Drawing this year’s Regional Development Tournaments (RDT) to a close, the U15s put on a great display throughout the weekend. With easily the biggest crowds that we’ve seen this year, the atmosphere added to what was already an exciting event. Come Sunday afternoon, London has secured a well-deserved victory in the boys’ competition, followed a little later by a win for the South East over on the girls’ side.
London Boys Head Coach Nestor Diaz had every right to be delighted with his side’s efforts after their success, “I’m really happy with the team. We worked really hard during the summer and everyone deserves this,” he said. “There are so many players here that know each other from the National League, it’s really good test, a good weekend for development.”
With classification games going on throughout the day as well as the all-important Semi-Finals and Finals, the tournament standings finished as follows:
|4||East Midlands||4||North West|
|5||South West||5||East Midlands|
|6||South East||6||South West|
|10||West Midlands||10||West Midlands|
Thanks must go as always to the numerous referees, table officials and volunteers that helped to make the event such a success. With so many games throughout the weekend, it took a significant commitment from all to make sure the tournament ran without a hitch.
Basketball England’s Programme & Pathway Integration Manager Charlie Ford was very positive about the U15 RDT as a whole “As always, this has been a fantastic event. The future is clearly bright for a lot of these players and the job of selecting National squads from this group will be very tough. More importantly, the standard of coaching and support to get players to this level continues to impress.”
The London Region would like to thank Bigfoot Basketball for their continued support for our Region.