13 December, 2019

Excitement builds ahead of 2019/20 Women’s League opener

One of the highlights of British Wheelchair Basketball’s domestic calendar will get underway this weekend with over 100 players heading to Nottingham for Round 1 of the 2019/20 Women’s League.

Featuring 19 teams across three divisions, 22 games will be played over two days of back-to-back action at the Wildcats Arena, Nottingham (NG3 7EB), during the first of three rounds of competition.

CWBA Allstars Women will be targeting their fourth consecutive Division 1 title after victory over Sheffield Steelers in last season’s final saw the Coventry-based team secure their third title in three years.

CWBA will be joined in Division 1 this season by Vixens, Angels of the North and newly-promoted Blackhawks, who finished top of Division 2 last year with a 100 per cent record.

Last season, Angels overcame Vixens to claim the bronze medal, and this year the battle for the Division 1 crown is likely to be fiercer than ever before.

Each Division 1 team will play each other twice over the course of the three rounds, with the semi-finals taking place in Round 3 in April. The two semi-final winners will advance through to the Division 1 final which will be held at the National Championships in May.

Whilst no team will be relegated from Division 1 this season, the top team in Division 2 will automatically be promoted to the top division, where each team will play each other once.

The top-two teams in Division 3 will be automatically promoted to Division 2; and again, each team will play each other once.

As well as featuring GB internationals – including nine of the 12 players who claimed an historic silver medal at this year’s European Championships – the opening round will see players of all ages taking to the court, including players making their first appearance in Women’s League.

Which teams are in each division?
Division Teams
Division 1 Angels of the North 1
Division 2 Angels of the North 2
Glasgow Rollin’ Rocks
GLL & Aspire London Titans 1
Leicester Cobras
North Wales Knights
The Bears
Wakefield Whirlwinds
Division 3 Eastern Blue Stars
GLL & Aspire London Titans 2
Plymouth Raiders
Scottish Women Warriors
South East Sparks
South West Wales Dragons
Wakefield Whirlwinds 2
How can you follow the 2019/20 Women’s League?

Follow the action on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram profiles – make sure you tag @BritWheelBBall in any posts.

Use #BWBWomensLeague to join the conversation on social media and check out our live blog for live updates, results, images and interviews: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/live-blog/

Results and league tables will be updated throughout the weekend on the Women’s League competition page: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/womens-league-18-19/

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