The NEBB Knights will hold introductory training sessions and preliminary trials for U16/18 players on Sunday, 8th December in Mullagh Sports Hall
The Knights teams are the regional teams of the North East Area Board and are composed of players from clubs throughout Cavan, Meath, Monaghan, Louth and Streete. The coaches/managers are all volunteers from the North East clubs. For the past number of years the U16 and U18 teams have been offering players and coaches the opportunity to experience basketball at an international European level, and to grow and develop their own skills in the process as well as enjoying the social aspect of getting to know others throughout the region. The teams are open to all eligible North East players.
Hopefully next summer the teams will be travelling again to the Eurobasket tournament in Lloret de Mar, Spain in the first week in July. Click here for a flavour of last year's trip:
If there are any players who wish to attend this year’s trials they should complete and submit this registration form by Wednesday 27th November:
Players attending training should bring a ball, drink, gum shields and €5 for hall hire. Boys training will take place in the morning of Sunday 8th Dec with girls in the afternoon – exact times to be confirmed
Further training and team trials for the U16s/18s will take place at the end of December.
The U14 teams focus on developing player skills by providing regular regional training sessions as well as the opportunity to play challenge games with other regional development squads.
This year it is hoped there will be a national inter regional event – training and trials for the U14 squads will begin January 2020.
The number of teams selected will depend on having enough coaches/managers prepared to take on the roles. If there are any coaches/volunteers who wish to help out with any of the Knights squads please register here (https://forms.gle/tJwFZSjiuwqPDZYq6). If you would like any further information, contact the secretary, Clare O'Reilly, at KnightsSecretary@nebb.ie
A meeting for those interested in being involved will take place on Wednesday, 27th November in Athboy(Time and venue TBC)