Kings Gear Up For New British Wheelchair Basketball Season
The Thames Valley Kings will return to action this Sunday with an away trip to Warwickshire Bears 2. British Wheelchair Basketball’s Club of the year have had an action packed summer preparing for the new season with some members representing the club at two major Junior competitions but it will be the seniors team first league match since May.
The Club has prepared for the new season by taking on a strong Tornadoes team on Sunday at St Barts School Newbury in a Exhibition Friendly. Although The Kings were defeated 39-28, They did managed to outscore Tornadoes in the second half.
Workingham based Kings Division Three Coach, Grant Barker says “I can’t wait for the season to start , we have a couple of new players and looking forward to building on last season performances”
Division Three Captain Wayne Burton adds “As captain of the Thames Valley Kings I can only say that I’m excited for the new season ahead. We have built a great stepping stone since last season with our new logo and kit, It has helped us attract new players to add to our squads. My main aim is to help build us stronger as a team on and off the court but I’m really looking forward to grabbing that first league win we have been waiting for and deserve. Let’s go KINGS”
Vickie Simmonds who joins the Kings in her first competitive season states “Very excited for my first competitive game with the club. I’ve spent the past year working with the team and building my ability so can’t wait to show what I can do as a division 3 player. It was a huge boost to score my first game basket at our friendly last weekend.”
The game against Warwickshire Bears 2 is scheduled to tip at 1pm on Sunday.
Division 3 Fixture List in Full
Sun Oct 2nd – A – Warwickshire Bears 2
Sat Oct 15th – H – Hampshire Harriers 2 (@ Kennet Leisure Centre, Thatcham)
Sat Oct 29th – H – Plymouth Storm (@ Kennet Leisure Centre, Thatcham)
Sun Nov 20th – H – CWBA3 (@ St Barts School, Newbury)
Sun Jan 8th – A – Hampshire Harriers 2
Sun Jan 15th – H – Worcester Wolves (@ St Barts School, Newbury)
Sat Jan 28th – A – Aces
Sun Feb 5th – H – Warwickshire Bears (@ St Barts School, Newbury)
Sun Feb 19th – H – Aces (@ St Barts School, Newbury)
Sun Mar 11th – A – Worcester Wolves
Sun Mar 26th – A – CWBA3
Sun Apr 8th – A – Plymouth Storm
Thames Valley Kings wheelchair basketball club is a member of the British Wheelchair Basketball Association. The club is Berkshire’s oldest competitive wheelchair basketball club and has existed since 2004. The Kings play their home games at either Kennet Leisure Centre, Thatcham or St. Barts School, Newbury. Training occurs on a Saturday at Kennet Leisure Centre, Thatcham and is available to everyone over the age of 8 regardless of ability or experience.
Peter Scoins, Head of Marketing
Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair Basketball Club