Myerscough basketballers prepare to shoot for EABL success

Published
Wednesday 10 October

Myerscough College’s basketballers are hoping for another successful season as their EABL (Elite Academy Basketball League) campaign gets underway this week.

After finishing the 2017/18 season as runners-up to Barking Abbey in the national championship game, Myerscough are hoping to go one step further this time. Last season, Myerscough got through to the EABL national final for the third time in five years, and have a superb record in the competition, with a record of 11 wins and one defeat in the regular season of the West Conference.

For 2018/19, teams have been split into Northern and Southern Conferences, with Myerscough in the North, alongside Manchester Magic Academy, Birmingham Met, Charnwood, Newcastle Eagles, Derby College, South Gloucestershire & Stroud College, and The Sheffield College.

Myerscough’s season tips off this week against James Watt College, while Myerscough's women begin their WEABL campaign against Manchester Mystics.

Head Coach Neal Hopkins, who was the 2017/18 West Conference Coach of the Year, said: “We are looking forward to another season in the EABL and hopefully a competitive one at that.

‘’We have a great group of returning players as well as some exciting new prospects and we are excited about seeing everyone in action.’’

Student, Callan Low, who played for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games in the summer, said: “We are very excited about the season ahead, and we have a great group of guys and can threaten from every position.

‘’It was disappointing to lose in the final last year so we definitely have a feel like we have a point to prove as we come into the new season.’’

Myerscough have dominated college basketball since their formation in 2013, last season won a record-breaking nine titles, at regional and national level. Further high-level playing opportunities this year for students include the National Basketball League and the European Youth Basketball League.

You can read more about Myerscough Basketball Academy HERE

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by Dave Salmon

DSalmon@myerscough.ac.uk 

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