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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

Title party at Portobello this Saturday in conjunction with Mamma's Pizzeria

We have a special Super Saturday this weekend with all of our National League Division 1 teams at home on Saturday except for the Senior Men, 2 National League trophies being presented and delicious pizza available at the tuck shop courtesy of our friends at Mamma's! The Senior Men will be in action on Friday night at Portobello against Glasgow Storm as the tussle for play off positions continues.

On Saturday our guests are Falkirk Fury as our Cadette, Junior and Senior Women and Cadet and Junior Men all play Fury. First up are the Cadette Women who need to bounce back from their defeat last week at the hands of St Mirren and get the win to maintain their challenge for 3rd place in the league. Next up are the Junior Women who will be looking for a repeat of the strong victory the last time the two teams met. The third fixture of the day is the Senior Women who clinched the National League title last weekend. The League trophy will be presented after this game. After the excitement of the league trophy presentation it will be back to league business as the Cadet Men face Fury, the teams are on the same number of points in the league and the last time they met Kings lost by 11, our Cadet Men have been on fire recently so Coach Craig Nicol will be backing his team to overturn that deficit. The last game of the day at Portobello sees the Junior Men who are this season's League champions take on Falkirk. The Junior Men League trophy will be presented after this game. It would be great to see a big crowd at the last home games of the season to cheer our teams on and share in their success.

Away from Portobello on Saturday the Junior Men Division 2 team travel west to play North Lanarkshire. This league has been a great chance for us to give our developing Junior Men and Cadet Men a chance to get more playing experience.

Sunday sees our first foray into the playoffs as the Cadette Women D2 team play in the quarter final against Ayr Storm. They also have their final league game earlier in the day against West Lothian Wolves. The Cadet Men Divsion 2 Caledonia team are at home at Holy Rood against St Mirren B.

Good luck to our younger players at the Future Starz National Camps on Saturday and Sunday.

THE CADET MEN D2 ON SUNDAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY 6TH MARCH AT 19:20 AT PORTOBELLO HIGH SCHOOL.

DateTimeTeamOppositionVenue
27th February20:00Senior MenGlasgow StormPortobello High School
28th February11:00Cadette WomenFalkirk FuryPortobello High School
11:10Junior Men D2North LanarkshireSt Maurices High School
13:00Junior WomenFalkirk FuryPortobello High School
15:00Senior WomenFalkirk FuryPortobello High School
SENIOR WOMEN LEAGUE TROPHY PRESENTATION
17:00Cadet MenFalkirk FuryPortobello High School
19:00Junior MenFalkirk FuryPortobello High School
JUNIOR MEN LEAGUE TROPHY PRESENTATION
1st March12:45Cadette Women D2West Lothian WolvesEdinburgh University
13:00Cadet Men D2
(Caledonia)
St Mirren BHoly Rood High School
16:15Cadette Women D2West Lothian WolvesPLAYOFFS
Edinburgh University

Fixtures for this weekend

A very busy weekend indeed this weekend as all the Division 1 teams have games, the Division 2 teams have games on Saturday and Sunday and the RDL is on. Our table officiating resources will be stretched to the maximum this weekend as we are also running a Referees course so please make sure you volunteer to do the table if you are available.

The Senior Women are back in action on Friday after their weekend off. They are in a very strong position as they travel to Paisley to play St Mirren with 4 games left to play and no losses and their nearest rivals Lady Rocks on 2 defeats.

The Senior Men will hope to bounce back from the disappointment of their defeat last weekend as they travel to Glasgow to play Glasgow Rocks with every game a must win game in their bid to qualify for the play offs.

The Cadet Men and Cadette Women both travel to Lagoon on Saturday to play St Mirren. The Cadet Men are on a great run of form and will be hoping on a much improved result from the heavy defeat they suffered the last time the teams met. Whilst the league is St Mirren's to lose, as they have only 1 defeat compared to the 4 losses suffered by all the nearest challengers including Kings, Head Coach Craig Nicol will be looking to inflict the second defeat of the season on the Paisley team. The Cadette Women have a tough game as St Mirren are one of the joint league leaders and are very strong this season. Kats will be fighting hard to improve on the result from the last meeting.

Two of our Division 2 teams are in action at Portobello on Saturday as the Junior Men play Glasgow City and the Cadet Men Thistle team play Perth. So please come along and show them your support if you can.

On Sunday its the Junior Men and Women's turn to travel to the Lagoon! The Junior Women will be hoping to overturn the narrow loss the last time they met St Mirren. The Junior Men have a vital top of the table match with St Mirren with the Kings league leaders with one defeat and St Mirren sitting in second place with two defeats. The games so far this season have been one a piece with Kings coming out on top in the league match by 7 points but St Mirren taking the match in their meeting in the Cup. So this should be a brilliant game and the result will go a long way to deciding the destination of the league title.

Holy Rood High School will be the home venue for 4 of our Division 2 teams on Sunday as the Junior Men, Senior Men and the two Cadet Men teams are in action.

Our U12s and U14s are also in action in the Regional Development League on Sunday so its a busy weekend for the Club with 15 teams hitting the court in City of Edinburgh colours!

DateTimeTeamOppositionVenue
20th February20:15Senior WomenSt MirrenLagoon Sports Centre
21st February10:45Senior MenGlasgow RocksLangside College
11:00Cadet Men D2
Thistle
Perth PhoenixPortobello High School
11:20Cadette WomenSt MirrenLagoon Sports Centre
13:00Junior Men D2Glasgow CityPortobello High School
13:20Cadet MenSt MirrenLagoon Sports Centre
22nd February09:00U14 girlsFalkirk FuryThe Peak Sports Centre
09:00U14 boys 2Edinburgh LionsThe Peak Sports Centre
09:55U14 girlsEast Lothian DragonsThe Peak Sports Centre
10:50U14 boys 2Falkirk Fury BThe Peak Sports Centre
11:20Junior WomenSt MirrenLagoon Sports Centre
11:45U14 girlsWest Lothian WolvesThe Peak Sports Centre
11:45U14 boys 1west Lothian WolvesThe Peak Sports Centre
13:00Cadet Men D2
Caledonia
Grampian (B)Holy Rood High School
13:20Junior MenSt MirrenLagoon Sports Centre
13:30U12 girlsEast Lothian DragonsThe Peak Sports Centre
13:35U14 boys 1East Lothian DragonsThe Peak Sports Centre
14:00U12 girlsWest Lothian WolvesThe Peak Sports Centre
14:50Cadet Men D2
Caledonia
GrampianHoly Rood High School
15:00U12 boys 1Under 12 boys 2The Peak Sports Centre
15:30U12 boys 2West Lothian WolvesThe Peak Sports Centre
15:30U12 boys 1Stirling KnightsThe Peak Sports Centre
16:00U12 girlsStirling KnightsThe Peak Sports Centre
16:30U12 boys 2Boroughmuir BlazeThe Peak Sports Centre
16:40Junior Men D2GrampianHoly Rood High School
17:00U12 boys 2Falkirk FuryThe Peak Sports Centre
17:00U12 boys 1West Lothian WolvesThe Peak Sports Centre
17:30U12 boys 1East Lothian DragonsThe Peak Sports Centre
17:30U12 boys 2Stirling KnightsThe Peak Sports Centre
18:30Senior Men D2Falkirk FuryHoly Rood High School

Training schedule for next week

Please note, these are the only Club training sessions on next week (14th-21st February) due to the February school holidays.

Under 10s and Mini Hoops
As normal on Sunday 15th, not on Sunday 22nd

Under 12s
As normal on Friday 13th but not on Friday 20th

U14 girls
Saturday 14th and Saturday 21st as normal

U14 boys
Monday 16th 10-12 Team 1, 12-2pm Team 2. Craig Nicol will be coaching these sessions. Both sessions are at Holy Rood High School.

Cadette Women
Monday 6-7:30pm Holy Rood High School

Cadet Men
Monday 4-6pm Holy Rood High School

Junior Women
Monday 6-7:30pm Holy Rood High School

Junior Men
Monday 4-6pm Holy Rood High School

Senior Women
Tuesday 7-9pm Games Hall at Portobello HS

Senior Men
Thursday 8-10pm Games Hall at Portobello HS.

Senior Women LL
Coaches will advise.

Senior Men LL
Tuesday 7pm until 9pm in Portobello HS gym hall
Wednesday 7:30pm until 10pm Game at Portobello HS Games Hall

Fixtures for 14th and 15th February

This Valentine's Day weekend sees a lot of travelling for our Cadets and Juniors as they all head off to Inverness to play Highland Bears. After last weekend's outstanding performance by the Cadet Men, hopefully they will not suffer travel sickness and will get the win that could see them leapfrog Falkirk in the league if Blaze bounce back from their defeat at Portobello and get the win in their match. Alternatively if Fury get the win, that will leave 4 teams on the same number of losses behind St Mirren with only one loss. This league is very tight this season and with St Mirren still to play both Fury and Kings it is shaping up to be an very interesting run in.

The in form Junior Men are sitting at the opposite end of the league from their opponents on Saturday and it would be a major shock if they didn't get the win. With their nearest challengers, Blaze and St Mirren, also having fairly straightforward games, the league is building nicely to a showdown next weekend when Kings and St Mirren meet.

The Senior Men are at home to our near neighbours Edinburgh University and this should be an enthralling game as both teams are in the tussle for play off spots and have both hit a good run of form in their last few games. Following the Senior Men's game at Portobello are the U14 boys in the quarter final of the Scottish Cup. They face a tough game against West Lothian Wolves so your support would be appreciated! The Tuck Shop will be open for business on Saturday.

On Sunday its the Cadette and Junior Women's turn to make the long journey to Inverness and we are indebted to the two dads who have offered to drive the team minibuses. The Cadette Women will be buoyed up by their win against Polonia last Sunday and will be looking for another victory to consolidate their league position with only 3 league fixtures remaining. The Junior Women will be hoping to repeat their earlier comprehensive win over Highland and bounce back from their midweek defeat at the hands of SWL. The Senior Women have no game this weekend.

DateTimeTeamOppositionVenue
14th February11:15Senior MenEdinburgh UniversityPortobello High School
13:15U14 boys
Scottish Cup
West Lothian WolvesPortobello High School
13:30Cadet MenHighland BearsMillburn Academy
15:20Junior MenHighland BearsMillburn Academy
15th February12:30Cadette WomenHighland BearsMillburn Academy
14:20Junior WomenHighland BearsMillburn Academy

Mamma's sponsor our Talent Programme

We are delighted to announce that Mamma's Pizzeria has decided to join sportscotland as one of the sponsors of our Talent Programme, which will allow us to support the development of our elite players as they strive for Scotland and GB selection. Mamma's has been a very popular post-Cup final venue for our teams for many years so its great to further develop our relationship with Paul Duncan and his team. Its a brilliant example of how local businesses can give back to their communities by supporting sport in the community clubs. Our Talent Manager, Craig Nicol, is currently working with our coaches and committee to develop the programme and we will soon be rolling out the pilot programme within the Club. Watch this space for more news!

You can find out more about Mamma's at their Facebook page .

If you know of any other local businesses who would like to support community sport then please get in touch via the Club email (cityofedinburgh@gmail.com) as there are lots of ways to get involved.

Fixtures for 7th, 8th and 10th February

After the excitement of the Cup Final weekend its back to league business for our National League teams. As its a national training squad weekend, the men's games are on the Saturday to allow for national training on Sunday and the women's games are on the Sunday as their national training is on Saturday. We have 2 home games on Saturday as the Cadet Men and Junior Men welcome Boroughmuir Blaze to Portobello. For the Cadet Men this is an early chance to avenge their Cup defeat at the hands of Blaze. The Junior Men's game is a vital top of the table clash with Kings aiming to repeat their 13 point victory in the first meeting this season between the Clubs. With Blaze and St Mirren the only teams with a realistic chance of catching Kings, the month of February will go a long way to deciding the destination of the league championship. The Senior Men continue their league campaign with an away game against Dunfermline Reign on Saturday. The battle for the play off places is shaping up to go right to the wire so every game is vital at this stage.

The womens' teams are all at home for their fixtures on Sunday, although as both Kats and their opponents Polonia play their Sunday home games at Holy Rood High School there will be no home advantage! The Junior Women are at home at Portobello but on Tuesday against SWL. The Cadette Women will be aiming to overturn the narrow league defeat. The Senior Women will be determined to get back to their winning ways after their surprise Cup Final defeat. The Senior Men Division 2 team are also at home at Holy Rood against Stirling Knights. The Cadet Men Division 2 team have the longest distance to travel this weekend as they head to Fraserburgh.

Good luck to everyone!

NOTE THE REVISED TIP OFF TIME FOR THE CADET AND JUNIOR MEN

DateTimeTeamOppositionVenue
7th February11:00
REVISED TO 17:20
Junior MenBoroughmuir BlazePortobello High School
13:00
REVISED TO 15:20
Cadet MenBoroughmuir BlazePortobello High School
14:30Senior MenDunfermline ReignSt Columbas High School
8th February13:00Cadette WomenPolonia PhoenixHoly Rood High School
14:50Senior WomenPolonia PhoenixHoly Rood High School
15:30Cadet Men D2
(Caledonia)
Fraserburgh StormFraserburgh Sports Centre
16:40Senior Men D2Stirling KnightsHoly Rood High School
10th February18:45Junior WomenSWLPortobello High School

2015 Youth Play-Off Schedule

The National League Youth Playoffs for this season are scheduled to take place from March 8th onwards at Grangemouth Sports Complex, Abbots Road, Grangemouth FK3 9JD. The provisional fixture list can be viewed here.

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