Leicestershire County’s U13 Boys & Girls teams were crowned East Midlands champions this weekend at the Northampton School for Girls, leading to 4 young Riders stars being selected to represent the East Midlands at the National Regional Competition in Manchester.
Three players from Coach Pablo Vasquez’s U14s team, Dan Hadley, Sam Darlow & Howard Dayman were all successful in being selected, in addition to Coach Steve Farrington’s u12 Centre William Harrison.
Academy Head Tahir Hajat was elated to hear the news, “I am so proud of the boys for taking their game to the next level. I truly believe the program we are building here will continue to produce fantastic potential as we have already doubled our quota for East Midlands selection this year. Thanks to Coaches Pablo and Steve who have helped guide the boys over the season.”
Attention now turns to the U15 Boys category but not before young people of Leicester City and Leicestershire are invited to the Annual JNBL Academy Trials Day.
Last year over 160 young people attended a day full of basketball and 48 were selected as successful candidates for the JNBL Academy. Despite a small percentage being selected, every young person that attended the Trials Day was given an opportunity to keep playing and develop their game at the fantastic Leicester Arena.
This year we hope to have more young hoopers than ever attend our Trials Day to show off their enthusiasm and skills to our coaches. Make sure you book in advanced to receive your limited edition Trials Day 2017 T-shirt by calling 0116 2558635 or emailing Kiran@leicesterriders.co.uk. Please note that we can only accept payment via Cash, Cheque or BACS Transfer.
Riders Foundation JNBL Trials Day 2017
Venue: Leicester Arena, 31 Charter Street, Leicester, LE1 3UD
- U10/U12s (Born 1/9/2005 or later) – 10.00am-12.00pm
- U14 (Born 1/9/2003 or later) – 1.00pm-3.00pm
- U16/U18 (Born 1/9/1999 or later) – 3.30pm-5.30pm
Price: £15.00pp (Incl. T-shirt when booking in advance only)
For further information please do not hesitate to contact our Academy Head, Tahir@leicesterriders.co.uk or call 0116 2558635 Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm.