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FRIDAY FORUM

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After the excitement of last weekends Betty Codona Classic this weekend sees all our National League teams in action.  The only home game is on Saturday at 12.00noon when our U16 girls take on Leeds Force.  When the teams met at the beginning of the season the result was an easy victory for the Hatters…. let’s hope there is a repeat on the home court.   Also on Saturday our U14s travel to Stockport.  In October the Hatters won their home ...

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Cup Weekend and Junior Games

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This weekend (25th and 26th October) sees the eight games between the final 16 in the National Cup.  Perhaps the best match up is between Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters and Team Northumbria.  The game takes place at All Saints on Saturday at 3pm.  Why not come down and give the team your support – this is a knockout competition so a win is vital.  Before the WBBL team take to the floor our U14s have a league game at 12noon ...

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Jo Lowry on the European Championships

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To have been chosen to represent my country is a considerable honour, one of which not many people will get to experience. It all started in Leeds where I was called up for the first of many camps.

I was very nervous to begin with as I was new to this whole process but I soon settled in with the squad. The preparation games that we had against Ireland, Sweden, France and Bulgaria gave the squad valuable experience, and along with ...

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Cycling 101

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In America, I come from a very small town. When I ride my bike at home, I tend not to care or pay attention to where I am riding because it never really mattered. We have aproximately 7 traffic lights and one street houses our entire “downtown” area, post office, police station, fire station and all. Here in Sheffield things are much different.

I am very aware that I break nearly every single regulation when it comes to cycling in this ...

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Just Trying to Help

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Sabra Wrice’s Tips for a Successful Season Overseas

Agree to disagree…

1. Pack your favorite foods. I don’t care if you did research and you found that they sell your favorite food in the country you are going to play in, it probably won’t taste the same… There is a reason America has the highest obesity rate.

2. You can’t hang with Europeans when it comes to partying. First off, beer in America is 2 parts water, 1 part alcohol ...

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Busy, Busy, Busy, Sleep.

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I am sure you have all been wondering where I have been. Its been a while since I have actually had time to post, also my computer died a little and it took me three days to resurrect it (no pun intended). Well these past couple of weeks have been very busy and if I wasn’t busy I was trying to sneak in naps (that always turn in two 4-5 hours worth of sleep/wasted time). If you don’t know by ...

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Translator

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Hello again my dear friends. I have decided to write up a small dictionary to help translate some of the things us basketball players and coaches say. Enjoy!

Players

“She’s not that nice (or good)”: Really, whoever said person is, she is indeed very good, talented even. She is probably one of the top players in the league but because she’s not on my team, I’m not going to admit that.

“I played awful today”: Scored about 20+ points, had 7 ...

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The Pedestrian

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Pedestrian

When I first entered England, one of my friends tried to teach me how to drive. After hyperventilating at a roundabout and then watching her almost drive her car into her apartment building because I left it in gear, it became clear I was destined to be a pedestrian in this country. I walk or take public transportation almost everywhere and its weird because I try my best to avoid public transportation in America. Anyways, when I first got to ...

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Weekend Off?

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As many of you know, this weekend one of our games was not confirmed and the other one was cancelled. This is always a weird sort of moment for basketball players. We always wish for more free time to do things but then we get the free time unexpectedly and we never have a clue what to do with. Well, lucky for you all I have compiled a list of activities to do if this ever occurs again:

Sleep – this ...

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Basketball Friends

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I’m awkward. Most people know that about me by now.

When we were kids, my brother and I would always see other kids playing basketball or a sport and with me being older than him, I should have been the one to go and ask people if we could join in but for some reason, I always sent my brother. I barely speak when I first meet people most of the time because I never know what to say.

Playing basketball has ...

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