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Play Ball

Posted by toby_newton on May 9, 2013 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Play Ball - by Toby Newton for Sync City Magazine

With this month's general theme revolving around health and wellbeing in Sheffield, what better time to look at the SBL. Sheffield's Basketball League is going from strength to strength with new teams from across Sheffield and around joining to compete over three divisions and opportunities for new players to get involved or get back into basketball at special sessions and chances to get into refereeing and officiating.

Sheffield's basketball league was contested across various South Yorkshire venues during the 1960s, 70's and 80's but the current crop of teams can now all be seen competing at Sheffield's impressive English Institute of Sport. 'Loxley' have become the team to beat over recent years but there are a host of upcoming teams eager to establish their own runs of success. 'Goole Warriors' emerged victorious this time out (see pic) and entries are currently being accepted for the new summer season.

For more information about getting involved with the league or getting into Sheffield Basketball then why not visit the SBL website for some highlights, background and their contact information!


My team to watch for summer league is 'Sheffield Storm'...who says all writer's are biased! Oh, and also check out the great Sheffield Scorpions photo from the SBL history archives from the showtime era! Look out for the forthcoming SBL All-star event too!


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