Competent and Impressive Performance by
Rutland Thunders Under 16s started their New Year with a thrilling 81-75 victory against the Leicester Riders on Saturday.
Thunders had a strong start in the first quarter with a lead of around 10 points after looking dominant against their local rivals who were working hard to close the gap.
Rutland and Stamford Mercury (January 2019)
Tough game today against an emotional Rutland Thunders team, who played for a teammate who sadly passed away recently. Such class shown from both clubs, the parents but mainly from the players on court who played with such maturity, respect and sportsmanship.
A great advertisement for sport and it's power to mould incredible young men.
You are all a credit to Basketball 🏀 and you should be so proud of yourselves and Usman would have the biggest smile!
Jeremy Beswick visits a basketball club slam-dunking its way through the European youth game.
If you're a youngster in and around the Welland Valley who wants to play a team sport, then you're very well served if rugby, football or cricket is your thing. But what if it isn't? Until recently there was little choice on offer, as very few local sides offer something different from the 'big three' in a competitive league format. The good news is there's now another option for under 14 to 18 year olds in the form of the Rutland Thunders basketball club.
Not only are they local, as they are based in Oakham, they're an impressive outfit as well. Their under 16s team recently travelled to Finland for a tournament against no less than 250 other sides and cam home champions... This article can be found on pages 72 - 75 of February 2018's issue of Active. Please click here to read more
Active - Your Sport and Lifestyle Magazine
Issue 68 // February 2018
Sports Relief Community Cash provided a £1000 grant to fund a Ball4All summer camp, which allowed young people in Rutland to advance physically and mentally through basketball training and self-improvement lessons. The Ball4All group is passionate about teaching basketball to young people, as it makes for health-conscious, talented and successful sportspeople in later life..." To read the article in full please click here
Well done "Thunders" you improved so much as a team.
Great to see everyone having fun, Merry Christmas lovely people 🤗⛹🏻
Thanks for the game everyone great fun!Have a great Christmas xx 🏀👏😘🎄🎅🏻⛄️
The cancellation of the Monday Ladies Basketball is a real shame ☹️☹️ I have really enjoyed coming to the sessions, please do let me know if you start it up again.Also please pass on my regards to John & thank him very much, I will continue to do some of the training exercises @ home!