1961 Established at Hatfield House Lane Secondary School by Betty Codona
1965 Founder member of Yorkshire Women’s League
1978 Joined the women’s National League
1984 Won first National League game (v Bolton)
1985 Started a Sheffield Women’s League
Betty Codona appointed first female coach of a National Team
Neal Lovell appointed first coach of a National Schools Team
First sponsorship achieved with Typhoo Tea
1987 First trip abroad to a tournament – de Ruip Holland
1989 National Cup winners (v Brixton)
1990 National Cup and League winners
First round of European Ronchetti Cup v Donostia Spain
1991 National Cup and League winners
Founder member of Sheffield Basketball Development Group
Played in first National Championship Final v Northampton – lost in overtime
1992 Won National – League and Cup –
1993 Won National Cup, League and Championships – first Triple achieved
Second appearance in Ronchetti Cup v Santarem, Portugal
1994 Won National Cup and League
British Federation Cup winners
1995 Won National Cup, League and Championships
1996 Won National Cup League and Championships
Perfect season with no losses – became most successful team In English Basketball
1997 Won National Cup, League and Championships
Second perfect season
1998 Won National Cup, League and Championship
First defeat suffered in 76 game
Betty Codona received O.B.E.
Neal Lovell received John Sage Award
1999 Won National Cup, League and Championship
2000 Won National Cup, League and Championship
2001 Won National Cup, League and Championship
2002 Won National Cup, League and Championships
2003 Won National League and Championship
2004 Won League and Championship
2005 Won Championship
2006 Won Championship
2007 Won Cup, League and Championship
Betty Codona became first Coach in English Basketball to coach 500 games in the
2008 Won League
Betty Codona retired as Head Coach and was replaced by Vanessa Ellis
Applied for and received Charitable status
2009 Won Cup, League and Championship
2010 Won Cup, League and Championship
Vanessa Ellis appointed to GB coaching team for the 2012 Olympics
2011 Won Cup and Championship
2012 Won National Cup and Championship
Division 1 Women took responsibility for their own league after negotiations with
Betty Codona Classic Established
2013 Won National Cup, League and Championship
2014 Won National League
Approached by BBL to become ‘sister’ League to the BBL
2015 Division 1 women started 12 month trial as WBBL
Won National Trophy, League and Championship
2016 Won Trophy 2018
2018 Won National Cup
WBBL Young player of the year
Georgia Gayle (2016-17)
WBBL Player of the year
Stephanie Gandy (2014-15)
Sarah Toeaina (2018-19)
Recent details of other teams
A mix of age groups played in Yorkshire League during the year
The Hatters win the Masters in June 2018
U16’s reached the National finals in Manchester finishing 3rd in the country
U18’s finished 2nd in the North of England Conference within the national league
Vanessa Ellis (Head coach-WBBL team) is GB senior Women’s assistant coach and they broke all previous records by finishing 4th in the European Championships and reaching the Olympic qualifying tournament in 2020
Abbey Whitehouse and Alice Fallon made the GB U16 squad with Abbey making the final selection.
Many of our players across the age groups were selected to represent Yorkshire at U13 and U11
Yorkshire – A wide range of ages and abilities with regular numbers participating on a weekly basis played in regular regional level competition.
Masters – Won the British Masters Tournament in Manchester.
U14s – Won the regional conference and finished 4th in the country at the National Finals in Manchester
U16s – Reached the National Finals in Manchester and finished 3rd in the country.
U18s – Finished 3rd in the North of England Conference of the National League.
Vanessa Ellis our Head Coach was Assistant Coach to the silver medal winning England Women’s Team at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. She also led the GB U18 Women’s Team to the semi-finals of the European Championships, where they ended up winning the bronze medal.
Abbey Whitehouse and Alice Fallon, both members of our U14 Team made the England U15 Team.
Regional Honours –Many of our junior players across the age groups were selected to represent Yorkshire at U13/U15 and U17.
Div 2 – Difficult start to the season but our relatively young team improved throughout the season.
Yorkshire – Good regular numbers participating in our regional recreational team.
Masters – Played in Irish Masters in Galway and won the British Masters in Manchester
U14s – 4th in the Final Four National Championships.
U16s – 3rd in the Final Four National Championships.
National honours – Our Head Coach represented GB as Assistant Coach to the Senior Women’s Team and is also Head Coach to GB U18 Women.
Georgia Gayle gained her first senior GB cap and has again represented GB U20 at the European Championships. Jess Southwell had been selected for GB U16 and both Zoe Katterage and Abbey Whitehouse have been selected for England U15.
Regional Honours – Many of our players across the age groups were selected to represent Yorkshire at U13/U15 and U17.
Our Masters team played again in the Annual British Masters Tournament and won their age category
U14s made the National Quarter Final Play-Offs.
U16s reached the National Final Fours but lost out in the semi-finals
U18s reached the National Final Fours but lost out in the semi-finals.
Many of our players were selected for representative honours with Yorkshire U13, U15 and U17 age groups and 4 junior players were selected to National Squads – 2 @ U14, 1 @ U16 and 1 @ U18. We also had one senior play selected for GB Women to play in the European Championships, along with our club Head Coach who was appointed to Assistant Coach to the GB Women.
The club hosted the Betty Codona Classic Tournament which was a great spectator event in which the Hatters lost narrowly in the final.