Apologies

Just want to say sorry to all our readers. As you will have noticed the website is very out of date. Not being very technical myself I can only say that something happened to the website which made it lose everything we had posted since last autumn. We are currently trying to update it so please be patient.  The new fixtures are up!  This year we have entered teams in the WBBL (replacing Div 1), Div 2, U16 and U14.  We have also entered an U18 team in the National Cup competition.

Hatters Host All Saints Community Fun Day

The second All Saints Community Fun Day took place at All Saints School sports hall on Sunday 13/07/2014.  Organised by Sheffield Hatters basketball club with the assistance of Community Games UK and a special guest appearance from Sheffield’s former World Light Middleweight Boxing champ Paul ‘Silky’ Jones, the day offered an opportunity for people of all ages to participate in sporting and cultural activities.  Tipping off with the monthly basketball Central Venue League, which gives youngsters a first experience of playing an actual match, the day also included face painting, loom band making, Indian dancing and a highly competitive parents v kids Rounders match.  The closing ceremony saw ‘Silky’ Jones handing out prizes and certificates to everyone who had taken part.  Sheffield Hatters are hoping to build on the success of the day and establish the Fun Day as a regular event on the summer festival calendar.  Paul ‘Silky’ Jones was impressed with the day’s events and has since taken on something of an ambassadorial role for the Hatters.  “After witnessing at first hand all the great work that’s being done to keep the Hatters afloat, I will not rest until they get some much needed funding”.

Hatters’ Georgia Gayle Represents England U18s in Portugal

Georgia Gayle’s 17 points were not enough to prevent the U18 Women ending their three game trip to Portugal with an 80-51 loss to their hosts.

England started slowly and were down by 16 points midway through the second period, but Lee Ryan’s side rallied to cut the deficit to 40-28 going into the locker room at half-time.
A 14-3 run from the home side to open the second half effectively ended the chances of a comeback, but England’s defence stepped and they scored nine unanswered points in the final minutes of the third period and cut the lead to 58-38 at the last break.
At 67-51 down late on the game was as good as gone and then Portugal scored the last 13 points of the game to give the scoreline a more lopsided look.
Victoria Grey added 12 points for England, while Melanie George finished with a double-double as she hit ten points and pulled down as many boards

Free Family Community Fun Day on 13th July

‎The second All Saints Community Fun Day takes place at All Saints School on Sunday 13th July and promises to be a mixed day of sports and cultural activities for all ages. Organised by Sheffield Hatters Basketball Club the day will tip off with the monthly Central Venue League  for basketball and also feature dancing, stalls, refreshments and sporting activities for all ages to participate including a parents v kids Rounders match.  There will also be a guest appearance from Sheffield’s former World Light Middleweight boxing champion, Paul ‘Silky’ Jones.

This event is FREE to enter and runs from 10am-4pm. For more information contact Simon Lewis on 07824430789.

Hatters Successfully Make it into Yorkshire U13 Team

The Yorkshire U13 Girls team has been announced as highlighted in the team list below. Sheffield Hatters have successfully got into the team. The team will be travelling up to Edinburgh this coming weekend to play in an invitational tournament versus Scotland U13s plus Scottish U14 Girls club teams followed by Lilleshall the weekend after. Good luck girls!

Yorkshire U13 Girls 2014

4 – Jess Southwell (Sheffield Hatters) 2001
5 – Millie Oates (Leeds Carnegie) 2001
6 – Zoe Kateregga (Sheffield Hatters) 2002

7 – Lauren Knolwes (Sheffield Hatters) 2001
9 – Ava Patchesa (Leeds Carnegie) 2002
10 – Hannah Brown (Leeds Carnegie) 2001
11 – Alice Bell (Leeds Carnegie) 2001
12 – Holly Bailey-Taylor (Sheffield Hatters) 2001
13 – Rachel Forrester (Leeds Carnegie) 2001
14 – Esme Court-Johnston (Leeds Carnegie) 2001
Reserves
8 – Abbey Whitehouse (Sheffield Hatters) 2003
15 – Ellie Boam (Leeds Carnegie) 2002
20 – Mollie Arnold (Leeds Carnegie) 2001Head Coach – Mark Gunn
Assistant Coach – Vicki Holden
Assistant Coach & Team Physio – Effie Roka
Apprentice Coach – Katie Lamond
Team Nutritionist – Katie Pickering

SH Sheffield Hatters U14s Wins Leeds Carnegie Central Venue League

Winning CVL U14s Hatters Team from 14th June

On Saturday 14th June 2014 Leeds Carnegie hosted a five team round 3 of the Summer 2014 U14 Girls central venue league at LMU Arena featuring Sheffield Hatters, Stockport Lapwings, Bury Blue Devils, North Yorkshire and Leeds Carnegie with Sheffield jumping above Bury in the overall league table. The Hatters girls did extremely well winning all their games to take them into the lead of the overall league even though they have played less games.

June 2014 U14 Girls CVL Results

Sheffield Hatters 25 – 14 Bury Blue Devils
Leeds Carnegie 12 – 16 North Yorkshire

Stockport Lapwings 17 – 15 Leeds Carnegie
Bury Blue Devils 15 – 13 North Yorkshire

Sheffield Hatters 31 – 07 North Yorkshire
Stockport Lapwings 27 – 04 Bury Blue Devils

Sheffield Hatters 30 – 07 Leeds Carnegie
Stockport Lapwings 21 – 15 North Yorkshire

Sheffield Hatters 26 – 14 Stockport Lapwings
Bury Blue Devils 16 – 7 Leeds Carnegie

Final June 2014 CVL Positions

1st = Sheffield Hatters
2nd = Stockport Lapwings
3rd = Bury Blue Devils
4th = North Yorkshire
5th = Leeds Carnegie

All results will be collated over the Summer CVL with awards given out each month ending with a Championship Final CVL in August crowning the winning team and celebrating the final positions

Hatters Are Now Reruiting Players for All Teams

After a extremely successful season Sheffield Hatters have now started their summer training and recruitment for next season:
Tuesdays
  • Girls aged 13-15 5-6.30pm Cost £3.00
Thursdays
  • Girls aged under 11 5-6.30pm Cost £2.50
  • Girls aged 11-13 5-6.30pm Cost £3.00
  • Women’s  6.30-8.00pm Cost £3.00
Come and join the Hatters family!
Final Fours

Harrisons’ Standout Finals Performance Leads to England Select

The Westfield Health City of Sheffield Hatters under 14s squad can now call themselves the number one team in England.

 

The Hatters came out on top of the England Basketball weekend after defeating the Manchester Mystics 76-53 in the semi-finals, and beating the Southend Swifts in the finals 74-62.

 

The Hatters were carried with a brilliant performance by fourteen-year-old Shauna Harrison who recorded a total of 77 points for both games. Harrison was a dominant and a standout player amongst the rest and was awarded MVP for her performance.

 

Earlier this season, Harrison had discovered that she did not make it past the final cuts for the Great Britain team.

 

Hatters’ coaches and administrators were in an uproar about this young player not making the team. Rebecca Parker, under fourteen coach said, “ It was a shock that she got knocked back by England, because she dominated at regionals, but after she found out it was no longer about GB, it was about her improvement as a player.”

 

“I can’t tell you my player is great, you have to see that she is great,” said Parker.

 

Mark Jarram, coach of the Great Britain under 15s development team saw that greatness over the weekend.

 

After winning the title Coach Jarram personally told Harrison that he made a mistake before and that he wanted her on his team.

 

At first I didn’t believe that it was happening, my dad had to slap me,” Harrison said jokingly, “This is an amazing day.”

 

A well deserved ending, for a brilliant young player, with a bright future.