Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled
Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled

Wheelchair Basketball Challenge                            2019

 

 

This 2019 season has now reached the knock-out stages. All the results and fixtures can be seen below.

 

The top four teams meet in the semi-finals.

 

 

2019 League Table and Top Scorers

 

Match reports

 

 

 

13th May Jersey Wheelers  42 v 8 Jersey Sport
20th May HSBC Dunkers scr v W Jersey Wheelers
3rd June Jersey Sport 6 v 43 RBC Maples
10th June Fifth Element 12 v 39 RBC Maples
17th June Jersey Wheelers 18 v 19 RBC Maples
24th June HSBC Dunkers 6 v 6

Fifth Element

1st July HSBC Dunkers 6 v 12 Jersey Sport
9th September Jersey Sport 17 v 21 Fifth Element
23rd September Fifth Element 20 v 30 Jersey Wheelers
30th September RBC Maples W v scr HSBC Dunkers
           
  Semi-final 1        
14th October RBC Maples   v   Jersey Sport
           
  Semi-final 2        
21st October Jersey Wheelers   v   Fifth Element
           
  3rd/4th play-off        
4th November semi-losers 1   v   semi-losers 2
           
  Final        
17th November semi-winner 1   v   semi-winner 2

2016

RBC Maples and Jersey Wheelers after their final RBC Maples (left) after their title winning performance, with Jersey Wheelers on the right

The 2016 Challenge saw RBC Maples retain their title. They beat Jersey Wheelers 28-18 in the final, with Laszlo Maros (RBS) top scoring with 12 points. 

 

We had a new team for the 2016 season, with the youth team Rookies bringing the numbers up to six. Rookies were formed by some young lads who attended last year's outreach programme.

2015

Final 22nd November 2015

RBC Maples 30 - 21 Jersey Wheelers
 

RBC Maples clinched the 2015 title for the second time, after beating last year's champions Jersey Wheelers at Fort Regent. Though it was certainly a tight and hard-fought encounter, Maples were never behind, and fully deserved their triumph.


It was even for most of the first quarter, with Maples just edging it 6-4. They extended that lead, but only by a single point, to lead 12-9 at half-time.

 

By the end of the third, it was 22-17, until better accuracy with their shots in the final quarter saw Maples move away and eventually win by nine points.


Natalie Walker (Wheelers) top scored in this final, with Maples' Pete Ingram just one behind.

 

After the match, the Stonehage Fleming Fair Play Award for the season went to the losing finalists Jersey Wheelers, with an astonishing statistic of just 6 fouls all season.

 

2014

FINAL Sunday 16th November 2014

 

Jsy Wheelers 30 - 20 JEC Bright Sparks

 

It would have been difficult to emulate last year's astonishing final, and Jersey Wheelers showed their improvement over the past year with a relatively comfortable win in front of a large crowd at Fort Regent.

2013

Final, Sunday 17th November 2013

 

Jersey Wheelers 20 - 22 JBBA All Stars 

 

In the greatest and most exciting match ever seen in Jersey, JBBA All Stars grabbed the winning golden basket, after the match was level at 20-20 following the fourth quarter.

 

The Wheelchair Basketball Challenge 2013 final was played as part of the annual JSAD Disability games as has become tradition, and a huge crowd at Fort Regent noisily supported both teams during a match that went from end to end throughout. Wheelers' coach Guy Gilson, despite being on the losing side, said the final was "one of the greatest sporting moments I have ever witnessed."

 

For the All Stars Chris Byrne scored seven baskets. Francis Rocha, Steve Burnett, Lauren Sydall and Emma White all scored one basket each.

 

For the Wheelers Natalie Walker scored five baskets, James Tulett and Alex Tulett scored one two point basket and two one point penalty baskets each. James Brady scored one basket

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