Charnwood College Riders Boys and Girls, part of the David Ross Education Trust, are set to travel to Orlando for AUU Nationals later this month in the first US trip for the academy.
Charnwood College Riders recently returned from the ISF World 3×3 Championships in Serbia in taking Gold in the Women’s competition and Bronze in the Men’s.
Now, the Charnwood College teams look to take on tough US opposition in a great showcase opportunity for the students. The teams will compete in the Orlando National Showcase Event against travelling teams from across the US.
Head Coach Krumesh Patel will lead the Women’s team in the US and will be assisted by Oli Parr on the trip.
“Over the years we’ve always tried to have the best exposure for our girls,” commented Coach Patel.
“To be invited to a showcase event in Orlando is going to be a major step forward for us.
“The opportunity for the program to go overseas and play in a tournament in America is going to be a rare experience and will provide a good platform for the girls to show their talents to many American coaches.
“This is a great step for the program and the girls, we are really looking forward to the new experience and challenge that is ahead of us later this month.”
On the boys side Head Coach Will Maynard will the Charnwood College Riders Boys to take on some tough opposition.
“We wanted to give our boys the opportunity to compete again some of the best athletes at their own age group, and to see what level they aspire to in order to achieve their dreams.
“The Orlando Boys National Showcase Prime Event is a popular AAU tournament in which we will be competing in over the 25th to 29th of July. Its not only a great basketball experience but also a great life experience for all of our young players!”
The boys team will consist of Blaize Sagna, Gregorie Durand, Charlie Britton, Darnell Stewart, Adam Davenport, Charlie Lowe, Luc Willets and Niall Harris.
Be sure to follow @CharnwoodBball for a behind the scenes look at the trip.