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2013-2014 Honours

Senior Women and Junior Women - National League winners

Senior Women - Scottish Cup winners

Senior Women - National League Playoff winners

Junior Men and Cadette Women - Division 2 League champions

Senior Women and Senior Men - Lothian Cup winners

Senior Women - Lothian League winners

U12 Girls - East & Central RDL winners

U12 Boys - National Challenge winners

View the full list of club honours

Our Scottish Cup finalists

Our Cadet Men are the first final to be played over the Cup Final weekend with a tip off time of 10:30am. The boys have been drawn as the away team so will be wearing their black strips and will be resplendent in their new Cup Final warm up tops provided by Liz Noar Physiotherapy. They will face Edinburgh rivals Boroughmuir Blaze.

Our Senior Women will play in the last game of the Cup Final weekend with a tip off of 3:30pm. They have also been drawn as the away team so will therefore be in their black strips. They are the holders of the Cup and will also match up against local Edinburgh rivals, Edinburgh University.

A few points to note :

  • The event will take place in the SPORTS HALL not the ARENA due to another major sporting event.
  • The Team Manager will pick up the players' tickets at the Ticket Desk an hour before tip off. These are to be used by the player for the remainder of the day when they are not competing. They can be given to family members but please be aware once a player leaves the playing area they will not be permitted to re-enter without a valid ticket.
  • If you still haven't got your ticket, you can get them here. Remember to use the discount code of SCF15MEMB for 25% discount. Anyone under 14 is free.
  • Parking – there is limited parking in the car park for the sport centre.
  • The individual player introductions onto the court will take place 7 minutes before tip off, so you need to be in your seat by then to give the players a rousing welcome onto the court!

Good luck to all our players and coaches, represent your Club with pride and dignity.

Kats in quarter final of Chairman's Cup

This Saturday at Portobello sees the Senior Women Lothian League team start their Chairmans Cup campaign. The quarter final is the Kats first game in the competition due to Aberdeen University conceding the previous round tie. Kats will tip off at 11am against last year's beaten finalists Granite City Grizzlies who are always tough opposition, come along and make some noise and cheer Kats onto the semi-final!

Upcoming fixtures 21st, 24th and 25th January

This week's fixtures start early for the Senior Women whose game is on Wednesday! They will travel up the road to the Pleasance to play Edinburgh University in the league. This will be a chance for both teams to suss each other out ahead of meeting in the Cup Final and a win for Kats would be a great psychological advantage to take into next week's final.

Saturday sees all of our other National League D1 teams on the road, although for the Senior Men it is just the short trip to the Crags to play Boroughmuir Blaze. The Senior Men find themselves in unfamiliar territory with Blaze ahead of them in the league this season but after running league leaders Falkirk so close a couple of weeks ago, coach Doug Reilly will be hoping to come out on top in the all Edinburgh derby. The Cadet and Junior Men are both off to Glasgow to play Glasgow Rens. The Cadet Men will face a tougher game than the last time the two teams met as Rens will be on a high following their victory over Boroughmuir last week. The Junior Men will be the favorites going into their game with Rens and will be hoping to keep their position at the top of the league.

The Cadette and Junior Women are travelling to Bathgate for two tough games against SWL, the Cadettes will be hoping to improve on their last result against SWL and the Juniors will be hoping to bounce back from last week's defeat.

Sunday sees our Division 2 teams back in action with the Junior Men playing Rens in Shawlands and the Cadet Men Thistle team playing South Lanarkshire Colliers in East Kilbride. Our under 12s boys and girls and our U14 boys are taking to the court on Sunday as well in the next round of the Regional Development League. Good luck to all our players and coaches!

NOTE THE CADET MEN D2 GAME ON SUNDAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO VENUE PROBLEMS

DateTimeTeamOppositionVenue
21st January19:20Senior WomenEdinburgh UniversityPleasance Sports Centre
24th January11:00Cadette WomenSWLBathgate Academy
11:00Senior Women
(Lothian League)
Granite City GrizzliesPortobello High School
11:40Cadet MenGlasgow RensShawlands Academy
13:00Junior WomenSWLBathgate Academy
13:30Junior MenGlasgow RensShawlands Academy
17:20Senior MenBoroughmuir BlazeThe Crags
25th January10:00Cadet Men D2
(Thistle)
SL ColliersA McCoist Complex, East Kilbride
12:30Junior Men D2Glasgow RensShawlands Academy

Regional Development Leagues - 25th January 2015

The next rounds of the Regional Development League take place on Sunday 25th January 2015 at Bathgate Academy and Deans Community High. This time our youngsters are involved at Under 12 (boys and girls) and Under 14 (boys) age groups.

Click for the full list of Regional Development League fixtures.

This link opens the fixtures in a new window and displays all U12s games. Use the tabs at the bottom of the screen to see fixtures for "U12s" or "U14 Boys".

Busy weekend ahead with the first Super Saturday and bagpacking!

This weekend we have 5 games at Portobello with only the Senior Men on the road. The Men are headed to Troon on Saturday with every game vital for the men as they try to finish in the top 4 and qualify for the playoffs. The rest of the National League teams will be welcoming Tayside to Portobello on Saturday. First up are the Cadette Women who will be hoping to continue the form that saw them beat East Lothian Dragons last weekend and overturn the 3 point defeat they suffered at the hands of Tayside in December. The Junior Women will have a tough game as Tayside are going well this season with only one defeat so far. The Senior Women are having a fantastic season so far as they are undefeated in the league and have a cup final to look forward. The last time the teams met saw a comprehensive win for Kats. The Cadet Men also have a cup final to look forward to and should repeat their win over Tayside whilst the Junior Men in the last game of the day will be looking for the win to maintain their position as league leaders.

And if that wasn't enough excitement there will also be the January 300 Club draw, a win will certainly cheer up a cold and dismal January for someone!

There are no games on Sunday due to the national training and referee seminar. Good luck to all our players involved in the national sessions. Sunday also sees our first fundraising event of 2015, as we head to Sainsburys at Meadowbank for a bag packing day. Fundraising is a vital part of Club life unfortunately, as our fees do not cover the high costs involved in running a Club. Here are some examples of the costs we face this season:

  • National League, Lothian League, Regional Development Leagues, Scottish Cup and Chairmans Cup entry fees over £2500
  • Each home game costs over £100 in referee and table official costs
  • Each month we pay nearly £4000 in hall costs

So thank you to those of you who are giving up your time on Sunday, it is much appreciated as you are helping to keep the Club affordable for all by keeping the fees at a reasonable level and allowing us to offer financial help to those who need it. Also a big thanks to our Youth Leaders who have organised the bag packing and will be supervising on the day. Thanks also to Sainsburys for their continued support.

DateTimeTeamOppositionVenue
17th January11:00Cadette WomenTayside MusketeersPortobello High School
13:00Junior WomenTayside MusketeersPortobello High School
15:00Senior WomenTayside MusketeersPortobello High School
16:45Senior MenTroon TornadoesBelmont Academy
17:00Cadet MenTayside MusketeersPortobello High School
19:00Junior MenTayside MusketeersPortobello High School

MiniHoops has a new coach!

As our youngest players get ready to start the next block of MiniHoops we are delighted to announce that Euan Campbell has joined us as the new coach. Sadly due to work committments Simon Flockhart had to stand down as coach of this age group, Simon has been the coach of this age group since it was established so we will miss him and we thank him for all his hard work and enthusiasm. Euan has been involved in basketball in Ayrshire for years and has moved to Edinburgh with work so we are delighted he has been able to join us. The MiniHoopers will benefit from his many years of coaching experience which ranges from working as a basketball development officer in North Ayrshire, coaching National League teams at Cadet and Senior Men level and coaching Scotland teams at Cadet, Junior and Senior Men level. I'm sure you will all make Euan very welcome at the Club and we look forward to working with him for many years to come. There are rumours that he might even dust off his basketball boots and take to the court for our Lothian League men!

The session dates for the next block are :

  • 11th January
  • 18th January
  • 25th January
  • 1st February
  • 8th February
  • 15th February
  • February holiday
  • 1st March
  • 8th March
  • 15th March
  • 22nd March
  • 29th March
  • 5th April

The sessions will run from 10am until 11am at Holy Rood High School and the cost for this 12 week block is £30.

Welcome to 2015!

Happy New Year to all our Club members, friends and families, let's make the second half of the season one to remember! The Senior and Junior Women will have to wait a bit longer for their restart as neither have a game this weekend. Our Senior Men have a tough game at Portobello against the league leaders Falkirk Fury so if you can come down to Portobello to show your support it will be much appreciated by the players. Our Cadet and Junior Men are travelling to Troon. Our Junior Men are sitting at the top of their league having completed the first half of the season with only one defeat and will be the favourites to get the win as will 4th placed Cadet Men. The Cadette Women are very busy on Saturday with the Division 1 team headed to Dunbar to play East Lothian Dragons and the Division 2 team headed to Bathgate to play two games against St Mirren. Sunday sees our two Cadet Men Division 2 teams and our Junior Men Division 2 team in action. The full list of fixtures is :

DateTimeTeamOppositionVenue
10th January11:15Senior MenFalkirk FuryPortobello High School
11:30Cadette WomenEast Lothian DragonsDunbar Grammar School
12:45Cadet MenTroon TornadoesBelmont Academy
13:45Cadette Women D2St Mirren BBathgate Academy
14:45Junior MenTroon TornadoesBelmont Academy
15:30Cadette Women D2St Mirren AcademyBathgate Academy
11th January11:00Cadet Men D2
(Caledonia)
West Lothian WolvesBathgate Academy
13:00Cadet Men D2
(Thistle)
Stirling KnightsHoly Rood HS
14:50Junior Men D2Stirling KnightsHoly Rood HS

Last National League games of 2014

This weekend sees the last National League games of 2014. The Senior Men have the weekend off as their game against Stirling Knights has been rearranged. The Junior Men were playing Highland Bears but they have pulled out the game so the Juniors also have a weekend off. So the only game now at Portobello this weekend is the Cadet Men who play Highland Bears. The women's teams are all away from home at Tayside on Sunday.

Good luck to all our players who are involved in the national training sessions this weekend.

The full list of fixtures is :

DateTimeTeamOppositionVenue
20th December13:10Cadet MenHighland BearsPortobello High School
21st December11:20Cadet WomenTayside MusketeersGrove Academy
13:20Junior WomenTayside MusketeersGrove Academy
15:20Senior WomenTayside MusketeersGrove Academy

Big Lottery Fund

City of Edinburgh Basketball Club continues to go from strength to strength as they celebrate their recent grant award from the Big Lottery Fund. As part of the growth in the popularity of basketball in the city the Club now have 3 teams competing at Under 16 boys level. The funding award allowed the Club to kit the teams out with new strips and to purchase some new match day equipment. The Club now has 21 teams ranging from Primary 1 to adults and is the biggest and one of the most successful Clubs in Scotland.


Pictured – some of the Under 16 players in their new strips

Club chairperson Amy Morgan explains- "We are delighted with the support from the Big Lottery Fund as it helps us to increase the playing opportunities for our Club members. This year has been a big year for the Club as we recently appointed our first part time employee thanks to the sportscotland Direct Club Investment funding and we became a registered charity. All these initiatives help us to continue to offer a high standard of basketball coaching to all and to continue our work with our local community."


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Mini Hoops Update

We hope everyone enjoyed our recent Christmas session. Here's some important information for our mini hoopers...

Next Session

The dates for next year have been confirmed as follows:

  • 11th Jan 2015
  • 18th Jan 2015
  • 25th Jan 2015
  • 1st Feb 2015
  • 8th Feb 2015
  • 15th Feb 2015
  • Feb Holiday
  • 1st March 2015
  • 8th March 2015
  • 15th March 2015
  • 22nd March 2015
  • 29th March 2015
  • 5th April 2015
  • Easter Holiday

If you didn't get the chance to confirm that your son/daughter will be returning in 2015, please could you email Claire Murray to reserve your place, or let her know if you won't be returning so we can free the space up.

The cost for the 12 weeks is £30, payable by cash or cheque on the first day back.

Coaching

Thanks to all of the Mini-Hoops coaches who are doing a great job of bringing on our youngest players. You may have noticed Derek taking a leading role over the past few weeks, as Simon now has work commitments on a Sunday. I'm sure you'll agree that Derek's leadership at the Christmas session in his Santa hat was particularly impressive! We now also have Euan Campbell stepping in to help out (also wearing his Santa hat yesterday) who is an experienced player, coach and basketball development officer.

Our coaching plan for the new year is to group children more consistently - according to experience/age/ability/game play/skill level etc. etc. We want to make sure that everyone gets the most out of the sessions - our primary goals will be engagement and enjoyment!

Year Books and T-Shirt Orders

For those of you who have ordered Year Books or T-shirts, these will be available to pick up on Saturday 20th December between 11am and 4pm from Portobello High School where the last games of the year will be taking place...so you can also stay and watch for a while too. If you find your way to the tuck shop, you'll be able to pick up your order there.

Anybody who didn't order a Year Book and would like one, feel free to drop in and buy one on the 20th. They cost £5.

Anybody interested in a t-shirt order please see the order form on this page of the website.

The mini hoopers tend to wear the purple Fruit of the Loom t-shirts (EBC02) with their surnames printed on the reverse. They cost £11 including printing. Available in age 5-6, 7-8, or 9-12 sizes.

If you're quick and let us know in the next few days what you would like, Paul has said he'll try to get them done for pick up on the 20th (so long as he has the size you need in stock).

Claire Murray