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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

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."


The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery.
The Fund is committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need and has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK.
Since its inception in 2004 we have awarded close to £6bn.
The Fund was formally established by Parliament on 1 December 2006.

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

Mission Christmas - how you can help a disadvantaged child have a better Christmas

This year we are supporting Forth One's Mission Christmas appeal. This is what it is all about :

Thousands of children in poverty will wake up to a Christmas without presents this year. That's why Forth One Cash for Kids, in partnership with ASC Ltd Edinburgh, have launched Mission Christmas. We're asking you to buy just one extra present this year – a gift that we'll give to a disadvantaged child to make their Christmas morning that little bit brighter. We're looking for new and unwrapped gifts suitable for children and young people aged 0 to 18 years, and you can donate at one of our drop-off points.

Please drop off your gifts at Portbello High School on Tuesday 16th December any time between 5:30pm and 9pm and we will deliver them all to one of the collection points on behalf of the Club.

For more information about the appeal and other ways to donate please see the Forth One website www.forthone.com/charity/missionchristmas/

Scottish Cup semi final weekend!

This weekend is the Scottish Cup semi finals. All our teams that are away from home so lets all get on the road to support them! First up on Friday night are the Cadet Men who are up against Stirling Knights at The Peak. Then on Saturday the Senior Men face Falkirk Fury on their home court at the Mariner Sports Centre. Sunday it is the turn of the Senior Women who are at St Maurice's High School to play Lady Rocks.

The younger teams are in action in the Regional Development League on Sunday and we also have 3 of our Division 2 teams in action.

The full list of fixtures is :

DateTimeTeamOppositionVenue
12th December18:25Cadet Men
(Scottish Cup)
Stirling KnightsThe Peak
13th December18:30Senior Men
(Scottish Cup)
Falkirk FuryMariner Sports Centre
14th December10:30U12 Boys
(CoE 1)
West Lothian WolvesDeans Community HS
10:30U12 Boys
(CoE 2)
Falkirk FuryDeans Community HS
10:50U14 Boys
(CoE 2)
West Lothian WolvesBathgate Academy
11:00U12 GirlsFalkirk FuryDeans Community HS
11:20Senior Women
(Scottish Cup)
Lady RocksSt Maurice's HS
11:30U12 Boys
(CoE 1)
U12 boys
(CoE 2)
Deans Community HS
12:00U12 GirlsWest Lothian WolvesDeans Community HS
12:30U12 boys
(CoE 1)
Stirling KnightsDeans Community HS
12:30Senior Men D2Glasgow RensShawlands Academy
13:00U12 girlsPolonia PhoenixDeans Community HS
13:00U12 boys
(CoE2)
East Lothian Dragons 2Deans Community HS
13:00Cadet Men D2
(Caledonia)
Tayside MusketeersHoly Rood HS
13:35U14 boys
(CoE 1)
U14 boys
(CoE 2)
Bathgate Academy
14:50Junior Men D2Renfrew RocksHoly Rood HS
16:20U14 boys
(CoE 1)
Falkirk FuryBathgate Academy
16:20U14 girlsEast Lothian DragonsBathgate Academy
18:10U14 girlsBoroughmuir BlazeBathgate Academy

Another Super Saturday! Fixtures for 6th and 7th December

You wait all season for a Super Saturday and then two arrive in a row!! This weekend we have 5 games at Portobello on Saturday with only the Senior Men away in Arbroath. The standout game of the weekend is the Senior Women's game against Lady Rocks with both teams currently undefeated in the league. The Cadette and Junior Women will also have tough match ups against the Lady Rocks earlier in the day. The Cadet Men will be hoping to continue with last week's good form against Glasgow City and the Junior Men will be looking for revenge against Perth for the defeat inflicted on them in the first game of the season. Also on Saturday the Under 14 girls start their Scottish Cup campaign with a match against East Lothian Dragons.

We have two of our Divison 2 teams in action on Sunday with both the Junior Men and the Cadet Men in action against Boroughmuir Blaze.

Come along and cheer the teams on if you can. We will be taking orders for the Yearbook at the Tuck Shop and we will be doing the second 300 Club draw of the season.

The full list of fixtures is :

DateTimeTeamOppositionVenue
6th December11:00Cadette WomenLady RocksPortobello HS
11:30U14 girls
(Scottish Cup)
East Lothian DragonsDunbar Grammar School
13:00Junior WomenLady RocksPortobello HS
15:00Senior WomenLady RocksPortobello HS
15:20Senior MenTayside MusketeersGrove Academy
17:00Cadet MenGlasgow CityPortobello HS
19:00Junior MenPerth PhoenixPortobello HS
7th December15:20U12boys
Junior Men D2
Boroughmuir BlazeThe Crags
17:20Cadet Men D2
(Thistle)
Boroughmuir BlazeThe Crags

It's going to be a Super Saturday (and Sunday!)

What a packed two days of basketball ahead of us this weekend, we have 17 teams in action with only the Cadette Women and the Senior Woman Lothian League team having the weekend off! We have 7 teams playing at home over the weekend so there are lots of opportunities to get out and cheer on our teams.

We start the weekend with a 5 game Super Saturday with games all the way from 11am until 9pm. We are delighted to be welcoming Alison Johnstone MSP to Portobello as our guest. First up are the Junior Women against the SL Colliers. The Colliers have had a tough introduction to the National League and it would be a major shock if the Junior Women don't pick up the win. The Senior Women are also up against new league entrants in Gracemount Panthers who have also had a torrid introduction and Kats will be looking to maintain their unbeaten record in the league. Then it's over to the men with the Cadet Men and Junior Men both welcoming Dunfermline Reign to Portobello. The last game of the day should be a cracker! The revitalised Senior Men will face St Mirren who will be aiming to bounce back from their surprise loss to Blaze last weekend whilst Kings will be looking to build on the comprehensive win in Stirling. This is the game of the weekend, do not miss it!

If that's not enough basketball for you, there's even more on Sunday to look forward to! We have the under 10 boys and girls, the under 12 boys and girls, two under 14 boys' teams and the under 14 girls all representing the Club in the Regional Development League. The Senior Men Lothian League team are travelling to Aberdeen to play the university in the Chairman's Cup and all of our Division 2 men's teams are in action.

We will also be holding the first 300 Club draw of the season on Saturday, all the numbers are now updated on the website, so check out the 300 Club page.

Have a great weekend of basketball whether you are playing, coaching or spectating! The full list of fixtures is :

DateTimeTeamOppositionVenue
29th November11:00Junior WomenSL ColliersPortobello HS
13:00Senior WomenGracemount PanthersPortobello HS
15:00Cadet MenDunfermline ReignPortobello HS
17:00Junior MenDunfermline ReignPortobello HS
19:00Senior MenSt MirrenPortobello HS
30th November9:00U14 boys
(Kings B)
Edinburgh LionsStirling HS
9:00U12boys
(Kings A)
Stirling KnightsGrangemouth Sports Complex
9:30U12boys
(Kings A)
U12 boys
(Kings B)
Grangemouth Sports Complex
9:55U14 boys
(Kings A)
West Lothian WolvesStirling HS
10:00U14 girlsEdinburgh LionsGrangemouth Sports Complex
10:30U12boys
(Kings B)
Boroughmuir BlazeGrangemouth Sports Complex
11:00U10 girlsWest Lothian WolvesGrangemouth Sports Complex
11:30U10 girlsPolonia PhoenixGrangemouth Sports Complex
11:45U14 boys
(Kings A)
Stirling KnightsStirling HS
12:45Cadet Men D2
(Thistle)
Renfrew RocksRenfrew Sports Centre
13:00Cadet Men D2
(Caledonia)
Perth (B)Holy Rood HS
13:00U14 girlsWest Lothian WolvesGrangemouth Sports Complex
13:35U14 boys
(Kings B)
Boroughmuir Blaze BStirling HS
14:15U12 girlsFalkirk FuryGrangemouth Sports Complex
14:45Junior Men D2Renfrew RocksRenfrew Sports Centre
15:15U12 girlsPolonia PhoenixGrangemouth Sports Complex
15:30Senior Men D2Boroughmuir BlazeHoly Rood HS
15:45U10 boysWest Lothian WolvesGrangemouth Sports Complex
16:15U10 boysEast Lothian DragonsGrangemouth Sports Complex
16:45U10 boysBoroughmuir BlazeGrangemouth Sports Complex
17:00Senior Men LL
(Chairman's Cup)
Aberdeen UniversityAberdeen Sports Village

Fixtures 21st, 22nd and 23rd November

This weekend the Senior Men are up first with a Friday night game at Stirling. The men will be joined by returning Kings player Lee Reilly who will be determined to start his season with a win. On Saturday we have the Cadet Men, Cadette Women and Junior Women all at the Mariner to take on Falkirk Fury. The Senior Women Lothian League's Chairman's Cup game on Saturday has unfortunately been cancelled as Aberdeen University didn't have enough players. Sunday is a busy day for the Junior Men with games for both the Division 1 and Division 2 teams. The D1 team are at the Mariner to play Falkirk where they are joined by the Senior Women. The D2 team are at home at Holy Rood High School.

The full list of fixtures is :

DateTimeTeamOppositionVenue
21st November20:00Senior MenStirling KnightsThe Peak
22nd November13:50Junior WomenFalkirk FuryMariner Centre
15:40Cadet MenFalkirk FuryMariner Centre
17:30Cadette WomenFalkirk FuryMariner Centre
23rd November10:20Cadet Men D2
(Caledonia)
St MirrenLagoon Centre
13:00Junior Men D2North LanarkHoly Rood HS
13:50Senior WomenFalkirk FuryMariner Centre
15:40Junior MenFalkirk FuryMariner Centre

Introducing our Youth Leaders

Since we learnt in August that our application for funding for the Youth Leadership Programme had been successful we have been busy planning the programme and interviewing the candidates. We are delighted to announce that our very first Youth Leaders will be :

Murron Marr

Niamh Walker

Amy Fraser

Matt Wingate

Hannah Peacock

Rosanna Pollock

Nicole Moffat

Sarah Brady

The next step of the programme will be the Youth Leaders and their mentors drawing up their individual development plans which will help them achieve their goals for the programme. Watch out for more news from the Youth Leaders in the Club Yearbook.

Congratulations to all!

Regional Development Leagues - 30th November 2014

The next rounds of the Regional Development League take place on Sunday 30th November 2014 at Grangemouth and Stirling. This time our youngsters are involved at Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14 age groups.

Click for the full list of Regional Development League fixtures.

This link opens the fixtures in a new window and displays all U10s games. Use the tabs at the bottom of the screen to see fixtures for "U12s", "U14 Boys" or "U14 Girls".

Fixtures for 15th and 16th November

This weekend the Senior Men and the Cadet Men will be hoping to extend their run in the Scottish Cup with wins over Tayside and Troon on Saturday. All the Division 1 ladies' teams are at home against St Mirren this weekend, with the Senior Women clash billed as the basketballscotland game of the week. This should be the first big test of the season for our ladies' team as St Mirren have only had one narrow defeat so far this season. A game not to be missed! The Junior Women will be playing only their second game of the season this weekend and will be hoping to maintain the superb form they showed against Highland Bears. The Cadette Women will have a tough game against the undefeated league leaders but will be hoping to build upon last week's winning performance.

Sunday sees another outing for our Cadette Women Division 2 team when they travel to Stirling to take on Grampian and South Lanarkshire Colliers. Good luck to all our teams, if you can get to any of the games to show your support, it is always much appreciated by our players.

The full list of fixtures is :

DateTimeTeamOppositionVenue
15th November11:00Cadette WomenSt MirrenPortobello High School
13:00Junior WomenSt MirrenPortobello High School
15:00Senior WomenSt MirrenPortobello High School
15:20Senior Men
(Scottish Cup)
Tayside MusketeersGrove Academy
17:00Cadet Men
(Scottish Cup)
TroonPortobello High School
16th November10:00Cadette Women D2GrampianThe Peak, Stirling
13:30Cadette Women D2SL ColliersThe Peak,Stirling