After a covid imposed hiatus from NBL competition our group of academy players have dominated the U18 NBL conference division to claim the title.
From the first training sessions taking place 18 months ago at an obscure concrete court in Northolt the squad under the leadership of Coach Lipe the squad had a dramatic period of development to enter their first competitive season in the Conference league.
Lipe and his disciples very quickly made an impression on the league demolishing opposition in impressive fashion. London United remained undefeated through the regular season winning the Conference title and a position in the U18 NBL Premier league for next season.
Equally promising was their run in the National Cup when after away wins against Premier League CoLA and Haringey, United has started thinking about winning entire competition. Unfortunately our young Londoners shoved their lack of experience in their quarter final game against Bracknell Cobras and managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Coach Lipe hasn’t left any doubts about his feelings about the last season” I really didn’t know what to expect when I have landed in England. The reality has exceeded my expectations. I have worked with the group of incredible athletes with a great appetite for hard work and success. We have literally taken them from outdoor courts and turned them into a very successful domestically and abroad group of young players. I’m so glad plenty of them will continue their education in America. I’m also excited that many of them will continue with us next season”
Promotion ensures that our academy players will have the opportunity to compete domestically against the top U18 players in the country in the U18 NBL Premier competition alongside, ABL and NBL Senior competition. In addition, internationally our academy players will face opposition from the top club teams across Europe in the U20 European Youth Basketball League (EYBL).
For more information on our academy programme or to arrange a trial please contact;
07951 762 821