Youngbloods quartet reach nationals
PUBLISHED: 12:00 01 April 2015
Club sees four teams qualify for play-offs
Four of the Newham Youngbloods teams have progressed to the National play-offs this season, confirming themselves as one of the country’s top basketball outfits.
Three of the teams must travel, with the under-13 boys going to Worthing, the under-18s travelling to Ipswich and the under-18 girls visiting Nottingham.
The under-16s are the only Youngbloods team to have home advantage and play host to Hertfordshire Warriors.
Places were confirmed after two busy weekends of action, with back-to-back games played across the country.
Coach Caroline Charles said: “It’s all been worth it. Now we have to regroup, settle, re-energise and prepare ourselves.”
The under-18s gained top spot after beating the top two teams in the Premier League in Bristol Flyers and Greenhouse Pioneers.
Charles added: “The boys wanted this spot so badly that they beat the top team of the league by 26 points!
“We couldn’t believe how easy the game against Bristol Flyers seemed. Pioneers also found it hard to contain the East London side and even with their England players could not get the better of Youngbloods.”