The newest and oldest (in age) club team begin their quest in local league basketball on Friday 11th September, when the senior team will play two friendlies in the Nene Valley League. The players on the team are made up from adults either returning to the game (having not played in a while), players wanting to give the sport a go or play basketball and live in the area and the Warrior players who are to hold to play on the Under 18 team.
The team will be playing in the Nene Valley League, which is a central venue based local league competition based at Stanground Sports College in Peterborough. Not as competitive as the Peterborough league, the league has been created as a competition where all taking part can get experience of playing senior team local league basketball.
Head Coach Rob Knapper said “This is our first year of entering a senior team into local league basketball, but we knew that we are not as good as the majority of teams in the county so we wanted a competitive league were we could match up and remain competitive. It will be the chance for our senior players to finally take the court and represent the club, hopefully doing us justice. It will also be a good chance for the Warriors who have now got to old to play for the junior teams and will give them a good taste of senior basketball. I will also be using the matches as a chance for the better Warrior Under 18 players to gain experience of senior basketball.
Although we are not expecting much in our first season, I hope that we can compete with the teams we play against and win a game or two!”
If anyone is interested in playing for the Warriors senior team, come along to a training session on Tuesday evenings 7:30 to 9:30 at Witchford Village College.