With the countdown continuing to the start of the 2021/22 season, British Wheelchair Basketball has today announced the 10 teams and the structure for this season’s Junior League competition.
Always a highlight of the BWB domestic calendar, Junior League has been the starting point for many GB internationals, and provides the first taste of competitive action for junior players across the UK.
The 2021/22 Junior League season will follow the same format as previous years with teams split into separate pools – each team will host one round of pool games. The top-eight teams will then qualify for the annual ‘Elite 8’s’ which will be hosted at Wildcats Arena, Nottingham on Saturday 23 April 2022 in the usual knock-out format.
The two finalists at the end of the Elite 8s competition will then go head-to-head in the Junior League Final which will be played at the National Championship Finals in June 2022.
The 2021/22 competition will get underway in October with the first round of the pool stage scheduled for the weekend of 30 / 31 October 2021.
Pool A: Mohawks, Scottish Wizards, Wakefield Whirlwinds
Pool B: North Wales Knights, South Wales Fletchlings, West Coast Warriors
Pool C: Aces WBC, London Titans, Thames Valley Kings, The Bears
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 2021 to be eligible to play.
The full 2021/21 structure for Junior League can be viewed here.