Aces 1 v Warwickshire Bears

Stoke Mandeville Stadium | 10 February 2019 | 13:00

Squad: Leanna Adams, Charlotte Thornton White, Ella Beaumont, Jordan Luce, Zviko Chigumba, Barry Wells, George Winsborrow, Daniel Bingley, Denny Vettom, Craig Winspear & Andy White

The Game:  Aces got their first home game of 2019 underway in British Wheelchair Basketball’s Division 2 South coming up against Warwickshire Bears. The game started with Aces winning the ball from the tip-off, going on to score 2 baskets before Bears responded with one of their own. This pattern continued as Aces continued to score with relative ease whilst remaining defensively strong.

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Norwich Lowriders v Aces 1

Space Leisure Centre, London

13 January 2019 | 11:30

 Squad:  Leanna Adams, Charlotte Thornton White, Ella Beaumont, Jordan Luce, Zviko Chigumba, Barry Wells, George Winsborrow, Daniel Bingley, Denny Vettom, Craig Winspear & Andy White

The Game:  Aces travelled east to play Norwich Lowriders as they looked to bounce back from their defeat the week previous in British Wheelchair Basketballs Division 2 South.

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Warwickshire Bears v Aces 1

Warwick College Sports Centre
6 January 2019 | 13:00  
 
Squad : Leanna Adams, Charlotte Thornton White, Ella Beaumont, Zviko Chigumba, George Winsborrow, Daniel Bingley, Craig Winspear & Andy White.

 The Game:  Aces travelled to Warwickshire for their first game of 2019 in British Wheelchair Basketball’s Division 2 South against Warwickshire Bears.

The games started with Warwickshire Bears winning possession from the tip-off but were unable to score from the first possession of the game, however the first points of the game coming from the home side from the free throw line a few minutes later. The first quarter developed into an end to end game, however Aces were defensively poor, giving Bears plenty of opportunities at basket. Offensively Aces struggled to create any clear cut shooting opportunities against a well-drilled Bears team.

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Hackney Sparrows v Aces 1

Space Leisure Centre, London

16 December 2018 | 16:20

 Squad: Leanna Adams, Charlotte Thornton White, Ella Beaumont, Zviko Chigumba, George Winsborrow, Daniel Bingley, James Tait, Denny Vettom & Andy White

The Game:  Aces travelled to London for their last game of 2018 in British Wheelchair Basketball’s Division 2 South against Hackney Sparrows.

The game started with Aces scoring the first points of the game courtesy of Jordan Luce. Defensively Aces remained resolute, severely restricting Sparrows attacking play. This led Aces to not concede a basket for 4 minutes. Offensively Aces were able to break through a well-drilled defence to convert shooting opportunities into points on the board.

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Sussex Bears v Aces 1

Sir Robert Woodward Academy, Lancing

3 November 2018 | 13:00

 Squad: Jordan Luce, Leanna Adams, Charlotte Thornton White, Andy White, George Winsborrow, Barry Wells, Charlie Adams & Zviko Chigumba.

The Game

Aces travelled down to Lancing for their second game of the 2018/19 season in British Wheelchair Basketball’s Division 2 South against Sussex Bears, a team who Aces encountered the season before, with two highly entertaining games being played.

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Aces 1 V Thames Valley Kings

 Stoke Mandeville Stadium | 7 October 2018 | 15:30 

 Squad:  Barry Wells, Leanna Adams, Charlotte Thornton White, Andy White, Craig Winspear, Ella Beaumont, Jordan Luce, Denny Vettom, Zviko Chigumba & George Winsborrow

The Game

Aces got their 2018/19 season underway in British Wheelchair Basketball’s Division 2 South at home to Thames Valley Kings. The game started with Kings winning possession from the tip, however Aces were able to successfully defend Kings first offensive move of the game, before going on to score the first points, of what proved to be an end to end game.

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Aces Friends and Family Fundraiser 2018

We held our annual Aces Friends & Family FUNdraiser at Bourne End Junior Sports Club on Sunday (13th May) and what a fantastic day we all had.

Nine teams entered this year; and as always we held a Round Robin Tournament so that every team gets equal court time and get to play each other, which is always fun as the banter builds throughout the day.

The Nine teams that entered were:
Southcourt Massive
Mick Surman Motorcycles
Wendover Warriors
Lane 4 Management

Chiltern Fastbreak
Stoke Steelers
Raggy Dolls
Wheelie Good
Synergy Slammers

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London Titans V Aces 1

Copper Box Arena | 8 April 2018 | 16:15

 Coach: Nesad Causevic

Squad:  Jordan Luce (c), Leanna Adams, Patrick O’Donovan, George Winsborrow, Chris Rattenbury, James Tait and Denny Vettam

The Game:
London Titans
hosted Aces in their penultimate game of the season. The game started with Aces wining the tip, who were able to translate the early possession into 2 early points. Aces set up with a structured press that proved successful in both phases of the game. The first quarter saw a basket by Denny Vettam on his debut match for the team. Titans scored their first basket at the end of the quarter with the first quarter score at 20-2 to Aces.

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Aces 1 v Hackney Sparrows

Stoke Mandeville Stadium | 25 March 2018 | 15:30

 Coach: Nesad Causevic

Squad:  Jordan Luce (c), Leanna Adams, Patrick O’Donovan, PJ O’Donovan, George Winsborrow, Lee Scrafton, Andy White, Chris Rattenbury and Daniel Bingley

The Game:
Aces hosted Sparrows in their penultimate home game of the season. The game started with Aces wining the tip, who were able to translate the early possession into 4 early points before Sparrows got their first point of the game from a free throw. Aces set up with a structured press that proved successful in both phases of the game.

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Aces 1 v Brixton Ballers

Aylesbury High School | 18 March 2018 | 14:30 

 Coach: Nesad Causevic

Squad: Jordan Luce (c), Leanna Adams, Charlotte Thornton White, Patrick O’Donovan, PJ O’Donovan, Jason Meyer, George Winsborrow, Lee Scrafton, Craig Winspear, Andy White and James Tait

The Game

The snow was falling but that didn’t stop the Wheelchair Basketball at Aylesbury High School as Aces took on Brixton Ballers. It was the first game in the clubs new kit. Everyone at Aces would like to take this opportunity to thank Gerald Simmonds for sponsoring the purchase of the new kit and Fiona O’Donovan for organising and ordering the kit.

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