THE 2011/2012 SEASON IS OUR FIFTH SEASON, WE'RE HOPING IT WILL BE OUR BIGGEST
National League Season starts at SMRT......
It has been a busy long summer for everyone, regional squads, tours, camps, but now we are back to the main job Bristol Storm. The 2011/2012 season will see six Bristol Storm teams competing in England Basketball's National Leagues, a lot has changed (for the better) but a lot remains the same, we are a lot deeper in all aspects from players, coaches and team managers, and once everyone settles into their roles it will get a lot easier for everyone - hopefully everyone now just doing one job.
The season opened at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple school, with the u16 boys, u16 girls and u18 boys all playing. It was a carnival atmosphere from start to finish, and although there were only sixty players and parents around the sides of the court it was loud from start to finish, with the junior boys providing some bizarre entertainment at halftime of the u16 girls game.
Results didnt go to well for the junior boys, with the u16s struggling with the step up against Arden and the u18s just falling short against Dorset. The game of the day was the comfortable win for the u16 girls against Gloster - a good team performance.
Street Games Bristol Storm.........
Success has finally arrived at Bristol Storm following six years of hard work with key partners in the Central and East Central Bristol Community, and out of thousands of people Bristol Storm's Kelvin Williams was chosen to front the Bristol Billboard campaign. The Storm's outreach programme King of the Courts has grown year after year resulting in regular tournaments and over the last few years involvement in great festivals on Millenium Square, most recently with Street Games
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Its been gathering momentum, the sessions have been growing, the schools have been signing up and on Monday 10th October Bristol Storm and St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School hosted a 4Ball Festival for St Michael on the Mount and forty five youngsters. Check out the latest article by clicking the logo.
STORM Supports US Girls.....
The latest drive to encourage women to get involved in sport has been launched and Bristol Storm are once again at the front of the line with its Bristol Council and Street Game partners in reaching out and engaging with Bristol women of all ages, offering opportunities to try out basketball, and ensuring it becomes sustainable.
Find out more about US Girls by clicking here.
U11s Enjoy First Tournament....
The first of six Avon U11s tournaments hosted at Filton WISE Campus, was an amazing success with six teams involved.
Storm's youngsters had a great day and enjoyed some great basketball managing to finish second in their first ever competitive situation.
Congratulations to Coach Donavon and his squad, see more
Hengrove Park Moving Forward....
The central project for the regeneration of South Bristol includes a £22 million pound leisure complex. This will be run by Parkwood Leisure. As part of the development plan Bristol Council, Parkwood Leisure and Bristol Storm have been working towards duplicating the Storm club and community programmes, creating a South Bristol hub and discussions are well under way for the implementation of this plan. Watch this space for updates before the opening in March 2012.
Lightning League Launches....
The Bristol Central Venue League (CVL) for basketball will start again this weekend (15th Oct) for U15 Boys.
After the success of the summer league and the increase in the number of youngsters wanting to play. The Lightning League committee decided that it would run a league in the winter months. As well as the CVL for the u15s the Lightning League will also be running a league for women and the local universities and colleges have all jumped onto the idea of regular games.
King of the Courts and 2nd Chance....
As things develop in Central and East Central Bristol, Bristol Storm continue to maintain strong links with the people and projects that help the club maintain its philosophy, and the 2nd Chance project is one of those key projects.
'Second Chance is a project that targets young offenders or those at risk of offending within a custodial and community setting. It manages the successful Bristol Street Games project in partnership with Bristol City Council. The Street Games project target young people in the 10 most deprived wards of Bristol in Central, North and South Bristol. It delivers 'door-step' sport in a fun, affordable and accessable way. There is a pathway for participation in community sessions and festivals, club identification, coaching and volunteering, apprenticeships,and potential paid work. Street Games deliver a variety of sports, and its basketball partner is Bristol Storm. Through the 'king of The Courts' project basketball reaches a number of disengaged young people across Bristol.By targeting young people involved in street conflict and offering them positive and diversionary activities we seek together to make a real impact on community cohesion.', Project Manager Neil Maggs.
The need for regular competition continually raises its head as much needed for all levels and ages, and this has resulted in the possibility of an u13 girls league being looked into.
Enjoy the season
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