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Basketball: Baptism of fire for Daventry Swifts first foray into National Basketball

Written by on September 13, 2021

Article Published on Monday September 13, 2021 9:28 AM by


Basketball: Baptism of fire for Daventry Swifts first foray into National Basketball


The first event for a new sports club is always a time of excitement and worries for the players.  For Daventry Swifts under 16 girls, their foray into National Basketball was a six team tournament containing some of the top clubs in the country.  Add the loss of their lead guard with a broken leg just six days before the event and this was truly a baptism of fire. 

But the young ladies showed a remarkable level of skill and determination against opponents with far greater experience and who have played together for a number of years.  Every player showed they are able to compete at a level far higher than might have been expected and the cohesion between the players, after such a short time together, shows great promise for the forthcoming season. 

Two wins from five games was a much higher return than could ever have been anticipated including a victory over England’s most famous female club, Sheffield Hatters.  In the other matches, there was a resilience and spirit that will see the team through when the regular season fixtures start in four weeks time. 

The club’s community work continues, with training sessions specifically designed for local youngsters. On Saturdays at Parker E-Act Academy are two open sessions.  Between 9.30 and 10.30 am, coaching is available for all primary school students, whilst from 10.30 – 12 noon is a session for school years 7 and 8.  The cost is £1 per session.

More details are available from Daventryswifts@gmail.com or call 07515 136600 


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