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Winchester Basketball Club Junior Programme.

Published 27 Nov 17

The U14 NL had a hard fought 58-57 victory over Woking Blackhawks yesterday to take their record to 5 - 2. They play at Bracknell Cobras this Sunday (3 Dec 17)

The U16 NL had another heartbreaking loss at Sussex Bears II, losing 77 - 72.  That makes 4 losses this season by 5 points or less.  With their record at this time being 1 - 6 - could have quite easily been 5 - 2 ! They play at Sussex Storm II this Sunday.

The boys and girls U10's each had an unbeaten day at the Oxford CVL.  Well done to the players, coaches and parents.

Please see full fixture list, results and tables  - here


Published 22 May 17

Last Saturday (20 May 17) saw the U14 CVL playoff matches at Perins School.  Winchester City Royals started off the matches losing 59-32 to a well drilled Didcot I team.  Basingstoke beat Kestrels 40-31 in the other east Semi-Final.  Didcot I then outfought Basingstoke 52-32 to make the final.

In the other half (West Conference) Didcot II comfortably made the conference final by beating Portsmouth 54-39. Salisbury easily beat Reading 49-17 to also make the conference final.  The Salisbury - Didcot II game was the game of the day with Salisbury just winning 35-33 to face Didcot I on Finals Day (10 Jun)

Last Saturday also saw the U12 Royals A team travel to Abingdon for finals day of the Abingdon U12 Tournament. With 3 strong performances the Royals came away winning the tournament.

The first match was against Eagles I, the host team.  The Eagles couldn't match the height of Ben Aldridge, who scored 14 points, in a 28-19 victory.  The team defence was also very strong generating offensive opportunities.

The semi-final was against Shenley Scorpions, the team that topped the preliminary table.  The Scorpions were a well drilled team with some tall players and we knew it would be a tough match.  The first half didn't work out like that with the Royals jumping out to a 25-11 half time lead.  With Asa Aziz and Elijah Matthias driving well to the basket, and good team passing inside where Ben Aldridge finished well it looked as if the semi-final was all but over.  The Scorpions had other ideas though and came out in the 2nd half and started chipping away at the lead.  A tense 10 minutes resulted in the Scorpions getting to within 4 points but with Ben Aldridge proving a handful inside the Scorpion big men were getting into foul trouble.  This allowed the Royals to stretch the lead and win, going away, 47-38, with Ben Aldridge ending up with 34 points.

The final saw the Royals play a young Eagles II team, who came from the easier side of the draw.  There was never any doubt who would win with Javen Owusu scoring the first 6 points including 2 for 2 from the foul line.  Ben  Harrington also shot the ball well including 4 from 4 from the line.  The Royals won 42-33 in what was a good day.  The photo below shows the team with their first silverware of the season.

Please see full fixture list, results and tables  - here

Published 16 May 17

Last Saturday saw the U12 CVL Div 1 Playoffs at Perins School.  All games were on handicap to make a more level playing field (court?).  Going into it both Royals A and Reading were the favourites as they had finished top in the division 1 table.

Royals A team started off against Kestrels conceding a 38-0 advantage.  Great team defence and quick passing saw the Royal home by 47-41.  They followed this up with a 52-45 victory over Didcot (having given Didcot a 35-0 advantage) to make the semi-finals. Kestrels also beat Didcot to make the semi-finals as well.

Reading struggled in their group games losing to both Basingstoke and Yateley - which was a shock.  Yateley were victors over Basingstoke to head their group and make the semi-finals along with Basingstoke.

This left Reading and Didcot to fight over 5th/6th place.  Reading finally started to score well and comfortably beat Didcot to secure 5th place.

The first semi saw Yateley overwhelm Kestrels 46-8 with great movement and passing to make the final.

The second semi was a closer affair - Royals A downing Basingstoke 47-28 to also make the final

The final is on 10 Jun at Perins School.

Published 3 May 17

U16 CVL playoffs took place on 22 Apr at Perins.  6 hard fought games took place resulting if Tres Barrilles Predators and Weymouth Tropics emerging victorious to contest the U16 CVL Playoff Final on 10 Jun 17.

The U12 Boys A team also travelled to Wallingford for the 2nd stage of the Abingdon Tournament.  They were short handed but competed with great effort.  Unfortunately they were defeated twice but still head to the finals day on 20 May as one of the favourites.

The boys U13 team also travelled to Guildford to compete in the RPC U13 Tournament against 7 other teams. Despite some teams transgressing the age rules they came away with 2 wins and 2 defeats to end up 5th out of 8.

Published 20 Mar 17

Last Saturday (18 Mar 17) saw the U14 NL team play in the South Region Tournament at Quilley School of Engineering.  With the some strong opposition the boys played really well and ended up winning 2 and losing 2, to finish 3rd in the table.

Game reports
Reading Rockets 33-26 Winchester City Royals
Half scores 18-14, 15-12

Lincoln scored 6 points in an 8-2 Reading run to give the Rockets an 18-10 lead. The lead was cut back to 18-14 to end the half. The Royals tied the score at 18-18 on a pair of Ben Aldridge baskets with just over 8 minutes to play. An 11-0 Reading run over the next 4 minutes was enough to give the Rockets the initiative to go on to win the game.

Scorers – Gus 14, Ben 10, Max 2

Team Solent Kestrels 30-14 Winchester City Royals
Half Scores 18-8, 12-6

The Royals jumped out into a 4-0 lead after 3.30 of the game. The Kestrels, behind Jacks 8 points, scored 14 straight to open a 10 point lead, an advantage they maintained till half time. Both defences worked hard in the 2nd half, but it was the Kestrels offence, dominated by the big men's finishing that was more potent.

Scorers – Gus 4, 5 players with 2

Winchester City Royals 30-23 Didcot Devils
Half Scores 14-10, 16-13

Winchester finished the first half with a slender 4 point advantage. 6 minutes into the 2nd half the Royals had increased the lead to 20-14. The Devils then held the Royals scoreless over the next 5 minutes while Sams 7 points helped Didcot to a 9-0 run and a 23-20 lead with 90 seconds remaining. Gus took the ball to the hoop twice for the Royals, getting fouled and sinking the free throws to put Winchester back in the lead by 1 point with 50 seconds remaining. Didcot failed to score and fouled to stop the clock, sending the Royals to the line 2 more times where Gus and Ben were 100%. A Ben layup to finish the game gave Winchester the win.

Scorers – Gus 14, Ben 10, Romar, Max & Byron 2

Winchester City Royals 14-4 Salisbury Sparks
Half Scores 4-2, 10-2

In a very defence oriented first half Winchester were able to just about get their noses in front by 2 points. The score moved to 8-4 after 7.20 of the 2nd half. The Royals offence did just enough to break through the Salisbury defence on the rare occasion, while their own defence remained strong to finish the game with a 10 point win to ensure a 3rd place finish in the tournament.

Scorers – Gus 4, Byron 4, Elijah, Sartej & Max 2 points each


Published 17 Feb 17

Last Saturday saw our U10s team travel to Wallingford, Oxford to complete their Oxford Mini League competition.  They play their final 3 matches and maintained their unbeaten record to win the tournament in convincing fashion.

Here they are looking very happy !!

This Saturday sees the 2nd U11 tournament to be played at Kings School - starting at 1000hrs - good luck to all involved - go careful Faith !!

Saturday (18 Feb 17) sees CVL matches for the U16s to be played at Perins School, Alresford - Winchester Royals have 2 matches starting at 1500hrs.

Saturday also has U14 CVL matches being played at JMA in Reading - however no Royals teams are involved.

Please see full fixture list, results and tables - here

This Sunday's afternoon session (3-5pm @ Kings School) is cancelled as the U14 girls team have a match against Portsmouth.  Please do come along and support.


Published 13 Sep 2016

Price reduction for Minis - now £15pm rather than £20pm - registration form below contains new links to GoCardless for that category.

Also additional £5 discount for parents with multiple children (at least one of whom must be a mini)

Please direct questions to Chris on


Published 29 Aug 2016

Hope you all had a great summer - and now it's nearly the start of the basketball season!

The first session is on Mon 5 Sep 2016 at Kings School, for Yr 6 and below.  Please see the club calendar for further details of other sessions.  The Registration Letter (see below) also shows details of weekly training sessions for the different age groups.

To join the club each player must be registered.  Please read the following letter and action the 'Go-Cardless' payment process.  Also fill in and sign the Registration form and return to one of the coaching staff, or admin team.



Published 10 July 2016

Both Sunday & Monday training taking place at Kings School

Sunday 10 Jul 3.00-5.00pm Junior Training at Kings School

Monday 11 Jul 5.45-6.45pm U11/Minis Training at Kings School

Monday 11 Jul 6.45-8.00pm U12 Training at Kings School


Published 26 May 16

A really tough day for the U12 boys in the National tournament at Crestwood last Sunday. This was the first outing in the National U12 series.  It was a great experience for the players against some of the top junior programs in the country, to see where they can get to.

Our boys were missing a couple of key players and so promoted a few from the B team.

The Wings struggled on the boards due to their lack of height especially against Richmond Knights and London Thunder who had some monsters under the basket.

Richmond were too good for everyone as they ran away with the tournament. Winchester fought hard in all their games even when a pair of the club's Under 9s came in for their final game against Reading.

See scores and tables in 'Results' section.


Published 14 May 16

U12 Handicap Playoffs

Another great day of basketball at Crestwood today where the U12s had their Handicap Playoffs.  There were 2 groups of 4.  In group A were Kestrels A, Basingstoke, Winchester B & East Hants.  Kestrels A showed their class in pulling back 3 large starting deficits - scoring overall 215 points in 3 games!  They won all 3 matches to make the final on Sat 18 Jun.  Winchester B showed great courage in all games keeping East Hants honest in a tight match and beating Basingstoke comfortably 30-17.

In group B were Reading, Winchester Girls, Kestrels B & Winchester A.  Winchester Girls got off to a fine start beating Reading 25-13 showing their opposition no mercy.  Winchester A beat Kestrels B comfortably 43-35 in their first game.  Winchester A then squared up against the Winchester Girls in what was a great, albeit defensive struggle.  The game ended 11-11 in normal time and went into overtime.  Neither team scored in the extra minute and so went into double overtime.  The girls scored a foul shot with 16 seconds to go, and then had out of bounds possession.  From the ensuing inbound pass the ball was stolen by the boys, and a set play resulted in a 2 point score to win the match 13-12 right at the death.  The girls went onto beat Kestrels B easily.  The last game began with Winchester A, Winchester Girls and Reading all able to win the group depending on the result.  In a tense encounter Winchester A just managed to stay ahead throughout winning 22-18 - therefore winning all of their matches to head group B and so go onto meet Kestrels A in the handicap final on 18 Jun 16.

See Results section for full scores and tables


Published 10 May 16

Last Saturday (7 May 16) saw the U16 playoffs with 2 groups of 3.  Winchester Wolves faced Weymouth and New Forest in group A.  In group B were Salisbury, Tres Barriles and Basingstoke.  Winchester started off well by beating Weymouth 66-28 and then followed up with a big victory over New Forest 73-24.  In group B Salisbury came through to win their group so the final on 18 Jun will be between Winchester Wolves and Salisbury Sparks.  See 'Results' page for scores and tables.


Published 24 Apr 16

Help raise money for the club (at no extra cost to you)  - see new Easyfundraising page


Published 24 Apr 16

Results from yesterdays U14 Handicap Playoffs are in the 'Results' page.  Well done to Weymouth and Winchester or winning their groups - and onto the final.


Published 20 Apr 16

Final U16 league games were played last Saturday at Crestwood.  Winchester won their match against Tres Barriles an so secured the U16 title - well done guys, a great effort through the whole of the season.  See 'Results & Tables' page for final positions and results. 


Published 12 Apr 16

Some great U14 games at Crestwood on Saturday. The results mean that Weymouth Oilers finish the season undefeated after 2 tough games against the Kestrels and Winchester. The defeat for Winchester against Weymouth meant that Salisbury secured 2nd spot, which they later confirmed with a win over Gosport. The Blizzards beat Gosport to ensure a 5th place finish.

See 'Results & Tables' page for final positions.

See 'Fixtures' page for this weeks U16 fixtures and U14 playoffs on 23 Apr 16.  Also this Saturday playoff for U12 Division B title between East Hants & Winchester Wildcats (Girls) @ 1400hrs @ Crestwood.


Published 13 Mar 16

Results from last U12 matches of the season, played on 12 Mar, in junior results section. Winchester A secured 3rd place in Division 1 with their 2 wins.  East Hants won both of their matches and secured joint 1st place in Division 2 with Winchester Girls.  A playoff awaits.......

Draw now made for U12 Handicap Playoffs - to be played 14 May 16 - see fixtures.


Published 7 Mar 16

Results from U16 matches played 6 Mar 16 in junior results section - Wolves won both of their games convincingly to be in a great position to win the league - well done guys. If they win their last game vs Tres Barriles on 16 Apr 16 they win the league title.


Published 28 Feb 16

Results from U12 matches played 27 Feb 16 (and latest table) in Junior results section


Published 14 Feb 16

Results from U14 fixtures played yesterday (13 Feb 16) on Junior Results page


Published 6 Feb 16

Results from U16 matches played Sat 6 Feb 16 in Junior results section


Published 1 Feb 16

Results from U12 fixtures played Sat 30 Jan 16 in Junior result section


Published 25 Jan 16

Results from U14 fixtures played Sat 23 Jan 16 in Junior results section


Published 16 Jan 16

Results from U12 fixtures played Sat 16 Jan 16 in Junior Results section.




2014-15 Season



The Under 12s, 14s, 16s along with the Under 14 girls are now playing in the Solent Junior Basketball League getting regular games. The Under 11s play regular friendlies against other local Under 10 teams.

This season the Under 12s won the Solent Junior League and finished runners up in the Solent Cup


Individual Achievements

Several junior players from the club have gone on to represent their age groups at Hampshire and South of England level as well as moving along to the Solent Kestrels boys and Portsmouth City girls club where they have made significant impacts for their National League teams. This season we have had 9 club players, 6 girls and 3 boys, make it onto the South of England Under 11 teams that competed in Sheffield in June. We have also have an Under 13 South girls and an Under 13 South boys player. As well as making the South Under 13 boys team, Jack Wiseman also started every game for the National Team Select Under 12 side that went to Sweden and won the Under 13 section of the biggest Youth basketball tournament in Europe.

Winchester Minis have a large effect

The Winchester City Basketball Club (WCBC) mini basketball squad has burst on to the scene by winning its first ever competitive match and subsequently winning the Portsmouth Invitational under 11s tournament.



Some great U14 games at Crestwood on Saturday. The results mean that Weymouth Oilers finish the season undefeated after 2 tough games against the Kestrels and Winchester. The defeat for Winchester against Weymouth meant that Salisbury secured 2nd spot, which they later confirmed with a win over Gosport. The Blizzards beat Gosport to ensure a 5th place finish.

See results and table on 'Results & Tables' page.

See also play off groups for Saturday 23rd April in 'Fixtures'.


This Saturday (16 Apr 16) sees the last 2 league fixtures for the U16s.  Winchester Wolves play Tres Barriles at 1100hrs, and then at 1200hrs they play New Forest Vipers in a friendly.


See results and table on 'Results & Tables' page.

See also play off groups for Saturday 23rd April in 'Fixtures'.


This Saturday (16 Apr 16) sees the last 2 league fixtures for the U16s. Winchester Wolves play Tres Barriles at 1100hrs, and then at 1200hrs they play New Forest Vipers in a friendly.


Final U16 league games were played last Saturday at Crestwood. Winchester won their match against Tres Barriles an so secured the U16 title - well done guys, a great effort through the whole of the season. See 'Results & Tables' page for final positions and results.

This Saturday (23 Apr) at Crestwood sees the U14 Handicap Playoffs. See 'Fixtures' page for fixtures, but start is at 1100hrs. Winchester play at 1500hrs and 1600hrs.

Also this Saturday, at JMA in Reading, starting at 1400hrs is an U11 tournament for Winchester Boys. We are sending 2 teams. This is the first stage in the selection of the U11 South team to go to Sheffield in June. The U11 girls are alos there from 1600hrs, but due to lack of teams will have an extended training runout.

Good Luck to All.








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