2022/23 Season: Junior Roundup

As the 2022/23 National League regular season draws to a close across the club – take a look at how our teams have fared with our regular season roundup!

Under 12 Mixed

The season is not yet over for our Under 12 side who will be looking to finish the season on a positive note as they prepare for back-to-back games this weekend.

The team got off to the best possible start back in October with an opening game 55-51 win at Northamptonshire Titans.

With Birmingham Bears coming up this weekend it is sure to be another close contest after January’s narrow four-point loss against the same opposition.

The team will be looking to leapfrog Northamptonshire Titans this weekend to secure a seventh placed finish.

Under 14 Boys Conference

Coach Matt Gaskell’s young side have shown consistent improvement throughout the course of the season.

January’s 45-44 win at Warwickshire Hawks was a high point for the team with a number of close games in the season’s run-in demonstrative of the progression and development of the group.

Under 14 Boys Premier

Coach Afonso Tavares’ side have clinched a playoff spot with a fifth-place finish in the Midlands Premier division.

It has been a positive season for the team who have navigated a tough division to finish with the joint third best record in the league.

Dominant wins against Cheshire Phoenix and a crucial win against the chasing Manchester Giants have defined the season with plenty still to play for as we head into the postseason.

With work still to do ahead of the playoffs in a fortnight’s time, stay tuned to our channels for news and updates…

Under 16 Girls

Our Under 16 Girls have taken down all of their challengers enroute to securing the Midlands Conference league title.

It has been an unforgettable season for Coach Marc Evans’ side who clinched the title with a final day demolition of Leicester Riders II at the Morningside Arena.

The season has been defined by a host of dominant wins on the way to a well-deserved championship.

Our female programme has gone from strength to strength this season with the successes and national recognition testament to the work across the programme.

Under 16 Boys Conference

It has been a season of progression for our Under 16 Conference side who finish the year in fourth place in the Midlands Conference.

This season’s 9-7 record is good enough for a fourth-place finish in the division.

Coach Daniele Brunetti’s side have enjoyed a positive year, underpinned by a fast start to the season which saw the team win four of their opening five games.

Under 16 Boys Premier

Our Under 16 Boys Premier are another side who take taken a big leap forward this year under the stewardship of Coach Paul Douglas.

The team challenged Manchester Magic all the way, even inflicting their only defeat of the season with a 65-59 win at Nechells back in February.

As well as a stellar league campaign, a run to the National Cup semi-finals is another demonstration of the quality coming through the ranks here at Rockets.

With a playoff campaign set to get underway in the coming weeks, we will bring you all of the latest news and reaction from their postseason outings…

Under 18 Women

Rockets’ Under 18 Women have continued their momentum from last season’s promotion campaign with a fantastic maiden season in the Northern Premier division.

An 11-3 record sees the team finish in second place.

Dramatic one-point wins against Nottingham Wildcats and Manchester Mystics II in their last two games is demonstrative of the grit and desire of Coach Elfrey’s team who are another side looking forward to the playoffs in just under a fortnights time.

Under 18 Men Conference

Another side to have experienced a positive year on the court are our Under 18 Conference side.

A 7-4 record sees the team finish with the second-best record in the conference and marks a progressive year for Coach Dudley’s side.

The final day win, a comprehensive 97-55 home success over Stourport Spartans, proved a fitting finale to the season for the group.

Under 18 Men Premier

Our Under 18 Men’s Premier team consolidated their position in the Western Premier with a strong end to the season seeing the team finish in eighth place.

Ricardo D’Alva led his young side, many of whom played at this level for the first time this season, to a solid year with the team looking primed to push on next season.

 The team won two of their last three games to finish the year on a high having demonstrated their ability to trouble some of the top teams during the course of the year.