31 January, 2020

Busy weekend of action in Junior League, University Championships and National League

After a thrilling weekend of Women’s League action last week, it’s set to be another busy weekend across British Wheelchair Basketball’s domestic competitions, with Junior League, University and National League fixtures all taking place.

Lord’s Taverners’ Junior League

The Lord’s Taverners’ Junior League continues with the competition resuming in three out of the four Pools, with fixtures taking place in England, Scotland and Wales this weekend ahead of April’s Elite 8s competition.

Scottish Wizards are this round’s hosts in Pool A and they begin the weekend top of the table after two wins from their two Round 1 games. They will welcome Wakefield Whirlwinds and Tees Valley Titans to Scotland for Round 2 on Sunday.

Pool C is being hosted in Swansea by South Wales Fletchlings with Pool C leaders CWBA and The Bears both travelling to Wales. CWBA won both of their Round 1 games with South Wales Fletchlings beating The Bears in the other fixture.

London Titans will host the Round 2 fixtures in Pool D after a successful opening round for the London-based team. After two wins from two, the Titans will be eager to maintain their unbeaten start when they play Thames Valley Kings and Aces WBC in Round 2.

Competition page: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/lord-taverners-junior-league-2019-20/

University Championships

The University Championships resume with Round 2 this weekend as Sheffield Hallam University and Brunel University look to continue their winning starts in their respective Pools.

Hosted at the University of Nottingham, Pool A will see last year’s winners Sheffield Hallam University take on teams from the University of Hull and University of Nottingham after claiming two wins from their opening two games.

Brunel University currently lead the way in Pool B and they travel to Cardiff Met University for Round 2 along with University of East London, who are second in the table after one win and one defeat in Round 1.

All six teams will play in March’s University Championship finals at the University of Nottingham, with the Pool stages determining each University’s seeding for the finals draw.

Competition page: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/university-championships-19-20/

National League

In the National League, Division 3 North leaders Vikings host Jaguars 2, while Hampshire Harriers go head-to-head with London Titans 3 in Division 2 South.

North Wales Knights travel to Manchester Giants Mavericks in Division 1 North.

This weekend will also see National League Division 4 get underway with three fixtures being hosted at Jaguars WBC in Newark in Pool A.

Split across three different Pools based on a team’s location, Division 4 provides teams with a more locally accessible competition than the higher divisions in the National League.

The first weekend of fixtures will see only the teams from Pool A in action with Kingston Panthers and Leeds Rhinos travelling to Jaguars for the first round of games.

Competition page: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/nl-premier-division-19-20/

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