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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
Sunday 21st September
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.
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.
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.
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 :
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.
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
Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
The draw for this season's Scottish Cup has been made, you will find the full draw on League Republic. Our teams' matches are as follows :
Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014
This Saturday 23rd August is our Registration Day, so anyone who wishes to register to train and play with Club should be at Portobello High School on Saturday! Each age group has their own slot for registration and everyone should have received the Registration Pack. Please email the Club at email@example.com if you need a pack or there will be some available on the day. The slots are :
We will have a Merchandise Stall set up at Registration Day. This is your chance to purchase the Club training kit, Club t-shirts, rucksacks, holdalls, drinks bottles and lots more. Please note all orders must be paid for on the day. All under 12 and under 14 players, this is your chance to order the Club purple t-shirt if you haven't already got one. This is part of your kit and is worn when travelling to games and as a warm up top before the game.
On Registration Day there is a chance to personalise their kit. Just bring along or purchase anything you would like personalised and we can do it on the day. If you are bringing anything along, please email Paul Storie(firstname.lastname@example.org)and let him know as it will allow him to get set up in advance. It will cost £3 for a surname.
The Cadette Women are playing a friendly game at 2:45pm against a team from Ireland, so if you can please come along and show them your support.
All registered players will receive a 200 Club number. This gives you 10 chances to win £100 during the season. You can also purchase extra numbers at a cost of £10 per number so please make sure all your friends and family purchase a number. You can purchase numbers at Registration Day or at any home game from the Tuck Shop or from your Team Manager.
Our youngest Club members will start their club sessions on Sunday 7th September with a new time slot of 10am until 11am at Holy Rood High School. Due to the way the dates work out with school holidays we are going to make this a 12 week block which takes us up to Christmas. For all the details check out the MiniHoops page.