15 November, 2019

2019/20 Lord’s Taverners Junior League to get underway

Over 100 players are preparing to get their 2019/20 Lord’s Taverners Junior League season underway this weekend with Round 1 marking the beginning of this season’s junior competition. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2019/20 Lord’s Taverners Junior League: 

How the Lord’s Taverners Junior League works? 

The Lord’s Taverners Junior League is a mixed league where both male and female players, aged between 13-18, compete together. Players must be aged 17 or younger on 31 August 2019 to be eligible to play. 

This year’s league is comprised of 12 teams split into four pools of three teams. All three teams in each pool will host a round of three games – with each team playing two games in each round. 

Two points will be awarded for a win, while one point for a defeat. 

The top eight teams from the pools will then progress to the Elite 8’s, which will be hosted at EIS Sheffield on Saturday, 25 April 2020, where the teams will compete for a place in May’s Junior League final. 

Which teams will compete in 2019/20? 
Pool A 

Scottish Wizards, Tees Valley Titans, Wakefield Whirlwinds 

Pool B 

Jaguars, North Wales Knights, Vikings 

Pool C 

CWBA, South Wales Fletchlings, The Bears 

Pool D 

Aces, London Titans, Thames Valley Kings 

Which teams are hosting Round 1? 

Pool A

Saturday 16 November, hosted by Tees Valley Titans 

Outwood Academy Acklam, Hall Drive, Middlesbrough, TS8 9NQ 

Pool B

Saturday 16 November, hosted by Jaguars 

Magnus Community Sports Centre, Bowbridge Road, Newark, Nottingham, NG24 4AB 

Pool C

Sunday 17 November, hosted by CWBA 

Woodlands Academy, Broad Lane, Coventry CV5 7FF 

Pool D

Sunday 17 November, hosted by Aces 

Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Stoke Mandeville Stadium, HP21 9PP 

What happened last year? 

After a thrilling day of competition at the Elite 8’s in April, Lancaster Spinners and North Wales Knights advanced through to an enthralling Junior League final, live on BBC Sport Online. 

NW Knights were crowned champions after a superb final quarter comeback, with only three points separating the pair at the end of an end-to-end game. 

It was once again a clear demonstration of the talent that is progressing through the junior pathway ensuring a strong future for the sport. 

Five of last year’s top-eight teams will be back on court for the 2019/20 Lord’s Taverners Junior League, including winners North Wales Knights.

Essential match information

Fixtures, results & league tables can be found on the competition page: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/lord-taverners-junior-league-2018-19/

Follow British Wheelchair Basketball on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for live updates and images throughout the competition.

Use #LTJL1920 to follow the action and join the conversation on social media.

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