East Cambs Basketball Club celebrate end of ‘long and enjoyable’ season with trophy presentation evening

The award winners from left to right: Hayden Brown (Under 14/16 coach), Joseph Bidewell, Aleck Forre

The award winners from left to right: Hayden Brown (Under 14/16 coach), Joseph Bidewell, Aleck Forrest, Kieran Edgley, Pedro Diaz (kneeling – assistant coach), Aurimas Sileris, Sam Green, Rob Knapper (head coach and chairman). Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

The East Cambs Basketball Club celebrated the end of their ‘long and enjoyable’ season at the group’s trophy presentation evening on Wednesday July 18.

Before trophies were given out, Rob Knapper, the club’s head coach and chairman, addressed the players, friends and family members that had turned up with details of the next annual meeting.

He revealed the club has a new training base for the senior and under 18 men’s teams who are now based at the new sports hall at The Hive Leisure Centre on the new leisure park.

Rob said: “The senior team and the under 18s are growing. We no longer could train in comfort at Witchford Village College, so looked for a new venue.

“We hope to be working closely with the team at The Hive which will be of benefit to all of us. With this move, our women’s team, the Amazons, have now moved to Witchford Village College.

“They have a bigger venue to train in and at a later time to attract new players”.

Awards were given to the Under 14, Under 16, Under 18 and Senior teams of the Warriors.

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List of winners:

Under 14: Most Valuable Player and Players player – Kenus Linkevicius

Most Improved – Joseph Bidewell

Under 16: Most Valuable Player and Players player – Kieran Edgley

Most Improved – Aleck Forrest

Under 18: Most Valuable Player and Players player – Aurimas Sileris

Most Improved – Alex Dower

Seniors: Most Valuable Player and Players player – Sam Green

Most Improved – Lloyd White

Rob Knapper added: “It has been an up and down season, but right from our youngest to our senior players, everyone has given the coaches and myself 100 per cent.

“The awards are richly deserved and those that have won the Players player should be proud as it was voted for their teammates”.

Anyone interested in playing for either the Warriors or the Amazons should get in touch with Rob. The Warriors run junior teams at Under 12/14/16/18 (ages 9-17) and a senior men’s team (ages 18+).

The Amazons women’s team have one team at the moment but players aged 12 and above are invited to come along.

For more information, email: contact@eastcambsbasketball.co.uk