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2018 Championships.

Northumbria  hosted the men’s and women’s Police Sport UK national Basketball finals  on 15th, 16th and 17th June 2018 at Sports Central on Northumbria Universities campus. There are over twenty police teams competing from England and Scotland in the tournament including our own men’s and women’s team. Our Chief Constable is the head of PSUK basketball so was present and took a keen interest. Our Chief Constable is the head of PSUK Basketball so took a keen interest in the event.

Our women’s  team got off to an excellent start winning three out of their first four games, beating the MET for the first time! The team welcomed new member, student officer Fiona Gabbitus, who put in a solid performance at her first tournament and was even voted most valuable player in the game against the MET. The team won their final game against West Midlands police and finished third overall. This was the women’s team best result in force history and were given bronze medals by our Chief Constable. A special mention to be made to Judith English and Karen Eaketts who after  years of representing the force for basketball have finally received a medal.

We have greatly improved our team over the last few years as we used to finish last and we have now finished as the best team in England as we were only beaten by a Scottish team who were in the finals

Ladies nationals 2018 1

Ladies nationals 2018 2

 

2017 PSUK Championship

The team competed at Birmingham University's brand new Munroe Sports Centre in May 2017 at the PSUK National finals.
 
The team had a tough opening game with Aberdeen, but managed to progress to the knock out stages.
This saw them play the home team West Midlands Police.
This was a very physical game which went to down to the wire and saw both teams tied at the end of regulation.
A nail biting overtime session saw Northumbria win 35 to 31, and saw them progress to the semi-finals for the first time ever!
The semi-finals saw Northumbria play Lothian and Border. Northumbria started the game strong and took an early 8 point lead, this rattled
the other team and saw them take an early time out to re-group.
After a hard fought game Lothian and Border beat Northumbria, before going on to win the tournament.
This was the teams beat ever performance and saw then finish as the top English team in the tournament
 
The team is now actively recruiting experienced basketball players for next season. Please contact Tom Calvert 750 or Judith English 8625



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