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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

Exciting new programme for our members - Youth Leadership Programme

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Youth Leadership Programme in conjuction with basketballscotland and sportscotland.

This fully funded 2 year programme is aimed at developing the Club leaders of tomorrow to enable us to continue to be one of the top basketball Clubs in Scotland.

This is an outstanding opportunity open to our Club members and pupils of our partner schools (Leith Academy, Portobello High School, Holy Rood High School and Castlebrae Community High School), applicants must be aged between 16 and 23 years old and must be able to commit to the full 2 year programme.

Click here for an electronic version of our leaflet for more details. Paper versions of the leaflet are available on request. There are only 8 places on the programme so don't delay as the closing date is Friday 10th October. Email us at for an application form.

First Super Saturday of the season!

The first Super Saturday of season 2014/15 is almost upon us, with Portobello High School the place to be for some exciting basketball! Whilst our Senior Men have their 3rd home game in a row, it is the first home game for our Cadet Men, Cadette Women, Junior Women and Junior Men, so lets get a big crowd out to welcome them onto the court! The Tuck Shop will be open for business and the merchandise will be available to order from the Tuck Shop. You can also purchase 200 Club numbers from the Tuck Shop.

In a busy weekend for the Club, on Sunday our Under 14 boys and girls get off the mark in their Regional Development League games and our Cadet Men and Junior Men have their second game in the National League Divsion 2.

Good luck to everyone in your games and if you can't make it along to any of the games, keep an eye on Facebook for all the score updates.

The full list of fixtures is :

Saturday 27th September (all at Portobello HS)

  • 11am Cadette Women v East Lothian Dragons
  • 1pm Junior Women v Senior Women Lothian League (a friendly to replace the fixture against Grampian who have withdrawn from the league)
  • 3pm Junior Men v Troon
  • 5pm Cadet Men v Troon
  • 7pm Senior Men v Troon

Sunday 28th September

  • 9:15-10:15 U14 girls v Boroughmuir Blaze, Wallace High School
  • 10:45-11:45 U14 boys 2 v Boroughmuir Blaze 1, Stirling High School
  • 12:15-13:15 U14 girls v Falkirk Fury, Wallace High School
  • 12:20pm Cadet Men (Thistle) v Stirling Knights, The Peak, Stirling
  • 13:45-14:45 U14 boys 2 v East Lothian Dragons, Stirling High School
  • 14:15 Junior Men Division 2 v Stirling Knights, The Peak, Stirling
  • 15:45-16:45 U14 boys 1 v Boroughmuir Blaze 2, Stirling High School
  • 17:15- 18:15 U14 boys 1 v Stirling Knights B, Stirling High School


Our very own BFG

The Club had an unusual request that led to a great day out for one of our Senior players. We were contacted by Prospect Bank School in Edinburgh which is for children with complex additional support needs.

They have been studying Jack and the Beanstalk and wondered if we could organise a player visit to prove that "not all tall people want to grind their bones"! We sent our friendliest and tallest player Simon Flockhart along to meet them and you can see the results here on the school blog.

The kids seemed to have loved Simon's visit almost as much as he enjoyed going!

First round of the Regional Development League 28th September

Our Under 14 boys and girls start their RDL campaign on Sunday 28th September and as only the first meeting of teams in the league counts towards the league (all other times the teams play each other they are counted as friendlies), they need to get off to a strong start. We are waiting confirmation that the league will definitely proceed in this way. The games are in Stirling this weekend and are as follows :

U14 girls at Wallace High School

  • 9:15-10:15 v Boroughmuir Blaze
  • 12:15-13:15 v Falkirk Fury

U14 boys at Stirling High School

  • 10:45-11:45 City of Edinburgh 2 v Boroughmuir Blaze 1
  • 13:45-14:45 City of Edinburgh 2 v East Lothian Dragons
  • 16:45-17:45 City of Edinburgh 1 v Stirling Knights B
  • 18:45-19:45 City of Edinburgh 1 v Edinburgh Lions

Good luck to all our teams!

New Merchandise Range 2014/15

The club has released a new range of merchandise that will be on offer for season 2014/15. See the new range and get your order form now.

If you have any merchandise queries then please contact our equipment manager Liz Simpson.

Weekend fixtures

This weekend sees the Cadet and Junior Men and the Cadette Women get their season underway. The Senior Men are once again at Portobello and will be hoping to put the disappointment of last Saturday's defeat behind them when they face Dunfermline Reign at 11:15am. On Saturday the Junior Men and the Cadet Men start with away games, with the Junior Men travelling to Perth to play Perth Phoenix and the Cadet Men heading west to play Glasgow City.

On Sunday the Cadette Women also head west, this time to play Lady Rocks. Both the Cadet Men Division 2 teams are in action, the East team are at home in Holy Rood High School where they play Boroughmuir Blaze and the West team are away to Tayside Musketeers. Our Junior Men Division 2 side are also at home at Holy Rood against Boroughmuir Blaze.

Saturday 20th September

  • 11am Glasgow City v Cadet Men, St Andrew's High School
  • 11:15am Senior Men v Dunfermline Reign, Portobello High School
  • 2:45pm Perth Phoenix v Junior Men, Perth Academy

Sunday 21st September

  • 11am Lady Rocks v Cadette Women, St Maurice's High School
  • 11:20am Tayside Musketeers v Cadet Men Division 2 (West), Monifieth High School
  • 1pm Cadet Men Division 2 (East) v Boroughmuir Blaze, Holy Rood High School
  • 2:50pm Junior Men Division 2 v Boroughmuir Blaze at Holy Rood High School

Please come along and cheer on your teams if you can,otherwise keep an eye on the Club Facebook page for updates from the games.

Preview: Central Jaguars @ Edinburgh Kings Wednesday 17/09/2014

The opening game for the Lothian League men sees The Kings taking on last season's opening opponents Central Jaguars this Wednesday at Portobello.

Under the leadership of Jim Wright and Craig Nicol the Kings are looking for a winning start to the season and carrying on from their impressive cup final win over West Lothian Wolves which was dominated from the start.

The Jag's, who are now in their second season, will be looking to build upon a positive season which saw them finish mid table last year. Both home and away fixtures saw the Kings picking up the wins in two very competitive games.

Hope to see you all there.

National League Fixtures 2014-15

The full National League and Cup fixture lists for the Club for this season are now available on the website.

To view the fixtures for our teams click onto the Fixtures & Results page.

Please note: Some of these fixtures are provisional and may be subject to change.

Regional Development Leagues 2014/15

The East and Central Development League is the main competition outlet for our younger players and this year we have more teams than ever in line with our aim to offer as many players the chance to get playing time to aid their development. The league gathers teams together in a central venue each month and typically each team plays 3 or 4 games. We are entering the following teams based on the numbers of players we have at each session :

Under 10s - one girls' team and one boys' team

Under 12s - one girls' team and two boys' teams

Under 14s - one girls' team and two boys' teams

We haven't entered any under 16 teams as the Club felt that at this age group the National League offered a better competition structure. We have entered teams in the National League Division 1 and 2 for both boys and girls.

The dates for the Regional Development League games have been announced as :

  • Sunday 28th September 14 (U14's and U16's)
  • Sunday 26th October 14 (U12's, U14's and U16's)
  • Sunday 30th November 14 (U10's, U12's, U14's and U16's)
  • Sunday 14th December 14 (U12's, U14's and U16's)
  • Sunday 25th January 15 (U12's, U14's and U16's)
  • Sunday 22nd February 15 (U12's, U14's and U16's)
  • Sunday 8th March 15 (U10's)
  • Sunday 22nd March 15 (U12's, U14's and U16's)
  • Sunday 26th April 15 (Finals)

The top two teams in the under 12 and under 14 leagues will play in the RDL finals to determine the East and Central RDL champions. These top two teams in the Under 14 league will also represent East and Central in the Under 14 National Challenge. The qualification for the Under 12 National Challenge is still to be decided but unlike previous years this will be a club based competition rather than a regional one.

There will also be an Under 10 National Challenge which will be open to all teams either as a Club, region or development group.

We are heading south!

This weekend sees the Club's under 16 and under 18 Division 1 teams head south to take on Newcastle Eagles and Leeds Force in 2 days of preseason warm up games. We are delighted to have such prestigious opposition and we are indebted to Craig Nicol for all his hard work in setting up the tour. As you can imagine, taking 4 teams away is no small feat of organisation!

With an early start on Saturday morning the players will head to Newcastle first to the Westgate Centre of Sport to take on the Newcastle Eagles under 16 and 18 teams. After the games the teams will head to Northumbria University halls of residence where they are staying for the night. On Sunday, the teams will be heading to Leeds University where they will face Leeds Force (the rebranded Leeds Carnegie) before heading back to Edinburgh.

The players have been fundraising to cover the costs of the trip so please help them out by buying one of their basketball cards! The full schedule is below :

Saturday 30th August:

10.30am U18W Newcastle Eagles v City of Edinburgh Kool Kats
10.30am U16M Newcastle Eagles v City of Edinburgh Kings
12.15pm U16W Newcastle Eagles v City of Edinburgh Kool Kats
12.15pm U15M Newcastle Eagles v Gateshead
2.00pm U18M Newcastle Eagles v City of Edinburgh Kings

Sunday 31st August:

1.00pm U16W Leeds Force vs City of Edinburgh Kool Kats
1.00pm U16M Leeds Carnegie vs City of Edinburgh Kings
3.00pm U18W Leeds Carnegie vs City of Edinburgh Kool Kats
3.00pm U18M Leeds Carnegie vs City of Edinburgh Kings