Welcome to the home of the Horsham Hawks, season 2014/15

Want to play basketball - two ways

You can wait until our community sessions begin (see below) or if you are in years 4, 5 or 6 we are running a course for four weeks. Starting on Saturday 20 June between 5 and 6 the course is ideal for players new to the game or looking to join the team. Details are found on the attached flyer, downloadable here. If you have missed the first sessions, we are happy to have you along anyway.

One on one coaching

Coach Dom Evans is running a 1 on 1 coaching sessions at Southwater Leisure Centre. 11 - 12 on Saturdays. Contact Dom on dom_evans23@sky.com  for more details.


Community sessions

Well that's it. That's your lot for the 2014/15 season.

It's been full of highs and highers and we look forward to starting again soon after our summer break, when we will be looking to run our team trials - including our new u18 local league team. Keep an eye here for future dates and events. We will be running our quiz at some point (see below) and hold various meets.

Have a great summer, if and when it begins, and we will see you soon.

Hawks on 3... 


Hawk's end of season bash

Another year has flown by and has finished with the annual end of season event, full of basketball and awards.  Thanks for all making it a great season, and here's looking forward to next season (after a well deserved summer break)

 


Family quiz night - POSTPONED

The quiz night planned for 23rd May has been postponed due to reasons beyond our control (It clashed with the Eurovision song contest). A new date will follow shortly.

When it does happen it will follow the following format:
Hawks will be running a family quiz night. Held at St Marks, think Crystal Maze without the expensive sets or bald host (erm).

Maximum of 8 members per team, it should be ideal for all ages-ish (our u11s and up) with a mixture of quiz and hands on challenges.

Under 18s £3, over 18s £5. Please get your team names and team captains to will@horshamhawks.co.uk

Nibbles and drinks are to be supplied by combatants. Please pay on the door. If people are looking for a team we can create a super group. All profits are to be shared equally between the Hawks and a Guiding service trip to Vietnam, helping two centres for disabled children.

Will the kids beat the adults? Will the kids be prepared to have an adult in their team. One way to find out...


U11s - Champions



Hawks U11s concluded their season with an impressive cup final victory against Crawley Cagers. Slow to start the Hawks regained their composure running out 69 48 winners. More impressive with just 8 on the bench.

AND...

Else where in Europe

Hawk's own Josh Lea-Clayton made the trip to Gothenburg with the NTS Suns.

It's the first time in 36 years an English team has won a trophy at the Gothenburg Basketball Festival. Beating an Icelandic team in the semi they came from 9-1 down to beat a Swedish team in the final.
 
If you look carefully you can just about make out the trophy.


 


What is Will looking for ?

Could it be he is looking out for his delivery of the May edition of All About Horsham magazine to see if they captured any of his pearls of wisdom ?  More likely the players have shown him up as usual!


There, but for two years, go I

Our U14s stepped into the void generated by the U12s opposition no show on Tuesday. Featuring a first for the Hawks, the report can be found in our reports section.

 

 

 


U12s versus the parents

Saturday 25th April saw the first U12s vs parents match, held with full pomp at Forest School. The result was irrelevant (ok, the U12s won) (comfortably), but fun was had by all. The parents WILL be back.

 

 

 


Hawks bingo extravaganza

Well didn't this go well. A HUGE crowd of eager dobbers (is that the phrase?) greeted the Hawks first bingo night. An impressive £320.20 was raised from all the fun and refreshments. A huge thank you to all involved especially Nicky Rose, Sarah Maclean, Marie Lea Clayton, with Janine Venturini, Hayley Rose, Rachel Maclean on refreshments and our host with the least Nick Probin.

Thank you also to our kind and generous sponsors:

• Ask
• Ceramic Shack, Horsham
• Cocoa Loco
• Cook
• Deep Blue Fish and Chips
• Flaming Grill at the Sussex Barn
• Nandos
• Studio 2 hair
• Sugar and Snow

 

More picture in the Hawks pictures section <<<


Hawks U11 - tournament champions

And we thought second place was impressive...

6 wins from 6 games. Most excellent.


 


Hawks strike out

Three lanes, 18 names, 1 strike and a spare. Bowling at it's finest. Who would have known that the management would be so anti dunking...

Just couldn't resist the basketball. For more photos see the Hawks pictures in the sub nav <<.


16 December 2014 - date to remember

A night remembered not only for the Hawk's U16's second victory of the 2014/15 season, but for the first recorded dunk for a Hawk's player. See if you can identify the premier dunker from the team pic below. Clue: It's not the coach doing an impression of a teapot and is Harry Baker.



Sussex team of the year

What a perfect way to end a season. The Hawk's U11 squad, coaches and assistants celebrating at the County Times Youth Awards where they picked up the team of the year award.

 


U11 league champions

Finally all the hard work and patience paid off – Hawks U11s are league champions, Scoring 1166 points in total. Kinda look happy about it too.

 

 


* In the opinion of those pained souls responsible for a lot of this dribble.

 



Horsham Hawks Basketball Club
The Forest School
Comptons Lane
Horsham
West Sussex
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01403 217 268

Links
Basketball SUSSEX Web Site
BBL
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West Sussex County Times

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