Hatters crowned U12 GNBL Cup Champions

U12GNBL Cup and Plate 2019

Mystics U12 win silver in Girls Northern Basketball League Cup Play-off

After an excellent U12 Girls Northern League season in which Sheffield and Manchester tied for first place in the League, we held our Play-offs on Sunday 7 April at All Saints in Sheffield.

There were 2 different Play-offs, one for the Cup competition and one for the Plate competition.

Cup Results

There was very little to choose between Sheffield, Northants and Manchester, with Sheffield being able to finish the last few minutes a little stronger than the other teams.  Congratulations to Sheffield.  

Manchester Mystics 32 – 42 Sheffield Hatters

Manchester Mystics 51 – 39 Northants Lightning

Sheffield Hatters 47 – 45 Northants Lightning

Plate Results

Derby Trailblazers 70 – 20 City of Leeds

Derby Trailblazers 42 – 24 Lancashire Spinners

City of Leeds 4 – 53 Lancashire Spinners

Despite the Leeds team being the youngest team present, they acquitted themselves very well and their time is yet to come.

60 – 70 Under 12 girls enjoyed a great day, supported by a large crowd of parents and friends. Each player received a medal and T-shirt to commemorate the day.  All games were played in excellent spirit and it was a memorable day to finish the season.

The League and Play-offs were sponsored by Greater Manchester Sport and sincere thanks to them for their support.

View photos in the gallery here

The League Has Started!

The Northern Girls League started its fixtures on Sunday 16 September. We had the first Triangular Tournament at Manchester Basketball Centre between Mersey, Northants and Manchester.

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The Northern Girls League started its fixtures on Sunday 16 September. We had the first Triangular Tournament at Manchester Basketball Centre between Mersey, Northants and Manchester.

All seemed to go very well and I feel sure that all the girls/parents really enjoyed the afternoon.

Some points I would make which may be helpful:

* 1.5 hours is needed per game but the referees will have to be strict on the 2 minute break between quarters and the 5 minute half-time.

* The breaks after 4 minutes are simply for immediate substitution and not for the Coach to talk to the players.

* Mersey had 9 players, Northants and Manchester had 10. All coaches respected the rules in terms of playing time which was great.

I would like to thank Northants and Mersey for being ready to play so early in the season.

Matt Roberts, our Webmaster, will update results and table immediately after receiving the information after each Tournament. The website is now updated from yesterday. Also, check Gallery for smiling faces at the Tournament.

Joe