The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for the common goal.
Straight from the off these boys, including Raiders’ players and Marjon scholars, Denzel Ubiaro and Eddie Matthew, showed commitment and a willingness to learn. From a mere group of 8 at the start of the season to more than double the number of players, these boys have worked incredibly hard to gel together and play to each other’s strengths.
Working together to progress from round to round and from fixture to fixture this team pushed themselves, both to their physical and mental limits, but managed to successfully smash through any barriers put in their way.
A well-deserved league title rose team spirits and created a bigger buzz for the lead up to varsity.
All ability levels were challenged, yet through the power of regular training sessions and the ever-growing confidence from great scoring games these boys were able to work effectively to take the biggest win in Marjon’s Basketball season smashing Plymouth University 85 – 49.
Under the guidance of Coach Gavin Love and the combined guidance of Captain Joel Nicholas and Vice-Captain Andy Bradshaw these boys gained promotion, won Varsity and made a definitive name for themselves.
It has been an absolute pleasure as a Chairlady to watch these guys develop.
The future for Marjon Basketball is bright just like the smiles on everyone faces when the trophy was finally lifted.
Coach Gavin Love said “Coaching the Marjon’s team this season was a lot of fun. We were undefeated for the season and dominated varsity much to the delight of the guys. I am very much looking forward to competing in the next division after promotion and I want to say what an amazing Job Tyler has done organising the team for the last three year and the players who are now graduating, we thank them for leaving the team in a much better position than they found it.”
Marjon Director of Sport, Stan Cinnamond, added “I am delighted that the Plymouth Marjon Men’s Basketball Club have won the Western 3A BUCS League and after a fantastic season that has seen them undefeated in the league. Congratulations to the team and those who have supported them throughout the season”