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Player Announcement #11

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Achievements

Div 4 Oldham Titans
Div 4 Stockport Falcons
Coach for Horwich Loco’s(MABL)

Scoring 26 points(team high) against Rossendale Raptors(Div 3 at the time)

22 points(game high) against Manchester Magic(Div 2 at time) in the cup and shield 
before fracturing my cheek bone in the very next game, in my first stint at national league level.

Also winning a 3 on 3 comp on an American cruise ship after sawing my cast off(from an ankle injury like 4/5 days prior) with a butter knife half an hour before the comp.

Message to other players

Looking forward to competing and improving with you’s.

Something few people don’t know about you

Was in the Army for 4 years, did a tour of Iraq.

We Welcome DAVID “ DIDDY “ HOWARD

Player Announcement #10

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Achievements

Junior

3 x League Winner
4 x Final Fours
2 x Final Four Winner
1 x National Cup Winner

Senior

4 x League Winner
3 x Playoff Winner
1 x Playoff Runner Up
1 x National Shield Winner 
1 x National Shield Runner Up
1 x League MVP

Best Moment

Spending a season in the BBL. Even though the results weren’t the best I got the chance to play against players I’d watched and followed growing up.

Message to other players

Older players can teach the youngsters a lot but can also learn a lot from them too. 
I’m sure this group won’t be much different either. I’m looking forward to the first season together.

Something few people know

I am father to the most beautiful little girl in the world, Grace.

We Welcome DANIEL PILKINGTON

Freya Noble selected for the England U14 team

Freya Noble of Spinners has been selected for the England U14 team to play in the Copenhagen Invitational Tournament (the one we are going to but a different section-national teams only).  She was selected following a tough 3 day selection camp at the National Basketball Performance Centre, Belle Vue.  Freya is a dynamic athlete who is an disruptive defender and very effective on the break.

Player Announcement #9

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Achievements

Played D1 Lancashire Spinners at 16

Won young Mabl player of the year whilst with Bury Blue Devils

Tagrev basketball skills coach

Development coach for DNA Basketball Club

Basketball Community Referee

Message to other players

Hard work is contagious

Some thing people don’t know

I’m pescatarian, so only fish, no meat 💪🏼

We Welcome CALLUM BRADY

Player Announcement #8

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Achievements:

Manchester Magic U16 (Final Fours, League winner, National cup winner)
Stockport Falcons U18 (2nd in league behind Manchester Magic)

Rossendale Raptors Mens – (division 3 league winners and promotion)
Lancashire spinners Mens

Your best moment:

Winning my first national cup with Manchester Magic

Your message to other players:

Really excited to start playing with this new team, there was a lot of talent on show at the trails and I am sure we can work together to win some trophies. I am ready to put the hard work in and can’t wait to get started.

Something few people know about you ?

​Invited to a 3course meal at the house of commons

Player Announcement #9We Welcome JALEES SIDDIQ

Player Announcement #7

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Achievements

Myerscough u18s premier league winners 17/18
Myerscough u17s national champions 17/18
AoC knockout cup winners 17/18
Captain of Lancashire spinners 18/19
Manchester giants u15&16 15/17

Your best moment

Winning the u17s national championship after coming off a 15 point performance in the semi finals against City of London to advance to the final.

Your message to other players

Ready to play hard and get after it, looking forward to it and have high hopes for this team and believe with the right attitude we can go far.

Something few people know about you

I used to do gymnastics.

We Welcome ALEX PLUMB

Player Announcement #6

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Achievements

Junior Final Fours National league Winner x2, Junior National Cup Winner x1, 1 x Junior National Cup MVP, England u16 Junior, England u18 Junior, 2 x European Championships B division semi finals, Short spell at CBA academy in Gran Canaria.

Division 1 Men national league winner, 1 x division 3 promotion, 1 x division 2 promotion, Division 2 cup winner x1. 

Best moment

Making the European semi finals and playing with and against a number of great players who have gone on to play in big leagues in Europe.

Message to other players 

Make sure you have no regrets.
Something people may not know about me – 2 ankle operations and also like to do boxing.

We Welcome JOSHUA HOUGHTON

Player Announcement #5

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Achievements/Teams 

Stockport Falcons U15
Manchester Magic Juniors U16/18/Division 3 – (Junior League winners, Final4 x2, College Playoff title, College League & Cup title)

Sheffield Hallam University BUCS Premier League 2012-2015 – (League winners & Playoff winners, Gained promotion to BUCS premier league, Elite 8 x2

Manchester Giants BBL – 2015/16
Liverpool Basketball Club D2 – 2016/17
Calderdale Explorers D3 – 2018/19 (Season cut short due to torn ligament injury)

Your best moment

Undefeated season in my rookie year at Sheffield Hallam University and gaining promotion.

Your message to other players

Really looking forward to getting with the group and leaving it all on the floor. From what I’ve been told it will be a competitive group and I’m looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead. I have total faith in the club going forward and I’m looking forward to getting back on the court for a good season.

Something few people know about you.
I play the piano amongst a few other instruments!

We Welcome ARNOLD EMELONE

Spinners U16 Girls News

On Saturday April 6 Spinners U16 Girls for 2019/20 travelled to play a friendly v Liverpool Basketball Club U16.  The team was weaker than normal being made up of just two U15’s, Scarlett Lindsay (8) and Becky Smith (25), supplemented by some U14’s, Grace Elder#9, Abbie Johnson #23, Darcie Lindsay #8, Evie Matthews #4, Pauline Tyshykia #10, Zara Uwangho #33. 

The team were given the full LBC treatment  and announced individually to the crowd before the game.

After a slow start in which Spinners fell behind early they soon came to grips with Liverpool and by half time had pulled ahead through strong play from Scarlett Lindsay and domination of the boards by Becky Smith. 

In the 3rd quarter Spinners showed what they were capable of, playing tough defence and launching their fast break at will.  Grace Elder and Pauline Tyshykia ran the lanes beautifully and picked up easy baskets. as Spinners took complete control. 

In the final quarter Spinners remained in comlete control and were able to give everyone plenty of court time running out easy winners 73-35.

Player Announcement #4

Achievements

Rossendale raptors 2012-2015
Manchester magic 2015/16 won the north in a nearly unbeaten season. 
Won the Sligo invitational tournament and lost in final 8 of the national league.

In 2016/17 as an under 15 team in the u16s league won the north west conference and finished in the playoffs in the premier league, losing in the final 8 again. We also went to an invitational tournament in Spain, coming 3rd playing against basketball academies. 

In 2017/2018 we won the national cup, and had an unbeaten premier league season, losing in the National final to haringey hawks.

In 2018/19 I returned to Rossendale spinner u18s and raptors mens team as could not go to loreto and could not balance studies and playing in two leagues plus training.

Best moment 

The cup run in 17/18, beating the undefeated haringey hawks in the semi finals, and the Sussex storm in the final to win it. 

Message to other players

Despite being the youngest, I am really looking forward to developing as a player and learning some new tricks off the old dogs😂

Something few people know about me

I rode an ostrich once and fell off 

We Welcome JOSEPH FUREY