Woking Blackhawk Flyers 62:70 Thames Valley Cavaliers
Flyers Push The Cavaliers all the Way
The Flyers hosted the undefeated league leaders Thames Valley Cavaliers in their Basketball England Development League fixture at Woking College on Saturday. A clash they were looking forward too with relish.
The first quarter did not go as planned, whilst for the first few minutes the lead bounced between the two sides, in the few minutes before the first break the Cavaliers went on a run a opened up a 9 point lead winning the quarter 21:12.
The lead was maintained in the first part of the second quarter at which point the Flyers went on their own run and closed the margin to 3. With the Flyers in the ascendency the Cavaliers captain had an awkward fall under their home basket which resulted in a displace kneecap requiring transport to hospital for medical assistance.
Woking Blackhawk Flyers 65:53 Folkestone Saint
Time for a Win!
A fortnights break with some good training sessions under their belt, Andre Bayliss returning from injury and new signing Rhys Johnson the bench, the Flyers confidence had been rebuilt after their first three losses of the season in the league.
Coach Knode had opted for a new starting five combination of Dan Marshall, Andre Bayliss, Tomas Politi, Tom Peters and Jack Price. With instructions to go out at full intensity using the plays practised in training. The result was what he wanted the tip was won, baskets were traded and the lead changed several times but by the end of the first quarter after a few tactical substitutions to maintain the impetus a 3 point margin was established.
Fun Fridays run from 18:00 to 19:30 at Woking College and are aimed at the younger children and their parents. The idea is to let the week's concerns disappear and relax the family into the weekend. All are welcome for a friendly game of whatever seems appropriate for the numbers that turn up. For paid up Club members the session is free and for Guests it is £5 per head.
To be more specific, parents are encouraged to play with their sons or daughters (quality time or what?!), enjoy a laugh and not give a hoot about the score. If participants become too competitive, they will be asked to stay on the sideline and count to 10,000 or make the tea/coffee ;-)
Depending on numbers, we may end up playing on the half-court while the No Pressure Basketball (NPB) club members enjoy a slightly more competitive game of basketball on the other half-court, without the pressure of having to perform at their best - just having fun.
The NPB sessions are aimed more at 15-21 year old players (male or female) who wish to develop their new-found skills within a social environment before they join any of the hub Club teams.
NPB participants are required to register with the Club (£40) and pay £5 on pay-as-you-play basis.
The next date for the FF/NPB club session is Friday 18th December at 6pm. See you then!
The 2016 schedule will be published before the end of the year.
For more information on either FF or NPB, please contact Costas on 07766 783002.
Success at Woking Sports Awards
Coach Costas and young George Flaherty were recognised at the Woking Sports Awards held at the HG Wells Conference and Events Centre on Wednesday 14 October. Coach Costas Rakitzis, Head of the Blackhawks Youth Basketball programme, received from the Mayor of Woking, Cllr Derek McCrum, the award for Outstanding Service to Sport and George received the Surrey Youth Games Young Ambassador of the Year award.
Flyers Win Surrey Rosebowl 2015
For the second successive year Woking Blackhawk Flyers won the Surrey Rosebowl Tournament held at Surrey Sports Park on Sunday 27thSeptember
Flyers Vs Oxford Stealers - Pre Season Friendly
Flyers 90- 41 Oxford Stealers
Flyers hosted Oxford Stealers for a pre-season Friendly on Tuesday 8th September and provided Coach Knode with his first chance to play the new squad for the upcoming season
For the last two seasons Stealers and Flyers have been in the same Regional Division. This season there are in different leagues providing a good opportunity for this Pre Season match.
Thanks to the Stealers for making the journey to Woking
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