Created: 28th December 2022
Some of our younger players got to experience their first taste of match play at the DBA’s inaugural U10s tournament. on 18th December at Bridport’s home court, 18 of our players got to battle it out with the Weymouth Bandits, Bridport Evolution and even ourselves!
The atmosphere was electric from the moment we arrived. With Xmas music playing, and drinks and snacks laid on, the hosts made all the players and parents alike feel very welcomed indeed. The official referees did a grand job aiding the players along what this being their first taste of game play in the DBA, ensuring the experience was fun, educational and not too intimidating.
The matches were very exciting as the quality level was high throughout and some very close games were had between the 4 teams. Piranhas got 2nd and 3rd place medals, narrowly missing out on 1st place to the hosts; Evolution. What mattered though is that the players had lots of game minutes and left tired but hungry for more.
Discussions will be had over the coming months with the club leaders and as Junior Development Officer for the DBA, I shall be looking to make the ‘U10s’ an official 5th age group to add to the existing age groups the DBA operate for the ’23/’24 season. If agreed, trials for players will take place over June 2023 along with our other age groups.
– Coach John