Leeds Rhinos players and staff enjoyed a major success in Medway Kent last week not only winning the European Championship with a golden point try over France, 4 days earlier winning in convincing style by a 30 point margin to bring home the Kielty/Fassolette Trophy.
James Simpson Rhinos Capitan , Jodie Boyd-Ward, Sebastien Bachara and Young gun Tom Halliwell played a key roles in all of England's games, with the youngster Tom Halliwell top scorer for England with a massive 88 points in his début tournament.
The Success was made better with Rhinos head Coach Martyn Gill joining forces with Medway Dragons Head Coach Marl Roulsedge the joint Head coach position was a great strategy has both coaches delivered different style and complimented each other. England Team Manager, also Rhinos Chairman was on course to complete his 3rd year with England and along with his back room staff players and coach's has bagged 3 major trophies in the last 15 months.
The future looks bright for Rhinos and England but head are now looking towards 2016 which sees Rhinos looking to strengthen the squad with the chance of a second team player some Development games next season, and Rhinos are looking to try and tap into the success with over seas players with an over seas pre season tour.
Rhinos begin Pre Season training on 7th Jan 2016 at Morley Leisure Centre 8pm - 10pm.
Spiders in Winning Start to Premier League
Leeds Spiders Wolfs went up against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Steelers on Sunday in a game that was non-stop.
Spiders came out of the action packed game triumphant as it finished 49-54 .
The game was a very tight one with both teams playing end to end, in particular new signing Ebrahim Ahmadi scoring 17 points on his debut, and another great performance from last season top scorer Jack Brown 25 points.
Spiders looked on top form and were straight into the challenge set pre-season Team work is essential.
Spiders took an early lead with great team work between Ebrahim and J Brown putting spiders well ahead by 9 point in the first qtr, that pressure was increased throughout the game with spiders keeping lead and continuing to the end despite some great outside shooting from Steelers Kevin Hayes, great game played to the best spirit well done to Sheffield Steelers and good luck for the season.
After the game Head Coach Mathew Micklethwaite said “ we worked hard and kept our composure under pressure, communicated has a team and had that win mentality from the first minute, this is Spiders first win against Steelers for our first team which is a great start to the season, the hard work over the summer paid off.”
Big hitter’s today Jack Brown 10 baskets 20 points and 5 free throws.
1st Qtr. 7-16, 2nd 17-18, 3rd 12-8, 4th 13-13 FT 49-54
Jack Brown (CAP) (25), Ebrahim Ahmadi (17), Andy Wharton (5) Zeb (0), Ahmad (5), Josh Gardner (2)
Subs – Caroline Bonner, Aqeel Zadi, Sahial Ahmad, Paul Turner
Finally Spiders Chairman Andrew Gardner said “this was a great win we never expected an easy ride and Steelers made it an hard win, they is some great rivalry’s between both clubs but also great friendships born from such a great Region, we can now power on to make Yorkshire the place to play Wheelchair Basketball. We now have two massive games at Home against London Titans on 11th and Oldham Owls 18th October at Morley Leisure Centre and for the first time these will be live streamed to our YouTube channel (Leeds SPIDER Y) so if you cant get down to support you can watch it anywhere.”
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Basketball Statistician Required
SPIDER- Y is seeking to recruit a voluntary statistician to provide high quality statistics for our home games playing in the Premier League Wheelchair Basketball competitions for 2015-2016.
The production of game stats will allow coaches and individuals to evaluate individual and team performance, enabling them to focus on areas of improvement and capitalise on strong points. Games stats will be available following the games via the Premier League fixtures/results page of the GBWBA Website.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Delivery of Statistics via Fiba live stats on game day, Taking statistics at games is ever easy, but now FIBA have made the job of capturing game statistics much easier using FIBA Live Stats.
The program facilitates the capture of game statistics as they happen, and also allows webcasts to stream information live on the internet for all to see.
BWB statistician receive a match day payment of £12 plus expenses these will be agreed prior to appointment. Laptop and printer provided on match days.
- Knowledge and understanding of basketball stats acquired through relevant academic study (either studied as a module or as an academic qualification to degree standard)
- Excellent knowledge level of Basketball or wheelchair basketball
- A basic knowledge of MS Excel and Fiba Live stats
This exciting role would suit candidates currently studying sports and performance analysis or keen to gain further experience in this field.
This position is a voluntary role and would involve some evening and weekend working due to the nature of the role.
How to apply
Successful applicant will subject to DBS and reference check and agreement to code of conduct.
Start Date First Home game 11th October 1245 full fixture list will be forward to all applicants.