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Final Resultsfrom National Junior Championships for South East
Under 15s - Featuring Kings member Liam
Lost 16-21 vs Scotland
Lost 10-15 vs Wales
Won 14-9 vs London
Lost 10-33 vs North West
Quarter Final - Lost 8 - 17 East Midlands
5th -8th Playoff Bracket - Lost 12-23 West Midlands
7th-8th playoff - Lost 8-19 Yorkshire
Under 15s South East Finish 8th
Under 19s - featuring Joe & ReecePool Matches
Won 22-14 vs Wales
Won 32-8 vs N.Ireland
Lost 15-25 vs West Midlands Won 19-13 vs London
Won 30-5 vs North West
Quarter Final Won 24-9 vs Scotland
Semi Final Lost 16-26 vs Yorkshire
Bronze Medal Won 22-15 vs East
Under 15s South East Win bronze
Over the weekend, Three members of the Kings - Reece, Liam and Joe will playing for the South East region at the British Wheelchair Basketball The Lord's Taverners National Junior Championships at University of Worcester Arena
Joining our members, Two of our Coaches - Peter (as Under 19s assistant coach) and Grant (as Under 15s assistant coach) will be coaching the South East region teams at the event.
This past Saturday saw the Lord Taverners British Wheelchair Basketball junior league finals with teams throughout the UK taking part in Under 15s and 19s action among them the South All Stars Under 19s made up of a combination of players from 7 southern clubs including Berkshire's Thames Valley Kings.
The South All Stars Under 19s first saw a huge quarter finals win 32-13 in a match up against London Titans 1 before moving on to the Semi final with London Titans 2. The Semi final was a tough match with Titans 2 powering out in the second half to win 31-14, to set up a bronze medal playoff for the All Stars against Sheffield Steelers.
In an nail-biting match up against Steelers, the All Stars edged away 27-23 and were crowned Bronze medal winners adding to the South Under 19s cup the team won in February, which saw a huge roar from the all stars supporters
His team mate - Reece Barker, from Wokingham who was Forward for the All Stars said "It was a Quality team effort and I'm happy we improved on last year's result"
Reece's father and Thames Valley Kings assistant coach Grant added "It was a brilliant day with a great atmosphere. It was great seeing Reece and Joe playing so well after working so closely with them over the season. Well done guys"
The Thames Valley Kings where represented at the Lord's Taverners National Junior Championships held at Worcester area 1-2nd August 2015 in the U15, U19 team, coaching and officiating volunteer staff. The Lord's Taverners National Junior Championships saw almost 300 junior wheelchair basketball players fill the University of Worcester Arena from the 1st-2nd August for an incredible weekend of wheelchair basketball.
Competing on the same courts that will welcome the continent's leading nations for the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships later this month, which is the top teams will be selected to play at the Paralympics in Rio in 2016. The 23 regional junior teams shone as they played for the U15 and U19 national titles.
Reece was selected to represent the U19 team for the South East Region, he was excited to be selected for the tournament as he had only being playing wheelchair basket for 18months and he was a strong forward for the South East team, scoring a number of baskets over the 2 day tournament. The South East U19s team finished 4th in the tournament consisting of 12 teams, winning 4 out of their 5 pooled games, playing against Northern Ireland, East Midlands, South West and North East. Their only loss was to the North West who went on to win the U19 Gold Medal for the 4th year in a row. The U19 team won their quarter final against the East team, 25 v 18 East to progress to the semi-final where they lost against the west midlands who went on to win silver, final score 14 SE v 25 West Midlands. They met Yorkshire in the Bronze medal match who last year won silver with the final score 17 South East v 24 Yorkshire.
Kieran was selected for his last year as an under15 player having played at the tournament for a number of years representing the South East region. Liam was excited to have been selected for a second year in a row to represent the South East Region. The Under 15s team finished 9th out of 11 teams, the won one of their pooled matches to East Midlands, they lost to Yorkshire who went on to win Bronze, North East who won Gold, North West and London. They finished 6th in the pool A and went on to play for 9-11 place. The SE team won against the South West 26 v 11, and a close game against the East Midlands 14 V 17 to SE.
DJ Kings longest playing member and trained Young Official was officiating at the tournament alongside the game refs. DJ said "I really enjoyed playing at the championships in the past when I was young enough to take part, but it's great to come back as an official and still be involved".
Peter R volunteered for the role of assistant coach with the u19s team, he reported "it's great coaching with other coaches that you don't get to work alongside often. I learnt a lot about my style of coaching and how other coaches work. It's great to be able to coach at a tournament that I have also taken part in, even if that was a number of years ago now!"
Jacqueline volunteered as a table official for the U15 and U19 teams, and explained that "it's great to be a part of the championships and to be at such a prestigious event that every junior player looks forward to being selected to play at representing their region. I enjoy being an official at this event rather than coaching and I feel it adds more depth to my club coaching".
The Thames Valley Kings joined in the celebrations for National Paralympic Day on Saturday ahead of National Paralympic Day on July 26.
The day organised by Paralympic GB to help to Celebrate the Paralympic movement allows people to come together to relive the magic of the London 2012 Paralympics.
The Kings where also joined by their mascot - Uncle Bob.
One of our awesome Junior players, Iona switches on Thatcham Christmas lights. Iona said pushing the plunger on the lights was great fun and really exciting.
Iona was invited to perform the honour by the mayor of Thatcham, Gary Johnson, who said he was inspired by Iona's determination and cheerful manner after seeing her practice at the club.
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