Basketball Session: 10am - 11.30am,
Seniors Wheelchair Basketball Session: 11.30am - 1pm
Super League Wheelchair Basketball Session: 1pm - 3pm
Boccia Sessions 10am - 11.30am NEW Academy
Sunday: Rhinos v Steelers Super League @ 3pm University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus

2nd Dec - National League Results: by Alan Caron

RGK Sporting Club Rhinos 22 Leicester Cobras 53

29th Nov - Eleven Young Wheelchair Basketball Athletes Prepare for National Talent Camp by Alan Caron

Eleven wheelchair basketball athletes from across the country are gearing up to attend the Youth Sport Trusts National Talent Camp at Loughborough University from 3 6 January 2013, where they will be put through their paces and learn what it takes to become Paralympic champions....
14 year old Siobhan Fitzpatrick and 14 year old Charlotte Moore from Coventry
14 year old Alex Mitton from Freethrope, Norfolk
15 year old Megan Wood from West Hythe, Kent
15 year old Dillon LaBrooy from Guildford, Surrey
15 year old Nathan Maguire from Chester, Cheshire
15 year old Luke Marshall from Belfast, Northern Ireland
16 year old Jacob Robinson from Stourbridge, West Midlands
17 year old Lucie Bouron from Bracknell, Berkshire
17 year old Joshua Porter from Islington, London
18 year old Sophie Carrigill from Wakefield, West Yorkshire

All athletes will join 90 other aspiring young athletes at the sixth national camp, run by leading youth sport charity, the Youth Sport Trust. I

nspired by GBs historic success at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, these promising young sports stars will reflect on what has been an outstanding year for British sport and use this inspiration to motivate them on their journey into elite sport.

The four day event offers Englands most talented 13-18 year olds insight in the world of performance sport and the harsh reality of the demands and commitment required to be the best in their chosen sport. Seven sports will be represented at the 2013 camp with athletes selected to attend from Wheelchair Basketball, Rugby Union, Cycling, Canoeing, Volleyball, Netball, Hockey and a number of athletes across different sports selected by the British Paralympic Association.

Six am starts, two intense training sessions a day, a series of challenging workshops led by leading sports psychologists and athlete mentors and nutritious but basic meals from the camps country theme; Nanjing, China, where duck blood soup is the speciality of the region; the athletes are not in for an easy ride.

The youngsters will hear from guest speakers including coaches from the England RFU Coaching team; Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree, sports psychologist, Robbie Anderson and mountaineer Bonita Norris; the youngest British woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

In 2007, the camp played host to Olympic Gold medallist rower, Katherine Copeland, who claimed Britains fourth rowing gold medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games with doubles partner, Sophie Hosking.

Alongside the camp, the Youth Sport Trust is also running a coaching academy, offering 200 young promising sports coaches of the future the opportunity to develop and improve their personal coaching style and skills, through a range of workshops and sessions on instruction, observation, analysis and feedback.

The National Young Coaches Academy, which is funded by Sport England, features sports coaches across ten sports including athletics, badminton, basketball, boccia, football, hockey, rugby union, swimming, table tennis and volleyball. The young coaches will join the athletes on the talent camp for a joint opening and closing address, which will provide an opportunity for them to share learning with young talented sports stars that they may well go on to support and coach in the future.

Joining the wheelchair basketball stars will be Athens 2004 Olympic Gold medallist and Youth Sport Trust ambassador, Darren Campbell, who will share his experiences of his journey to elite sporting success and the pressures of being an elite sport performer.

Darren said: Like me, many of these athletes will face some hard challenges and some will doubt their ability to achieve their dream. However, if they are committed, work hard and realise the sacrifices they will have to make in order to perform at the highest level, they will be on the right road to sporting success.

Alison Oliver, Director of Sport at the Youth Sport Trust added: The National Talent Camp is all about supporting talented young athletes and challenging their way of thinking about what it takes to be the best in sport; it will test their commitment to succeed.

We know that behind every successful athlete is a coach and future sports stars need good coaches. Our aim for the young coaches attending the National Young Coaches Academy is that they gain a real understanding of the importance of relationship building and develop their coaching skills, so they can go on to inspire athletes to achieve in their sport.

27th Nov - Wheelchair tennis Session by Alan Caron

Next wheelchair tennis session at Wolverhampton tennis club is 9th dec 2012, 4pm - 6pm

27th Nov - Result: Cardiff v Rhinos by Alan Caron

Cardiff 50 rhinos 35

27th Nov - Rhinos v Cobras 2nd Dec 2012 by Alan Caron

Rhinos will take on cobras this weekend @ new Academy, game tip at 1pm

27th Nov - Training this weekend 2nd Dec 2012 by Alan Caron

Training @ New Academy Wednesday 6pm - 9pm, Development League and Beginners

training @ New Academy Saturday 10am - 1pm, Junior League, Senior National League

Training @ New Academy, Boccia 10am - 11.30am

23rd Nov - Cardiff Away Sunday 26th November by Alan Caron

Rhinos are looking to get the first win of the season away to cardiff this weekend, Coach will be going over the plans this saturday before the team drive away on sunday.

23rd Nov - Training this weekend by Alan Caron

Junior 10am - 11.30am wheelchair Basketball
Senior 11.30am - 1pm Wheelchair Basketball

10am - 11.30am Boccia sessions

14th Nov - Rhinos Win Top Awards 2012 by Alan Caron

The winners and runner up of the 2012 Black Country Sport & Physical Activity Awards were announced in a glittering ceremony on Friday 9th November.

Hosted by Pete Morgan from BBC WM, the evening also included a celebration of London 2012 with presentations made to our Black Country Olympians and Paralympians, Event Officials, Torchbearers and a thank you to our Games Makers.

Business Contribution to Sport
WINNER - Hadley Industries
RUNNERS UP - Birmingham Midshires & Westfield Merry Hill

Chair's Recognition Award
WINNER - Sam Hayer

Coach of the Year (sponsored by Sport Structures)
WINNER - Michelle Baker
RUNNERS UP - Bob Dillon & Sam Hayer

Community Club of the Year
WINNER - Gig Mill Swim School
RUNNERS UP - Halesowen Town FC & Holly Lodge Mills Badminton Club

Community Games Event of the Year
WINNER - Tipton BMX Community Games
RUNNERS UP - Nova Games 2012 & Dudley College Community Games

Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
WINNER - Jordanne Whiley
RUNNERS UP - Richard Davies & Darren Harris

Elvis Gordon Sports Personality of the Year
WINNER - Kristian Thomas

Newcomer of the Year (supported by BBC WM)
WINNER - Karl Hinett

Physical Activity Initiative of the Year
WINNER - Active Steps at Shree Ram Mandir Temple
RUNNERS UP - Community Cultural Dance Festival & Head for Health

Sport Maker of the Year
WINNER - Ross Ensor
RUNNER UP - Paige Harris

Sportivate Project of the Year
WINNER - Get Active Go Fish
RUNNERS UP - Glasshouse College Football & Tipton Town FC 16-19's

Sport Programme of the Year in an Educational Setting
WINNER - Dudley College Volunteer & Leadership Academy
RUNNERS UP - Let's Get Physical (Walsall Student Union) & SMILE

Sportsperson of the Year
WINNER - Kristian Thomas
RUNNERS UP - Helen Scott & Jessica Varnish

Team of the Year (sponsored by Coaching with Balls)
WINNER - RGK Wolverhampton Rhinos Super League Team
RUNNERS UP - Wolves Women & Big Sky Ladies Basketball Team

Unsung Hero
WINNER - Michael Boddis
RUNNERS UP - Reg Rogers & Robert Jones

Volunteer of the Year
WINNER - Greg Silvester
RUNNERS UP - Liam Jones & Omar Chaudry

Young Sportsperson of the Year
WINNER - Eleanor Simmonds
RUNNERS UP - Jacob Robinson & Samantha Latham - Talbot

Young Volunteer of the Year
WINNER - Jessica Purchase
RUNNERS UP - Joshua Surgeoner & Emma Smith

The Black Country BeActive Partnership would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Inspirational Coaches Fund raffle during the evening. A total of 591 was raised for which the partnership will be matching the first 250. We will keep you posted on whether we meet our target of 2,013 by 31st March 2013. The fund will launch from 1st April when we will start to support our Black Country coaches to gain or improve their sporting qualifications.

13th Nov - Super League games by Alan Caron

Owls v Rhinos away team picked by Coach Foden, training session 12.30 to 1.30pm before the game at olws venue.

Fossy

Gregg

Jig

Paul

Robin

Steven

Billy

Phil

Manni

Dips

Jono

13th Nov - Training this weekending 18th November 2012 by Alan Caron

Just to confirm training this wednesday and saturday has been cancelled as to low numbers via illness and sports hall bookings for other events, training will be on the following week as normal

8th Nov - National League One Results by Alan Caron

RGK Sporting Club rhinos 21 Blackcats 58

8th Nov - National League One Results by Alan Caron

RGK Sporting club Rhinos 28 Coyotes 74

8th Nov - Training weekending 11th november by Alan Caron

Training this weekending 11th November 2012
Wednesday: 6pm - 8pm NEW Academy - Development, Seniors
Saturday: Junior League (NO TRAINING For Seniors)

8th Nov - Junior League Competition this saturday by Alan Caron

Junior League Competition info

Venue:
Nottingham Wildcats Arena
Greenwood Road
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG3 7EB

team to meet up at 11am, 2 games on that day starting at 12pm and 1.30pm

28th Oct - Training Sessions weekending 4th November 2012 by Alan Caron

Training Sessions this week:

Wednesday: Development & Senior NEW Academy 6pm - 8pm
Saturday: Junior Training 10am - 11.30am
Senior Meeting & Shooting Session NEW Academy 11.30am - 12.30pm
Division 1 Central Game v Coyotes @ NEW Academy 1pm Tip Off
Sunday: Division 1 Central Game v BlackCats @ NEW Academy 1pm Tip Off

28th Oct - Super League Result by Alan Caron

Super League: RGK Sporting Club Rhinos 30 London 50

27th Oct - Free Tickets for Super League Home game by Alan Caron

You can download your free ticket to see tomorrows game @ 3pm, North East Wolverhampton Academy, Marsh Lane, Wolverhampton, WV10 6SE

www.wolverhamptonrhinos.com

18th Oct - Boccia Section by Alan Caron

Paraympic Sport Boccia will be starting on Saturday mornings after the wolverhampton half term weekending 4th November 2012. we look forward to seeing new members joining the club and having a go.

17th Oct - Results weekend 14/10/2012 by Alan Caron

London titans: 63 Rhinos 23

17th Oct - Training sessions weekending 21st October by Alan Caron

Wednesday Night: Development and Senior Training 6pm - 8pm @ NEW Academy
Saturday: No training as to regional Junior Championships @ Stoke Manadeville

9th Oct - Coach names team for sunday game away against titians by Alan Caron

Coach Caron has picked the following team for sundays game away against London Titians, 1.40pm tip off at Mile End Lesiure Centre. Team Meeting @ 12.30 for warm up @ 1pm.

Arthur Davies, Scott Davies, Darren Greenfield, Andrew Akinson, Piers Baynton, Jon Dunn, Phil Dunn, Alex Hammond, Warren Edwards, Chris Dickins, Mike Potter, Tom Millward,

9th Oct - Weekend Results: by Alan Caron

Weekend Results: Steelers 42 RGK Sporting Club Rhinos 38

9th Oct - live stats from Steelers v Rhinos Super League by Alan Caron

http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/6139/01/30/03/24pOYHa60pY4s/ watch Livestats Steelers v Rhinos

9th Oct - Training weekending 14th october 2012 by Alan Caron

Training this weekend - sunday 14th October 2012

Wednesday - Development & Senior Programme 6pm - 8pm - Wheelchair Basketball

Saturday - Juniors 10am - 11.30am, Seniors 11.30am - 1.00pm Wheelchair basketball

2nd Oct - CHANNEL 4 HAS A BRAND NEW DAYTIME SERIES STARTING CALLED by Alan Caron

CHANNEL 4 HAS A BRAND NEW DAYTIME SERIES STARTING CALLED
SUPERSCRIMPERS CHALLENGE


FROM THE MAKERS OF SUPERSCRIMPERS, WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO LEARN SOME MONEY SAVING TIPS FROM OUR EXPERT TEAM OF THRIFTERS

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN SOME FUN WAYS TO SAVE MONEY?

ON FOOD?

ON FASHION AND BEAUTY?

ON YOUR CHILDREN?

ON YOUR HOME AND GARDEN?

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN A FUN CHALLENGE TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE FOR HALF THE PRICE THEN CALL US NOW!!!

We want to help the Great British public make their money go further so were looking for families, couples, singles or groups of friends that would like our help.

Please email Superscrimpers@endemoluk.com
OR
CALL 0333 577 7773

Leave your name and contact details and a member of the production team will contact you directly.
All landline calls will be charged at your local rate and mobile may vary.

Although Remarkable Television will try and reply to all messages it cannot be guaranteed.

Remarkable Television will use any information provided by you for the purpose of selecting participants for the programme and will only share information with Channel 4 and any independent contractors involved in the programme.

2nd Oct - Training session this weekend 7th Oct 2012 by Alan Caron

RGK Sporting Club Rhinos Training this week:

Wednesday: 6pm - 8pm New Academy

Saturday: 10 - 11.30am Juniors @ NEW Academy
Seniors 11.30 - 1pm @ NEW Academy
Super League 1pm - 3pm @ NEW Academy

25th Sep - Rhinos team named for steelers by Alan Caron

Rhinos have named the team for the steelers game this saturday 29th september 1pm

Jon Dunn, Warren Edwards, Chris Dickens, Alex Hammond, Scott Smith, Robin Surgeoner, Josh Surgeoner, Arthur Davies, Scott Davies, Darren Greenfield, Mike Porter,Piers Baynton.
Reserves: Tom Milward and Phil Dunn

Full training session on wednesday 6pm - 8pm new academy for all, please can all players be at NGH for 12pm for team meeting and warm up, full kit black bottoms, rhinos tops please contact Joan dunn if you need kit. well done to all

25th Sep - Follow us on Twitter and Facebook by Alan Caron

Follow all the action of the new season via facebook and twitter, and all home games via the net.
twitter @sportingrhinos, facebook rgksportingclubrhinos, live games www.premierwheelchairsports.co.uk

19th Sep - Wolverhampton PHAB Club Partnership by Alan Caron

Dear Sir or madam
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mr Steven Raeburn and Im the chairman of a
new group based in the Whitmore Reans area of Wolverhampton called Gloucester Street Phab group.
Im writing on behalf of the new Phab committee to inform you about our
Groups new sports programme which will running a long side night normal bi-weekly group at
Gloucester Street Community Centre, Gloucester Street, Whitmore Reans,
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV6 OPT.
The Gloucester Street Phab group. project is a charity that provides Youth Club Facilities and promotes
and encourages young people with Special Needs and Physical disabilities and non-disabled
young people to come together on equal terms to achieve there goals within the local community.
We would like to invite /need young children, young people and students,
between the age of 10 and 16 and all parents and guardians are
welcome to attend with there children to our evening at Gloucester Street Community Centre.
The Phab-Wolverhampton project evening will have the following
activities taking place on the nights including the Wolverhampton Rhinos Wheelchair Basketball coached,
learn to play Boccia, Tennis Tables, Pool Arts and Crafts. A tuck shop will also a tuck shop available.
The phab steering group has won a bid from PAYA fund body to be able to put on the activates .
Our Phab-Wolverhampton evenings will take place on the 2nd and the 4th Wednesday of every month.
If you would like more information about getting involved in the Phab-Wolverhampton project you can call us
at Gloucester Street Community Centre on 01902-425461 between 10am and 4pm weekdays or visit our
website at www.phab-wolverhampton.org.uk or email-us at admin@gscommunitycentre.org.uk
S.RAEBURN

17th Sep - Training this Week by Alan Caron

Hi All

Training this week will be on wednesday at new academy 6pm - 8pm, there will be not training on saturdays for juniors and seniors.

13th Sep - wheelpower camps - juniors by Alan Caron

WheelPower British Wheelchair Sport, Fifteenth Stoke Mandeville Junior Sports Camp

WheelPower - British Wheelchair Sport will be hosting the Fifteenth Junior Sports Camp at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November.

The Junior Sports Camp is open to youngsters aged 11 - 18 with a physical impairment. The camp will provide the opportunity to receive coaching in a number of Paralympic Sports. The Sports on offer will include Archery, Basketball, Cue Sports, Powerlifting, Rowing, Shooting, Swimming and Table Tennis.

The session times will be Saturday 09.30 18.00 and Sunday 09.00 15.00. Coaching will take place on Saturday and Sunday morning. The weekend will conclude with a mini competition in all of the sports on the Sunday afternoon.

Accommodation, if required, will be available on Friday and Saturday night at the Olympic Lodge, Stoke Mandeville Stadium.




The entry fee is:


Saturday and Sunday


10.00







Saturday only


6.00







Sunday only


5.00


Lunch will be provided on both days.

To take part, please download and complete the Entry, Accomodation, and Payment Forms, and return them by Wednesday 7th November 2012 to:

WheelPower British Wheelchair Sport
Guttmann Road
Stoke Mandeville
Buckinghamshire
HP21 9PP

Fax 01296 424171

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact WheelPower British Wheelchair Sport on 01296 395995 or e-mail stewart.jeeves@wheelpower.org.uk.

13th Sep - research help need by Alan Caron

Thank you for your interest in the research project conducted by researchers at
the University of Birmingham exploring the interplay between disabled athletes
motivation, feelings of competence, autonomy, and connection, reported
well-being, and the typical atmosphere manifested in their sports club or team.
We hope that our research will help to promote greater understanding of how we
can improve the welfare of disabled athletes and promote positive experiences
and sustained involvement in sport. The English Federation of Disability Sport
(EFDS) has endorsed this project.

Following our phone call this morning we would like to invite the athletes at
your club (ages 16-26) to participate in this project by filling in a
questionnaire online which will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.
Here is the link for your athletes to complete the questionnaire online.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GNB7SBH

If you or your athletes have any questions or would like further information
please do hesitate to contact us using the details below.

Kind regards,


Jennie Norfield (Research Assistant)
Tel: 01214148737
Mobile: 07515364509
E-mail: jxn016@bham.ac.uk

11th Sep - Britains Basketball women go one better than Beijing by Alan Caron

Britains Basketball women go one better than Beijing

Britains Basketball women finished with a flourish to secure a place one better than they did at the Beijing Paralympic Games when they beat Mexico for seventh place in their early morning game at the North Greenwich Arena today (Friday).

It was a clinical third quarter that proved decisive for Garry Peels side, which opened up a 14-point lead after the two teams had traded blows throughout a neck-and-neck first half edged by Mexico.

Twelve unanswered points took Britain beyond Mexicos reach and by half way through the fourth, the difference was 20 in Britains favour. The Mexicans resolve faded over the closing stages as Helen Freeman and Amy Conroy found their range, and Britain raced away to win 59-37.

It was a confident way for Britain to close their London 2012 campaign after a disappointing quarter-final loss to Germany on Tuesday and Thursdays defeat to China in the classification crossover.

For Peel and his players, seventh was some consolation.

We are disappointed not to be in the semi-final, and the game for fifth and sixth would have been a bonus, said Peel. Losing the game against Germany, the girls put everything into that, so we had nothing left going into the game against China, so this is consolation.

We were tense in the beginning again today and struggled with shooting which is something we will have to look at. But the second half, offensively, we were superb.

After finishing eighth in Beijing and sixth at the 2010 World Championships, the GB women came to London 2012 with hopes of making the top five, or even snatching a medal.

A narrow pre-Games practice match defeat to defending champions USA suggested they were in good shape, but group A proved to be tough as they went down heavily to Netherlands and Australia.

Victory against Brazil got them back on track but Beijing silver medallists Germany ended their medal hopes earlier this week. With a number of new faces in the squad, Peel admitted he had taken a risk.

We brought six new faces with us to London which we knew would be a risk, but we feel we brought the right team and weve got a lot to build on for the future, and Rio in four years' time, he said.

For 22 year old Freeman, GBs tournament top scorer with 97 points from six games, beating Mexico was a bitter sweet way to end.

It's not the position we'd have hoped to finish in but we did the job today and it's nice to have a win, the crowd deserves it, said the Watford-based player.

Mexico were the last team to qualify for London 2012 and won just one game in group B. But they set off with intent to inflict some damage on the hosts, hitting the opening seven points of the game before Britain responded.

The teams traded the lead four times in the first half but a 22-4 run over a devastating seven-minute spell in the second broke the Mexicans challenge.

We always knew that we'd tire them out eventually, said Freeman. We're a well-conditioned team so we just needed to get our full 40 minutes.

Conroy finished as the games top scorer with 22. The whole tournament has been quite surreal but an amazing experience and Ive enjoyed every minute, said the 19 year old from Norwich.

Co-captain Louise Sugden said Britain have played better than their position suggests, and would work on developing a killer instinct for Rio.

We have proved we can play with the best teams in the world, and now we just have to learn how to win, said 28 year old from Reading. A medal in Rio, without a doubt I think that is the goal going forward.

11th Sep - Great Britain suffer heartbreak in quest for bronze by Alan Caron

Great Britain suffer heartbreak in quest for bronze

Great Britain missed out on a Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball medal for the first time in 12 years as the USA out-played them for a 61-46 victory in the bronze-medal match tonight (Saturday).

Guard Scott Serio scored 20 points as the US exacted revenge in a replay of the same match in Beijing four years ago, which the British won 85-77. Seven of the 12-man GB squad from 2008 were in action again here but could not repeat their heroics.

Faced with tough defending and unable to convert many of the opportunities that came their way, GB were 29-20 down at half-time, with talisman Terry Bywater held to two points in the first 20 minutes.

They drew level at 29 with a burst of nine unanswered points straight after the break, to the delight of a crowd of 12,627 - twice the attendance for Thursday's semi-finals.

Both teams started nervously but, while it took two and a half minutes before Serio opened the scoring for the US, it was a further two before Ade Oregbemi recovered a loose ball to register the home side's first two points.

GB were allowed little space, made few scoring opportunities and, when they had them, failed to capitalise.

Serio kept up a steady stream of points and others, in particular towering centre Joe Chambers who scored 10 in the first half, were allowed space.

Bywater, GB's leading scorer in the tournament so far with an average of 17 points per game, was kept to two in the first half but scored eight in four minutes as the Bulldogs pulled level with a burst of vigour straight after the break.

Britain again tied affairs up at 33 but then committed five turnovers in the following six possessions, allowing the US to move ahead for good.

Kept out of the key, GB scored on just 38% of their shots and centre Ian Sagar said: It just felt like our shots weren't sinking and theirs were we just didnt play well enough.

Every other day theyve been going in but shots just seemed to bounce back out and that just fuelled their momentum.

Im devastated, added the Barnsley player, who contributed seven rebounds.

Coach Murray Treseder said: Weve finished fourth and thats probably where we are at the moment.

I admired our fight in the third quarter. When we got back to 33-all, we made five errors and that just killed us.

Centre Simon Munn, a 42-year-old from Aylesbury playing in his sixth Games, said he felt like the entire game was a blur afterwards.

Im just really, bitterly disappointed. Our supporters have been absolutely fantastic. Im deflated, I feel as though weve let people down, Ive let my family down, he said.

Bywater, who led the defence with 12 rebounds as well as scoring 14 points, felt his sides early struggles had put them in a position from which they could never recover.

Theyre one of the best teams in the world. They did a hell of a job in defence against us but in the first 20 minutes we just werent good enough and it just left us too much to do, said the guard, who comes from Redcar.

We gave it absolutely everything but we just couldnt get that four or six points in front.

There were 12,000 people out there, its a home Olympics, there is pressure on us but we havent played like that the whole tournament.

Bywater set his sights on playing at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, saying: This is my fourth [Games], Im only 29. The intensity of the games just changing every day.

But Im going to give it absolutely everything Ive got to get there because Ive missed out on a medal at a home Olympics and I want revenge in four years time. Ill start my training next week for it.

This has been the best experience of my life. Every morning when weve woken up, every one of us has been excited just to roll out and play in front of the family and the crowd.

Every single person who has seen this sport has said they want to see it on the telly, more in the media. Everybody loves wheelchair basketball.

London 2012 has been a dream come true but we just didnt get the icing on the cake.

11th Sep - Paraympic update by Alan Caron

GB women to fight for seventh spot after China defeat

Great Britain's women have one more chance i to finish higher than they did four years ago, following a 72-55 defeat to China this morning (Thursday).

They will now face Mexico in a final play-off match on Friday with 7th place at stake, having never finished above 8th at a Games before.

Coach Garry Peel's side will take confidence from having outscored the Chinese 24-23 in the final quarter, and from the pace and determination shown throughout, in front of a crowd of 3,600 at the North Greenwich Arena.

But shooting under pressure was a problem, especially in the first half when GB's accuracy of 32% compared starkly to China's 57%, and Peel also felt his sides defending let them down.

We knew theyd come out hard and fast against us but we just we didnt have it defensively today, he said.

We just got a bit soft on them. Its not that we didnt respect the Chinese but the game plan was supposed to be in their faces and to make them work hard and we just didnt do that.

Im frustrated but I know there are a couple of girls out there that were a little bit lost mentally. They are still young and dont understand the full game quite at this level."

Yanhua Li landed a field goal from the top of the key as time expired to take China to the half-time break at 34-20.

Having been outscored by identical 10-17 margins in the first two quarters the home side found some consistency in the second half against a tiring Chinese side, four of whom played the full 40 minutes.

Helen Freeman again stood out for Great Britain, converting seven of 12 attempts from inside the three-point line, often in heavy traffic, for 22 points in total.

We know we are miles better than that. If we play properly we are a lot better. We are just going to fight for 7th now, said the guard, who comes from Watford but currently plays and studies at the University of Illinois in the USA.

"I think its a combination of a number of things but at the end of the day if you dont put those shots in and the other team do it doesnt matter how good you are around the court.

We are going to keep our heads high and be ready for that next game tomorrow. We played Mexico recently and beat them both times so were pretty confident.

Great Britain's men take on Canada in a semi-final at the North Greenwich Arena tonight in a 21:15 tip-off, bidding to improve on the bronze medals they have brought home from the last two Paralympic Games.

10th Sep - Super League games confirmed by Alan Caron

SUPER LEAGUE DATES Team Home/Away Venue Tip
Sunday 7th October 2012 SHEFFIELD STEELERS WBC AWAY NGH 2pm
Sunday 28th October 2012 LONDON TITANS WBC HOME NEW 3pm
Saturday 17th November 2012 OLDHAM OWLS WBC AWAY West Hill Sports Centre 3pm
Sunday 9th December 2012 SHEFFIELD STEELERS WBC HOME UofWolves 3pm
Sunday 20th January 2012 LONDON TITANS WBC AWAY STANMORE 12.3
Sunday 10th Feburay 2013 OLDHAM OWLS WBC HOME NEW 3pm
Sunday 24th Febuary 2013 SHEFFIELD STEELERS WBC AWAY NGH 1pm
Sunday 17th March 2013 LONDON TITANS WBC HOME NEW 3pm
Sunday 14th April 2013 OLDHAM OWLS WBC HOME UofWolves 3pm

10th Sep - Division One Games Confirmed by Alan Caron

DIVISION 1 CENTRAL Team Home/Away Venue Tip
Saturday 29th September 2012 SHEFFIELD STEELERS AWAY NGH 1pm
Sunday 14th October 2012 LONDON TITANS AWAY STANMORE TBC
Sunday 21st October 2012 COYOTES HOME NEW 1pm
Sunday 4th November 2012 BIRMINGHAM BLACKCATS HOME NEW 1pm
Sunday 25th November 2012 CARDIFF CELTS AWAY TBC TBC
Sunday 2nd December 2012 LEICESTER COBRAS WBC HOME NEW 1pm
Sunday 16th December 2012 CARDIFF CELTS HOME NEW 1pm
Sunday 6th January 2013 JAGUARS WBC HOME NEW 1pm
Sunday 27th January 2013 SHEFFIELD STEELERS HOME NEW 1pm
Sunday 17th Febuary 2013 LEICESTER COBRAS WBC AWAY TBC 1.30pm
Sunday 17th March 2013 LONDON TITANS HOME NEW 1pm
Sunday 21 April 2013 BIRMINGHAM BLACKCATS AWAY BISHOP 12.50pm
Saturday 27th April 2013 JAGUARS WBC AWAY MAGNUS LC 2pm
4th/5th May 2013 COYOTES AWAY TBC TBC

10th Sep - Junior League dates confirmed by Alan Caron

Dates for your Diary!

The Lord's Taverners National Junior Chapionships 2012 (Stoke Mandeville Stadium)

Friday 19th - Sunday 21st October



And with the 2012/13 season fast approaching, make sure you get ahead of the game!

Please find below dates for The Lord's Taverners Junior League (venues tbc)



The Lord's Taverners Junior League

Saturday 10th November

Saturday 2nd February

Saturday 2nd March

Finals Saturday 6th April

10th Sep - Division one central and Super League dates confirmed by Alan Caron

Rhinos games for 2012/13 season have been confirmed and will be on the rhinos website asap
www.wolverhamptonrhinos.com junior league dates to follow

10th Sep - Matt foden named Head Coach by Alan Caron

Rhinos are happy to confirm the Head Coaches role of the Super League programme will be Matt Foden, GB Junior and Reserves Elite coach for British Wheelchair Basketball, Matt will take up the role this season 2012/13 and will be assisted by National League coach Alan Caron and his assistant Josh Surgeoner, his role will be to lead the club at national super league level playing against Oldham Owls, London Titians, Sheffield Steelers and play in IWBF Euro League competition.

10th Sep - No Junior Training this Weekend 15th by Alan Caron

West Midlands Regional junior training will be using the sports hall this weekend, senior training will take place 1pm to 3pm as to the lead up to national league competition away to sheffield steelers on the 29th september 2012

10th Sep - Wednesday night training back on by Alan Caron

Hi All

Just to confirm we have wednesday night training this wednesday at north east wolverhampton academy, 6pm - 8pm

24th Aug - Josh picks up the flame for rhinos by Alan Caron

15 August 2012

Media Release

Paralympic Torch Relay: English Flame created at the summit of Scafell Pike in Cumbria

Scafell Pike in Cumbria, one of UKs four highest peaks, is the location for the creation of the English flame

6 flame celebration events will take place in Manchester, Preston, Merseyside and Ellesmere Port

Public invited to Light a Lantern to light the way to the Paralympic Games


As the Northwest gets set to host Flame Celebrations as part of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay, details have been revealed about how the English Flame, part of which will feature at the celebration events, will be created.

On Wednesday 22 August, using a combination of teamwork and human endeavour, the English Flame will be created at the summit of Scafell Pike. At the same time Flames will be created at the summit of the highest peak of the other three home nations: Ben Nevis (Scotland), Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa (Wales) and Slieve Donard (Northern Ireland).

A group of disabled and non-disabled Scouts will ascend Scafell Pike, and at the top they will use the traditional technique of rubbing flint together to create sparks and kindle a flame. The Flame will then be placed in a miners lantern and transferred to London where it will be the focus for a day of Paralympic celebrations.

From here the Flame will be taken to Stoke Mandeville, spiritual home of the Paralympic movement, where it will be united with the other three National Flames during a special ceremony on Tuesday 28 August to create the London 2012 Paralympic Flame.

Seb Coe, Chair of LOCOG, said: We have created a unique identity for the Paralympic Torch Relay which will be celebration of courage, determination, inspiration and equality that every Paralympian represents. By creating the English Flame through human endeavour at the summit of Scafell Pike we will ensure that the spirit of England is represented in the Paralympic Flame. The Flame Celebrations will help us to spread the Flame across the country and I hope the people of the Northwest will get involved and help us light the way to the Paralympic Games.

On Friday 24 August 6 Flame Ambassadors from the Northwest (Josh Dunn of RGK Sporting Club Rhinos) will travel to London and collect part of the English Flame during a ceremony in Trafalgar Square. They will then take it back to Manchester in a miners lantern for a flame arrival ceremony at the Exchange Square Live Site in the city centre, where there will be a host of activities taking place, including have a go sporting events, and an opportunity to meet some of the Paralympians training in Manchester ahead of the London 2012 Paralympics..

People across the Northwest are being encouraged to show their support for the Paralympic Torch Relay. Whether its taking lanterns along to a Flame Festival or Celebration, supporting a Torchbearer or getting friends together to line the route of the 24 hour relay, everyone is encouraged to get involved. Flame celebration will take place:

Friday 24th August 2012 - Tuesday 28th August 2012
Merseyside Paralympic Flame Celebration Events
A series of sporting events at 3 different venues in Merseyside
24th 25th in Kirkby, 26th in Greenbank and 28th in Sefton
Activities include sailing, canoeing, dragon boat racing, tug of war, archery, boccia, table tennis

Saturday 25th August 2012
Ellesmere Port Paralympic Flame Celebration,
1.00pm 4.00pm
Billed as a celebration of inclusivity achievement and endeavour in the fields of sport, art and music

Saturday 25th August 2012
Preston Military Show
Saturday 25th August 2012

For further information about how to get involved, go to: http://www.london2012.com/lightalantern

Andy Worthington, Chair of the Northwest Steering Group for the 2012 Games explains:

After the tremendous excitement generated by the Olympic Torch Relay we are excited to be hosting events in Ellesmere Port, Kirkby, Preston and Manchester to celebrate the Paralympic Torch Relay.

The Northwest has fully embraced the Paralympic Games through the Get Set Education programme, projects inspired by the Paralympics as part of the Inspire programme, hosting Paralympic teams on Training Camps, and celebrating disability art and culture.

We look forward to local communities embracing the Paralympic Flame Celebrations.

The London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay is being presented by BT, Lloyds TSB and Sainsburys and they will provide a variety of entertainment during the six days.

In the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay, 116 teams of five Torchbearers will carry the Flame from Stoke Mandeville to London. The teams have today been notified which street they will be carrying the Paralympic Flame along so that they can plan for their friends and family to come and cheer them on. They were selected through public nomination campaigns run by BT, Lloyds TSB and Sainsburys, as well as the British Paralympic Association, the International Paralympic Committee and other London 2012 sponsors. Whether they have been together for years, or brought together around a common story, each team represents the Paralympic values. For more information about the Torchbearers, go to: http://www.london2012.com/paralympics/torch-relay/torchbearers/

Starting at 8pm on Tuesday 28 August, the 24-hour overnight relay route will see the Paralympic Flame carried 92 miles by 580 inspirational Torchbearers, working in teams of five, from Stoke Mandeville to the Olympic Stadium to officially open the London 2012 Paralympic Games. It will travel through some of the communities of Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, before visiting all six host boroughs and a number of London landmarks. For full details of the route, please go to: http://www.london2012.com/paralympics/torch-relay/route/

Notes to editors
Broadcast footage of the Flame Lightings on each of the mountains will be made available on the evening of 22 August 2012. From 24 August, each day two short packages of broadcast footage will be made available. The packages will be available via the Footage library accessible from the Media Centre on london2012.com and direct from this link http://footagelibrary.london2012.com. Media will need to register for access in advance. Registration is free.

An animated video of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay is also available in the Footage library. Please search for Paralympic Torch Relay Animation Promo.

For further information about the Paralympic Torch Relay please visit http://www.london2012.com/paralympics/torch-relay/
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Lloyds TSB is the exclusive Banking & Insurance Partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and partner of the London 2012 ticketing programme and the Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays. The Bank is committed to inspire and support young people, businesses and communities across Britain in the lead up to London 2012.

As a National Presenting Partner for the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay, Lloyds TSB will be taking the spirit and inspiration of the Paralympic Flame right to the heart of communities across the UK. As part of Lloyds Banking Group, Bank of Scotland will be the National Presenting Partner in Scotland. Be the first to hear how to follow the Paralympic and Olympic Flames, through our customer-exclusive programme Trackside. For more information on how Lloyds TSB is helping take the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to all corners of Britain, visit: www.lloydstsb.com/london2012

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Sainsburys will be using its partnership of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay to engage and celebrate those who make a lasting difference in attitudes towards disability in the UK and create opportunities for change in disabled peoples lives.
Sainsbury's is the first ever Paralympic Games-only sponsor and this landmark commitment to the Paralympic Movement is the largest sponsorship ever of a Paralympic Games.

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LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners - adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.
There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games-only Partner, Sainsburys and one domestic Tier Three Paralympic Games-only Supplier, Otto Bock. The London 2012 Paralympic Games also acknowledges the support of the National Lottery.

21st Aug - Rhinos at Paraympic demo by Alan Caron

Rhinos will be in chester this Saturday 25th August to play a demo and have some fun at chester college, the club will be having a friendly with celtic warriors as a promotion of the paralympics starting the 29th August 2012 in London

21st Aug - Sky New @ Rhinos by Alan Caron

Sky News will be filming at north East Wolverhampton Academy tomorrow morning, this will be about the club and the work it does in the community, please can we ask all players that can attend to come along this will be 10am to 12pm, we look forward to seeing you.

15th Aug - Junior and Senior Training by Alan Caron

Junior and Senior training this saturday 18th August 2012, North East Wolverhampton Academy, 10am - 11.30am, 11.45am - 1.30pm senior training.

9th Aug - Saturday 11th August 2012 by Alan Caron

Please note that we have no junior or senior training this saturday @ North East wolverhampton Academy as to the sports hall booked out for NEW Dances Show, training will be on as normal next saturday 18th August 2012

3rd Aug - Summer Holiday Sports 8yrs - 19yrs by Alan Caron

Multi-Sport Sessions
(Wheelchair based)
Including an Introduction to:
Wheelchair Basketball
Wheelchair Tag Rugby
Wheelchair Tennis
Boccia
Kurling
DATES & TIMES:

10:00am 12:00 EACH DAY

Monday 06/08/12
Tuesday 07/08/12
Wednesday 08/08/12
Monday 13/08/12
Tuesday 14/08/12
Wednesday 15/08/12
Monday 20/08/12
Tuesday 21/08/12
Wednesday 22/08/12

TO BOOK PLACE / MORE INFORMATION:

PHONE: 01902 653233
MOBILE: 07879 861011
EMAIL: info@wolverhamptonrhinos.com

WEBSITE: www.wolverhamptonrhinos.com

https://www.facebook.com/wolverhampton-rhinos

3rd Aug - Saturday Junior & Senior Training by Alan Caron

Hi All

Just to confirm that saturday junior and senior training is on this weekend, 10am - 11.30am for juniors, 11.45am - 1.30am for seniors.

1st Aug - Demo Game 25th August 2012 by Alan Caron

As you are aware Josh Dunn has been chosen to be a Paralympic Ambassador for the area in August:
http://www.west-cheshire.ac.uk/modules/prdb/show_pr.asp?pr_id=773

The demonstration game will be held between Rhinos and Celtic Warriors on 25/08/12.



As you already know this was originally discussed back in March, but at the moment I need names of any players who are able to attend and play.






Can you please players confirm with joan if they are able to attend.



DATE: SATURDAY 25/08/12

TIME: 12:00PM AT THE COLLEGE



This is an amazing opportunity to promote both the club and the sport. There will be a high media presence and we need as many people there as possible! Later in the day we have been asked if we can do a demo of basketball skills.



Can you please ask people to let me know asap? Preferably on my mobile 07841 986292



Thanks Joan

1st Aug - University of Birmingham & EFDS Project by Alan Caron

We would like to invite athletes at your club (ages 16-26) to participate in a
study exploring the interplay between athletes motivation, feelings of
competence, autonomy, and connection, reported well-being, and the typical
atmosphere manifested in their sports club or team. We hope that our research
will help to promote greater understanding of how we can improve the welfare of
disabled athletes and promote positive experiences and sustained involvement in
sport. The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has endorsed this
project.

In terms of your clubs participation, the study will involve the athletes
completing a questionnaire. The multi-section questionnaire will take
approximately 30 minutes to complete. A trained researcher will be present to
administer and supervise the athletes in the completion of the questionnaires.
Alternatively, athletes can complete the questionnaire on line, or with
assistance by someone not involved in their sports team or club. We can discuss
with you what the best option for the athletes in your club would be. At a
future point in time, we would like to interview a small sample of athletes
about their sport experiences. We may invite athletes from your club to
participate in the interviews.

We will invite athletes to participate with an informational letter. The letter
will explain the purpose of the project and the nature of the athletes
potential participation. When conducted in person, the questionnaire
administration will be scheduled to take place at times and locations that are
most convenient to the athletes, coaches and club. All data will be kept
confidential and stored securely for 10 years in a locked cabinet and secure
computer, only accessible by the research team.

At the conclusion of the project, we would be happy to share an overview of the
findings with you and others at your sports club. Please do not hesitate to
contact Jennie Norfield if you have any questions about the project.

If you would like your club or team to have the opportunity to participate in
the project, please notify Jennie Norfield at the address below, providing some
basic information about your club/team (i.e., sport, types of disability
experienced by athletes, location and training day/time).


Sincerely,


Jennie Norfield (Research Assistant)
Tel: 0121 414 8737
Email: jxn016@bham.ac.uk

Dr. Eleanor Quested (Principal Investigator)

Tel: 0121 414 7674


E-mail: e.j.quested@bham.ac.uk

1st Aug - Wednesday Night Training by Alan Caron

Hi All

We are just letting all members know that wednesday night sessions over the summer we will return on wednesday 5th September, all saturday sessions will be on as normal.

27th Jul - London 2012 is here by Alan Caron

London 2012 is here, and we are looking forward to watching every minute of the games good luck team GB

26th Jul - Thank you to saint by Alan Caron

Head coach sinclair thomas will be leaving the club after 7 years at the top he will be moving on to work with BWB elite wheelchair basketball programme, we at rhinos would like to say thank you. a new coach will be confirmed after london 2012

26th Jul - London calling - rhinos by Alan Caron

Rhinos Players: abdi jama, jon pollock, dan highcock, matt byrne, and coach sinclair thomas will be heading to the lights of the big city for london 2012, good luck to all

26th Jul - Junior and Senior training back on July by Alan Caron

sessions are back on saturday and wednesday nights at new academy

saturday 10am - 11.30am juniors, seniors 11.30am - 1.30pm

wednesday - 6pm - 8pm

26th Jul - Junior get to Finals by Alan Caron

Rhinos juniors get to BWB National Junior Finals, coming 3rd overall, well done to all staff and juniors and parents on the sides.

26th Jul - Rhinos to Championship finals by Alan Caron

rhinos came second in the play off finals for division 1, and 4 in the super league competition
a great season for 2011/12

26th Jul - rhinos come 6th in AVC by Alan Caron

Rhinos came 6th place and have know moved to 21st in euro league standing for wheelchair basketball

26th Jul - Euro League 2 by Alan Caron

Rhinos won euro league two and will fly to spain in the IWBF AVC cup for the first time





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