Swansea Storm Basketball Club
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Swansea Storm Annual Presentation Evening 2015

02/10/15

Swansea Storm hold successful presentation evening at Morgans Hotel, Swansea

Swansea Storm Basketball Club's largest ever annual presentation evening was celebrated this week with over 100 players, parents, coaches and volunteers in attendance.

Guest presenters included: Jon Morgan CEO of Disability Sport Wales; Mr Paul Lee, the former Chairman of Swansea Basketball Club during the 1990s; and Swansea based International Referee and Basketball Wales board member Mr Haydn Jones.

The club has gone from strength to strength since its reformation back in 2005 and in its tenth anniversary year, Swansea Storm has had one of its most successful seasons both domestically and internationally. The club has won both Welsh league titles and cup competitions, and a number of players have been selected to represent Wales at FIBA International competitions.

One of the biggest areas of growth in the club has been our wheelchair section with numbers of those playing increasing on a monthly basis. The team will now look to play a number of friendly matches during the course of the new season with the aim of playing in a Welsh competition in the near future.

Club Honors last year include

U14 - Cup Winners

U16 - League Winners, Cup Winners Playoff Final Runners UP

U18 - League Winners, Cup Winners, Playoff Final Runners Up

Internationally the following players were selected to represent Wales at summer FIBA tournaments

U15 Men - Joe Sharpe, John Zhou and Owain Davies

U16 Men - Pav Igic and Isaiah Walker

U18 Women - Tanish Walker

U18 Men - Connor Larmond and Aled Rees

Individual Awards Presented

U10 - All our U10 members received club medals for their participation at Central Venue Festivals during the course of last season

U12 - All our U12 members received club medals for their participation at Central Venue Festivals during the course of the season

Wheelchair Basketball Team MVP - Brendan O'Brien

Wheelchair Basketball Team Most Improved Junior Player - Ryan Britel

Wheelchair Basketball Team Most Improved Senior Player - Hannah Pearce

U14 - MVP Joe Sharpe

U14 - Players Player Owain Davies

U14 Most Improved - Mats and Jonas Hiemstra

U16 MVP - Ajay Ayo

U16 Players Player - Pav Igic

U16 Most Improved - Andrew Murray

U18 MVP Tanaka Mandishona

U18 Players Player Nic Page

U18 Most Improved - Shaun Williams

D2 Men MVP - Richard Harrison

D2 Men Players Player - Alex Shefford

D2 Men Most Improved - Mike Evans

D1 Men MVP - Aled Rees

D1 Players Player - Connor Larmond

D1 Most Improved - Leon Richards

Re-established in 2005, Swansea Storm Basketball Club now has more than 100 members training each week with teams training and competing at U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, Senior Men and Wheel Chair Basketball. New members are always welcome.

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