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LEAD: leadback (action pic plus head/shoulders Bamfield if needed)
Down RH side, 1 column: back2nd (pic if needed - Lambert on right)
Euro success is Skoyles’ first major title - page 103 (Willie Skoyles pic assigned to page)
Dylan ensures College awards have the Edge - page 98 (CWA awards pic assigned to page)
Howlett takes Masters national silver medal - page 100
The club will try to release as much information as it can about the division over the coming weeks.
Divisional line-up: Birmingham Mets, City of Birmingham, Derby Trailblazers, King’s Lynn Fury, Northants Taurus, Nottingham Hoods, Sheffield Sabres, Shropshire Warriors, Team Birmingham Elite, Team Wolverhampton, Warwickshire Eagles.
Fury’s basketball academy run in partnership with the College of West Anglia has been accepted for ABL competition.
The Academy, which is led by national award winning Fury head coach James Bamfield, is already fully Basketball England-accredited but has until now competed in regional competition.
“After last year’s success in finishing sixth in the National we decided now was the time to push on and try to compete with the very top programs in the UK. The ABL is the pinnacle of competition for 16-19 year olds and we hope the exposure to a higher level of competition will allow Norfolk youngsters the best chance to develop into NBL or pro players,” said Bamfield.
“If you are interested to play in the ABL please consider a course at CWA.”
Several sports courses are on offer including the new Level 3 diploma in Performance and excellence - Basketball.
For more details go to: https://www.cwa.ac.uk/our-courses/cours es-available/course-detail/?cid=2048
Fury have also received confirmation of acceptance into Junior NBL at U16 and U18 level, with the news coming on the same day Fury received confirmation of entry to ABL.
Bamfield added: “This is fantastic news for all ambitious youngsters in Norfolk and surrounding areas who want to test themselves against top level competition.
“We can now show a clear pathway from 15 to 19 that can take young talent and allow it to flourish on a national basis. Our club can now offer Elite level coaching and competition to any aspiring young player.”
Fury will be holding open tryouts in August to try to identify any players with the desire to compete on a national stage, alongside a high level summer camp for prospective players aged 15-19 years from July 25 to 29.
U16 East line-up: Brentwood Black Leopards, Brentwood White Leopards, Cambridge Cats, Chelmsford Lions, County Upper Lions, Essex Blades, Essex Rockets 2, Fury, Shoeburyness Scorpions, Southend Swifts, Thurrock Hornets.
U18 East: Brentwood Fire, Brentwood Leopards, Bucks Hornets, Cambridge Cats, East Herts Royals, Essex Junior Blades, Essex Rockets, Ipswich Basketball, Lynn Fury, Milton Keynes Trojans, Shoeburyness Scorpions, Southend Swifts.