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?
Scottish Wizards, Tees Valley Titans, Wakefield Whirlwinds
Jaguars, North Wales Knights, Vikings
CWBA, South Wales Fletchlings, The Bears
Aces, London Titans, Thames Valley Kings
Which teams are hosting Round 1?
Saturday 16 November, hosted by Tees Valley Titans
Outwood Academy Acklam, Hall Drive, Middlesbrough, TS8 9NQ
Saturday 16 November, hosted by Jaguars
Magnus Community Sports Centre, Bowbridge Road, Newark, Nottingham, NG24 4AB
Sunday 17 November, hosted by CWBA
Woodlands Academy, Broad Lane, Coventry CV5 7FF
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/
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