It was a busy Saturday for our junior programme with six of our teams in action over the course of a busy afternoon across the country.
Nechells Wellbeing Centre proved a fortress with all three games resulting in resounding Rockets wins.
Our Under 18 Boys Conference side bounced back from last weekend’s disappointment in emphatic style – overcoming Shrewsbury Storm by way of a 104-73 scoreline.
The result sees Coach Dudley’s side return to winning ways and they will be looking to take this weekend’s momentum into the games ahead.
It also proved to be a positive day for our Under 16 Girls side who moved to 2-0 in the league with an impressive 75-61 victory over Derby Trialblazers.
Aminata Kamara, Rhianna Shackleton, Tia May, Mateya Georgieva and Beth Parnell-Lea all scored in the double figures whilst fine defensive performances from Efeoghene Ottah and Tahlia Christian also contributed to a great overall team performance.
This team, although young, are proving to have a very strong squad with clear potential. Coach Evans has high hopes for them in the league this season.
The Under 16 Boys Premier side also continued their 100% start to the season with a hard-fought win against a tough Northamptonshire Titans side.
Coach Douglas’ team battled to a 90-83 win in the day’s early tip-off; setting the bar for the weekend with a resilient display.
Unfortunately, things proved tougher for our Rockets on the road this weekend.
Our Under 16 Boys Conference side battled hard against Birmingham Bears but lost out by just four points as they slipped to an unfortunate 44-48 defeat. Coach Brunetti was upbeat about the commitment and attitude his team showed, and will be confident of continual improvements in the coming weeks.
The Under 14 Boys Conference side headed to Milton Keynes as they looked to kickstart their season but a strong Breakers side came out strong, eventually condemning our Rockets to a 36-79 loss. Coach Gaskell recognised the great effort the young players put in against a big, athletic home side.
Coach Ricardo D’Alva took his side to the SGS Campus to face a strong Bristol Flyers Academy side who made home advantage count to take the win by way of a 69-89 score line.
Stay tuned to our channels for all of the details ahead of next weekend’s games and look out for our new Junior Spotlight, where we will be shining the light on each of our junior sides in more detail – coming soon!