A whirlwind weekend in Manchester saw our 2022-23 champions crowned, with six finals taking place across a spectacular two days of wheelchair basketball action.
Three of the finals were broadcast onto BBC Sport (Junior League, Women’s Premier League, and Premier Division), with the rest of the 19 games streamed live onto YouTube.
Earning their way to the final through the Kukri Elite 8s competition earlier this year in April, Scottish Wizards and North Wales Knights took to the court in the heated conclusion to an exciting Junior League season. Scottish Wizards took the win 35:55.
Women’s Premier League
The Women’s Premier League drew to a dramatic close as Worcester Wolves claimed 3rd place in the final moments of the game, winning 55:56 against league rivals Cardiff Met Archers.
In the final, Loughborough Lightning delivered a strong performance across the court, winning 75:47 over East London Phoenix.
In the Division 3 semi-finals, Jaguars won 54:56 against Aces. North Wales Knights had a 59:42 victory over Southern Sharks.
Heading into the 3rd/4th place playoff, Southern Sharks took the win 35:43 against Jaguars. In the final, North Wales Knights had a comprehensive 34:60 win over Aces to be named the 2022-23 Division 3 Champions.
The Division 2 semi-finals got underway with Mohawks winning 58:47 over Cardiff Met Archers and Aces were defeated 53:73 by Lothian Phoenix.
Cardiff Met Archers narrowly took the win in the 3rd/4th place playoff with a 63:61 win over Aces. In the final, a dramatic final basket secured the win for Mohawks against Lothian Phoenix as they won 52:50.
Plymouth Fusion had a 57:75 victory against Mohawks, and Sheffield Steelers were defeated 68:43 by Jaguars.
In the 3rd / 4th place playoff, Mohawks won 68:44 versus Sheffield Steelers to claim 3rd place. In the final, Jaguars delivered a solid team performance to take the win 66:72 against Plymouth Fusion.
The Premier Division semi-finals were buzzing, with London Titans winning 63:39 over CWBA and Manchester Revolution securing their place in the final with a 66:51 victory against Sheffield Steelers.
In the 3rd/4th place playoff, Sheffield Steelers were victorious with a 48:58 win against CWBA.
In a thrilling finale to the 2022-23 season, Manchester Revolution won 61:63 against last years champions London Titans.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended and made this year’s National Championships Final special. A big shoutout goes to the officials and volunteers who make our sport possible. The countdown is on for the 2023-24 season!